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Surely You Can’t Be Serious

As part of my enrollment in the Ohio Unemployment Insurance Compensation program, I am required to participate in the OhioMeansJobs program to help in my search for a new job.  They send me links to jobs that match my resume from time to time . . . but sadly the jobs are usually not close to me or anything that I’m even qualified for . . . but hey I realize it’s a computer and it’s only spitting out information based on the information that it’s received about me and my job search.

Today I received an email with the following information . . .

“The purpose of OhioMeansJobs.com is to match employers looking for talent and job seekers looking for their next best job. Based on your resume, we believe we found a possible match.  Your credentials have matched you to job number3637271. Due to your qualifications, we have taken the extra step to forward your resume to the employer for their review. If the employer is interested, they will make contact with you directly.”

Okay . . . I guess since I am signed up for unemployment, they kinda have the right to do this.  But it still upsets me that they took it upon themselves to forward my resume without even telling me what the job is . . .

So I go to the OhioMeansJobs.com site and find the job posting . . . (emphasis added on some parts but this is the actual job posting on the OhioMeansJobs.com website)

“Desired Skills/Duties: What we look for in an ENTRY-LEVEL CANDIDATE: Great interpersonal skills and customer service Comfortable in fast-paced environments Ability to self-manage, think on your feet, solution oriented Enjoy working with and helping others Typically looking for more growth opportunities and stable careers Our company has a high success rate of training people with these backgrounds for our entry-level positions. Submit your resume today and you will be contacted about scheduling an interview immediately. Benefits Include: On the job training Advancement opportunities based on performance Travel opportunities Management Development Supportive, high energy, team environment Hourly Pay + Commission, Bonuses, Incentives Requirements Outgoing personalities Strong work ethic The desire to learn and grow professionally Enjoy working with and helping people Goal oriented and self-motivated ** This is an ENTRY LEVEL position, no industry experience is required. We are willing to train the RIGHT candidates from the bottom up”

I’m not even going to get started on the grammar, punctuation and sentence structure on this job posting . . . WTF . . . I have THIRTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE as an administrative assistant!  I’ve managed the office of an environmental law firm.  I was the Executive Secretary to the Medical Staff at a Mental Health Facility.  And they think I’m a “possible match” for an entry level position with no industry experience needed . . .

Wonder if I’ll get a “thanks, but we’ve chosen another candidate” response from them as well . . .

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