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  •  You're the one who is biased - (4+ / 0-)

    citing your own personal experiences as if they are generalizable to the population of unemployed people.

    Krugman cites a study that used phony applicants of equal skills; the study indicates employers simply aren't interested in people unemployed longer than 6 months.

    How do you refute that study?  And how much time do you spend around employers that hire low-wage workers [retail, food service, motels, etc.] or lower income people?  I could be wrong, but I doubt many of those types of employees are at your networking events.

    The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

    by dfarrah on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:40:57 AM PDT

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    •  If you have experience to prove me wrong, show it (0+ / 0-)

      And for the people who keep liking the posts, I'd like to point them in the direction where people can help.  BELIEVE ME, there are people that can help.  I know people in the industry.  Effective networking doesn't require luck.  You need to get your ass off the computer unless you actually use it for ways to look up events where you go into support groups like the San Francisco Professional Career Network every Tuesday from 9 am - 11 am in the Mission District which helps people who are unemployed and long-term unemployed.  If you live by there, I suggest going to it rather than spending time arguing with me.  It's not going to accomplish anything.  If you don't, I'll be glad to help you out in finding networking or job search options, unless of course you'd rather think more internally rather than externally.

      And if you can really prove me wrong, then please, tell me what I'm doing so damn superior to these other people who are unemployed?  Please tell me.  I help people get back to work myself while I am currently unemployed, okay?  This means referring people those whom I have a relationship in the recruiting industry whom I meet at networking events and actually have a good relationship with.

      Did I say I just got hired?  NO.  Did I say I've been employed for some time?  NO.  I'm unemployed like you are but you know, my situation also happens to be different than others.  Still, it doesn't matter who is unemployed.  Unemployed is unemployed, period.

      Why should you point out what I'm saying is biased.  You're even spending time on Daily Kos even writing these responses when you could be going out networking and on Eventbrite, Meetup and all these other sources.  Heard of them?  No?  Good.  I'll point them to you:

      And I can offer suggestions to you if you REALLY want to here them.  Or you can vent and argue with me all you want.  Just understand what I'm doing is not LUCK, um-kay.  It's hard work and it's taken me four frickin months to build my network.

      Now I'm off to another networking event before my meeting with my career coach.

      •  YOU challenged the validity of (0+ / 0-)

        information cited by Krugman in his article.  Apparently, you think that just because you network, Krugman's article is not based in fact.

        I don't think there is anyone in the job market [employed or not] who hasn't heard of networking and who doesn't use it to some extent.

        The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

        by dfarrah on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 03:58:20 PM PDT

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