Aligning with a recruiter's insights, a woman shares her eye-opening perspective on the intricate dynamics of the job market.
The unfair and brutal job market continues to get people's attention as the days go by. Bryan Creely, who describes himself as a "recruiting insider" on LinkedIn, recently shared a viral post where he highlighted all the problems that were at the forefront of the current job market. In the post, he talks about unfair competition, multiple interview rounds, getting laid off almost immediately after a promotion, being shamed for refusing to work for free, companies rescinding job offers and having very little paid time off. He concluded the post, saying, "It's not you. It's them."
The post resonated with many people on the platform. A woman on TikTok (@jpall20) reacted to the post and shared a clip on it. It has got 168.2K views and 1258 comments. The text overlay on the video reads, "This recruiter saying this about the current job market is very important." The woman slowly reads out each point from the post. She then talks about how the present job market is "just insane."
She shares how she saw an article that stated that the minimum wage for fast-food workers in California would be $20 an hour. However, the rest of the state would remain a measly $15.50 for an hour of work. The woman says, "People are losing their jobs and applying for jobs for over a year and still not receiving any calls back." She also highlights how many employers would put up listings for a position but would never answer when a potential candidate reached out.
She attributes this behavior to "pandemic funds." The woman concludes the video by sharing how most jobs did not pay well, forcing many people to have multiple jobs or side justles just to survive. People on the platform wholeheartedly agreed with just how unfair the recruiting process had become and shared their thoughts in the comments section. @betrue2youtoo said, "It's not normal for entry-level positions to require 2-3 years of experience!!!" @xxdragonheart94 commented, "Employers should know after ONE interview whether or not they're gonna hire someone."
Alyssa Caribardi (@alyssacardib) shared a video where she talked about how an organization attempted to scam her towards the final round of her job interview by not giving her important information about the job. The woman affirmed in her video that the job market was indeed very bad. She attended over three rounds of interviews without the interviewer revealing how much the pay was. Caribardi soon got to know that she would only be getting a measly $500 a month.
She quickly rejected the offer, but her story did not end there. The man texted her later, asking her out to "grab a drink." The woman also found out that the man was scamming her and was only trying to get credit card information. She concluded, saying, "So yeah, the job market is bad." People were quite shocked to hear the story and put down their thoughts in the comments section. @tohru_142 said, "The job market is bad. I had to do a seasonal job just to get a job. No clue what will happen if they don't keep me on after the holidays."