[TriLUG] looking for resume writer/improver
rleathers at americanri.com
Mon Jan 24 14:01:16 EST 2011
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A few simple thoughts:
First, best wishes to those of you looking for a job. Keep at it and
don't get discouraged if a good fit seems elusive!
Second, thanks again to trilug for making it easier to match workers
with employers in and around RTP by maintaining such a strong community
and allowing threads like this one.
Finally, as a hiring manager, I assure you there are times I take note
of certain topics and posters on this forum. When looking for candidates
for open positions, I have eagerly replied to those who have established
a good reputation in my mind, even if I have never met them in person.
The converse is true as well.
On 1/24/2011 1:15 PM, Chris Merrill wrote:
> On 1/24/2011 12:24 PM, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
>> The same is true for fruit pickers, meat packing plant workers and nurses. Bringing people from
>> outside the country, to live in USA at a pay that americans can't live on,
> Let's be clear, here. They (we) CAN live on a much lower salary, but choose not to.
> Our standard of living here is very high. We should not be surprised that our customers
> (the companies that purchase our work product) look elsewhere when they can get similar
> quality for 1/2-1/4 the price.
> Now you can certainly debate the difference in quality, but at least to the customer,
> they believe they are getting more for their dollar (if they didn't they wouldn't be buying
> the product). How many of us will buy the US-made product at a premium price when all other
> things are considered equal? We may say we will, but study after study shows that people
> will buy the less expensive foreign-made product every time.
> So despite an apparent quality gap, companies continue to outsource to cheaper
> labor markets. If you want to change that, you have two choices:
> 1) Make the case for it not really being cheaper due to lower quality.
> 2) Make it cheaper to do business here. This is primarily a public policy problem.
> We must obviously avoid discussion of topic #2 as it is way off topic for this forum,
> but I encourage you to think about it next time you are in the voting booth.
> Now, trying to bring this post back to the topic at hand:
> The point here is that you need to think like them. You need to get into the heads of
> your customers (employers) and make sure that you are offering the product they want
> to buy. We all have to be a salesman for ourself. We may not like it, but that is the
> reality of the labor market.
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