Category Archives: Career

How technology Impacts the working adult.

Hire me!!!

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Do you have a job? This is the sentiment that most individuals have seem to be feeling lately with the current economic state of the job market. I,along with several other women and men have experienced the frustration and anger behind the process of applying for jobs and not receive a response or an interview opportunity to obtain a job and remain competitive in today’s job market. I have personally experienced the anguish of taking the time to read the job description, send a resume or cover letter and go to the interview with no response after followups for these positions; there seems to be a common problem with the system of human resources as well as hiring practices. We should investigate how this issue started,who it affects, and how this issue can be resolved.

For starters, the old fashioned way of job searching in the 20th century was to go to a fast food restaurant or a local job in the area with a help wanted sign, fill out a job application and speak with a hiring manager landing a job on the spot. Personally, I can attest to this with my first job experience  at McDonald’s being an easy application process and it was an instant hire. However,  the process has changed with online social presence increase throughout the Web which has caused stiff competition among job applicants and employers filling job specifications in order to decrease unemployment claims filed yearly throughout the states. According to stats from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics,  the statistics listed up to September 2016 noted that the unemployment rate is up to 5% for over 8 million people which has remained the same for the past few months. The job creation rate has been stagnant and the prospects are getting slimmer.

Also, the online presence of job applications have accelerated with more employers encouraging job applicants to be visible online through LinkedIn, Monster or job search portals such as Indeed or Simply Hired that requires an online presence with a screening process that will affect Millenials as well as Baby boomers competing in the job market. While applying online to several companies are more convenient for job applicants, job searching has become more difficult  with more competition and less response from employers and more jobs shipped overseas and more requirements with certifications have come to surface with several people gaining side hustles along with entrepreneurship to survive.

Plus, the biggest culprit to lack of job opportunities available in America is outsourcing of jobs for most fields such as marketing, sales,engineering, and IT to such countries as Japan,India,China,etc. As noted in the LinkedIn article by Henny Kal titled,”Why Outsourcing is the biggest growth hack of 2016,” sending jobs overseas has cut costs in overhead down to 60% and increased production as well as enhanced time management to complete tasks with experts with low risk to consider. The outsourcing method had caused the power shift from the US from once being the most powerful country in the world with strong economic power to being downsized with a trillion dollar debt and disdvantaged Americans struggling with mnimum wage and broken dreams that have yet to be achieved.

To sum it all up, having a steady career is the ultimate goal for most people which will not always go as planned. The job market has been greatly affected by the recession as well as outsourcing overseas. More is required for basic jobs as well as the status of full-time jobs available is slim to none. The American Dream of a job,marriage,and white fence is long gone. We are now in the age where jobs are decreasing and the debt and stress levels are increasing. If the job market doesn’t improve soon, all of us will be destitute permanently.Get to work!!

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© 2016. Loren Techie. MS. I.T. All rights reserved.

It’s Raining Robots

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Spring showers bring robust robots? The recent discovery of restaurants such as Applebee’s have automated tablets that debuted last year that could potentially take over several jobs in the future. As a matter of fact, Judith Aquinas noted in “Nine Jobs That Humans May Lose to Robots” include lawyers, pharmacists, manufacturing, babysitters or emergency personnel that has been developed in Japan for natural disasters such as tsunamis that could possibly trickle down to us down in the future. Throughout modern day history, manufacturing jobs were prominent for working professionals like us in the 20th century. Now, the working industries have gotten smarter and several thousands of jobs have not been shipped overseas but robots have swept the job market and will eventually cut the workforce down to size for future gains. Talk about job reduction…humans will cease to exist eventually for job production. What are your thoughts on this subject at hand?

© 2015. Loren Techie. MS. I.T. All rights reserved.

Greetings Techies!!

 

Welcome to the new world of communication, lady techies!!! This is a debut of my online blog as a professional woman in the technology industry. My plan is to share any experiences with you along with how technology has not only affected our careers but also our daily lives. These days, technology has become a necessity to business solutions as well as many forms of life present today. Communication, vacations, businesses, dating as well as ordering food has had an influence of today how mankind operates in the 21st century and beyond. The internet has been around forever but it has really blown up for us over the past 20+ yrs as a part of the Y generation. Here is the first topic of the day: JOBS. Job searching for building a career has progressed over time and there are many differences you may have encountered with applying for jobs in a regular corporate business setting vs. applying online. PROS:  Applications can be done at one’s own pace, spellcheck is a necessity in Microsoft Word, flash drive is the new floppy disk, and multiple jobs can be applied to at the same time. CONS: resumes and qualifications can be fabricated unless proven otherwise, no real representation of  applicant displaying qualifications proper for the right job, quicker rejection responses, and lack of interpersonal connection unless contacted for an interview. What is your take on applying for JOBS in the 21st century today?

© 2014. Loren Techie. MS. I.T. All rights reserved.