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So, I'm on LinkedIn, and it has a job-suggestion system that's currently in beta testing right now.
Only thing is, every time I view its list of suggestions, the majority of positions are for senior-level postings.

I'd commented on my Facebook account, wondering why, especially with my distinct lack of industry experience.

One of my classmates had this to say:

"Why demerit yourself? Perhaps you are qualified for these senior-level job.... Or quite possibly overqualified for these jobs."

I responded by saying that I'd rather work my way up from a lower position, proving myself worthy of it, rather than starting at a higher level and finding myself unsuited to it.

My question for you guys here is this: Is this a form of pride?
Should I be thinking this way?

Proverbs 25:6,7 says that you should not exalt yourself of the king (or, in fact, anyone in a position of power), and it is better for you to be promoted than demoted.

Anybody have any comments on this?

Date: 2012-03-27 09:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Unfortunately this is what happens during a recession - the entry level positions become the scarce ones due to overwhelming competition and corporations try to replace their senior staff with people they can pay lower wages to.

There's no harm in applying for the senior jobs. You may not get into them specifically, but they may consider you for other roles that are available. Like I always say, the worst they can do to you is say no, so it's nothing-ventured-nothing-gained. Everything is worth a try in this battlefield.

BTW - Question: In Australia a company is only allowed to keep your resume on file for 6 months. Is it the same in Canada?

Date: 2012-03-28 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
(Naughty Foxmarten, still up at 12:30am :P)

Recessions and depressions (which thankfully they haven't rated this one as) affect jobs worse than anything else, including natural disasters. I'm only 40 and this is my 3rd! (The 90's, the dotcom crash and now this horror).

Glad to hear that the resume rule doesn't apply. Just over 15 years ago in this country they introduced legislation whereby all companies need to have a signed agreement for retaining "personal and sensitive information" which covers resumes. Unless they have this signed agreement a company can only hold the resume for 6 months. Most of them just don't bother; they bin the resumes after they've chosen the job candidate.

I don't know what the point of the legislation is, but it sucks!

Date: 2012-03-28 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ow! I know how back pain (and neck pain) make sleeping difficult. As well as being kept awake by any little noise (when I was in hospital for my shoulder operaiton the machine operating my painkiller injection kept me awake).

Thankfully I trust Tali to shut herself down on her own after a full virus scan.

I read the part about the introductory meeting but I'd need to know more about the job and the circumstances around it before being able to say anything. Is it for a permanent, part-time or temporary role? How well do your qualifications meet the requirements? How did you find out about the role? Is there any indication of how many other people are likely to be applying for it? Is the name of the employing company known? (Many adverts these days conceal the name of the employer, at least in Australia anyhow).

Date: 2012-03-29 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well it does sound promising. They say that only 30% of jobs are advertised; it's not *what* you know, it's *who* you know.

I'll be praying in earnest.

Date: 2012-03-27 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aim High. You may never hit the Sun, but you won't shoot yourself in the foot.

Date: 2012-03-27 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pride need not have anything to do with it. Just go where you think you'll make the most positive difference.


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