Leverage

In this economy, job-seekers have no leverage because the supply of potential workers far exceeds the demand of employers, who thus are empowered to ask for the moon of applicants, who, if they somehow can leap all the specified skills and experience hurdles with the proper keywords, must undergo multiple interview sessions over several months, produce communications or marketing plans for free, and then have no expectation that the hiring companies will even bother to call back, much less say thank you.

How I wish the tables were turned and there were more positions than people to fill them. Then companies would be calling us up, inviting us out to lunch to discuss the position, offer generous salary and benefits packages, and generally treat us like human beings.

One can dream, can’t one?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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