I've been wondering lately why I didn't get that job I interviewed for, and why I'm not getting any new interviews either - even though I've applied at well over a dozen places. Today I think I found out why.
I finally used a service that CareerBuilder.com offers where you submit your resume and it spits out a list of recommended jobs based on your experience and skills. Here's the list I received.
Thank you CareerBuilder for keeping me honest. Here I thought after 18 years of computer programming and IT project management experience, I should be looking along the same lines - but apparently you have other ideas in mind for me.
General contractor? - yeah, right
Accountant? - I hate math
Sears Automotive? - no... Mr. Goodwrench I am not
Phlebotomist? - oh, good idea - you really nailed it there
Ok, I'll grant you a little "thinking outside the box" room on those, but come on, unless Radio Shack or Subway are paying $30/hr these days I think you may want to recalibrate your job suggestion algorithm.
On the other hand, after 18 years of working in a sterile and somewhat stressful IT environment, maybe "Sandwich Artist" doesn't sound so bad after all.
I don't know... maybe CareerBuilder knows more than I'm giving it credit for.