Even disregarding the current economic situation. I find it weird that “finding a job” seems like such a universally difficult problem for nearly everyone. I can see how that might happen if you are trying to get into some competitive management training program or work for some elite company. But it seems to be a problem that crosses all education and experience levels. I constantly hear (and experience) stories of people sending out a hundred resumes to get one interview or dozens of interviews to land one offer.
In fact, it seems so difficult that when I actually start a new job, I’m often shocked by much it’s just like any other office full of dummies. From the HR and Marketing bullshit and the battery of a dozen interviews, I thought I needed to be a 31 year old MBA, JD, PhD genius with movie star charisma and looks, 25 years of experience across seventeen careers without changing jobs more than once every five years. Turns out it’s just more corporate paper pushing, meetings and emailing that pretty much anyone with half a brain and a descent business education can do.