October 12th 2016
Job Snobs Epidemic Holding People Back From Work
A leading business consultant believes job snobs are becoming part of the Australian culture with both employees and employers guilty of being one.
“A job snob believes a job is beneath them or they won’t accept a role simply because of location or a lack of benefits like parking,” said Shannon Daniels.
“An employer can also be a job snob by ruling out potential candidates based on stereotypes or not acknowledging those who have taken the time to apply for the job, which sadly is becoming the norm,” said Mr Daniels.
“It’s happening too often and both parties lose out - employers are stuck with a high turn over of staff costing them time and money while job applicants prefer no income over a job they don’t hold in high regard,” he said.
“Even people with extensive experience who want to shy away from responsibility to improve their lifestyle are rejected as over qualified without even being interviewed.”
“I know a job seeker who submitted 60 applications within a month and received just one phone call telling them they’d be better suited to another position of which they had no vacancies.”
“Some businesses are even looking to hire from overseas simply because they can’t get people willing to do shift work or long hours.”
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“Job snobs are prevalent because as a society we have a variety of choices and live in an era where people often buy what they want when they want it.”
“Job snobs won’t settle for less and would prefer to wait for the right job in their mind to come along rather than take any.”
Mr Daniels believes being a job snob makes no sense -