Why are employers so uptight these days?

Question by ▐▀▀▼▀▀▌ ►Scouser Ste◄ ▐▄▄▲▄▄▌: Why are employers so uptight these days?
I’m so frustrated with the job market.

I’m 19, I finished education only a year ago. Why do they ALL seem to demand experience specifically in that field instead of (like they did before) provide the relevant training themselves? It’s like a glass ceiling to get into a job with prospects. I just don’t see any way out. Even the NHS sets “no prior experience in hospitals” as a handicap for a PORTERING job? What? How can I get experience in hospitals, if I can’t get an entry level position?

I have so much to offer, but no opportunity to prove it.
For the record, I got an interview for a portering job – but was told my lack of expeience in hospitals made it difficult to employ me…

Best answer:

Answer by Jenna C
welcome to my world. i guess i assumed that once i graduated college, employers would be banging on my door dying to hire me…. lol it didn’t quite turn out that way. is there someone you know (a former boss) that would be ok with you “tweaking” your resume, to reflect that you have had some experience in the field you want? for example, even if you worked at burger king once before, you wouldn’t lie and say you were a manager, but maybe you could say you were a candidate for MIT (manager in training) white lies to get you into the job market never hurt anything, just make sure your references are aware and ok with what you say.

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