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Hello everyone, job seekers, career changers, mid life crisis babies and all the lot of you who are just not in a place you want to be. Well here's the deal. I have never blogged before, and I am not even quite sure what all this business is, but somehow I was drawn to it. I don't know why, maybe a message from above but, surely I was drawn to it.

So here we go with my first official blog. It is about being unemployed in Boston, for the first time in umpteen years. So I start to figure out, hey, I better search the job boards on websites. That has to be the way to find a job in 2013, right? So I frantically start signing up to all these websites. Indeed, Career builder, Monster, Headhunter, The Ladders, My Food recruiter, ihobnob and so on and so on, and so on. Let me tell you they are all a joke. I did what I was supposed to do, create an account, post a recent resume, fill out my profile and blah, blah, blah. Well let me tell you something, their software or their job matches don't work. I was a CEO with 25 years experience in a complicated commodity driven food manufacturing business. You know what I get for job matches? Senior buyer of Apparel, Software Sales Companies, Healthcare jobs and CDL driver openings. Huh? This is ridiculous, and I am afraid that most HR managers or recruiters lack the knowledge and skills to properly place, talented people in the right place. I have applied for 65 jobs with online recruiters, and with my experience I haven't landed one interview. This is supposed to be the age of communication, we are supposed to be evolutionary. Well guess what? We are a bunch of zombies, who if the exact skills don't fit, they don't look. We are enabling a whole generation of lazy HR executives. You know why, because it is the old 80/20 rule. 80% of these people are lazy and not committed to their job, the other 20% I would like to think are, but that remains to be seen. I understand the job market is tough, but at least have some listings that match who I am. It is so frustrating. I tried to contact Headhunter.com tonight. What a great name right? Well on their webpage there is no way of just contacting them through the internet, there is a phone number? Are you kidding me? Every web site has a contact us click through, if you don't, take my advice get one. There will be plenty more coming from this blog so stay tuned. Maybe you will learn something along the way, maybe you won't, but I guarantee you it will be different and entertaining! Peace everyone and give to the Boston Fund 1 if you get a chance, because what happened to American citizen's on Patriot's Day in Boston was lame and wow, did they pick the wrong City to do that in!  People have to be diligent and have to be aware that our country is at risk. Be careful and be strong, be ready for anything. Thank you for reading and come back today, I kind of like this blogging thing.

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