By Fran HopkinsIt's unbelievable to me that some employers deliberately avoid hiring people who are unemployed. Let me put this another way: Some employers won't hire you if you actually need a job. There's an article posted on AOL Jobs right now, in which an employer explains 5 reasons why he won't hire the unemployed. I read it and it seems to me that the employer subscribes to every cruel stereotype about people who've lost their jobs. I'll show you: I'll list each of the "reasons" the employer gave for not hiring the unemployed, along with my translation of each stereotype.
4. In this difficult economy, job hunters have proven that we possess very desirable characteristics such as persistence, patience, resilience, flexibility and creativity.To keep up the hunt despite repeated rejection means that the unemployed are balanced, stable and mentally healthy, all ideal traits for employees. 5. Our compensation expectations are realistic. Despite our valuable experience, the longer-term unemployed are not prima donnas who demand what employers, also hurting financially, can't afford to provide. We're fair and respectful, and ask only to be treated the same way.