Rise of the Qualified and Fall of the Employable

Random Thoughts

Have been interviewing candidates for past couple of weeks and it is extremely frustrating to find that there is such a lack of employable folks, be it freshers or experienced. Almost all the candidates are well qualified armed with degree’s, post degrees and certification’s!!!

Most of the applicants are not even sure why they applied to the position, half baked resumes, strange career objectives, and a very callous approach at attending the interview. I am very sure that most of them got certified by chance or the certification processes do not really care about the quality of the certified, after all certification is a huge business. By the way I have nothing against certification, there was time when “certified” meant knowledge and I think today it is not necessarily true.

So what does it mean to say that a person is employable? Couple of factors amongst which the most important…

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