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May 9, 2013

H-1B Visa Program Mutates Far Beyond Original Purpose

Filed under: H-1B,Job Searching,JobTabs — admin @ 1:04 am
Microsoft 1978, loaded with H-1B employees.

Microsoft 1978, count all the H-1B employees.

The H-1B Visa program of today is a perversion of its original charter. In no way shape or form did congress or any political body ever design the program as it exists in its present form. That hasn’t stopped big business from milking it, but nonetheless it does not serve the good people of this here United States of America.

Karl Kiefer compiled a fantastic article on the history of the H-1B program on NumbersUSA.com. In 1952 the program was designed to provide a temporary arrangement for high tech professionals to come to the U.S. and share their expertise. It was never designed to be a path to citizenship or even a residency program. Fast forward to today and you’ve got a wholesale immigration program that stands on its own with the almighty green card as the begin and end all for their efforts.

Throw some gasoline on the fire in the form of the Immigration Reform Bill and you have a perverted H-1B program that goes mongoloidal. According to the IEEE, in addition to raising the absolute minimum cap of visas from 65,000 to 115,0000, the bill is loaded with loopholes to provide even more working visas,

  • Exempting graduate students from the cap, resulting in around 30,000 more visas
  • Allowing spouses of H-1B workers to work, resulting in approximately 20,000 more STEM workers
  • Creating a “market-based” escalator that allows the base cap to quickly rise to 300,000 visas each year.
  • Maintaining the uncapped exemption for non-profits and research institutions, including universities, resulting in approximately 85,000 visas annually.
Apple 1976, more foreigners.

Apple 1976, more foreigners.

Taken together, these changes will authorize between 400,000 and 450,000 H-1B visas each year.  For perspective, the U.S. economy averaged 56,000 new STEM jobs annually over the past decade.  How are we going to fit all of these H-1B Visa people into our economy and why the heck do we want to encumber ourselves with the problem in the first place?

The labor force’s only real leverage is to contact their people in congress and let them know that their ass is grass if they allow it to happen. Fortunately, there is a fantastic organization by the name of NumbersUSA.org that will do all of the work for you. They will type up the first draft of the letter and let you edit it to your hearts content. Then, with your permission, they will fax it for you for free. Best of all, it is all done online and done automatically!

So, you can click a few buttons and do your part to prevent it from happening NOW . . . or you can spend the rest of your life as a ‘disenfranchised professional’ hauling trash to the dumpster at WhatABurger. Think about it. : -)

 

John Coffey is the President of JobTabs, LLC.  Through JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, thousands of job seekers have taken control of their destiny in finding new and fulfilling careers. JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder motivates job seekers by making the job search easier by a huge order of magnitude.  John Coffey can be reached via his website at JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, by email via jpcoffey at jobtabs.com, and by phone at 404-255-0248.

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May 8, 2013

180,000 Blue-Chip, High Paying, American Jobs – Down the Tube

Filed under: H-1B,Job Searching,JobTabs — admin @ 12:23 am
Picture of Indians saving America from Americans.

Saving America from Americans.

If the Immigration Reform Bill passes in its present form, you can say goodbye to 180,000 high paying, blue chip jobs that would otherwise go to Americans. To be fair, only 110,000 jobs will be flushed down the tube in the first year. Given that the number of H-1B visas issued can increase at the rate of 10,000 per year up to 180,000 – depending on demand – 180,000 jobs flushed down the tube is assured.  See, the allotment for all of the H-1B visas for this year was filled in just five days.

For the uninitiated, the H-1B program is a federal program to allow foreign workers, typically Indians and Pakistanis, with college degrees to work in the U.S. The program is focused on bringing in graduates with backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, aka STEM employees. At present, the program is only authorized to allow 65,000 STEM employees a year to work in the U.S., however the Immigration Reform Bill being put forth in congress is angling to have the limit lifted to 110,000 and then gradually to 180,000 by the year 2020.

That the U.S. Congress s allowing foreigners to flood the market because, supposedly, there aren’t enough Americans to do the work is an affront to its own citizens and only serves to circumvent the problem instead of solving it. While I firmly believe that there are enough qualified workers in the U.S. to do the job, let’s say for the sake of the argument that there are not. Well, what has this country done with every other supply/demand schism that we have ever faced? We let the price go up or down as the market dictated! Therefore, if we don’t have enough highly skilled workers to do the job why don’t the employers offer more money to fill the void? Wouldn’t this prompt more people to get training and pursue degrees in STEM fields in light of the higher salaries?  The answer is yes.  However, it costs corporations less to import foreigners to do the job at a lower wage.

The U.S. could easily solve this “shortage of STEM workers” by letting the free market run its course. If qualified STEM employees are making $100K two years out of college, what do you think incoming freshmen are going to choose to major in? STEM subjects of course! The purported shortage of STEM workers would be filled in the blink of an eye. In keeping with basic demand/supply theory, the salary for STEM employees would actually begin to decrease as more and more home grown students graduated into the market place. This is a simple solution to a simple problem. Why bring in all of these foreigners, pass all of this legislation, and hire all of these government employees to manage the program when we can just let the market run its course? Because the corporations would have to pay American workers fair market value for bringing their skills to them and that is something they have no interest in doing.

You can do something about it. It is easy as can be. Go to NumbersUSA.com and they will contact your congressman on your behalf  Let your senators and representative from your district know that you are adamantly opposed to the Immigration Reform Bill. You will vote for the congressman who opposes it and you will vote against the congressman who endorses it in the next election. We encourage you to use the resources availed by NumbersUSA.com to do all of this for you. NumbersUSA.com will provide the online fax service for you to fax your letter to your congressman for free! They will even help you type it up! Please do not join the docile and lazy people ‘sheeple’ that the corporations so desperately want you to be. Do not succumb to inaction. Go to NumbersUSA.com, click some buttons, and let the your congressman know that you are there to reign down holy hell if they allow this Immigration Reform Bill to be passed!

 

John Coffey is the President of JobTabs, LLC.  Through JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, thousands of job seekers have taken control of their destiny in finding new and fulfilling careers. JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder motivates job seekers by making the job search easier by a huge order of magnitude.  John Coffey can be reached via his website at JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, by email via jpcoffey at jobtabs.com, and by phone at 404-255-0248.

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February 18, 2013

JobTabs Job Search & Resume 2013 – Released!

Filed under: Job Searching,JobTabs — admin @ 12:59 pm

Steroids for Job Seekers

JobTabs, LLC announces the official release of JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder 2013.  The most powerful job searching tool on the market has now been reinforced with the inclusion of an executive grade resume builder.  The resume builder takes an intuitive form fill approach to helping users create an attention getting, professionally formatted resume.

Resume Builder features include,

  • Four professionally designed templates from which to choose a custom layout.
  • Ten unique sections to choose from to include Contact Information, Professional Objective, Professional Summary, Work Experience, Education, Certifications, Awards, Affiliations, References and Personal Information.
  • Dynamic columns that vary from one column to four to optimize professional summaries.
  • Drag and drop simplicity in ordering every detail of your resume.
  • Export/attach/upload any resume as a pdf, docx, doc, html, rtf or text (ANSI or Unicode).
  • A ‘Tweakery’ which helps job seekers in covering up that last bit of glaring white space. In real time, using an interface specifically designed for tweaking, the user can tweak page margins, line spacing, date formats and even the distance between the bullet and the following text.

JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder 2013 is built for the Windows platform and works on all Windows operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 8. It is freely downloadable from our site and contains a 15 day trial period devoid of any limitations whatsoever. There are absolutely no limitations as to what can be done with the trial version. After the 15 day trial period, the user is required to invest in a license to continue using all of the features.

 

John Coffey is the President of JobTabs, LLC.  Through JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, thousands of job seekers have taken control of their destiny in finding new and fulfilling careers. JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder motivates job seekers by making the job search easier by a huge order of magnitude.  John Coffey can be reached via his website at JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, by email via jpcoffey at jobtabs.com, and by phone at 404-255-0248.

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February 5, 2013

Job Seekers Doping to Land Jobs in Tough Economy

Filed under: Job Searching,JobTabs — admin @ 11:51 am

As if the Lance Armstrong revelations were not enough, dopers are beginning to show up in the most unexpected places. The job search? Believe it.

Which job candidate is juicing?

Who is Juicing?

There are literally tens of thousands of job seekers who are doping to maximize their job search prospects. In a tentative economy and a tight job market who can blame them? From a job seeker who requested to remain anonymous, “If I can send out twenty resumes in a week, each of which is ideally tailored to the job requisition with as little effort as possible, why wouldn’t I? Before I started doping, it used to take much more effort just to do five resumes a week. Now I’m getting interviews that I could never get before. The more interviews I have setup the more confident I can be; the more confident I can be, the more success I can have.” And success he has. He has an offer on the table, but is holding off on accepting it until he completes his final interview with a competitor.

While the job search is inherently difficult, job seekers are confronting employment challenges that few ever expected to face in their lifetime. Job seekers are getting no reply to the jobs they have applied to. In the absence of even a simple acknowledgement, people begin to question if they have accomplished anything of value in their career. Dejection begins to set in. Those with the fortitude to press on are saddled with a discouraging work to reward ratio. It takes too many job applications to get even a single interview. Eventually, even the most head strong job seekers begin to succumb to a sense of futility. The solitary nature of the job search compounds the sense of futility and this creates a breeding ground for doping.

What benefits are job seekers getting from doping? Tailored resumes that get results. Identifying a resume and making the modifications needed to become an ideally suited candidate is extremely easy. There is no mishmash of files and folders to encumber your effort. Select the resume, clone it, refine it, send it, exhale. Do this enough times and you will always have the perfect resume with no effort. This is where the euphoria kicks in – the job search gets easier and easier. Moreover, doping job seekers have all of their resumes automatically stripped of hidden meta data that could possibly compromise their job application. Couple that with generically named resumes, resumes backdated to a date prior to the job posting and sent in any number of formats (pdf, docx, doc, html, etc.) and you have job seekers cycling past the competition.

The job seekers dope of choice? JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, scientifically known as maximus paycheck regularis. On the street, locker rooms, and crack houses of America it is simply known as ‘JobTabs’. Unless the DEA intervenes, the doping is going to be an increasingly larger factor in the employment process. Whether it be JobTabs’ resume handling, networking facilities or any number of features,  JobTabs is giving an advantage to job seekers who had been getting passed over.

Ultimately, all job seekers will have to make the decision as to whether or not they want inject their candidacy with what JobTabs has to offer. There are currently no tests to determine if a job seeker has been using JobTabs and there does not appear to be movement to ban JobTabs from the job application process. According to JobTabs, LLC President John Coffey, “If a job seeker can move to the top of the resume stack, as long as he complies with the law and is ethical, he has every right to do so.” He went on to say, “In a highly competitive environment, every job seeker should leverage every advantage they can. Those that refuse to adapt to the changing landscape will be left behind.”

More research can be conducted on the JobTabs phenomenon at www.jobtabs.com.

John Coffey is the President of JobTabs, LLC.  Through JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, thousands of job seekers have taken control of their destiny in finding new and fulfilling careers. JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder motivates job seekers by making the job search easier by a huge order of magnitude.  John Coffey can be reached via his website at JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, by email via jpcoffey at jobtabs.com, and by phone at 404-255-0248.

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September 1, 2012

JobTabs Job Search & Resume 2012 – Released!

Filed under: Job Searching,JobTabs,JobTabs Story — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 1:24 am

JobTabs Job Search & Resume 2012 has been released.  While there have been improvements across the board, we really wanted to focus on application speed and handling objects/graphics in the word processor.

 

Previewing Saved Jobs from the Internet is 10x faster

We reviewed the process and simply decided that we were saving too much.  We eliminated much of the superfluous elements of the web pages and focused on what mattered.  We also moved the process to a separate window so that it can be cancelled at will.  The update messages provided by the window are much more detailed to give you the assurance that things are happening.

 

 

 

 

 

The crux of the word processing upgrades were necessary in order for us to implement a new product designed to complement JobTabs.  More on that later.  Suffice it to say that the JobTabs word processor has always worked beautifully, however we added some more functionality that we are going to need as we make JobTabs even more powerful.

 

Transparent Text Frames

While you could always add text frames to a cover letter or a resume in JobTabs, they had to be inline with the text.  Now then can float above or behind and let the background image text show through entirely or partially.

 

Background Images

Watermark on resume.

 

New support for background images allows you to insert a watermark, a CONFIDENTIAL/DRAFT disclaimer or a picture.

 

 

 

 

Object/Image Support

The JobTabs word processor supports OLE handling, images and many other objects.  We made it easier to size and move them on the fly as well as maintain the aspect ratio as needed.  This was especially important for job seekers who would include a signature graphic with their cover letter.  The signature didn’t look like the real thing.

Prior to the upgrades, a signature couldn’t be placed directly above the typed text without covering it up. After the upgrades, a signature can be placed above the typed text as it would normally be if it has been actually signed by the person.

 

In closing, a word on updating JobTabs is in order. Before ‘online updates’ went mainstream, software companies would distribute software improvements in bulk via CD or disk.  One could expect lots of bells and whistles with the arrival of each annual upgrade.  That was then, this is now.   JobTabs is distributed over the internet and by CD upon request.  Every time we improve upon JobTabs, we roll it out to our user base immediately.  Why make earnest job seekers wait for a deluge of application upgrades all at once when those upgrades have already been developed?  It makes no sense to us so we roll out new bells and whistles as they are developed.  All registered users of JobTabs get free upgrades for an entire year after their purchase!  This includes all major and minor upgrades.  We look forward to serving you a steady stream of updates for as long as you will permit us to do so.    : -)

 

John Coffey is the President of JobTabs, LLC.  Through JobTabs Job Search & Resume, thousands of job seekers have taken control of their destiny in finding new and fulfilling careers. JobTabs Job Search & Resume motivates job seekers by making the job search easier by a huge order of magnitude.  John Coffey can be reached via his website at JobTabs Job Search & Resume, by email via jpcoffey at jobtabs.com, and by phone at 404-255-0248.

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