Monday, November 20, 2006

Ohio SCOTI System and Indeed Salary Search

One of the requirements when you file an unemployment claim in Ohio is that you sign up for their Sharing Career Opportunities & Training Information (SCOTI) system. Essentially, you get put into the system with your basic background, and, as participating companies search for individuals, you get contacted by SCOTI to call in to see if there is a suitable match. Receiving unemployment benefits is contingent upon your participation; i.e., if you don't call, you may not get your unemployment compensation.

I recevied a letter over the weekend from the SCOTI system, and I just finished talking with the representative. The company is looking for an Application Developer with 3-5 years of experience with COBOL, CICS, JCL, and SQL. I don't have that specific type of experience, and so it was determined that I'm not a suitable match.

One thing that does bother me about that position is the annual salary that the job was offering: $18,335. That sounded really low, and I mentioned that during the phone conversation, but the rep said that's what it was.

After I hung up, I used the Indeed Salary Search to check whether I was right, and here are the results:

If the rate was really an hourly rate of $18.335/hour ($38,136/year), it would be a lot more reasonable, but still less than the average.

Hopefully the next opportunity will be a more suitable match. What are your thoughts?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are the times that companies can offer a (A Lower Than Average Pay Grade) due to the way the unemployment rate is. I there wasn't so many of us Looking for work, the standards would be in the ideal range for both parties to be satisfied.