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Hiring Manager Surprised About The Number Of Jobless MBA Students’ Resumes With ‘Mammoth Balls’ Listed Under Skills

Second-year M.B.A. students at a number of schools are holding out for the perfect job, even if that means rejecting safe-bet offers and graduating into unemployment. The attitude reflects a major shift from just a couple of years ago, when business students aimed to lock in their postgraduation plans by winter break and those still looking in April were assumed to be deficient in some way…Bloom Energy, which taps M.B.A. students for 5% to 8% of its new hires, doesn’t recruit on a set schedule and rarely does so for positions more than six months ahead of time. That means those who want to start work after graduation generally only stand a chance at getting a job in the spring. And they’re willing to wait, said Helen Textor, director of global recruiting and staffing at the Sunnyvale, Calif., clean energy firm. “I’m surprised often at how comfortable they are” turning down other offers, knowing a job at Bloom is far from a sure bet, she said. [WSJ]

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15 Responses to “Hiring Manager Surprised About The Number Of Jobless MBA Students’ Resumes With ‘Mammoth Balls’ Listed Under Skills”

  1. Guest says:

    Who the fuck holds off getting a job for the *possible* opportunity at Bloom Energy?

  2. dickher says:

    Anyone that receives a MBA and then votes democratic has not learned even one single thing.

  3. WackyWeasel says:

    Exactly. Seems like the joke here is on Bloom for not locking in the good candidates earlier. I read the piece as satire. Bloom doesn't get it and they aren't exactly getting the cream of the crop.

  4. SeemedLikeAPlan says:

    I wasn't going to get married until I met the perfect woman. Then I did, and she wasn't going to get married until she met the perfect man.

  5. MBAwhore says:

    Nothing clarifies the mind like 200k in student debt

  6. BNP HR says:

    Fucking MBA toolboxes. I've met more HBS idiots in my 25 years on street to last another two lifetimes. If these people were smart they would hold out for the BNP Paribas offer. Viva La France!!