Re: 3 basic ones
@David - I've been in the auto industry a long time. What I've seen is a lot of good people outsourced, terminated because the company can cut costs paying offshore people a fraction of the salaries you would normally pay recent college grads.
Outside of the skill set needed by the silicon valley companies, I see nothing opening up in the midwest, which would come close to what you are describing.
I see endless H1B hires, I see decent people with college degrees being swept aside because they can hire temporary workers cheaper, with no benefits. Finally, I see more mid-level and above managers with MBAs being hired on the basis of perceived value when they actually know less about operations management than either of us.
Cynical? yes. Realistic? Yes
Not all industries are like Amazon, Google or Facebook.
The rustbelt is just now figuring out the walmart standard of cheap is good--perhaps 15 years behind the rest of the country.
The days of graduating college and working your way up are over, in the midwestern rust belt. To come up with a list of 12 or more questions, mentioned in your article, in the auto industry, for a routine IT job--anything from help desk, desktop support and Business Analysts, would be laughable.
I mean no disrespect--it's a very tough world here in the midwestern auto industry. They've played into the offshoring model to the point they cannot afford anything else.