Hiring the Unemployed

If you have been looking for work for a while, you may find that not having a job makes it less likely that you will be hired. Supposedly, if someone has not hired you, there must be something wrong with you.

I do wish that employers who think that would consider the possibility that their competition is not better than they are at finding good employees and that said competition is possibly passing up a great employee.

Even if the competition is right about the person:
1) Someone good for business A might not be good for business B.
2) Someone bad for business A might not be bad for business B.
3) Someone bad for business A might be great for business B.

Employers, why let your competition make your hiring decisions for you?