How to get a job at American Red Cross.

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Do you work at American Red Cross? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

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Keya Capers in Summerville, South Carolina

115 months ago

No Ive never worked at red cross but would love to

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lc in Belmore, Ohio

114 months ago

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Host said: Do you work at American Red Cross? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

All I did was look up their website and e-mailed the HR person at the regional office in Cleveland,near me. I have had horrendously bad luck in finding a phlebotomist position and she sounded like she was actually willing to give me a chance-and then I found out that for some reason,the Cleveland base expects you to travel,by yourself,to the 19 counties they serve. I just can't figure that out. Don't these counties have their own blood drawers? How are you supposed to be at a blood drive early in the morning if you have to drive over several counties?
I would think all blood collection sites have approval unless you are talking about yourself. If you are certified then you shouldn't have any trouble getting in (famous last words).

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qualified candidate in Orland Park, Illinois

114 months ago

I was highly qualified for a position I recently applied for and didn't hear anything from them. It was a Communications and PR specialist position. I have a BA and MA in communication/PR and worked in comm./pr for over 7 years at a similar national/regional non-profit. Never even received a rejection letter.

good luck. maybe they only hire from within

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dd

111 months ago

Thank you! You sound like a very nice person!

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Lifter in Trivoli, Illinois

23 months ago

Reply to qualified candidate. Sir you went though the same thing as i in Peoria IL. Very qualified for position applied. After The regional General manager who was new to her job met me and seen i had some age (comes with years of experience) treated me as some banana that roll off a truck and was very rude.
I later found out the job went to a younger person ( less qualified ) No doubt age discrimination...

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Lifter in Trivoli, Illinois

23 months ago

Host said: Do you work at American Red Cross? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

Yes, if you are over 50 no matter your qualifications for the job don't waste your time.

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DDS in Rockville, Maryland

23 months ago

I am over 50 and feel your pain. However, I do not believe it is specific to the Red Cross. I have had that happen quite a lot at different places usually depending on how young the interviewer is. But you have to keep plugging and eventually it will happen. I never worked for the RC but was rejected because of my age at a variety of places. I may be laid off again this summer and I am dreading the same thing happening again- but what choice do we have? I did find a job before and I have to believe will again. It is hard and unfair but true. So keep trying!

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Ted Banks in Monticello, New York

23 months ago

Lifter in Trivoli, Illinois said: Yes, if you are over 50 no matter your qualifications for the job don't waste your time.

on their online application that you must fill out before the face to face interview they ask your DOB. and it's a required field as well as SSN, drivers lic number.

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DDS in Rockville, Maryland

23 months ago

Wow. That is illegal.

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lifter in Trivoli, Illinois

23 months ago

Ted Banks in Monticello, New York said: on their online application that you must fill out before the face to face interview they ask your DOB. and it's a required field as well as SSN, drivers lic number.

Yep. and then they call you in with no plan ever to give you a job, then they can say they were fair to everyone.

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DDS in Rockville, Maryland

23 months ago

Yes that is true some places. I ran into it and it was very hurtful and frustrating. But I have to keep on trying because I need a job.

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Lily in Central District, Hong Kong

23 months ago

No Ive never worked at red cross but would love to

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