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General > Career Advice

Comfort or Opportunity of a Lifetime

Unless your the CEO of a big box store. You will never ever be respected working in retail. True.

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

For the person who has nothing, but could go anywhere...

[QUOTE who="jenab in Austin, Texas"]joe_gagill, I can't agree; I would not have landed my last job without WIA and it was a near-perfect job (right up until a reorg made ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

For the person who has nothing, but could go anywhere...

endoftheworld,

Your postings always make me chuckle alittle bit.....in a good way.

And, personally, I find all those programs and places like WIA, local Dept of Labor ...

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

How many of you find it stressful to write a resume?

Thank you.

By the way in NY the most you can collect for UI is $405. PA is 600 and NJ is 500.

Thanks again.

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

How many of you find it stressful to write a resume?

You said a key word there. "Fit". That's actually a very big part of getting selected. Will the candidate fit in with our coworkers?

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Positive Side of Unemployment

[QUOTE who="Nick in Somerville, Massachusetts"]I'm with parafreegal, on this one. Being unemployed for two years and under-employed at a crap job even now has slowed down ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

What if I don't want to work anymore?

[QUOTE who="Beth in Plano, TX"]I was out of work for 3 years but luckily I had no debt and no kids to take care of. I worked at an AutoZone for 20 hours per week as a ...

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

How many of you find it stressful to write a resume?

The cover letter and resume writing process is a breeze for me now. My cover and resume look great now. But it took about 7 months before I perfected them. I do get noticed alot ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Accept job offer while still interviewing?

[QUOTE who="Nick in Somerville, Massachusetts"]After two years of practically begging for a decent full-time job, I don't owe a damn thing to the HR of any company ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Ten interviews and no offer

10 interviews ... WOW!

I refuse to go on more than 3 interviews.

I think your right when you say that they usually hired the wrong person anyway.

I ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Should i call a second time on the fourth week after interview?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]You are going to find a lot of classless employers pal. lol![/QUOTE]

it's just the norm nowadays to say "will call you next week ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Jeff in Denver, Colorado"]I'm not sure that it is so mysterious. I've come to the conclusion that employers recognize that no one can determine from talking ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

What if I don't want to work anymore?

[QUOTE who="Donna in Ogden, UT"]Lots of people are trying to hook their wagon up with an affluent spouse and forget about looking for a job.[/QUOTE]

Are you talking ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

What if I don't want to work anymore?

[QUOTE who="OldandSad in Saddle Brook, New Jersey"]I've been out of work so long (3 years in a few more months), I don't even want to work anymore. What should I do ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

I think I might have a better chance of winning the lottery than finding a decent job.[/QUOTE]

Thats probably true! LOL!

2 years ago
Job > Police Officer

I Wish I Never Became a Police Officer

[QUOTE who="Stephen in Redding, California"]I'm thankful that the police keep us safe, but I've never met a cop that wasn't a power-tripping abusive ass hole. So police ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

If you had to do it all over would you go to college?

[QUOTE who="ZoeySnap in Orange County, California"]I would have gone to college but knowing what I know now, I would have not majored in English. I have a BA in English ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Career Advice. What do you think?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]I have a class in Probabilites and we need to conduct a poll. Since I am also looking for a job and have my own personal favorite job hunting ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Unemployed, underemployed or not looking at all?

[QUOTE who="Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois"]I've used USAJOBS to apply for maybe 5-6 positions, without luck. Filling out some of their applications is painstaking.

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Heather in Aurora, Ontario"]Does anyone have experience creating their own "company" as their current employer? I've read of people doing this to ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Jeff in Fort Lauderdale, Florida"]Its been said that if you are lucky to find work it will be a good 40% less than what you were making at your job/career.

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Unemployed, underemployed or not looking at all?

Good post Bill and congrats!

job fairs are a waste for educated people.

the local dept of labor office is useless....taxpayers pay for that.

networking works ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Getting discouraged, need advice

[QUOTE who="designer bee in Waukesha, Wisconsin"]I used to think Nestle was a good company to work for. My husband's company (ice cream company) used to own themselves ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Reporting Job Search to Unemployment

[QUOTE who="Kim in Chicago, Illinois"]I think they are trying to find ways to get people off the unemployment rolls and take something. The fact that the government cannot ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Getting discouraged, need advice

[QUOTE who="Nick in Boston, Massachusetts"]^ Nestle is actually one of the companies my present employer merchandises for. Actually, one of their about three major ...

2 years ago
Job > Police Officer

Average age

For the most part between 24 to 34

Some places in the South you see 50 year olds just starting the job. The South has more flexibility in their requirements.

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

The Waiting Game

After I interviewed for a position ... a few weeks later I almost had a heart attack because I received a phone call from 1 of the interviewers telling me I didn't get the ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Getting discouraged, need advice

[QUOTE who="Nick in Somerville, Massachusetts"]basically I have a route of about 200 convenience stores that I have to visit, and I do product audits there. Make sure ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

How to keep from losing your mind? And keeping the darkness away

[QUOTE who="Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois"]Looking for a job shows ambition. If one didn't have ambition, one wouldn't be looking for a job. There's really no good ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

How to keep from losing your mind? And keeping the darkness away

[QUOTE who="Nick in Somerville, Massachusetts"]^ it's amazing how many people *still* have the same pride. My ex could be making near double, possibly triple what she ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

How to keep from losing your mind? And keeping the darkness away

[QUOTE who="Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois"]There are lots of people in the same boat. Don't take it personally. You'll get treated with little respect by employers ...

2 years ago