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General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Never tell anyone at work that you have another source of income. This will be used against you somehow.[/QUOTE]

Hi Group,

19 months ago
General > Career Advice 21 months ago
General > Job Interviews

What do you all think of job postings on Craigslist

Hi,

I have a partial résumé on several Craigs List groups & gotten numerous inquiries & a few interviews. In fact, I have one tomorrow monring ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

12 job interviews but no job offers

Hi Nick L & Others,

Yes - You can negotiate for certain types of training with some companies. How do I know this? I did it! Not once, but a few times throughout my ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

12 job interviews but no job offers

Hi RAS & Others,

Companies have to "continually improve" to stay competitive & hopefully, beat their competitors. In order to do this, they need the ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

12 job interviews but no job offers

Hi Folks,

After 3 in-person or phone interviews, but particularly with in-person interviews, I would be concerned. After 5, I would definitely be concerned.

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Recruiters STOP ASKING me to do your job???

Hi Folks,

Let's take a survey here. Out of the (many) jobs you’ve applied to “directly”, how many companies have responded in some way – via e ...

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

Please help critique my resume.

Hi Airland,

I'm courious to know how you improved your résumé after various people here critiqued your résumé. Would like to show a (partial ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

SO THIS IS MY REWARD???!!!

Devery Morgan & Others,

Before the Internet explosion, we were inundated with newspapers, magazines, specialized newspapers with all types of job listings. Also ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

12 job interviews but no job offers

[QUOTE who="Tamara in Sturgis, Michigan"]MyCon, can you please tell where one might locate additional information regarding the SOAR/STAR and FAV interviewing techniques ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Recruiter's vs placement agencies

Depressed & Others,

Yes, I have received jobs from various recruiting services who found me for both contract & direct hire opportunities. In most instances, I ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Recruiter's vs placement agencies

JustMe & Others,

I'm also in the Mechanical Engineering field & this industry is saturated with recruiting or placement services for both contract & direct ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

More people out of work now than you think

Hi Folks,

If you are in the engineering fields, such as Design Engineering, there are ample opportunities.

Unemployed or employed - The only people who have their ...

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

Resume Advice Needed

Hi Set Free,

I'll answer some of your questions:

1) - Yes - But, you can't just have any general & broad objective. There are too many résumé ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Must Be Able to Work in a Fast-Paced Environment/Meet Deadlines/Stressful Situations

Hi Nanlisa,

Yes, you did mention something some time a go & this wasn't a personal attack of any kind. I was just going by your broad statement or title: Must Be Able ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

12 job interviews but no job offers

Hi Lauren & Others,

Companies can only look at credit reports during the hiring process & only after you authorize them to by signing a document.

Part of ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Must Be Able to Work in a Fast-Paced Environment/Meet Deadlines/Stressful Situations

Must Be Able to Work in a Fast-Paced Environment/Meet Deadlines/Stressful Situations…

Hi,
What the heck is this? Every other company requires this in some ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

12 job interviews but no job offers

Hi Lauren,

After 3 in-person or phone interviews, but particularly with in-person interviews, I would be concerned. After 5, I would definitely be concerned.

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Second Round - No: calls, email, or offer.

Vishal,

How bad do you want the job? How well did you do in your interview? Of course you want the job & I’m sure you did well! It’s always good to ask ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Why is the Sunday Paper so empty?

Hi Julie & Others,

It's quite simple - New Technology - a.k.a - the Internet in this case gave companies a cheaper (maybe, compared to old costs) & definitely ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Conquer the Clock

Does the ticking of the clock drive you mad? Each second piles up alongside your to-do list. Do you spend each moment more stressed out than the last, wishing for another hour in ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

SO THIS IS MY REWARD???!!!

[QUOTE who="losthope in Indiana"]How long have I been unemployed Con? Answer that question.[/QUOTE]

Losthope & Others,

I WAS unemployed for 6 months ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

SO THIS IS MY REWARD???!!!

Still Looking & Others,

Thanks for the grammar check… See, you have transferrable skills to be a writer somewhere.

I agree with you that one should ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Video conferencing interview tips

Hi J,

I suppose you already had the video conference interview. How did it go? If not or for future reference, just treat it as an in person interview, except there's a ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

SO THIS IS MY REWARD???!!!

[QUOTE who="losthope in Indiana"]Can't help but be stuck in the problem since the LACK of jobs. That is the problem that NONE of us can change. Unless of course someone ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

SO THIS IS MY REWARD???!!!

[QUOTE who="RobertEngler in Plano, Texas"]...I've been reinventing myself since then. I rewrite my resume every couple of days. I'm taking courses. I work the job boards ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

LinkedIn for Job Searches

[QUOTE who="susan in El Paso, Texas"]…… that some people just don’t want information or really want to take action ... QUOTE]

Hi Susan,

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

How did ypo find your current job????

Unemployedblues & Others,

Let the job find you!! It’s much easier to pursue a job when one is being pursued! Of course, this doesn’t mean that one should ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

LinkedIn for Job Searches

[QUOTE who="susan in El Paso, Texas"]great post![/QUOTE]

Hi Susan - Thanks - It's good to see that you "get it"! Too bad that some others here don't.

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

could someone look at my cover letter please

[QUOTE who="Oaky Mctree in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia"]…Can it not be considered an invasion of privacy to track down the person in questions name? especially if ...

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

could someone look at my cover letter please

Hi JoelDeschenes & Others,

It appears that Displaced has given you a basic “template” cover letter. Other than stating the position & its ID ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Craigslist

YokiePud,

I posted a partial résumé anonymously & received a phone call from a company shortly after. It was even from a "direct" hire company ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

I sent a follow-up email and got a nasty response

[QUOTE who="Displaced Legal Professional in Denver, Colorado"]Agreed. But as a practical matter, how would this law be enforced? HR would come up with all kinds of excuses ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Six Sigmas

Hi,

I never heard of any 6 Sigma training services that weren't reputable. Some do offer more than others & the cost differences will vary.

Looks like one ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

LinkedIn for Job Searches

[QUOTE who="designer bee in Waukesha, Wisconsin"]I never said I was in my 50s or 60s……..This is a job hunting board… [/QUOTE]

DesignerBee & ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Recruiters STOP ASKING me to do your job???

MarissaH8637,

It’s already been pointed out that each person’s situation is unique. At the same time, each person also has similar, if not the same ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

LinkedIn for Job Searches

Once Again,

Ignoring the fact LinkedIn has "connected" many others domestically & internationally learn more about their industry & others. Once again ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

LinkedIn for Job Searches

Designer Bee, Losthope or Should I say the Baby Boomer Generation?

Most of the “unemployed regulars” here have already stated that they are in their 50’s ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

LinkedIn for Job Searches

How is it that the “unemployed regulars” here are still unemployed after months & some for over a year? Some of these individuals believe they have the answers to ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

personaility test after 4 interviews?

4 Interviews!!!

What the heck type of job are you applying for? I've had day long interviews & sometimes 2 day long interviews in which "personality tests" ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

New Name for Recruiter (Let's make it National!)

Hi Folks,

When these "recritters" from direct companies are seeking candidates for their direct opportunities call you, I suppose all of you are going to ...

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

How to explain a legitimate employment gap in a resume

[QUOTE who="losthope in Indiana"]Who here stated that EVERY employer throws out a resume with gaps? I didn't see anyone make that broad statement. However, some of them ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Recruiters STOP ASKING me to do your job???

[QUOTE who="MarissaH8637 in Macomb, Michigan"]I still think the very best way to score an interview is to contact the companies you are interested in directly, surpassing ...

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

Resume and Prospecting Letter

Hi Ethan,

If you are going to send out prospect letters, keep your letters & process formal, tailoring each cover letter & résumé to the prospective ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Unemployed for 1 year or longer: Part 2

Hi Cristin,

If you haven't already done so, start listing out any & all accomplishments - Big or small, any tools, equipment used, training or training received while ...

2 years ago
General > Resume Tips

How to explain a legitimate employment gap in a resume

Folks,

If you can't get employed, then get involved ... p>

Go participate, volunteer, get trained, do some training:
* Professional Affiliations

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Unemployed for 1 year or longer: Part 2

Hi Folks!

It's National McDonald's Hiring Day!!!! Who's going to apply? I heard on my local radio station that a woman pulled up in a Jaguar, wearing some fancy jewelry ...

3 years ago
General > Career Advice

Unemployed for 1 year or longer: Part 2

[QUOTE who="Percy in Semmes, Alabama"]...I came to this thread wanting to feel better about my current predicament, but now find myself intrigued by this individual ...

3 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Who wants to start naming names?

Designer Bee & Others,

If one see's a job posting, regardless if it's a recruiting service or a company directly, we all know that for that 1 job, there will be ...

3 years ago
General > Resume Tips

Short term employment on Resume'?

Raf O,

It's a cross between a functional & chronological résumé. Format & use of key words or phrases are key components to having your ...

3 years ago

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