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General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="xboxer in Tucson, Arizona"]He thinks he is smarter than everyone here.

It seems to me that people who think they have the world cornered have just ...

18 hours ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="still retired in Hawaii"]@mycon* Not all jobseekers are unemployed etc.[/QUOTE]

Very True - I already acknowledged that a long time a go here. However ...

19 hours ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="xboxer in Tucson, Arizona"]Stop feeding the troll.[/QUOTE]

xboxer,

Looks like you are another "full timer" here "working" ...

20 hours ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Better.luck in Troy, New York"]... I averaged three interviews a month ... for the last year and a half....[/QUOTE]

Better.luck,

I hate to ...

20 hours ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="still retired in Hawaii"]Physical demanding jobs in the production are in constant fluctuation... Sometimes this is a wake up call to move on and retooling ...

21 hours ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Calfornian in Hayward, California"]I bet they remembered you.

And what is O & G? Like I said earlier not every niche or profession has the same ...

22 hours ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="xboxer in Tucson, Arizona"]Is it comfortable under that bridge?[/QUOTE]

What does this mean? xboxer - If unemployed, is it comfortable being unemployed ...

1 day ago
General > Career Advice

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

Hi LaydeeBug,

Thumbs up to you.... I'm sure there are also a few others employed here too & a few others who will soon be employed again.

How long were you ...

1 day ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Kate_outta_kontrol in deep in the heart of, Texas"]Troll[/QUOTE]

Hmm? Looks like Kate_outta_kontrol is the immature one here that has to resort to ...

1 day ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in Ontario"]MyCon

Do you have a job?[/QUOTE]

Leeann66 - No - Not at this moment. This is why.

When I became unemployed ...

1 day ago
General > Career Advice

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

A Troll or Bully?

Can't face the truth or reality that many here can seek other alternatives of employment.

Unfortunately, the reality for some is being in these ...

1 day ago
General > Career Advice

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

Wow!

Some of you are looking quite busy here!! It’s sometimes a wonder if one spends more time here rather than pursuing jobs - Networking, applying, "Getting ...

1 day ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="tigergrowl in down with scammers, New York"]Most of you have it easier than me though. You have a degree, english is your first language and you've lived here ...

2 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="NotMyTimeYet in Ohio"]Taking...someone else.[/QUOTE]
NotMyTimeYet & Others,

OK - My statement to tigergrowl was a little a bit harsh without ...

3 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="tigergrowl in down with scammers, New York"]It's not just a job when you're in school. I'll have to face job my school schedule if i get the job. That's 6 ...

3 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Kate_outta_kontrol in deep in the heart of, Texas"]Lots of Texans on here. Does our economy suck in some extraordinary way that I dont know about?[/QUOTE]

7 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="MyCon in Houston, Texas"]Hi,

Unfortunately, seeing job posts for same job is very common to see for months. This is due for a culmination of reasons ...

7 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in No Future, Ontario"]I went for a job interview the first week of June. The company still has the same job posted on Indeed. It's for an ...

7 days ago
General > Career Advice

Does anyone know what exactly this means?

Hi,

If not already answered, use SOAR or STAR methodology.

Situation, Actions, Obstacles & Results
Also known as: Situation, Tasks, Actions & Results ...

13 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="BetterLuck in Albany, New York"]Now I'm waiting for MyCon to chime in saying that my problem is that I'm not "pursuing" enough income.[/QUOTE]

13 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="xboxer in Tucson, Arizona"]You didn't get my sarcasm, did you...[/QUOTE]

That's what I thought... Not pursuing..

13 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="xboxer in Tucson, Arizona"]I guess you are right. I just wasn't trying hard enough "to pursue jobs".[/QUOTE]

Are you really "pursuing ...

13 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="BetterLuck in Troy, New York"]I think poor MyCon is still in the denial stage.[/QUOTE]

BetterLuck,

You & some others here still can't see ...

15 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Nichole Maldonado in San Diego, California"]So I'll be moving from N.C. to Cali later next week and I've bee applying to jobs left and right but I havent heard ...

16 days ago
General > Job Interviews

12 job interviews but no job offers

[QUOTE who="ventio in Winnipeg, Manitoba"]When you went to these interviews what did you do to get ready? Preparation is a large part of success for interviews it can ...

17 days ago
General > Career Advice

Job interview question

Hi,

I had the a similar situation. In my situation, I received a low ball offer for a mid to senior level position. I also discovered another position that seemed more ...

17 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland"]If that were true there is no shortage of jobs, you would already be employed instead of being out of work for 4 months as ...

17 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland"]The primary trouble is not cover letters or resumes. It is the shortage of jobs. Been getting progressively worse since ...

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Kate_outta_kontrol in deep in the heart of, Texas"]Having trouble with the "reply" feature here. MyCon....I am deep in the heart of the Piney Woods ...

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Overqualified in Seattle, Washington"]MyCon: Here's my point. You can do everything right and still not find a job.

I'm not going to list all the steps ...

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

All,

To add to my PPQs methodology & when applying for jobs - Write a cover letter that:
* Highlights 3 to 5 of the company's "required" & ...

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Overqualified in Seattle, Washington"]MyCon in Houston: Your position seems to be that there's work out there, if people are just clever in the way they go ...

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Kate_outta_kontrol in deep in the heart of, Texas"]My age, job gaps (was raising kids for years then went back to work after a divorce just as the economy took ...

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

1 Week Since Job Interview - Bad News?

[QUOTE who="Jury 14 in Hartford, Connecticut"]Hi MyCon,

I just have a question... did you end up accepting the lowball offer? What happened?[/QUOTE]

Hi,

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Kate_outta_kontrol in deep in the heart of, Texas"]I'm a secretary.[/QUOTE]

Hi Kate_outta_kontrol,

So, I'm clear, you are a secretary & ...

19 days ago
General > Career Advice

1 Week Since Job Interview - Bad News?

Hi Jamie,

Did you submit a "Thank you" letter after interview? Typically, it's best to submit within 48 hours (sooner the better), providing a short synopsis or ...

19 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Kate_outta_kontrol in deep in the heart of, Texas"]I'm in Texas too. So...whos hiring down there in Houston?[/QUOTE]

Hi Hi Kate_outta_kontrol,

20 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Kate_outta_kontrol in deep in the heart of, Texas"]What about those who will never get a job offer? This is the reality of the unemployment situation in our ...

20 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="BetterLuck in Troy, New York"]If you slowed down..... Probably a Republican from a well to do family.[/QUOTE]

Seriously?

My political ...

22 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="pebcle in Cleveland, Ohio"]SOAR is accurate. I was so "soar" in 2004 that it took six years for the nightmares to stop.[/QUOTE]

Hi pebcle ...

23 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="LaydeeBug in Roseville, Michigan"]I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. I mean how do you not mention you were terminated if they ask why I left my ...

24 days ago
General > Career Advice

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

HiLaydeeBug & Others,

Why tell any prospective employer that you were terminated? Remember, interviews are supposed to focus on positive accomplishments ... p>

All ...

25 days ago
General > Career Advice

When should you follow-up on a job application?

Hi anonymous in New York

- Thanks

Yes - It sucks because I was scheduled to start next Monday & now, instead of starting, spending another week getting teased ...

30 days ago
General > Career Advice

Why are there

Hi,

Manpower does have quite a few direct hire opps. However, majority of them are for $90K+ job opportunities because they require candidates with ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

** SCAM ALERT ** Recruiting and Staffing Careers.com

Hi Group,

A little bit of different situation from the one originally posted here, but there's also another type of "bogus employment" scam going on.

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Hi Fight For Your Rights & Others,

Yes - Where one door closes & another one opens. That's been happening to me for the past 3 months - So close & yet, end up ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

When should you follow-up on a job application?

Hi,

I recently "followed up" with a prospective employer for weeks & kept getting the run-around from HR. Then for another few weeks, they teased me with a ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Hi Anaheim & Others,

For those not aware of my situation, I am a senior level Project Manager within the engineering fields. I interviewed for a major Oil & Gas ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

At Anaheim & Others

Yes - I get many opportunities that pay what I was making before or even a bit more. The problem is that "niche" experience area that's ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

At Anaheim,

Thanks for responding to my posting.

No - I did not receive a better offer & this company does not appear to want to negotiate. The given salary ...

30+ days ago

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