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General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="catfish503 in portland, Oregon"]Like I've always told my boys…make sure your glass is at least half full! ;)[/QUOTE]

When my glass is half full ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="catfish503 in portland, Oregon"]I always like to turn a negative into a positive, so I think that question is really not hard to answer. Instead of saying my ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Joe in Monticello, New York"]expect them to ask a follow up quest to your answer then. a specific follow up question like, "what exactly was wrong with ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Baggerman in Deer Park, New York"]And anyone who gives you an answer thereby breaks one of the cardinal rules of searching for a job, i.e. never bad-mouth ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Wandering Job Seeker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]At some point, you have to ask yourself why you have nothing but bad luck in life. Amazing how life can ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="skydiver03 in Anytown, New Jersey"]^^^is something missing from your story? most strangers won;t go to someone;s place of employment and just get them fired ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Contacted by Hiring Manager before Recruiter

HR says stuff all the time that has no meaning one way or another. Sometimes things take a long time in companies, but you have to set a deadline for when you are ready to ...

17 months ago
General > Job Interviews

What do hiring managers look for in job interview?

[QUOTE who="sadanddepressed in Scottsdale, Arizona"]I know, but what should you say back to them?[/QUOTE]

I think I was pretty clear that if you were why, you need ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Would you commute long term?

An hour is nothing in many major metropolitan areas. Many people commute that for crappy jobs. If you have a good opportunity, take it.

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Ideas for getting out of retail pharmacy tech position?

[QUOTE who="Riot in Massachusetts"]In recent years, many Ivy League schools, and maybe some other of the same caliber, have decided to fund these students out of their ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Not tech savvy, can I apply for a job without having to start up my pc?

Try going to your local library. They almost certainly have PCs for you to use. Many libraries even offer free classes/seminars on how to apply to jobs online.

Doing it on ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Ideas for getting out of retail pharmacy tech position?

Riot, so how are people at prestigious schools going for cheap and/or free? Are you talking about Pell grants and scholarships?

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Wandering Job Seeker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]I miss staring at the "test patterns" and humming along with the tone. Now that was ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Ideas for getting out of retail pharmacy tech position?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]I just think you will be able to have an intelligent conversation on Existentialism with your barista.[/QUOTE]

I live in a college ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Ideas for getting out of retail pharmacy tech position?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]I agree. One of my neighbors is paying for two grandchildren in college but he never went to college himself.

I am wondering if ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Joe still has 8-tracks in his car.

Ssssh! I still have a VCR and a pager and my first cell phone. The cell phone is as big as a WWII ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Ideas for getting out of retail pharmacy tech position?

[QUOTE who="Wandering Job Seeker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]I never had the stomach to take on huge debt, other than my mortgage. In this world today, I can't see ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="joe in Monticello, New York"]funny, last night I'm watching an old magnum pi show that i taped on a vhs tape. One of the commercials was the cable company ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Congressional Investigation into Taleo?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Still, If I were 30 years younger, I wouldn't mind being Mrs. Ellison #5. It beats parking cars. LOL![/QUOTE]

I met Jack Walsh once at ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="joe in Monticello, New York"]I think it was a Taleo app that this happened to me. However sister, there was a section that extracted my city and state and ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Congressional Investigation into Taleo?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Four of his ex-wives say the same thing. Would love to know what his monthly alimony payments total?[/QUOTE]

Not enough for what they ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Anyone promote themselves on Craigslist?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Never put your street address on a resume if you are posting online. City is enough.[/QUOTE]

I used Joe's address.

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Congressional Investigation into Taleo?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Larry Ellison loves Taleo. He bought it for 1.9 Billion. He also loves the Hawaiian island of Lanai. He bought that too.[/QUOTE]

I ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="joe in Monticello, New York"]I hate when i see a job to apply for on CB or Monster and it says location White, NY.

Then when you click apply the ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Congressional Investigation into Taleo?

[QUOTE who="skydiver03 in Anytown, New Jersey"]taleo apps are pretty easy if you don't have much to put in there. i never give them my real ss#. i can see how some would ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

This, makes NO sense to me..

[QUOTE who="Jobseeker1927 in Anytown"]They can "mold" anyone, but around here they choose not to. Instead, they prefer folks who can "hit the ground ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Career change too late?

Are you prepared to take an entry level job (that also means entry level pay)?

My husband just switched careers in his mid-40s. He listed a related degree that he earned in ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Finding a way into am entry level position.

[QUOTE who="AtExit8 in City, New Jersey"]Yes, but are you driving a fancy car?
Paying $$$ for your cell phone?

etc etc etc[/QUOTE]

Come on, he asked ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Please Help! Graduate Major

Not one of these will "guarantee" employment. They will put you in a position to be qualified for a job, but that doesn't mean there will be jobs available. You need to ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

When Networking Is Not An Option

[QUOTE who="EndlessJoy in Atlanta, Georgia"]I know one thing - when someone recommends you for a job, it sure makes you try even harder to do a great job so that the ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated College Graduate

[QUOTE who="T25 in Calgary, Alberta"]Recent graduate here.

I interviewed with one of the "Big 4" firms and was told four days later that I was the ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

When Networking Is Not An Option

[QUOTE who="catfish503 in portland, Oregon"]Back when I wanted to be a nun, I would hang out in the convent with all the nuns, trying on their habits and wimples, dreaming ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Will I ever get a job?

[QUOTE who="Duck! in Astoria, New York"]If it really isn't about the money, then try to get an internship or a position assisting a prof with their research, especially in ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

When Networking Is Not An Option

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]
A week after you start your next job, you start networking - quietly.[/QUOTE]

My maiden name is very common. So when I hired at ...

17 months ago
General > Job Interviews

What do hiring managers look for in job interview?

I'm a manager. What I'm looking for, most importantly, is can you do the job? But that's only half of it. I'm looking for someone who is excited to be there. People who show ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Some Interview Questions Should Not Be Asked

[QUOTE who="EndlessJoy in Atlanta, Georgia"]For example, so how have you been supporting yourself?

My answer would be, why?

I would think that would be none ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

When Networking Is Not An Option

[QUOTE who="Riot in Massachusetts"]So far, for me it's working out the way NNJ describes. I consider myself an introvert, and don't find networking too difficult. It's ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

When Networking Is Not An Option

[QUOTE who="Wandering Job Seeker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]My husband survived his layoff from his position last year because he heavily networked from the beginning ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

When Networking Is Not An Option

[QUOTE who="jobguy99 in Lithonia, Georgia"]Networking for a job for the most part does not work. Very few people
are going to refer a stranger to a job, also when ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

When Networking Is Not An Option

[QUOTE who="Completely Broke and Broken in Cleveland, Ohio"]SNL hasn't been good in years. Certainly worth a shot.[/QUOTE]

I feel so out of touch because I haven't ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Job/Career Fairs

[QUOTE who="GABanker in Alpharetta, Georgia"]Who has attended one recently and are they worth it or a complete waste of time? There is one in my area today that I'm ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

23 years old and can't find a job

Weird. I hate that. It's either the minimum or it's not. I hate the one exemption we have in the states (tipping minimum).

From the OP's wording, it sounds like they may ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

The Curse of Taleo?

[QUOTE who="Report Issues in Wayne, Pennsylvania"]Actually many companies use this identifier to track people especially if they are being submitted to the company by an ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

I wasn't a good match for their section

[QUOTE who="terri4 in texas, Texas"]Retired after 20 years, and applied for a job doing the same kind of work I had been doing for 20 years, was told
"I was ...

17 months ago
General > Job Interviews

Did or Did I Not make it to the list

I think there are two ways you can look at this. Regardless of which type you are, it's out of your hands now. Spend your time looking for and applying for other jobs, just in case ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

23 years old and can't find a job

I'm not sure what minimum wage is in Australia, but in the US, $12 would be a pretty decent wage for someone with no other experience. And all employers are a-holes. That won't ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

The Curse of Taleo?

[QUOTE who="still looking in Englewood, Colorado"]
-The most insulting online ATS form? The one that at the END of the form asks for my birth day and month, plus ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Employed Seeking Jet Lag

[QUOTE who="DFWTT in Arlington, Texas"]I have mid level progressive experience in aftermarket aviation covering topics such as ISO (AS9100), regulatory compliance

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

When Networking Is Not An Option

[QUOTE who="Dontbelieveit in Crazyhorse, Indiana"]So true. Networking only works when they want to talk to you, or they want to add "friends" on their LinkedOut ...

17 months ago
General > Career Advice

Pizza Chef vs. Fast Food Pizza Cook – Entrepreneurship

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]How about the kid who is selling Girl Scout cookies right outside a marijuana dispensary?

Brilliant.[/QUOTE]

I was shocked she ...

17 months ago

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