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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 28ØØ3, May 29, 2009.

  1. May 29, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    28ØØ3

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  2. May 29, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I hear ya, Man. Outta work for almost 6 months myself.....:(
     
  3. May 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    i... agree... i fucking hate it when they say apply through our website when they say "we are hiring" ... well if you are hiring then let us know if you are interested or not. at least tell us and not leave us hanging.
     
  4. May 29, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    I'm sorry to hear fellas. I work for a moving company, the summer is definitely here. The days are long and hours are there. It's not the greatest job, but it is something. Good luck with the job hunting.
     
  5. May 29, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    Most companies are on a hiring freeze right now, they may still be taking applications but are not doing any actual hiring.
     
  6. May 29, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    SaltySteve

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    That sucks man but hang in there. My brother just told me a very similar story. He lives in AZ. There's a bunch of people that he's talked to that need his skills but nobody will commit. It's almost like companies are being extremely picky, cautious or just plain scared.
     
  7. May 29, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    I feel your pain......I'm going on close to a year now. Apparently, I'm not even qualified enough to pull weeds and cut grass for the summer at the nearby University.
     
  8. May 29, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    I just applied to a moving company today :rofl:



    But I hear ya 28003. I went to the place I worked during last summer and had to reinterview or some shit. The companys website said they were hiring, after finishing my interview for the summer, the lady (who I was interviewed by last summer) said that there was a waiting list.


    WHY THE FUCK DO YOU SAY THAT THERE ARE OPEN POSITIONS, THEN WHEN IM DONE WITH YOUR FUCKING INTERVIEW SAY THAT I'LL BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST?!

    Oh, and my interview was at 10:30. I go there 10 minutes early. I get in my truck and the clock says 10:29.

    It took me longer to drive to the place than it did from the time i entered to the time i left the building.
     
  9. May 29, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    magikbean562

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    my girl found a job with a lawyers office through craigslist. im barley 2 months in at socal edison. applied online like a year and a half ago. good luck fellas
     
  10. Jun 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Sucks, Man. I have sent resumes to the same job 15 times, and I FINALLY got a call asking me if Im "Interested". I said Yes.......that was 5 weeks ago.....:(
     
  11. Jun 25, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Man I hate to hear this happening to people. A person is either over or under qualified.
    I feel your pain in looking for a job, got so sick and tired of doing it I went back to school and opened my own business.
    But then with all the BS state and local laws it make it hard to do just about anything.
     
  12. Jun 25, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    i applied to about 10 places for a summer job and none of them have even contacted me in any way
     
  13. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    i feel your pain. my girl was let go from her old job cuz they hired a family member that works for free (only makes tips) and she couldnt get a job anywhere else so I got her a job at the call center I work at. Now we're living check to check, trying to catch up on bills and plan a wedding at the same time. I make a decent check as I.T. tech supervisor but she's only making $7/hr as a debt collector.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    Delmarva

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    I work at a NASA base... and I've learned that hiring with NASA as well as within the DoD is not about what you know -- it's about who you know... next to impossible to get in the door without having a contact.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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  16. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    NASA stuff aside, lot of it might be how your resume is structured. The automated systems scan for patterns, repeated terms matching the job posting, phrasing, etc.

    I helped martie redo her resume when she was looking to change jobs. When it was complete...well, she applied to 1 job, got the interview, and got the job. Not bad.

    I'd be happy to look over your resume and give some pointers if you're interested. Happy to help out for free, and no, I'm not a resume guru. I'm just a hiring manager that sees a lot of crap coming in.

    I've found that properly reworking a resume should take you 4 separate sessions to complete.

    First one is structural and getting the basic ideas down.

    Second is adding details, dates for different jobs, responsibilities you forgot about, etc.

    Third is more details, those "Oh yeah!" things that came to mind about past jobs when you weren't thinking about them, etc., along with proofreading and getting your verb tense correct.

    The fourth and usually last session is a thorough read to fix typos, reword things that sound choppy, and add an Objective or Executive Summary.

    Anyway, that's where I'd start. If your resume is getting zero bites, change your bait.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    I don't even know how to write a resume :rofl:
     
  18. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    :laugh: I wish. I've written many as I've changed jobs and responsibilities over the years. Back when I was a consultant I had 5 different versions of my resume all current, which each one specific to a type of job I was going after.

    It was a hassle but it kept the mortgage paid. ;)
     
  19. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    pittim

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    yeah, I'm 20 and doing random summer jobs. Nothing really that I could even put on a resume haha.
     
  20. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    I feel the pain in another way... Yesterday I had to cut loose two of my most coveted employees. I know I'm not suppose to have favs but, they always volunteered for what ever I may bring their way without hesitation or question! Unfortunately corporate policy says that we don't lay off, we are required to offer separation packages... so no re-hires when the economy bounces back, I will have to start over to find two great employees to train, mentor & covet. Just saying that it sucks to be on both sides!! Good luck to all!
     
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