(Closed) How did you find your job?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

have you recently graduated from college? my school will let you use their career center for 3 years after graduation.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not sure what field you’re in, but if you’re interested in a helping profession or a non-profit, check idealist.org.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not sure what field you’re in, but if you’re interested in a helping profession or a non-profit, check idealist.org.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

My last two jobs in very large corporations were both through craigslist.org actually.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

What kind of field are you in? I’ve been trolling a few job sites for Darling Husband for awhile, but they’re pretty much DoD/defense/clearance type stuff. If they’re what you’re looking for, I can give you a list! I recently attended a career fair for my company (highly recommend these, depending on your field) and came home with a booklet of employers hiring for our field, so I think career fairs can be useful, too.

I got my job at a [Company Name] Day at my university 4 years ago. Did an interview on campus and a summer internship, which turned into an offer. 

Darling Husband got his soon-to-be-old job by applying to a requisition on Monster. Got his soon-to-be-new one by applying to my company online, matching his resume with the posting, and making it through the filters.

Our university lets you use the Career Opportunity Center whenever, though–it’s always available to alumnae. Does your university offer a career fair?

As far as applying to online requisitions with companies, i advise a paragraph at the top of your resume and making your resume resemble the requisition as much as possible if you are a good fit for the job.

I’ve met a few people tell me they used LinkedIn to network, though. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i landed my current job from the one job fair that i attended during my 4 months when i was laid off from my previous job. i also got very good call backs from companies that i had applied to directly on their career portal.

the company i work for today is a staffing/HR firm, (i work at corporate) and for full-time, direct-hire employment — it is your best bet to contact the company directly.

a lot of the reqs out on job search engines are not up to date, and it’s another filter/recruiter/window for you to have to deal with vs. being screened directly by the company recruiters.

good luck on your hunt, i will be back on it for the hubby come the new year…

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ejs4y8: I’m looking for that kind of stuff (Currently DoD with a clearance but always looking to move since FH and I are in a LDR)!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My current job I used a head hunter.  They were really helpful and I am sooo glad I used them, its def worth a shot!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For my first job right out of college, I submitted my resume at a career fair. For mysecond job, and current job, I submitted my resume on Monster =)

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