(Closed) How did you get your current job?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: How did you get your current job?
    Responded to job listing : (35 votes)
    38 %
    Professional networking : (11 votes)
    12 %
    Recommended by contact : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Help from friend/family member : (14 votes)
    15 %
    Directly recruited : (11 votes)
    12 %
    Something else : (13 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    When my aunt left her job she recommended me for the position. 

    Post # 4
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    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Feels like maybe I sold my soul to the devil, perhaps.

    Post # 5
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    13012 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was recruited out of my previous position.

    Post # 6
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    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I got it from a networking event by my university. I’m still in my first job and it’s been two years.

    Post # 7
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    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I responded to a job posting that was listed directly on the employer’s website. My suggestion to all of my students and direction that I always follow myself is, when looking for a job, chose several employers with whom you would like to work and follow their job postings on a daily basis. Employers get so many applicants nowadays that sometimes you only have a 24 hour window before they close it down – that’s how I got my current job.

    Post # 8
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    A headhunter found my resume on Monster.

    Post # 9
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    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @khf777:  I love this!  The devil and I were real chums at my last job 😉  My current job, though, contacted me after seeing my resume online!  I am lucky, to say the least.

    Post # 10
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    my current job is from a headhunter

    previous job was from networking

    Post # 11
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I was looking at an old coworkers FB page and saw the company she worked for. I knew it was an online university so I messaged her about it. She told me they were hiring and I went to their website and applied.

    Post # 13
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    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I knew someone who worked here. She recommended that I visit the web listings for open positions, which I did. I applied, and here I am 9 years later. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I had graduated college and needed a job. My brother has been in same field for 15 years, and one his friends had a spot open… they hired me for an internship, and after two months they hired me full time.

    Darling Husband got his first job by responding to an idealist.org posting, and he was hunted on Monster for his second. A recruiting agency found him and match him with a job. He absolutely loves his job, too.

    I’m currently job seeking out of my field, and it’s proving to be super challenging.

    Post # 15
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I started out in my current job as a temp, and I was able to secure the permanent position after they posted it.  A lot of people at my agency started out as temps, actually, before getting hired on permanently.

    Post # 16
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    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MM423:  FI and I are both in the casino industry. I am a cocktail server and he deals poker.

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