(Closed) How did you get your job?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: How did you find your job?
    Someone I knew : (41 votes)
    30 %
    Online job finder (monster/career builder etc.) : (30 votes)
    22 %
    Craigslist ad : (14 votes)
    10 %
    Newspaper (online or paper) : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Head hunter/Staffing agency/Temp Agency : (12 votes)
    9 %
    Other (explanation below) : (35 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
    909 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I used Indeed.com and Craiglist when I was searching for jobs. I didn’t know anybody when I moved down here so I was on my own.

    Post # 4
    1598 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Found my job through a staffing agency. Same agency that found me my first full time job 5+ years ago!

    I’m in the admin assistant/clerical “field.”



    Post # 5
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I found the company when I was a grad student and decided I wanted to work there when I graduated. So, I contacted the owner to ask if he needed an intern – he didn’t but I constantly kept in contact with him so a few months before I graduated I asked if he had any openings and luckily he had one.  That job is now mine! 🙂

    I’ve gotten jobs off craigslist before and they’ve always sucked. They weren’t in my field though so I would have hated them regardless of where I found them!  I like using linkedin personally. Usually when I want a job I try to skip HR or online applications if I can and go directly to the hiring manager or person posting the job – linked in is key for getting in contact with some of these people!

    Post # 6
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I used Careerlink (I’m not sure if they have a lot of national postions, or if it’s more confined to this area) to find my current position.  It’s a lot like Monster/CareerBuilder, but I like it more because it really narrows your search results based on the keywords you use.  I think sometimes Monster and CareerBuilder don’t do a very good job with that … I’d be looking for something in Omaha (and specify this!) and the majority of my results would be for positions in other random places.  

    Post # 7
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    A former professor is now the CSO at my company and recommended I apply.

    My company never really uses much in the way of online postings, except for postings through our state or specialty organizations (in my state, Jobs Ohio and JumpStart). We rely heavily on bringing people in as interns and grooming them for potential entry-level positions. We very, very occasionally go through a staffing agency, and all the rest is “who you know.”

    Post # 9
    1811 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I found my job on facebook.

    Post # 10
    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I got my job through a job fair.

    Post # 11
    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I was searching a site for game/studio entertainment jobs and found a listing that I felt qualified for. I’ve been at this company for about 2.5 years now 🙂

    Post # 12
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I found my job through the alumni office at my law school.

    Post # 13
    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I got the job I’ll be starting when I graduate through a career fair.

    Post # 14
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I got my job after interning with the same company for 2 summers during college.

    Post # 15
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    A friend of mine was working in a doctors clinic. I had lost my previous job after the doctor I worked for was arrested. So I was looking and not finding anything in my area and was really getting depressed and my friend asked me to lunch one day. I mentioned to her how frustrated I was that someone with a nursing license AND bachelors couldn’t find a job. She said there was a temporary position opening up in her clinic filling in for a nurse going on maternity leave. She talked to her boss and I got an interview later that week and then was hired. Since that job was only temporary though I had to keep looking within the system for a more perminent place. A nurse left the scheduling office so I was hired down there. Then another nurse left and someone jn our office took that job which then put me in my current position of making sure the office orders match up with what a patient is scheduled for and that their insurances will cover the diagnoses given to us and make sure some tests don’t need a pre-authorization number from the insurance company before the test can be performed. For the most part I love my job and I’m the youngest in my department by 20+ years so I would get a good promotion to becoming manager of admissions for 3 hospitals but sometimes its hard to bide my time when one co-worker makes it miserable to work there.

    Post # 16
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Ms.Sugarsnap:  I’m a teacher. I applied to the district I where I wanted to teach. Then I went through a screening process.

    ETA I am teaching in a new state so I knew no one. I have a very strong résumé.

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