(Closed) How did you get your job?

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: How did you find your job?

    Someone I knew

    Online job finder (monster/career builder etc.)

    Craigslist ad

    Newspaper (online or paper)

    Head hunter/Staffing agency/Temp Agency

    Other (explanation below)

  • Post # 47
    2285 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I found my job on CareerBuilder, as did my fiance.

    Post # 48
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I work in Real Estate & I found my job on Craigslist. My SO found his job by Cold Calling (I wasn’t brave enough for this).

    Post # 49
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I found the job posting directly on the website of where I wanted to work. I stalked the website about once a week for two years. Finally, a posting appeared…I applied, kicked ass at my interview and here I am now!


    Post # 50
    9480 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    DH’s friend’s wife e-mailed HR with my resume.

    Post # 51
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I started off as a temp receptionist. I was out of college without any real career prospects. Then they had an opening for a more “advanced” position and I applied. I’ve been here for nearly 9 years now. GAH I’m old.

    Post # 52
    66 posts
    Worker bee

    I sent my resume in every school where I had the qualification to teach within 5 hours from my home. Finally, I had the choice because a lot of schools called back for an inteview. Perfect timing, I guess!

    Post # 53
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    For this job I stuck to the basics. I was job hunting there for I was on every site you mentioned but I also went all around and passed out my resume and filled out some applications. Some businesses do not post on job finding web sites. I didn’t fill out an app for my current job, just gave them my resume. They weren’t hiring at the time but they called a few weeks later, said they liked my resume and wanted me to come in and fill out an app.


    I know this really doesn’t help for a teaching job. But any other job I would recommend turning in your resume and filling out applications. Most businesses keep them for 6 months. If they are in desperate need of an employee they usually just go through their currant stack and set up interviews instead of posting it on a job site.

    Post # 54
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I was in the Army so I enlisted. I worked at a call center; got that from a craigslist ad. I worked at Victoria Secret; walked in and filled out an application. I worked as a maid; walked in and filled out an application. I graduated top of my class; got recruited. Contacts have never played a part in my career.

    Post # 55
    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    i applied for a job through an ad, didn’t get it (they ended up promoting from within), but then they called me a couple months later and offered me a temp job to fill in for someone’s maternity leave. while there, someone else got fired. i’m currently doing both the leave and fired persons’ jobs. they made me a FT, permanent offer to stay on now that that spot opened up with the firing.

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