(Closed) NWR-Starting a new career…any tips from Bees in Corporate America?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I work for a big corporation and it’s not out of the ordinary for the hiring process to take two months, with posting the job, interviewing, 2nd interviews, etc.  I would not be put off with somebody who was relocating and might need a little extra time to get into the job, if they were the right fit.  I’d say get the resumes out there. 

 

I’ve hired a lot of people and I’ve never used Linked In, although I’m a member.  We normally just post the job on our website and internally and get a lot of applicants that way.  Also, knowing somebody in the company or industry helps in getting a job.  We always look at those resumes closer because they know somebody who knows somebody…

 

If your industry has recruiters who are specific to it, get in contact with them and get them your resume.  I get calls a lot from recruiters who have someone they are trying to place, and in a few instances I’ve passed the job leads on to others who have then gotten the job.   So if you’re in accounting, for example, google accounting recruiters in your new area and work from there.

 

Good luck with school and your job search!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I think it is perfectly reasonable to search for a job two months (or more) from my (hopeful) start date. 

I used LinkedIn all the time.

The most effective way to introduce yourself to recruiters is to send them a resume with a request to set up a call to discuss your experience and goals.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Just be upfront with your earliest start date. Often a 2 month period won’t matter, however I was hiring for a role once where that would have disqualified someone as we needed coverage ASAP. It would not be ‘weird’ or unheard of though to start applying now. 

Oh and do mention that you’re moving to the area on your own- ie. won’t want/need a moving stipend. We’ve overlooked some candidates who required a moving budget- for an associate level role!!!- umm, no. 

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