(Closed) So.. Do i keep looking for a new job? Help Hive!

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: Can I begin looking for a new job?
    Yes, keep up your search. : (21 votes)
    84 %
    Nope, you need to get some time at this place before you start looking elsewhere. : (0 votes)
    Why are you even asking. Just be thankful you are no longer unemployed! : (4 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Never hurts to keep looking for something better just do it quietly.

    Post # 4
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    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think theres anything wrong with continuing to look but I would certainly not tell your employer that you’re doing so. If they know you’re not really that committed they may cut you loose to find someone who is. As far as the pay, $9 is about how much the data entry people make at my company. Ones who have been there for decades make a little more ($11-$12 an hour) but not much. It will be difficult to arrange interviews during the day since it doesn’t exactly make a great impression to be taking time off or leaving early having just started the job. I would probably leave this job off of your resume so that they won’t be calling looking for a reference or to check on job history. 

    Frankly, you managed to score a paying job and for that you should be thankful (I realize you are grateful, but I’m just saying). Kudos on getting lucky on the first interview too. Lots of people have gone on HUNDREDS of interviews without so much as a call back. 

    Post # 5
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    608 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    What about trying to negiotiate your salary first?  Maybe its way off what you were looking for but if a few more dollars an hour would help I’d ask.  And if you do go look, don’t tell your new job. 

    Is this the career you want?  If its not you should spend some time thinking about what industry and job you want and start searching for something that matches that rather than blanketing resumes everywhere.  Plus job hopping looks bad on resumes so finding something you can stay in for a few years would be important.

    Post # 6
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    9108 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I think a lot depends on your region.  Around here, unemployment is nearly 25%.  There are former high level executives who would jump on a $9/hr job these days.  But that is just the nature of my community.  And California in general is very hostile toward business & will be getting worse.

    I imagine in other parts of the world, jobs are more plentiful.

    Post # 7
    Member
    184 posts
    Blushing bee

    If I were in your shoes, I would keep looking while keeping the job you have now.  I doubt they expect you to stay there long term, and I’m sure that if you did decide to leave they’d be ok.  I don’t think it’d reflect poorly on you, especially being right out of college.  I know at many places, the first 3 months is considered a trial period so you could always say it wasn’t a fit for you if you found another job.  Goodluck!

    Post # 8
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    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    There is nothing wrong with looking. But I wouldn’t brag about it to your co-workers.

    I did data entry (part-time) and was making $8.50/hour, so I think $9 is probably about right.

    Post # 9
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    keep looking quietly and leave this job off your resume. data entry isn’t exactly a career, so obviously you should keep looking for a career job that uses your degree. for now, at least you have a way to pay the bills!

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Doesn’t hurt to keep looking but keep it quiet and try to stay within your means now in case you can’t find something better for a while.

    Post # 11
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @sassy411:What part of CA? My department is relocating to the bay area, but im a little nervous about my husband finding a job

     

    OP:I think you should definitely look for another job while keeping this one! $9 an hour does not a career make, obviously, so I think you should keep some cash coming in while you continue looking!

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