(Closed) To the job hunting bees

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For what I do, most of the job postings are online, and alot of the places I’m applying are hours away from here.  I have been emailing for the past month-ish, but haven’t gotten any calls, so perhaps I’ll start faxing when possible?  I know sometimes hotmail emails go right to people’s junk mail.

I’d love some advice.  So exasperated.  Good luck to you!

Post # 4
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3011 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

There really is no advice.  I am going absolutely bonkers.  I have also noticed that it takes knowing someone to get your foot in the door as of right now.  It’s so discouraging.  

Post # 5
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2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m currently employed, but when I was looking I absolutely loved the website indeed.com

It gathers all the postings from yahoo, monster, the company itself, etc into one place. I really found it great. And then of course there’s always craigslist!

Post # 6
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

And Indeed emails them to you too! You can put in a few key words and it will send jobs that match those descriptions to your email every day.

Post # 7
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

there are a lot of specialty websites available depending on the type of job you’re looking for.

start networking! talk to people in your field and ask if they know of any opportunities/any places that are hiring (not necessarily at their office, but in general). you should be calling those contacts once a month.

Post # 9
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2408 posts
Buzzing bee

i’m currently looking and what i use is indeed, craigslist and good old fashioned networking. i actually got my previous job through networking so it definitely works. most, if not all, jobs that i’m interested in are strickly posted online

@soon2bhis: i strong suggest using gmail as your email client. it usually goes through spam filters and looks a lot more professional than a hotmail address.

Post # 10
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1124 posts
Bumble bee

I go on Monster and look at online versions of newspapers in the area. I live in a part of Iowa with the highest unemployment rate, so it took me a very very long time to find a job – as a cow milker! That’s right, I milk cows and make damn good money doing it!

Post # 11
Hostess
11110 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@CaraMia10: I can’t be that informative living in the UK but I wanted to let you know you’re not alone. As per SBourgeous I look on the local newspaper on-line everyday as it’s constantly updated. I’ve applied for 5 jobs in the past two weeks. I used to use Monster and thought it was really good but there doesn’t seem to be that much stuff on there anymore. Since the new year i’m keeping a positive attitude as it did get me down before.

@DesireeAnne: re going bonkers – me too. I actually want to go to work everyday and have some banter ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 12
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2317 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I usually look up companies I’m interested in, and apply for any vacancies online. Usually some of them have a database they keep applications so hopefully one of them will come through.

Post # 13
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2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Networking is huge, but also apply at places that don’t have jobs posted, but that you really, really want to work for.  Sometimes, a position will come available, and the job isn’t even posted because the company already has candidates on file.  That’s actually how I got my current job.  And I had interviews before for positions that were never actually posted anywhere.

Also, consider having your resume and cover letter done by a professional service.  They can design a letterhead and help you with wording and such.  I know FI’s cousin did that and she got great responses.

It’s so hard to find a job right now, but they are out there!  Have you considered working for a temp agency?  They aren’t the best or most stable jobs at times, but they can get your foot in the door!  Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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