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How much time do you spend on a great job you want and can do?

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How much time do you spend on a great job you want and can do?

Post by Kathleen on Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:07 am

http://www.theworkbuzz.com/books/are-you-slacking-in-your-job-search/?cobrand=msn&utm_source=MSN&utm_medium=MSNJM&utm_campaign=MSNCareers
More important, if you want a job how much time do you spend on getting your application, resume ect noticed. I just spent a week each on two jobs I really want-including going to the job locations. Dedicated at least 40 hours each... and still nothing more than "we will get back to you".
Think the in person contact killed me..... damn aged face!

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Post by Kathleen on Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:13 am

I'd like to personally strangle "Amanda"

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Post by Tired_but_still_trying on Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:27 am

This article illustrates the systematic problem many of us are facing when having to approach some of the 'gatekeepers' between ourselves and a job.

It began with the word 'slacking' in the headline. This is not a sympathetic article to the job-hunter and is highly suspect. This is a one-size-fits-all way of job searching.

This is why a lot of articles say that the best way is to avoid the HR person altogether. Though, it gets harder and harder to find out who is the actual hiring manager.

There is a lot confusion to what actually works when finding a job. I have heard both that cold-calling works and that it is a waste of time.

I have read that people in the HR field know there is a problem with how they judge people.

The April 2011 Reader's Digest had and article called "Get Hired, Not Fired! 50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You". I found it in my library. Very disturbing. I could not find the article online but this the supplemental article.

http://www.rd.com/13-things/39-more-secrets-your-hr-person-wont-tell-you/

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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:28 pm

Kathleen wrote:I'd like to personally strangle "Amanda"

Suzanne is on my "Strangle List"!

22. “Don’t ever tell me that you have to have this job because you’re going to lose your house, your kids have nothing to eat, your mother has cancer. Companies aren’t a charity.” –Suzanne Lucas

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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:32 pm

Tired_but_still_trying wrote:This article illustrates the systematic problem many of us are facing when having to approach some of the 'gatekeepers' between ourselves and a job.

It began with the word 'slacking' in the headline. This is not a sympathetic article to the job-hunter and is highly suspect. This is a one-size-fits-all way of job searching.

This is why a lot of articles say that the best way is to avoid the HR person altogether. Though, it gets harder and harder to find out who is the actual hiring manager.

There is a lot confusion to what actually works when finding a job. I have heard both that cold-calling works and that it is a waste of time.

I have read that people in the HR field know there is a problem with how they judge people.

The April 2011 Reader's Digest had and article called "Get Hired, Not Fired! 50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You". I found it in my library. Very disturbing. I could not find the article online but this the supplemental article.

http://www.rd.com/13-things/39-more-secrets-your-hr-person-wont-tell-you/

Thank you for posting this. I am going to create a topic for this, there is a lot of useful information in this article that will benefit all of our unemployed members.
I am going to make this a "Sticky".

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Post by New_Wave_Princess on Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:00 pm

The problem I have with articles is that often they contradict things someone else said. As for how long I spend on a job, not long anymore. I am tired of spending an hour filling out an application and/or various testing only to be rejected. If I see a job that fits me to a t and I have to send them a resume I'll put it things that I believe will help me. For instance I have been seeing jobs listed through the local Catholic diocese. Being that I am a practicing Catholic I will mention that in the cover letter.

Regarding the whole cold calling versus applying I've done both and while in general cold calling has worked better, this is mostly for smaller companies. I've gotten interviews when I called a smaller company. A larger one has always told me to apply online or send them a resume.

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Post by Tired_but_still_trying on Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:02 pm

Good idea, DesperateInRI.

If people cannot obtain the main article. I will write a synopsis of major points of the other 50 things. Due to copyright, I can't post the article verbatim.

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Post by americatheneedy on Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:07 pm

These HR people in this article make me sick. Arrogant and immature. Their day is coming when they will have to look for work and I hope karma bites them bigtime. They are unneeded. Simple. They are the reason it is impossible to talk to a real person, manager, etc. and shake hands and get a job.

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Post by New_Wave_Princess on Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:14 pm

americatheneedy wrote:These HR people in this article make me sick. Arrogant and immature. Their day is coming when they will have to look for work and I hope karma bites them bigtime. They are unneeded. Simple. They are the reason it is impossible to talk to a real person, manager, etc. and shake hands and get a job.

Many companies are starting to outsource HR jobs so the day will come when they will be with us. I hate outsourcing but get a little pleasure in this one. But yes, HR people are often so greedy and nasty. I've gone to a few interviews and left in tears because they were mean to me.

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