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This week Job Hunting

Post by Hunterforjobs on Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:35 pm

First topic message reminder :

Seemed to be a popular thread in the last UFF so I think we should continue it here.

Applied for three jobs this week including old company see vent, and have not heard from anyone of them.


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Re: UF2's job prospect thread. Share your stories!

Post by MoInSTL on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:17 am

Anyone in IT here? I would love to have my resume critiqued.

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Post by irishmalou on Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:06 pm

I get really concerned as well when asked for a social security number on a job application online. Even from a legit company that makes me nervous as hell. Also, I recently got an email on careerbuilder for a stay at home job for like 19 an hour they wanted my bank info during the application process. I tried to find these people online and could find nothing on them. I did not respond I had a bad feeling about it. It is bad enough we are out of work we now have to worry that we will be scammed. It is so frustrating to me.

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Post by Hunterforjobs on Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:40 pm

Applied at a Hardware Store and Limo Dispatcher. Lets see.

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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:04 pm

Yes, the scam artists are making a good living off of us. I'm also leery of the agencies. Make you drive to see them, and there really isn't a job to send you out to. But, the ads that don't post their websites for you to review are usually a scam.

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Post by MissRi on Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:52 pm

I also hate giving my social security number on applications. I did a couple of times but I think in the future I'll either leave it blank or write something like, "Willing to provide upon hire" or something like that. You don't know what hands that application will cross or even if they're being shredded properly if you're not hired.

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Post by americatheneedy on Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:18 pm

Scammers are the scum of the earth; they waste the time of job hunters, not to mention creating false hopes. I have filled out an application for several jobs, sure I'm overqualified again. I may just start leaving off my education and any jobs that allude to it since obviously its worse than having a criminal record thesedays.

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Post by troycomic on Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:28 am

I apply to $10 hr landscaping jobs. But no call back. I guess the boss doesn't want a white male over a mexican. It's ironic mexicans turned landscape jobs from $20 hr to $10 hr. And now I want a mexican's job.

We gave them the crap jobs, we complained they take our jobs, now we want their jobs.

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Post by troycomic on Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:29 am

MissRi wrote:I also hate giving my social security number on applications. I did a couple of times but I think in the future I'll either leave it blank or write something like, "Willing to provide upon hire" or something like that. You don't know what hands that application will cross or even if they're being shredded properly if you're not hired.

I don't give my SS# or drivers lic. # until the interview gets serious. I just tell them that with all the scams out there I have to be carefull.

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:25 pm

I knew a landscape contractor who told me that his guys would leave him if someone offerred them five cents over the wage he paid them, and that was 9.00 per hour. Guess the hispanics knew they were needed, but oh that was before this economy.

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Post by troycomic on Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:10 pm

disgustedwithgovt wrote:I knew a landscape contractor who told me that his guys would leave him if someone offerred them five cents over the wage he paid them, and that was 9.00 per hour. Guess the hispanics knew they were needed, but oh that was before this economy.

That is why I can't even get a landscape job, because the first real job that comes he thinks I will leave. And besides let's get real, if you had a landscape comp. who would you hire a 38 yr old white man ofr a 28 yr old mexican.

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Post by Kulkulkan on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:10 am

Applied via Craigslist for the local NO FEAR store. I'm a bit worried about the "appearance code", which is not defined, as I've got long hair and a beard. Strange a skate/surf type retailer would even worry...

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Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:13 am

You may be exactly what they are looking for actually. You never know..Id just make sure its "Hip" should they call you in for an interview.

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Post by Kulkulkan on Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:40 pm

Yeah, not worried so much, since I have no tattoos or piercings or anything. Their music is loud but right up my alley, and certainly do not really look like I'm pushing 40. Heck, last year I was out with family in LA, went to a casino, and was carded! She was shocked when she saw my DOB Very Happy

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Re: UF2's job prospect thread. Share your stories!

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:44 pm

This week I applied to a new sub shop and applied at Dunkin Donuts AGAIN. I also applied for a job doing drive by inspections.

My husband applied for a job as a trash collector and also applied to a lawn and garden/ landscaping business for a labor position.

not much else around.

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Post by Hunterforjobs on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:16 pm

Re writing the resume again

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Re: UF2's job prospect thread. Share your stories!

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:54 pm

Sick & Tired wrote:This week I applied to a new sub shop and applied at Dunkin Donuts AGAIN. I also applied for a job doing drive by inspections.

My husband applied for a job as a trash collector and also applied to a lawn and garden/ landscaping business for a labor position.

not much else around.

It seems like I apply to Dunkin Donuts everyday through SnagAJob.com! There are 3 locations in my immediate area that always have job openings according to that job site.

I posted an article here yesterday on how to dummy down your resume, so I tried that tactic today. Took off my education and changed former job titles. We'll see what happens now!

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Post by suri on Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:30 pm

I have just begun my own job search a month or so ago after last two years with hubby's. He and I were slooow to accept his 'forced retirement' to SS.

Good news: I had two interviews in first month! (One was group ??
Bad news: No second interviews...

Different perspective on my own search! lol I could accept no offers with his background and experience due to emp thinking he wouldn't be happy with sooo much less, etc. But I'm just looking for something, anything, p/t or whatever?? Think I'm in store for a whole new UNDERSTANDING "Up close & personal" of our job crisis! No

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Re: UF2's job prospect thread. Share your stories!

Post by Hunterforjobs on Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:11 am

Applied for a job this week. Havent' heard back for an interview.

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Post by suri on Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:20 am

Going to drop off resume this a.m. Send me some good vibes! Cool
Otherwise, got one rej e-mail from 3 apps last week. Is it better when you never hear back or get the e-mail 'filled position with someone who was better fit'? (Don't answer that! LOL)

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Post by Hunterforjobs on Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:23 am

Its better to hear back one way or the other. It gives a sense of closure.

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Post by Hunterforjobs on Mon May 02, 2011 1:19 pm

Another week to look for a job. Needle in a haystack. Subway is looking for help, hmmm never applied there. LOL.

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Post by Hunterforjobs on Mon May 02, 2011 2:01 pm

DELI CLERKS-- Experienced and mature. The right person for this job will have the ability to work well under pressure. This person needs to be able to suggestive sell and have a great customer service demeanor. The individual applying should have reliable transportation and able to work all summer weekends and all summer holidays. Experience with catering a plus. Part time weekend applicants also being reviewed. If interested please email resume. We will call to set up an interview.

This was an ad in the local newspaper. A Deli position that reads like you need a masters degree or something.

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Post by Hunterforjobs on Mon May 02, 2011 2:06 pm

LAUNDRY-- Seasonal. Must have experience and references. Able to work legally

To work in a laundry

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Post by Hunterforjobs on Mon May 02, 2011 2:16 pm

and then there is this one

GAL/ GUY FRIDAY-- Clean, cook, drive, organize. Call

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Post by Hunterforjobs on Wed May 04, 2011 9:31 am

The three jobs I applied to this week I didn't receive an answer from. I know its only Wednesday but its discouraging.

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