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Are you looking for a job? (#5) [Look here first!]
www.freerepublic.com/ ^ | 12/21/08 | Fellow FReepers who care about you

Posted on 12/21/2008 2:43:35 PM PST by B4Ranch

I know professional resumes are very important in some careers, so I advise you all to check out the first site below. Search Google for tips on finding jobs in your profession. Tell everyone you know that you are searching for work. The more eyes looking for you, the better. If you have questions, remember that someone on FR.com DOES KNOW THE ANSWER. So don't be embarrased to ask for assistance!

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Have you considered the following:

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http://geo.craigslist.org/ Select your city and state

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/

http://jobcircle.com/

http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/tempjobs/a/tempjobs.htm

http://jobs.nj.com/careers/jobsearch?new=1&searchType=advanced

http://www.allmyfaves.com/Beyond

http://www.biznik.com

http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/

http://www.careerbuilder.com/Careers in Music

http://www.careeroverview.com/recruiters.html

http://www.christianet.com/christianjobs/

http://www.clearedjobs.com

http://www.defensecareers.com

http://www.defenselink.mil/sites/c.html#civjobs

http://www.dice.com/

http://www.employment911.com

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/job-agency.html

http://www.firstjobresource.com/

http://www.fiveoclockclub.com/Go Free Lance

http://www.groovejob.com

http://www.hcareers.com -— Primarily hospitality careers, but also catering, cruise lines, travel industry and restaurants.

Hire Net (mostly medical)

Hire Vets First

http://www.hotjobs.com

http://www.indeed.com/

http://www.intelligencecareers.com

http://jobagencies.com/

http://www.jobbankinfo.org/

http://www.jobbankusa.com/

http://www.jobcentral.com

http://www.job.com/

http://www.jobsonline.com

http://www.linkedin.com

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?displayHome=&trk=hb_ft_jobs-— http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2140364/posts?page=10#10

http://www.monster.com/

http://www.mrinetwork.com/

OLX Free Classifieds Job Section

onlyconstructionjobs

http://www.quintcareers.com/recruiter_directories.html

http://regionalhelpwanted.com/corporate/our_sites_usa.cfm

http://www.retirementjobs.com/

Raleigh Durham area and Research Triangle-

http://www.sba.gov/

http://www.seniors4hire.com

http://www.simplyhired.com

http://www.snagajob.com

http://www.talentzoo.com/

http://www.theladders.com/ $100K &+

http://www.TheRecruiterNetwork.com

http://www.recruitersonline.com/jobs2/search5.phtml

http://www.topechelonnetwork.com/JobSeekers/Default.aspx (3rd party recruiters)

www.TwinTiersHelpWanted.com

http://www.vault.com/

http://www.usajobs.gov

http://www.heritage.org/jobbank/

("The Heritage Foundation Job Bank assists conservatives in finding employment with conservative Congressional Offices, faith-based organizations, other public policy organizations, lobbying groups and trade associations.")

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/business/local/tens_of_thousands_form_southeast_texas_workforce_army_11-26-2008.html -—Major petrochemical plant expansions/upgrades;

demoskowitz has 500+ contacts within finance and human resources!-— http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2140364/posts?page=52#52

I recommend that you read through the previous “Are you looking for a job?” threads for tips and ideas. I have gathered all the resources from them to this thread.

Are you looking for a job? (Thread #1)

Are you looking for a job? (#2) Expanded list! (Thread #2)

Are you looking for a job? (#3) [A Nice List] (Thread #3)

Are you looking for a job? (#4) [A Better List] (Thread #4)

Are you looking for a job? (#5) [Look here first!](Thread #5)

The more precisely you planned your future, the harder that your temporary unemployment will hit you. Flexibility must be the order of the day to maintain a healthy attitude.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Reference
KEYWORDS: economy; helpwanted; jobs
I am not connected with any of the websites listed above. I am not a professional recruiter, just a retired comm tech/rancher so asking me for my advice on how to get hired in a particular career isn't worth more than two cents. If you have an idea of how to make this thread better please let me know about it.

2ndDivisionVet has been a career counselor and recruiter since 1988, ask him for advice either on the thread or FReep Mail him.

1 posted on 12/21/2008 2:43:35 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: B4Ranch

Nice list.


2 posted on 12/21/2008 2:45:12 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998
Filed for future reference with many thanks.
3 posted on 12/21/2008 2:46:41 PM PST by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: B4Ranch

Good list. I could add a list of defense contractors if any one is interested.


4 posted on 12/21/2008 2:48:14 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: B4Ranch

bookmark


5 posted on 12/21/2008 2:54:22 PM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: B4Ranch

/mark


6 posted on 12/21/2008 2:56:38 PM PST by KoRn
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To: B4Ranch

book marked..


7 posted on 12/21/2008 2:57:48 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Barack the Messiah: Never in the field of US politics have so many waited so long for so little.)
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To: B4Ranch

Very good idea for a thread. One does have to be flexible.


8 posted on 12/21/2008 2:57:59 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Voir Dire

ping


9 posted on 12/21/2008 2:59:28 PM PST by Canedawg ("The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it")
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To: B4Ranch

Good Job! (Bump!) ;-)


10 posted on 12/21/2008 3:02:55 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here. ;-)
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To: B4Ranch

pizang....


11 posted on 12/21/2008 3:06:36 PM PST by dubie
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To: B4Ranch

bookmark


12 posted on 12/21/2008 3:09:59 PM PST by Op-Head
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To: B4Ranch

“Am I customizing my resume based on the job description? If you’re sending out the same resume to each job you apply for, you should seriously consider customizing your resume based on the job you’re applying for. Most times the H.R. dunderheads will simply pass you by if your resume doesn’t contain the buzzwords they’re looking for. Those buzzwords or phrases will be in the job description. The trick is to include them in your resume so that it gets passed onto the hiring manager.”

Bingo


13 posted on 12/21/2008 3:16:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Hardest part of the hiring process is getting past the 23-yr old HR bimbo with a degree in sociology.

When I was preparing to leave the USAF, I was told by such a bimbo that I had no “major corporate experience.”

I guess working for over 20-yrs in the Air Force (600,000 people at the time), didn't qualify, not running a couple billion dollar a year contracts. Nope, no experience there.

14 posted on 12/21/2008 3:24:21 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka

Its the truth. These people have no idea what the job entails.

They just read buzzwords, herd people and look for ways to cut benefits L0L


15 posted on 12/21/2008 3:28:01 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RainMan

Look at all these good leads!


16 posted on 12/21/2008 3:29:23 PM PST by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: randomhero97

Sure go ahead and post them. We never know who can use them.


17 posted on 12/21/2008 3:35:42 PM PST by B4Ranch (Veterans: "There is no expiration date on our oath, to protect America from all enemies, ...")
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To: B4Ranch

bfl


18 posted on 12/21/2008 3:37:46 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: B4Ranch

I don’t have my list with me currently but I can post it later.


19 posted on 12/21/2008 3:38:37 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: mylife
If you’re sending out the same resume to each job you apply for, you should seriously consider customizing your resume based on the job you’re applying for. Most times the H.R. dunderheads will simply pass you by if your resume doesn’t contain the buzzwords they’re looking for. Those buzzwords or phrases will be in the job description. The trick is to include them in your resume so that it gets passed onto the hiring manager.”

As the person who posted the above originally, please give credit where credit is due.

20 posted on 12/21/2008 3:40:02 PM PST by usconservative (My Plan For Government Reform: Hangings on Thursday, Trials on Friday.)
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To: usconservative

credit.


21 posted on 12/21/2008 3:42:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: B4Ranch
There may be something here that will help my nephew who just decided to change careers. Could be a nice XMas present for some.
22 posted on 12/21/2008 3:45:04 PM PST by McGruff
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To: usconservative

I didn’t read all the links.

Its also wise to tailor a cover sheet that shows your interest in the particular Company you are applying to.


23 posted on 12/21/2008 3:45:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Original Post on this topic. FYI, as a hiring manager, I know of where I speak on this topic. Too often I've seen otherwise excellent resumes simply discarded by HR departments because they didn't contain the "buzzwords" or phrases the HR folks were instructed to look for.

In this economy, it's especially important to demonstrate the capacity to market yourself to what employers are looking for and differentiate yourself from other candidates at the same time.

For any of you who have the added burden of looking for a job at this time of year, my heart and prayers go out to you.

24 posted on 12/21/2008 3:47:15 PM PST by usconservative (My Plan For Government Reform: Hangings on Thursday, Trials on Friday.)
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To: mylife
Its also wise to tailor a cover sheet that shows your interest in the particular Company you are applying to.

That is an excellent point one of which is often overlooked. Taking 15-20 minutes to read a company's website, look at their last profit statement or press release and incorporating that into a cover letter shows an active interest in the company and what it does.

25 posted on 12/21/2008 3:49:16 PM PST by usconservative (My Plan For Government Reform: Hangings on Thursday, Trials on Friday.)
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To: B4Ranch

BTTT


26 posted on 12/21/2008 3:49:18 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: B4Ranch

ping


27 posted on 12/21/2008 3:49:24 PM PST by freemike (Alas, how many have been persecuted for the wrong of having been right? --Jean-Baptiste Say)
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To: usconservative

I have seen people who were “hand picked” by the dept who is hiring, get thwarted when the resume is routed to HR.

It’s a sad situation that the gatekeepers are clueless as to the needs of the company.

That being said, There are ways around these things, And your suggestion is on of them.


28 posted on 12/21/2008 3:52:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: B4Ranch

self ping


29 posted on 12/21/2008 3:55:42 PM PST by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "Senator Government" is here)
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To: Hulka
I'm so sorry your experience with a 23 year old college grad was so bad.

I've never been in the military, but I'll tell you this: when I've run across guys like you and I've been in a position to hire, I'd hire you in a heartbeat.

Didn't matter to me if you have 70% of the skills I was looking for or 100%. I knew guys like you had great foundations to build on, would learn what was required quickly and typically had great work ethics.

My sincere thanks to you for your service to our country.

30 posted on 12/21/2008 3:58:04 PM PST by usconservative (My Plan For Government Reform: Hangings on Thursday, Trials on Friday.)
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To: usconservative

You have to sell your skills as well as your enthusiasm!
Tailoring the resume a bit adds interest.

You can use a basic template for this, just change the players and the mission statements and skill sets as required.

Always close with how you look forward to working with this “Team” etc. Corporate loves that stuff. L0L


31 posted on 12/21/2008 4:03:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: B4Ranch

BTTT

Great post - thanks


32 posted on 12/21/2008 4:04:06 PM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: B4Ranch

bttt


33 posted on 12/21/2008 4:28:17 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: Orange1998

Yep! AND clickable!!!
BTTT!!!
;)


34 posted on 01/11/2009 2:51:44 AM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: All

Bump2.


35 posted on 01/12/2009 11:41:48 PM PST by Cindy
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