Skip to comments.Are you looking for a job? (#5) [Look here first!]
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:
http://geo.craigslist.org/ Select your city and state
http://www.careerbuilder.com/Careers in Music
http://www.fiveoclockclub.com/Go Free Lance
http://www.hcareers.com -— Primarily hospitality careers, but also catering, cruise lines, travel industry and restaurants.
Hire Net (mostly medical)
Hire Vets First
OLX Free Classifieds Job Section
Raleigh Durham area and Research Triangle-
http://www.theladders.com/ $100K &+
http://www.topechelonnetwork.com/JobSeekers/Default.aspx (3rd party recruiters)
("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.
2ndDivisionVet has been a career counselor and recruiter since 1988, ask him for advice either on the thread or FReep Mail him.
Good list. I could add a list of defense contractors if any one is interested.
Very good idea for a thread. One does have to be flexible.
Good Job! (Bump!) ;-)
“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.”
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.
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
Look at all these good leads!
Sure go ahead and post them. We never know who can use them.
I don’t have my list with me currently but I can post it later.
As the person who posted the above originally, please give credit where credit is due.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Great post - thanks
Yep! AND clickable!!!
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