Migdalia Tuero
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Hi I am a finance professional with 20+ years experience in accounting and finance. I have a Bachelor's Degree and am currently going for my Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. I have had the most difficult time finding a job. It is frustrating and it seems that every position that I apply to online never responds. What can I do to improve my exposure so I can be more visible to employers in my area?

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Ana laura Treviño fuentes

Hola migdalia estamos desesperadas m8 hija y yo estamos en busca de trabajo tenemos muy poco de habernos venido a vivir a houston tx se acabo trabajo en la cía q trabajamos x casi 3 años era una compañía q areglada los interiores de aviones mi hija tiene 24 años ella es ciudadana yo tengo 50 años y soy emigrado de procedencia mexicana estamos en busca de empleo peto se nos dificulta mucho x el idioma y para ser honestos no conocemos mucho aquí y no hemos logrado conseguir trabajo ya hemos echo varias aplicaciones x internet y personalmente y nada pudiera ud ayudarnos estamos en el área de norte de houston 77090

Hola migdalia estamos desesperadas m8 hija y yo estamos en busca de trabajo tenemos muy poco de habernos venido a vivir a houston tx se acabo trabajo en la cía q trabajamos x casi 3 años era una compañía q areglada los interiores de aviones mi hija tiene 24 años ella es ciudadana yo tengo 50 años y soy emigrado de procedencia mexicana estamos en busca de empleo peto se nos dificulta mucho x el idioma y para ser honestos no conocemos mucho aquí y no hemos logrado conseguir trabajo ya hemos echo varias aplicaciones x internet y personalmente y nada pudiera ud ayudarnos estamos en el área de norte de houston 77090

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Marisa Besselievre

I am not sure where you are located but my story is somewhat similar to yours in terms of education and work experience. In my case, I do get lots of calls and interviews. I believe however that I have not landed a position yet because the market still very competitive. The good news is that our qualifications are still in demand. A good job may take a little time and patient to get. I first suggest that you have your resume review and/or update. Perhaps as already suggested, have it format with key words related to the positions applied to increase the odds that your resume is chosen from the many applicants a company gets. While looking, I always check the skills required and where can improve. In my case, I am highly interested in getting into the government sector, so I am currently taking a short course in auditing and contracts. I am also looking into opportunities to learn a new software. The goal is not only getting a new job but to land a long- term opportunity. Network is a very key for hidden opportunities. Be positive and best of luck!

I am not sure where you are located but my story is somewhat similar to yours in terms of education and work experience. In my case, I do get lots of calls and interviews. I believe however that I have not landed a position yet because the market still very competitive. The good news is that our qualifications are still in demand. A good job may take a little time and patient to get. I first suggest that you have your resume review and/or update. Perhaps as already suggested, have it format with key words related to the positions applied to increase the odds that your resume is chosen from the many applicants a company gets. While looking, I always check the skills required and where can improve. In my case, I am highly interested in getting into the government sector, so I am currently taking a short course in auditing and contracts. I am also looking into opportunities to learn a new software. The goal is not only getting a new job but to land a long- term opportunity. Network is a very key for hidden opportunities. Be positive and best of luck!

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Kadam Desai

move out of state

move out of state

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Cliff Hanson

Make sure your resume contains the key words listed in the jobs you apply for. You may need to have four or five versions to use and quickly modify. After I had my resume professionally done I started getting some emails and calls. Also, upload your resume to the major job search sites like Indeed, CareerBuilder, etc. Good luck!!

Make sure your resume contains the key words listed in the jobs you apply for. You may need to have four or five versions to use and quickly modify. After I had my resume professionally done I started getting some emails and calls. Also, upload your resume to the major job search sites like Indeed, CareerBuilder, etc. Good luck!!

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Harry de Beziers

Join LinkedIn.com , it is the best as far as I know. I train in linked in and literally, believe in its power . Good luck, any help let me know

Join LinkedIn.com , it is the best as far as I know. I train in linked in and literally, believe in its power . Good luck, any help let me know

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Tim Taylor, CPA

I would echo what Debbie Parker said. Although I believe you have to continue to play this resume game I believe that your more likely to find your next challenge by networking.

I would echo what Debbie Parker said. Although I believe you have to continue to play this resume game I believe that your more likely to find your next challenge by networking.

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Richard Bonilla

Migdalia, If your current tactic is not working..I recommend a change...maybe try networking face to face and meeting potential employers..a firm hand shake, a dependable look straight into their eyes, and a solid elevator pitch may yield different results....In a min or two, tell them how you can benefit their situation or organization...Good Luck !! think out side the box, set your self apart from the masses of applicants ....

Migdalia, If your current tactic is not working..I recommend a change...maybe try networking face to face and meeting potential employers..a firm hand shake, a dependable look straight into their eyes, and a solid elevator pitch may yield different results....In a min or two, tell them how you can benefit their situation or organization...Good Luck !! think out side the box, set your self apart from the masses of applicants ....

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Debbie Parker

HI Migdalia, call backs for online applications are uncommon. I read that only about 3% of all online applications received get responses from employers. I'm having more success using and building my network to find out about open job opportunities closer to the career and benefit expectations I'm looking for. In Jan I built a new contact list with ALL of my friends, family, teachers, previous managers, and co-workers. I've slowly been reaching out to everyone on the list via phone to say hi and discuss what I'm looking for career wise. Some of the calls have led to job leads with direct contact information I can forward my resume or call. I've also been attending job fairs in my area in attempt to meet with hiring managers face to face and also build my network. All of this has lead to a couple of job and informational interviews. I wouldn't limit your job search to online applications with your level of experience and education. Instead use and build your network of people that can recommend you to your next job opportunity.

HI Migdalia, call backs for online applications are uncommon. I read that only about 3% of all online applications received get responses from employers. I'm having more success using and building my network to find out about open job opportunities closer to the career and benefit expectations I'm looking for. In Jan I built a new contact list with ALL of my friends, family, teachers, previous managers, and co-workers. I've slowly been reaching out to everyone on the list via phone to say hi and discuss what I'm looking for career wise. Some of the calls have led to job leads with direct contact information I can forward my resume or call. I've also been attending job fairs in my area in attempt to meet with hiring managers face to face and also build my network. All of this has lead to a couple of job and informational interviews. I wouldn't limit your job search to online applications with your level of experience and education. Instead use and build your network of people that can recommend you to your next job opportunity.

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Mariah Bliss

Hi Migdalia: Great to see you on Jobcase! You sound like a candidate with GREAT experience and education, so your best bet might be to focus on getting employer attention once you've applied for job opportunities. If you haven't already, try following up a couple of days by contacting the employer and asking to speak to the person in charge of hiring. It takes persistence, but it's a good way to get a living, breathing human to look at your resume.

Hi Migdalia: Great to see you on Jobcase! You sound like a candidate with GREAT experience and education, so your best bet might be to focus on getting employer attention once you've applied for job opportunities. If you haven't already, try following up a couple of days by contacting the employer and asking to speak to the person in charge of hiring. It takes persistence, but it's a good way to get a living, breathing human to look at your resume.

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Genevieve Legrand

Hello Migdalia, So glad you could be a part of our Jobcase community! I think they best thing for you to do would be to follow up on the applications you are submitting. Find the phone number for the companies you are applying at and call them within a couple days of submitting your application to make sure they received it. The unfortunate thing about applying online is sometimes the employers don't see the application. I hope this is helpful!

Hello Migdalia, So glad you could be a part of our Jobcase community! I think they best thing for you to do would be to follow up on the applications you are submitting. Find the phone number for the companies you are applying at and call them within a couple days of submitting your application to make sure they received it. The unfortunate thing about applying online is sometimes the employers don't see the application. I hope this is helpful!

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