Gabriela Tajzler
about 1 year ago
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What am I doing wrong?

So I just moved back home an am desperately looking for a job. Recently I managed to land an interview with this hotel and was super excited because I REALLY wanted the job. I brought extra resumes, had my own writing tools, asked the right questions, and even took the bus just to get there fifteen minutes early. It took them two weeks to reply just to say no and before that even happened I made sure to call them, email them, and even went in person to talk to anyone in charge of the hiring process. In the end they just told me they were moving forward with another candidate. I am either under-qualified for the jobs I apply for or over-qualified. I just want to know what I can do to be better in interviews and finally get a job.

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John DuBois
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Hi Gabriela,it adds pressure being back home,I know,so what I am suggesting to quickly get working is 'work from home'.You would need a landline phone probably,for secure work space,doing remote customer service.If this sounds like a possible solution for you,then go quickly to visit ttec.com and apply. Doing this will minimize your expenses and get an income going quickly.You may really like it and stay.Once your family sees you are making money,the pressure will be off. I am just telling you this because I got stuck in that find a job loop for way too long,where I kept going back to take more classes,trying to carch up with what employers were telling me they needed. I work at home now,and it is very good,minimizes expenses,no traffic jams,etc... :)

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Patrick Jackson
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It doesn't mean you've done anything wrong. You could have hit every question on the head. You could have had the perfect posture and personality. Unfortunately, what you cannot control is the other people you are competing with. Maybe that next person had a little more experience. Maybe they brought something extra that wowed the panel. Just keep trying. And, from experience, when you answer a question, always try to go the extra mile and explain how your background and experiences (your story) would enhance their work environment.

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Susan Heck
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Find connections to use as referrals. Even friends or friends of family can get you in the door. People with a referral automatically have a step up from everyone else.

Hiring managers often look for a connection and specific "behaviors" vs. "correct" answers. For example, asking about flexible work hours when they want you there 8-6.

If over-qualified, explain why the opportunity is of interest. "I moved here and need a job" vs. "This role excites me because it's in a hotel I REALLY want to work in. I'm looking to return to a job similar to the role I excelled at while at xyz hotel." Let the hiring manager see THIS is the right job - not just a springboard or stop-gap.

If unable to meet the basic qualifications listed in a job consider focusing on other positions. If you are REALLY REALLY interested in a specific job you aren't qualified for, think about how to become qualified. Is there training or a certification program? Start NOW. Put that on your resume with an expected "completion" date. Include in your resume, cover letter or application.

In all instances you have to sell why YOU are better for this position than anyone else they can bring in.

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Juanetta Sherrill
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Try temp service job placement companies. They will try to place you with jobs that meets criteria that matches you and your resume. I just started looking after taking off from working for a year and less than two weeks later I have a job paying $18 hourly I’m starting next week.

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dian sanderson
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Try a job placement service. Let them do all of that worrying for you. They are paid to find work for you so they have the incentive to find you a job !

That's the best way to get your feet back in the door... Then you'll be rolling right along ..

Good luck.

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Work from home problem solved!!!! #HappyEvilTurkeyDay!!! Now for eat sumthing to suppress your feelings

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SuzAnn Chatman
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Nothing. Since you're staying ready, you ain't got to get ready. Go on your next job interview. It might take a while. Like 3-6 months. Hustle flowers or something until you land the job you want. You're closer than you think!

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Julie Beamon
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Sometimes it just takes a while. Dont give up itll happen when you least expect it.

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