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Phlebotomy

I recently graduated from Phlebotomy training and have my NHA certification. But I can’t find a job because they all want experience. The old story, how are you to get experience if you can’t find a job? Any ideas or suggestions?

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Nancy Wojcik
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Any internships or professional meet ups you can go to? Networking seems to be the best way to get your foot in the door these days. Otherwise, you're just another resume in the pile.

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trying get a job

i need a work for teenager in high school.... i do not have work history but i want to learn because i need to learn how to be independence and challenge my self new stuff and be responsable about it my first laguage is spanish but im working in my inglish please hep me get a job in hartford CT because i need to hepl in the house i want to hep in the house but mous help others.

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Staffing Companies Can Help You Transition into New Industries

I think we've all seen it whether first stepping out in the workforce trying to land a first job or switching into a new industry or job -- "must have experience" - but how do you gain experience when nobody will hire you because you don't have experience yet - FRUSTRATING!

Have you thought of working with a staffing company?

Often employers will partner with staffing companies so the staffing company will hire for their more entry level roles.

I like to recommend working with a few staffing companies during your job search especially for first jobs as well as when you're trying to move into a new type of job:

1 - You are building your own job search team, think of yourself as an athlete and the staffing company recruiters as your agents. They're able to tap into their network of companies that they already have relationships with!

2 - Once you're hired by the staffing company you work for them - they want to get you a job! You've spent time with your staffing company recruiter; face to face interview, skills assessment, etc - they know your strengths and skills and they are able to have conversations with the employers about why that company should hire you, for example:

"I interviewed Laura last week and she is interested in a customer service role with your company, she doesn't have the exact customer service experience you are looking for but she worked at Chipotle for two years where she interacted with customers on a daily basis and she interviewed well with me and was able to answer a few tough interview questions based around difficult customer service situations - I think she would do well in your customer service job..."

3 - Often staffing companies have a mix of both short term and long term assignments - a great way to try out a new role without making a commitment! For example, If you think you'd like to get away from a retail job and more into a packaging job in a warehouse it is very likely that a staffing company will have a short term assignment that you can try out. If you end up loving the packaging job, great! If not, then you haven't made a longterm commitment, finish your short term assignment and then try your hand at something else!

Here are a few links to staffing companies that I work with often:

-- Integrity Staffing Solutions is a fantastic staffing company with many entry level jobs. Here is the link to their website:

https://www.integritystaffing.com/find-your-opportunities

-- Adia is a mobile platform that allows you to create and schedule short term assignments from your mobile phone. They are only in a few cities so far, but growing rapidly. Here is the link to their website:

https://www.adia.com/us/

-- UberWorks is also a mobile platform that allows you to create and schedule short term assignments from your mobile phone. They too are only in a few cities so far, but growing rapidly. Here is the link to their website:

https://www.works.co/

-- Staffmark is another fantastic staffing company with many entry level jobs. Here is the link to their website:

https://jobs.employeeworkplace.com/staffmark

Good luck with your job search!

#firstjob #jobsearch #interview #noexperience #staffingcompany #help #motivation #tips

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Ashley Wilson
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Great information Laura Turner thank you! : )

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Roger Dickman
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Thanks for that Laura, I believe staffing companies can be a great tool, and be used as a stepping stone to a great, permanent position!

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I need a job evening or overnight shift preferred. I haven't worked in food Industry since 1990's. I need no experience necessary. Atlanta area or Clayton county in Georgia. Thx BTW my last job was Reservation Sales Associate at Delta Airlines in 2004. I worked their six years and four months

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Alyssa Hicks
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Hi Latonya, Welcome to Jobcase! I did a quick search in your area and found these hostess jobs I think would be good for you to start with. Check them out and you can apply for any you're interested in.

You can also search for other jobs you might like by using the steps below: 1.Double click on the “Jobs” tab at the top of the page 2.Enter a job into the search field that says “Position” 3.Click on the blue button to search for that position in your area 4.Once the list is up, click on the title of any you are interested in to apply. Let me know if you need anymore help!

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Need A job

Need A job never Had a job need experience.

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Tykeysha teagle
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Yes I need a job I have experience

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Johnny Dunn
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Did you try Chipolte, Toys'R' Us or Burger Kings for starters?

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No experience from other position is really hard!

I came from Philippines, and I had 3 job interviews from different companies from customer service position. I didn't get the position because the very main reason is I don't have the experience. Is it really hard to find a job without prior experience? I was a teacher way back in Philippines for 2 years. I am just asking some ideas here.

God Bless

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Ashley Wilson
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Hi Jeansy, I would list ALL the skills you gained as an educator in your last job on your resume. Anything that can transfer over such as leadership, organization, etc. Then highlight those skills by providing specific examples of when you performed them. I would look for jobs that will train you such as at Target, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Those companies will take the time to show you what needs to be done as well as your local grocery stores. Where have you applied so far?

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Experience, Training & Getting Hired

Anyone else here have more than the 10 years of required experience? This can also used against you, making you overqualified, or saying your skills have not been kept up-to-date. You cannot have it both ways, Either they want someone who is management material, or they want someone who will need to be trained.

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Ronald Shirlaw
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Yes ive often thought about that as i have over 30+ years in the trade industries i would like them to think im still trainable in other areas.

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Benjamin Chansky
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Thats a great point Gregory Shelton. At this point in my career I've only be kept out of opportunities due to lack of experience (and I'm always wishing I had more). Its kind of crazy though that the same problem can happen if you have more experience than places are looking for!

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Industry experience and training vs. system experience

I'm just wondering if there are other IT professionals out there experiencing the same level of frustration as I am. As a telecom specialist, I've spent my entire career adapting to the latest technologies. I've replaced entire phone systems and then maintained and performed troubleshooting on the new system. Unfortunately, I stuck around at my last job ... one that didn't afford me the opportunity to learn and grow ... longer than I should have. When I got laid off, I immediately went to work studying for and acquiring Cisco certifications to bring my skills up to date. Still, I'm getting rejected at every turn because I can't claim to have much experience working on Cisco Call Manager. I know the product and I know I can do the job on day one but how do I convince hiring managers of that when most recruiters won't even submit my resume to them based on their predefined list of what they are asking for ? For someone that's learned and worked on as many different systems as I have, learning a new system is child's play, not rocket science. But how do I get those interview chances to try to convince a hiring manager that my industry experience shouldn't be discounted so quickly. After all, if there's any unchanging statement I can make after working 30+ years in the IT field, it's that the systems/technology a company has now will not be the same as what they will have five years from now. Given that fact, shouldn't someone with a proven track record of adapting to all of the latest technologies be equally considered to someone who's experience might be that they were taught one way of doing things on one specific system? How do I get the chance to impress this upon a hiring manager when I can't seem to convince recruiters that don't understand this to set me up with an interview ?

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Mina Monroy
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Hi Dave, I also had a similar situation. when i went into Product Management in the financial industry for a few years. What I did to get back into IT/Telecom was network with family, friends and even acquaintance. Did my research on what systems the companies of the people I network with. Also would like to recommend you use the term Network instead of Telecom. I know that still a big percent of someone getting a job is by referral not only thru applications, online or head hunters. Try that and you will see you will land the perfect job you are looking for. Good luck.

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Randall Mills
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I. To. Have certification. In. Welding. Have. Not. Had. Luck i. Going. Start. My. Own. On. Site. Welding. Bussiness i. Lov. To. Weld

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Resumes with no experience?

I’m a high school student looking for my first job. I applied for a stocker clerk job at HEB but didn’t list anything in the experience section of the online application. Do I need a resume if I don’t have any previous experience?

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Reginald Gridby
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Your resume is the first indicator of how much effort you are willing to put into something to succeed. So, yes you need your resume. Whatever job you are applying for should be a job you believe you can succeed in. The reasons you believe you can succeed in that job are the things that should be on your resume.

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Gabriella Rodriguez
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I would make a resume and include volunteer experience

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Ms Mioara Luminita Pop

Way nobody answer me about the my application ?Because I'm white or Romanian?I looking for a job I don't still anything .I want to know way nobody gives me a chance way?

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Mariah Bliss
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Hi Mioara:

Thanks for posting to Jobcase!

A lot of employers might not be responding to your application because they've already filled the role, or they've decided to interview others. It's definitely frustrating to hear radio silence from employers, but don't take it too personally. Many employers get dozens - even hundreds - of applications, so they may not have time to get back to every single applicant.

Instead of focusing on them, focus your energy on applying for even more jobs. Finding a job is a numbers game - you need to be consistent about applying for jobs every single day. Also, don't be afraid to follow up with employers a few days after you apply for a job. Call or email someone from HR and express your interest in the job. Employers love hearing enthusiasm!

I know the job search can be frustrating, but don't assume you're not hearing back because of your nationality. That assumption could be coming off in your interviews, and employers might pick up on that negativity.

Keep at it, and stay positive!

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