Many people have felt held back in their careers and job searches as the #coronavirus pandemic has affected the job market so heavily. But, even despite this, it’s important to celebrate our successes.
Have you celebrated any successes lately? What were they?
Onboarding in a logistics position amidst a global pandemic and peak season? #Amazon to the rescue!
My journey began right smack in the middle of holiday season, just at the start of December. And frankly, I would not have had it any other way. I was pleasantly surprised to find that although there was some chaos, it was controlled.
Regardless of my heightened angst about taking on this position that I was in financial desperation of, I was filled with both nerves and eagerness. Proudly and gratefully, it feels that all of it worked out in my favor. From just the first few communications with my managers, I was first and foremost welcomed. There was an atmosphere of comfort and helpfulness that emanated from my trainers; and it wasn’t just with the help of that nifty blue vest I so patiently awaited.
Questions regarding scheduling, pay, time off and of course health insurance plans were hurled at the trainers. And even though they were driving instructors, they proceeded to answer every request. This made a lot of the onboarding process quite fluid, considering no trainer strayed from that mentality. The format of the training was conducive to my need’s, and it seemed most of my teammates need’s as well. The first two days were all virtual, which I was able to do right from my home office and the third held with a driving instructor on site. Efficiency seemed to be the key in most of the process. The absolute persistence with maintaining our proper safety distance, and sanitation also built for a comfortable atmosphere given the circumstances. I never felt that I was in the dark at any point along the process, which is absolutely something I have felt with this procedure at former positions elsewhere.
After a few knowledge tests, some policy review, and a couple informational videos I was bringing a smile from doorstep to doorstep: in the warming holiday fashion. Almost immediately, my team and the coworkers at the entire station have surrounded me with positivity, smiles and helpfulness every day that I am scheduled. In a time where so many things have been seemingly uncertain, I was able to find an easy position to assimilate into, and a group of friends that make this crazy time, and little less unpredictable.
Ive had a rough job history and since ive actually been trying to keep myself straight and do whats right and grow up...its been fairly difficult for me to find some one willing to give me a chance ....its taken me 10 months ...but it finally happend! Big Thanks to Bobby...my new Mgr!
I applied with a company that works with special needs people. About two weeks went by and I never heard anything so I continued to look. I was called for an interview and the hiring manager liked me so well at the end of the interview he said I'm ready to send your stuff to HR for the background check. I got a call from him yesterday and I go to orientation this Thursday. I'm super excited.
After being laid off a few months back. The past four months have been stressful and full of rejection. I know that it might sound like a broken record but do not give up. I made looking for a career my full time job and treated every interview like it was just practice for the “right opportunity”. I start my new career tomorrow and it is an amazing opportunity. Do not settle and do not give up. The four months when I was searching seemed like a lifetime, but when I look back at all of the rejections, I am so glad I did not get offer’s because the perfect position was waiting for me! #nevergiveup
In the past 2 weeks, I have interviewed with Conduent. I wasn't impressed with the first position's offer (customer care assistant for CVS) but was contacted about the work from home in-bound position. Well after three interviews, I was offered and accepted the position of Tier 1 Support for Apple!! I get to work remotely from home, full benefits, paid training. Praise God!
I am sharing a link for remote positions but they have so many available across the world in various industries!! Of course if it states United States then it's likely available in any state and remotely. Should you have additional questions etc, feel free to contact me! I'll help you the best that I can! Keep striving y'all...it has been a long time coming but doors are finally opening! Be ready to walk on in when they do!! God Bless!! #WorkFromHome #RemoteWorker https://conduent.taleo.net/careersection/conduent_external_portal/jobsearch.ftl
I just wanted to everyone know that Pret a Manger is always hiring I start on Tuesday . The recruitment office is located on 11 w 42nd street. I applied and a week later i was hired you get full benfits , paid time off and bonuses with 50 percent off meal discount . I say give it try .... Good luck all.
Finished my week of training and starting in my new job. I worked for 10 years in the medical field as an ultrasound tech but lost my job when we were bought by a larger company. About the same time, my elderly grandparents needed full time care, so I did that while they provided for me. After they both passed, and then needing a new roof on the house, money was getting tight and I started applying. It seemed no one was interested. I even tried employment agencies. I reworked my resume and got a call from a senior living facility. I had applied for dining room staff with my new resume, even though that wasn't one of my stronger skills. I like working with seniors so I figured it's a good "foot in the door" opportunity. I was asked to interview that same day, and when I met with HR, they offered me a caregiver position. I had mentioned that I had taken care of my grandparents for 5 years. That made a good impression. I took the job. It's not full time but it is what I needed.
The moral of this is maybe not to leave things out of your resume. Something you have done in your life might be a beneficial skill employers are looking for.
After months of wading through want ads, applications, interviews and even onboarding at a few companies that didn't work out well, I was becoming incredibly afraid that the right job for me didn't exist. However, I am so happy to have completed my first week of training as a remote employee supporting customers for a tax preparation software company! The starting pay isn't the greatest, but without the cost of commuting, buying lunch out, etc I think it is doable. The first week of the New Year is giving me tremendous hope for future success, and hope that my fellow job seekers on this site have similar faith in good things to come. This particular sector is ramping up for a very busy season, and I would encourage interested persons to explore similar opportunities. I am with a staffing company currently, but have been assured that if my performance is good that I have an excellent chance of being hired on permanently. There was a reasonable equipment investment on my part (less than $100), and the company provided a computer, webcam and related items necessary for the job. Thankfully I have a spare bedroom set up as an office that is quiet and free of distractions-- and finally being put to good use!! Wishing everyone the best of luck; I know how tough it is out there, especially for those of us who have been out of the work force for a while.