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Patrick Carrasco
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over 6 months ago

Whatever life's tasks are don't give up on your dreams. Usually you have to keep on searching for a job after you graduate. So don't give up. Pray to Jehovah. He will help you be strong and have that job you need to support your family. Don't give up. Sometimes you need to work in another city to have that dream job. So keep on looking. You'll find a job. Always use a Resume with a typewriter or go to the library. Purchase a computer to go online. Don't give up. Call the manager. Tell them your circumstances. Don't give up. Life is beautiful. Thanks.

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Susan Sirico
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over 6 months ago

I see a lot of posts from people at the end of their rope, having exhausted all options. I have known a few people for whom this meant "just keep living, something will turn up before the money runs out" Wrong! The moment you lose your job, economize, look for help, churches, government agencies, the works. If you take medications, look up who makes it, Google it, then go to their website and apply for financial assistance. Keep working! Every day, get dressed, go look for jobs, put yourself out there. Take part time, a few part time jobs add up pretty fast. Donate plasma. Odd jobs. Babysit. Social media. (I got 4 interviews from neighbors!)

Just don't wait to panic, until money runs out.

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Johnny Sepulveda
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over 6 months ago

Ok, I've been somehow directed to this site when I click on one of many emails promising me NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU and it's part of my routine to click through each of them. I work contract gigs so I have to constantly be looking seeing that my roles last between 3 and 6 months. And I keep ending up in this place, which is far and away much different than any other job site. Why?

  • The complaining. For those of you who attach your actual names to complaints about the hiring process, the hiring directors, why you're a "victim" or "not being treated fairly"? I question your sanity. Because if you don't think your name being associated with rants about finding a job isn't a negative against you? Then you need to wise up. Looking for pointers or asking about different approaches ("Haven't heard from interviewer...should I call?") is one thing. Yelling out online that "I QUIT" or "THIS IS HOPELESS" or '"NOBODY WILL HIRE ME" will make you very unattractive to employers. Assume everything you write here is being seen by potential employers.

  • The random declarations - The "I'm a fork-lifter with 10 years of experience. I need a job ASAP" routine. What the hell is this? How does anyone think this shout-out to no one in particular is going to be received. You are not applying or inquiring about a specific position or to a specific company. You are promoting yourself unsolicited to other job seekers. What good could this possibly do? Or, for those that do this? Have you no experience in formally applying for jobs? And if you don't, this is not the right way.

    HOW TO FIND A JOB

    • What is your desired position that you are qualified to do? __________________
    • Name another ______________
    • Name a position that you're not thrilled about doing but you'd do to pay the bills _________________
    • Name a position that might not be great at first but there's opportunity to move up (eg: dishwasher to cook) _________

Now, make a resume and not just one, but one for every job you apply for. "WHAT? THAT'LL TAKE FOREVER!" Um, no it won't. You start with the fact-based chronological resume. All the positions you've had. The training. The skills. The accomplishments. The education. Everything you've ever done on one master resume. This is not one you will ever send out. This is the one you will copy-and-paste from to make tailor-made resumes for every kind of position you apply for. When I was in college, I worked as a file clerk at a law firm. But had been cooking for years before that and still worked nights at a bistro to make extra money. I had my "law firm" resume stressing my filing, reading, organizational skills and I had my cooking resume with the obvious skills and experience being highlighted. Both came from same Master Resume, but both were unique to whatever kind of job I was applying to. I currently have 8 resumes. I work in technology and there's a lot of overlapping, shared skills, but each one highlights exactly what the employer wants to see for their specific role. Make a master resume. And make specialized ones from it.

  • Contact both past co-workers/supervisors/clients as well as personal friends for professional and personal references. And coach them on what to say. Don't let them "improvise" when they get a call. Say: "If they call, please state I led my teams with enthusiasm and communicated my goals with success and always made my deadlines..." This way, they won't feel put on the spot. Or if they're busy when they get the call, they won't give a crap answer to get off the call. They'll revert to the one line you gave them and frankly, that's all you need. You don't want them to go on and on. "Johnny? He's great. Enjoyed working with him. Led our production teams and our crew loved his enthusiasm. And we could count on him to make those deadlines, which is the biggest priority for his position." Your bullet points in his/her words. Done.

  • Know your situation - If you're aren't in a rush to find work and aren't sure you want to continue what you've been doing and even if you're short on time: LEARN SOMETHING NEW --- for god's sakes, you can watch Harvard lectures for free on YouTube. I myself -- because I have to -- have learned 7 software programs in the past 6 months. Why? Because that's the way of the world now. My skill set last summer? Was fine for last summer, And the contract job I had then. But these new jobs?? They want more skills. More knowledge. And I make sure I can offer what they want. I just started coding (java, html) as well as development video courses on Lynda.com and LinkedIn. If you would've asked me a year ago if I'd be taking coding classes? I would've laughed and said: "I can't do that stuff." But you know what? The hell I can't. Is it easy? NO. But with online courses today (videos, exercise sheets, etc), it's not as difficult as I imagined. MAKE YOURSELF MORE VALUABLE. There is no shortage of resources online to make you a better candidate. Stop bitching on here and start learning or you'll be left behind no matter what job you want.

  • I'm 51 years old. And I work with mainly 20-and 30-somethings. How? See above. I stay CURRENT with my skills and I am already an easygoing, affable professional who can get along with anyone, doesn't mind having a supervisor younger than me (trusted they know what they're doing), so the whole age thing? Is moot. I don't volunteer my age. My high school graduation. I buy Just for Men hair dye before interviews and don't dye all the grey away but enough to shave off a couple years. I dress in current style. And my haircut is youthful. And I exercise regularly.. THESE ALL MATTER. I look younger now than I did when I was 35 (overweight, drank too much, my appearance wasn't a priority). Proving to a hiring director or whoever that you can jive with those younger than you? Needs to happen immediately in the interview. SMILE. BE AT EASE. You're the mature experienced one. INTERVIEW THEM. DON'T COME OFF AS ARROGANT OR UNWILLING TO BE TRAINED OR WORK WITH YOUNGER PEOPLE. BE EXCITED about collaborating. Let them know that. Don't bring up your bum knee or your migraines or your insulin shots or leaving early on Wednesdays to make physical therapy. NONE OF THAT BELONGS ANYWHERE in the job hunt. If you are truly disabled, you know how to handle it. If you are not legally disabled, don't suggest that you might be.

  • "My network sucks."" Yea? Mine too. But here's the thing. Stop thinking that your network is just your close friends or close ex-coworkers. It might be the guy you chat with getting coffee every morning. Or the nice customer service rep you see at the store you want to work at. Or whoever. Everyone you interact with is potentially someone who can help you. Always say this: "If you know someone who's looking for someone, i'd appreciate it..." This puts no pressure on your network people. "IF" is key. Not "Do you" or "Tell me" or "Can you"...but "If"

OK, I have to bone up for a phone interview at 3pm. Don't wish me luck. I don't need it. Or prayers. And next time, I'll talk about background checks, past employers, etc.

STAY POSITIVE -- It matters

#jobsearch #howto #tips #strategy #applying

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Jamarcus Wingo
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over 6 months ago

Valley Crest is a wonderful place and environment to work in. The staff does exactly what needs to be done first objective once you have the job is to make sure your safty is maintained and kept on the job. I would tell anybody that you would love to work there.

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Angelita Nisperos
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over 6 months ago

Always be yourself. You want employers to truly see who you are and what you can accomplish.

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Karen Kincaid
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over 6 months ago

Hi. I just wanted to say to you are looking at a great time! Many companies are hiring talent, so you shouldn't have that issue. Not sure what your skill set is, but for fast money, I'd do retail. Most stores are hiring this time a year, and if it's a good company, try to stay and move up (maybe a Team Lead, or even Supervision) You really don't need the educational background, but you would have experience, working your way from the ground up. And always be a "Go-Getter"! Companies like that!

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Jenalynn Paran
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over 6 months ago

Smile in spite of suffering from pains and tribulations .

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Sarah Kasabian
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over 6 months ago

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do!

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Douglas ROBINSON
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over 6 months ago

When you love your job guess what less stress which leads to a healthier employee healthier parents and more production in terms of results.

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Patrick Washington
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over 6 months ago

Sometimes life has a way of showing you that in order to evoke change in your life, you have to change the way you think and the things you do. Sometimes people get comfortable in the everyday struggle, going to jobs they don't like, for not enough pay but they don't do anything about it because they become so used to it that mentally change isn't even an option.

Sometimes to get a different result, you have to do something different. There are so many things going on in today's world that it is important to have a plan B because eventually plan A will run into a brick wall. There are several ways to create additional income by owning your own business. It doesn't take huge investments, special skills, or lots of time. The key is to find something that you are passionate about, offers some sort of residual income, and can be easily taught and duplicated. If you can check the box on all of those then you can very easily start earning a full time income on a part time basis.

The most important thing you should have to start living how you want to live, rather than how you have to live is the right mindset. Success depends on 3 factors. 1.You HAVE to believe that you deserve to be successful. 2. You HAVE to believe that you can be successful. And then 3. You have to use your GPS to guide you to success. GPS = Goals, Plan, and System.

Hopefully this will resonate with someone who right now is feeling stuck and is looking for a way out. I know how you feel because I felt the same way. What I found is that there is a better way. I was blessed to have someone help me find it and I am blessed to be in a position to help others.

If you are curious reply and I'd love to have a quick conversation to see if you qualify to work with us.

Happy Holidays!!!!

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