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What is the best way to find a new job?

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  • hoodsaviorhoodsavior Posts: 1,589 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've moved to texas and i kinda hate the job market.. Its staffing central, love that temp to hire rope a dope, and a right to fire state.. Its a lot of jobs but im 32 and need vacation days..
  • texas409texas409 Posts: 20,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    hoodsavior wrote: »
    I've moved to texas and i kinda hate the job market.. Its staffing central, love that temp to hire rope a dope, and a right to fire state.. Its a lot of jobs but im 32 and need vacation days..

    what kind of work do you do?
  • hoodsaviorhoodsavior Posts: 1,589 ✭✭✭✭✭
    texas409 wrote: »
    hoodsavior wrote: »
    I've moved to texas and i kinda hate the job market.. Its staffing central, love that temp to hire rope a dope, and a right to fire state.. Its a lot of jobs but im 32 and need vacation days..

    what kind of work do you do?

    Worked for the water dept in philly for i years, degree in culinary arts (over it tho), can do office and customer service.. Sold cars for toyota but im over comission based jobs too
  • WYRMWYRM The Dude Abides...Posts: 990 ✭✭✭✭
    Buy a gun, screw the job, the gun is a career builder.
  • FosheezyFosheezy AKA Flying Wonders the Diamond Mind Posts: 3,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 13
    Smh 3 offers on the table. All within the same day of course. And each one of would be a potential good fit for what i'm trying to do with my career. I am undecided and never really dealt with this before.

    2 of the offers is in finance and the other one is in design. There's things I really like (but don't love) about working in finance and there are things I love (but don't necessarily like) about design. The design offer isn't paying what my true market value is, but the guy was at least willing to bump up the starting pay to my minimum pay requirements, also with guaranteed room for growth as well. It's not a super cool name brand company like Nike or nothing - just a mom and pop shop basically, but after talking to the guy I became sympathetic to what he's trying to do (the business would really benefit from having a candidate like me with my skill set on board and he wants them to stick around) and told him i'd accept the offer for the position to start next week.

    Soon after I left the interview I check my email and 2 other people reach out to me with offers - one of which was referred to me by brother at church - in a field I've been shooting for the past few weeks with no luck until now. I'm pretty sure both the offers have way higher earning potential from the gate. I want to at least see what the offers is all about with respect to them both considering me for the opportunity, but I'm feeling some kinda way since I pretty much already gave the other dude a commitment to start (although no guarantees to stay long term).

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to handle this. What NOT to do in this situation? I already emailed one of the lady's and told her to call me today.
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  • whatevathehellwhatevathehell Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fosheezy wrote: »
    Smh 3 offers on the table. All within the same day of course. And each one of would be a potential good fit for what i'm trying to do with my career. I am undecided and never really dealt with this before.

    2 of the offers is in finance and the other one is in design. There's things I really like (but don't love) about working in finance and there are things I love (but don't necessarily like) about design. The design offer isn't paying what my true market value is, but the guy was at least willing to bump up the starting pay to my minimum pay requirements, also with guaranteed room for growth as well. It's not a super cool name brand company like Nike or nothing - just a mom and pop shop basically, but after talking to the guy I became sympathetic to what he's trying to do (the business would really benefit from having a candidate like me with my skill set on board and he wants them to stick around) and told him i'd accept the offer for the position to start next week.

    Soon after I left the interview I check my email and 2 other people reach out to me with offers - one of which was referred to me by brother at church - in a field I've been shooting for the past few weeks with no luck until now. I'm pretty sure both the offers have way higher earning potential from the gate. I want to at least see what the offers is all about with respect to them both considering me for the opportunity, but I'm feeling some kinda way since I pretty much already gave the other dude a commitment to start (although no guarantees to stay long term).

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to handle this. What NOT to do in this situation? I already emailed one of the lady's and told her to call me today.

    I would follow up on all job offers as far as you can or at least for enough time for you to decide what you really want.

    Me personally, and this is coming from a job hopper so take it for what it is....I would take the offer that starts first just to get some money rolling in and if something better comes along jump ship and go with that.

    but if you got some kinda personal moral issue with that then go with what feels right to you.
    Fosheezy
  • FosheezyFosheezy AKA Flying Wonders the Diamond Mind Posts: 3,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fosheezy wrote: »
    Smh 3 offers on the table. All within the same day of course. And each one of would be a potential good fit for what i'm trying to do with my career. I am undecided and never really dealt with this before.

    2 of the offers is in finance and the other one is in design. There's things I really like (but don't love) about working in finance and there are things I love (but don't necessarily like) about design. The design offer isn't paying what my true market value is, but the guy was at least willing to bump up the starting pay to my minimum pay requirements, also with guaranteed room for growth as well. It's not a super cool name brand company like Nike or nothing - just a mom and pop shop basically, but after talking to the guy I became sympathetic to what he's trying to do (the business would really benefit from having a candidate like me with my skill set on board and he wants them to stick around) and told him i'd accept the offer for the position to start next week.

    Soon after I left the interview I check my email and 2 other people reach out to me with offers - one of which was referred to me by brother at church - in a field I've been shooting for the past few weeks with no luck until now. I'm pretty sure both the offers have way higher earning potential from the gate. I want to at least see what the offers is all about with respect to them both considering me for the opportunity, but I'm feeling some kinda way since I pretty much already gave the other dude a commitment to start (although no guarantees to stay long term).

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to handle this. What NOT to do in this situation? I already emailed one of the lady's and told her to call me today.

    I would follow up on all job offers as far as you can or at least for enough time for you to decide what you really want.

    Me personally, and this is coming from a job hopper so take it for what it is....I would take the offer that starts first just to get some money rolling in and if something better comes along jump ship and go with that.

    but if you got some kinda personal moral issue with that then go with what feels right to you.
    Yea made up my mind and decided to stick with the design job since he gave me what I asked for and I gave him my commitment to start already. Paid weekly. Weekends off. Plus I'd be like in a creative director role and like my own boss. No manager to worry about. And he'll let me run the shop myself once he teach me everything. I think it might be good move for me on long term. At least for now
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  • KatKat Don't @ Me to Dumb Shit. H-TownPosts: 50,377 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lou_Cypher wrote: »
    Kat wrote: »
    After actively looking for a job for the past couple months, the best way to find a job is to know someone.

    I guess that's what makes networking crucial.

    It really REALLY is. Unfortunately for me im pretty anti social. Maybe i will look into a job fair or something if i hear of one coming around. I dont need a job, but i definitely dont care to do what im doing for the rest of my life. Or with the company for that matter, cant see anything above me that i would enjoy either.

    I'm the same way. I finally swallowed my pride and put it out there on FB that I was looking for leads. My old boss happened to see it and told me to submit my resume to the company she had just started working for..she basically got me in the door. People want someone to vouch for you.

    Good references are important.
    traestar
  • osheytvhqosheytvhq Posts: 11
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  • traestartraestar Atlantic City, NJPosts: 6,019 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kat wrote: »
    Lou_Cypher wrote: »
    Kat wrote: »
    After actively looking for a job for the past couple months, the best way to find a job is to know someone.

    I guess that's what makes networking crucial.

    It really REALLY is. Unfortunately for me im pretty anti social. Maybe i will look into a job fair or something if i hear of one coming around. I dont need a job, but i definitely dont care to do what im doing for the rest of my life. Or with the company for that matter, cant see anything above me that i would enjoy either.

    I'm the same way. I finally swallowed my pride and put it out there on FB that I was looking for leads. My old boss happened to see it and told me to submit my resume to the company she had just started working for..she basically got me in the door. People want someone to vouch for you.

    Good references are important.

    I did the exact same thing on FB as well. I have a temporary job because of it, still looking for a permanent tho.
    I believe it's not just networking with people, it's also the area you're in. Definitely have to be around the area where your market is.

    texas409
  • rickmogulrickmogul IFNOTYNOT Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12
    Pick one and lie yo ass off like Hunkies do. Bullshit ya way through it. Think I told y'all. Gig I got now? Went in: Pumas no socks, golf shirt no tie and leaned back sooooo comfortable with the panel of Hunkies I Interviewed with. Fuck it, it's a job out there for ya. Don't kiss no ass and u'll find ya fit. Corporate job by the way, I don't do physical labor.
    texas409
  • Aztec_KangAztec_Kang Posts: 1,985 ✭✭✭✭
    I recommend monster.com
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  • DoctorDreDoctorDre Posts: 3
    I would start by creating a unique design of my CV and apply directly to the posts I am interested in , going directly to big companies or sending them my CV
  • SimplyKrysSimplyKrys Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭
    Well, as of right now I am still looking for work. I haven't had an interview since the end of May and can't wait for my next one. Having a journalism degree is tough. It's really about who you know.
    willhustleYoung_Chitlinonetoughmiracle
  • $ineedmoney$$ineedmoney$ The bushes is watchin'... Posts: 3,611 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Whenever you get an interview with a big company, make sure no one else is around. I had an interview recently with a huge company, it was a hangouts interview with 3 top dogs. My sister decided to bring her kids for lunch while I was doing it and her son kept coming into the video and I didn't get it. They basically told me, due to background noise and kids running around, you will not be offered the position.

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  • BroddieBroddie just me and my bitch NYCPosts: 10,931 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 6
    I have been in hospitality for the last 7 years and have grown disenchanted with it. Made supervisor at my last gig with comfortable pay that helped me back my side hustles like my freelance writing gigs and shit.

    Then the parent company shut it down cause of high rent and space limitations (it was in expensive ass times square). They are looking for a new bigger locale to open in the winter. Since I rather work than collect unemployment I agreed to something where Im making about 500 dollars less per month. In NYC that goes a long way but I decided to bite the bullet for now and see if I stack a few stacks working at this place until the new year.

    I might have to start looking into federal jobs in the meantime since they're more stable. At least till I could fully transition into my real industry of choice with ease. What are good sites for those listing? And what would be suggested to be highlighted on a resume for someone looking to transition into that job sector with no experience?
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  • willhustlewillhustle Posts: 6,516 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 7
    Well I've pretty much have given up on looking for a job and I'm thinking about taking a few classes at the college I graduated from and entering in the entrepreneur program early next year.

    My problem is I have a physical impairment and I've been dealing with my vocational rehabilitation for about near 1yr 1/2 and all they have sent me through is a bunch of job training programs in that time with only 1 "interview" and that was in the spring. Idk one company that does interviews in an apartment complex. Shady ass shit.

    I done been through so much shit dealing with this VR place it ain't even funny. Then to make it worse these jobs are very unrealistic if you're someone with a disability.
    traestar
  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief/FCC Member/#RedVelvetSquad Member/IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 23,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    As I talked about a lot in a Dave Ramsey thread I want to get out of debt. It is certainly tougher when you have a newborn son and added expenses such as your car breaking down. I did my budget again and by the end of the year depending on how much of a tax return I get and put in to my debt which is my car, I would still be between two and $3,000 short.

    I welcome any suggestions regarding part time work because if I can make at least $500 a month that would be massive because the more I make in the part-time, the better obviously. I could be out of debt by Thanksgiving or ideally sooner.
    ¡No contaban con mi astucia!
    5 Grand wrote: »
    I see a lot of people saying they'd "give" family members money.

    Thats not what you want to do.

    You want to set up a trust fund so they get a monthly payment. You can set up a trust fund so your mother gets, say, $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. According to my math, $10,000 per month for 20 years is $2.4 million. That's better than giving her $2.4 million up front because she can blow it all in a matter of days and then she'll want more and you'd feel obligated to give it to her.

    So if you win, don't "give" anybody anything. Set up a trust fund.

    Now that I think about it, I could set up a trust fund for my brother. I'd give him $10,000 a month. He's about 45 now so $10,000 per month for 40 years is only $4.8 million. That makes more sense than giving him the money in one lump sum.

    AggyAF wrote: »
    Anyone else think it's crazy only about 10 posters regularly post here and we got damn near 500 pages?

    All the other sports threads on here are people with hobbies. This is football - the beautiful game. We eat, sleep and drink football.

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  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief/FCC Member/#RedVelvetSquad Member/IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 23,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    willhustle wrote: »
    Well I've pretty much have given up on looking for a job and I'm thinking about taking a few classes at the college I graduated from and entering in the entrepreneur program early next year.

    My problem is I have a physical impairment and I've been dealing with my vocational rehabilitation for about near 1yr 1/2 and all they have sent me through is a bunch of job training programs in that time with only 1 "interview" and that was in the spring. Idk one company that does interviews in an apartment complex. Shady ass shit.

    I done been through so much shit dealing with this VR place it ain't even funny. Then to make it worse these jobs are very unrealistic if you're someone with a disability.

    @2stepz_ahead @traestar @Cinco @Sion
    ¡No contaban con mi astucia!
    5 Grand wrote: »
    I see a lot of people saying they'd "give" family members money.

    Thats not what you want to do.

    You want to set up a trust fund so they get a monthly payment. You can set up a trust fund so your mother gets, say, $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. According to my math, $10,000 per month for 20 years is $2.4 million. That's better than giving her $2.4 million up front because she can blow it all in a matter of days and then she'll want more and you'd feel obligated to give it to her.

    So if you win, don't "give" anybody anything. Set up a trust fund.

    Now that I think about it, I could set up a trust fund for my brother. I'd give him $10,000 a month. He's about 45 now so $10,000 per month for 40 years is only $4.8 million. That makes more sense than giving him the money in one lump sum.

    AggyAF wrote: »
    Anyone else think it's crazy only about 10 posters regularly post here and we got damn near 500 pages?

    All the other sports threads on here are people with hobbies. This is football - the beautiful game. We eat, sleep and drink football.

    hqg-277.gif


  • CincoCinco Real Nigga Minerals Posts: 5,051 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 10
    @willhustle nah don't give up. Circle Back to any context that you have made and also think of new places u can apply that your disability doesn't limit u to.

    For the entrepreneur classes I would ask myself do u need those to start what u want. Whatever your business is, u can follow a blueprint of someone that already has done it. What I'm saying is the classes won't give u an idea for a biz. U may just end need to use your hustle skills and get that MVP - minimal value product, out there
    Young_Chitlinwillhustle
  • traestartraestar Atlantic City, NJPosts: 6,019 ✭✭✭✭✭
    willhustle wrote: »
    Well I've pretty much have given up on looking for a job and I'm thinking about taking a few classes at the college I graduated from and entering in the entrepreneur program early next year.

    My problem is I have a physical impairment and I've been dealing with my vocational rehabilitation for about near 1yr 1/2 and all they have sent me through is a bunch of job training programs in that time with only 1 "interview" and that was in the spring. Idk one company that does interviews in an apartment complex. Shady ass shit.

    I done been through so much shit dealing with this VR place it ain't even funny. Then to make it worse these jobs are very unrealistic if you're someone with a disability.
    willhustle wrote: »
    Well I've pretty much have given up on looking for a job and I'm thinking about taking a few classes at the college I graduated from and entering in the entrepreneur program early next year.

    My problem is I have a physical impairment and I've been dealing with my vocational rehabilitation for about near 1yr 1/2 and all they have sent me through is a bunch of job training programs in that time with only 1 "interview" and that was in the spring. Idk one company that does interviews in an apartment complex. Shady ass shit.

    I done been through so much shit dealing with this VR place it ain't even funny. Then to make it worse these jobs are very unrealistic if you're someone with a disability.

    @2stepz_ahead @traestar @Cinco @Sion


    Right now I'm working as a Help Desk Temp. I'm fortunate to have a job around my field in my area. It took me 2 years exactly to land an IT job again. I focused my energy on working in Philly, landing a web developer job at a hospital. But after 7 months, I was back on the street because they didn't renew my contract.

    I've been through so many things the last 5 years trying to land a job...and that's just for looking in my web/software development field.

    The first thing I've done is to at least focus on a particular career path and what it took to get in that field. And then start talking and networking with people who are in these positions to see how they got in.

    My issue to this day is being stuck in an area that doesn't have a high competitive market for my skills. Which is why I'm focusing on major areas like Philly, NY, Delaware, and DC to land positions.

    I'd say focus on an skill that you believe you could bring the most value or something that you're good at, then find a career path around that area and stick to it. If that doesn't work, try another skill.

    Young_ChitlinwillhustleCinco
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