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Part-time jobs and their job assessments are mad annoying. Applied to Advance Auto Parts last night for a lil p/t gig for extra money. Kmart isn't working out, they see me as a good worker and are trying to exploit that while letting everyone else not work as hard because they know I'll get it done. Been taking 8hrs to do things I could easily get done in half the time and keeping my nose down.

The company itself is disorganized and I don't know about any of you but I feel that I'm being "led" in the wrong direction when it comes to working for companies and managers (which noone has anything good to say about) don't seem to care about improving things, just skating by.
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post #5042 of 6473

i got in touch with an administrator at one of my dream universities that I am interested in working at/attending...had a great convo and was upfront about my intentions on contacting them, which i was told that was good because thats what they encourage students they advise to do as well...

 

i was told to send my resume so they could tweak it, and a list of the types of jobs I'm interested in pursuing within said uni...

 

its been week but i havent heard back from them, so i feel like i should follow up so this doesnt dry up, but im not exactly sure what to say ? any ideas ?

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post #5043 of 6473
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i got in touch with an administrator at one of my dream universities that I am interested in working at/attending...had a great convo and was upfront about my intentions on contacting them, which i was told that was good because thats what they encourage students they advise to do as well...

i was told to send my resume so they could tweak it, and a list of the types of jobs I'm interested in pursuing within said uni...

its been week but i havent heard back from them, so i feel like i should follow up so this doesnt dry up, but im not exactly sure what to say ? any ideas ?

I would say after 2 weeks, send an email saying that you are reaching out to touch base w/ them about your resume and to see if any progress was made w/ tweaking. Ensure them that you aren't being impatient or picky, but you don't, as you put it, don't want any potential opportunities to dry up
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post #5044 of 6473
Please close the casket this job hunting is hurting.
post #5045 of 6473
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Part-time jobs and their job assessments are mad annoying. Applied to Advance Auto Parts last night for a lil p/t gig for extra money. Kmart isn't working out, they see me as a good worker and are trying to exploit that while letting everyone else not work as hard because they know I'll get it done. Been taking 8hrs to do things I could easily get done in half the time and keeping my nose down.

The company itself is disorganized and I don't know about any of you but I feel that I'm being "led" in the wrong direction when it comes to working for companies and managers (which noone has anything good to say about) don't seem to care about improving things, just skating by.
man I know exactly what you're talking about. It was just like this when I worked at WFM.
post #5046 of 6473

Man this job ish is depressing! I had two interviews with a company. Then next thing you know wham, "Sorry we went with another candidate". This has happened to me on very interview. I ace everyone! So after this last one I asked the HR Manager. "What did the other candidate do that I didn't?" And what could I improve on! They replied back to me saying you it's nothing I would change. You are a great candidate..... Like WTF????????? If i'm great why didn't you choose me?

post #5047 of 6473
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Man this job ish is depressing! I had two interviews with a company. Then next thing you know wham, "Sorry we went with another candidate". This has happened to me on very interview. I ace everyone! So after this last one I asked the HR Manager. "What did the other candidate do that I didn't?" And what could I improve on! They replied back to me saying you it's nothing I would change. You are a great candidate..... Like WTF????????? If i'm great why didn't you choose me?


Probably more qualified, more experience in the type of position, or has certain things on their resume that you didn't have..Doesn't necessarily mean its you or your character.  

post #5048 of 6473
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Man this job ish is depressing! I had two interviews with a company. Then next thing you know wham, "Sorry we went with another candidate". This has happened to me on very interview. I ace everyone! So after this last one I asked the HR Manager. "What did the other candidate do that I didn't?" And what could I improve on! They replied back to me saying you it's nothing I would change. You are a great candidate..... Like WTF????????? If i'm great why didn't you choose me?

Take that HR managers response with a grain of salt. Unless you applied for a HR position, they typically don't know ****. They also don't ask the hiring manager why they didn't choose a particular candidate. But, good luck on your future interviews.
post #5049 of 6473
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Probably more qualified, more experience in the type of position, or has certain things on their resume that you didn't have..Doesn't necessarily mean its you or your character.  

Yea I took that into consideration also.

 

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Take that HR managers response with a grain of salt. Unless you applied for a HR position, they typically don't know ****. They also don't ask the hiring manager why they didn't choose a particular candidate. But, good luck on your future interviews.

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post #5050 of 6473
Have an interview tomorrow for a job at a senior care home. It's gonna be a group interview, so I'm really nervous because I've never done those before. I prefer 1 on 1's. Any tips?
post #5051 of 6473
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Have an interview tomorrow for a job at a senior care home. It's gonna be a group interview, so I'm really nervous because I've never done those before. I prefer 1 on 1's. Any tips?
yes make sure you directly address the person who asked the question, assuming they all have questions, also you stated your nervous and usually when that's the case people tend to ramble so answer the question and that's it unless prompted otherwise. Good energy be with you
post #5052 of 6473
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Have an interview tomorrow for a job at a senior care home. It's gonna be a group interview, so I'm really nervous because I've never done those before. I prefer 1 on 1's. Any tips?

Group interviews are annoying, you're going to basically focus on what to say better than the other candidates. I say mention you cared for your grandma, loved her, chewed her food for her and how much you love old people.
post #5053 of 6473
Much appreciated guys
post #5054 of 6473
Group interviews typically give candidates a higher chance of being hired. Just make sure you really impress at least one person. At my old job, we did group interviews with about 4 different departments, who were all hiring. That gave the candidate a really high chance of being hired by someone. It's ok to be nervous, it's expected. Good luck tho.
post #5055 of 6473

Do you guys have an objective section on your resume or a profile section? I read an article saying to replace the objective with a profile section.

post #5056 of 6473
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Do you guys have an objective section on your resume or a profile section? I read an article saying to replace the objective with a profile section.

I just got rid of it all together, no replacement. If you've been working for 5+ years, there's really no reason to have one, instead, just use a cover letter for the job that you're applying for.
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post #5057 of 6473

Going on 3 months unemployed and been looking for 6 months. I usually job search for 4 hours a day. I've used a variety of different things when applying. Tailoring, not tailoring my resume for jobs. Cover letters/ no cover letters. Resume writers, friends, family, former co-workers. None have worked thus far. Gotta keep going I suppose.

post #5058 of 6473
What locations are you applying in?
post #5059 of 6473

I'm in NJ. I apply locally. I've applied out of state but they will not help with relocation and I don't have enough to move by myself. 

post #5060 of 6473
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I'm in NJ. I apply locally. I've applied out of state but they will not help with relocation and I don't have enough to move by myself. 

You applying for a career position? If you are and they wont do relocation just see if they can do a per diem on your hourly which is not taxable and it varies on cities (that being its a contract position). If its direct hire i dont know why they wouldn't relocate you or work something out.
post #5061 of 6473
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You applying for a career position? If you are and they wont do relocation just see if they can do a per diem on your hourly which is not taxable and it varies on cities (that being its a contract position). If its direct hire i dont know why they wouldn't relocate you or work something out.

Yeah, I'm applying for career and temps stuff. I'm mainly getting short term contract call backs. Nothing permanent. 

post #5062 of 6473
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Yeah, I'm applying for career and temps stuff. I'm mainly getting short term contract call backs. Nothing permanent. 

Take those short term ones if they are willing just see if they will give you per diem on top of your hourly/OT. your per diem could be like $525/week on top non tax deductible for a full year.

At that point you don't even have to worry about "relocation" expenses.
post #5063 of 6473

I've been looking on indeed for out of town positions but the thing is I don't have the cash flow to relocate. And all the high end jobs  that pay 55k+ require a lot of experience.

post #5064 of 6473
When I was looking for work out of state I found that I got a better response when I put "willing to relocate" in parentheses next to my city and state on my resume

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post #5065 of 6473
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I've been looking on indeed for out of town positions but the thing is I don't have the cash flow to relocate. And all the high end jobs  that pay 55k+ require a lot of experience.

That's the issue Im seeing as well, the amount of experience these companies want far surpass the salary they're offering.
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post #5066 of 6473

I don't like the emphasis these companies put on experience. I mean I get it, but don't. 

post #5067 of 6473
That's because experience is relative to what they "believe" should be the threshold for the position in their company, that allows them to be selective w/ whom they hire. U can have 10yrs exp in Java, PHP, etc. well past the 5 they want, but if u don't have more than 5 in Bootstrap, u don't meet their demands.

Not to mention the resume parsing software these companies use. U almost have to make your resume read like an Ebay listing in order for it to pass through.
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post #5068 of 6473

It's sickening how these companies pimp these applicants :{

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post #5069 of 6473
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It's sickening how these companies pimp these applicants mean.gif

Well, we let em. We keep thinking we need their employment in order to maintain financial independence. I kept feeling like I NEEDED a company to give me a chance in order to get experience in web/app development. I've gotten about a month's worth of web development and Project Management exp w/o getting hired somewhere and looking into more right now w/ something I have lined up.
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post #5070 of 6473
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That's the issue Im seeing as well, the amount of experience these companies want far surpass the salary they're offering.

So true it's insane, it's like they list every possible skill they "think" you should have to weed out almost everybody. Government jobs are the GOAT at going this lame stuff.
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