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06-22-2016 , 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by MeLoveYouLongTime
I would look at going to California if one of my sisters or Code3 would go with me, but i doubt they ever would. I'm too scared to move off with just me and my daughter.

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Originally Posted by MeLoveYouLongTime
Moving alone away from family with a small child a few states away is scary. It's not absurd and doesn't mean I'm not a grown up.
This is a perfect example of what I was talking about.
RJ tells you how absurd it is to rule out CA and other states. You counter by saying you're scared (wat?) which I guess is believable - but so the **** what? If it would lead a better opportunity for your kid and yourself, it might be time to get over your fear!
In reality, rather than pursue all these other options you remaining jobless, near homeless, and closing in on busto just to cling to some broken relationship.
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06-22-2016 , 08:40 AM
Makes sense to me that a single parent wouldn't want to more away from her entire support system to take a job in a state where she doesn't know anyone.
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06-22-2016 , 08:43 AM
gregorio,

agreed
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06-22-2016 , 08:50 AM
yup
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06-22-2016 , 08:55 AM
Gregorio,

Codesis3 has other interests at heart.
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06-22-2016 , 08:56 AM
Only a crazy person would leave Texas for California!
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06-22-2016 , 09:45 AM
I never said anything about being a grown up.

But if the market in Texas really is as bleak as you say, then yes I do think it's absurd to rule out any other state because "scary." Being unemployed indefinitely with a small child is surely pretty scary as well.

I mean since you seem so reluctant to relocate then I certainly hope you find something local, and quickly, but you may want to examine why, in your mind right now, it's Texas or bust.
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06-22-2016 , 12:02 PM
RJ,

I'm the one who said the not a grown up thing, not you.

I'm not ready to fully back off that position, as while it's scary, I think being unwilling to *look* at jobs in another state unless you know in advance that one of your siblings would be willing to move with you, or your on-again-off-again, non-committed, etc/etc/etc boyfriend is willing to move with you, seems like not really the way that grown ups approach situations like "I don't have a job, don't have any belief that there will be good prospects in my career in my physical location, and have a child that I have to feed, clothe, etc."

I think that being a grown up is somewhat defined by understanding that sometimes you don't get everything you want all in a pretty package, and that sometimes you have to weigh the tradeoffs of various options and make some sacrifices in the name of greater payoffs, or that you have to take the least-bad option instead of your ideal theoretical option.

Meh.
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06-22-2016 , 01:48 PM
Moving a long distance is scary, but long term unemployment is worse.
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06-22-2016 , 02:12 PM
Does anyone here have some experience with HR, and how I can get my resume seen by hiring managers?
I'm going to two job fairs tmrw; hopefully that gets me some leads.
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06-22-2016 , 02:26 PM
Mlylt,

The number one way to get your resume extra consideration is to have it given to the hiring manager by someone who works at the company.

The number two way is to have your resume customized so the first information they see is highly focused on their specific needs.
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06-22-2016 , 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by El Diablo
Mlylt,

The number one way to get your resume extra consideration is to have it given to the hiring manager by someone who works at the company.

The number two way is to have your resume customized so the first information they see is highly focused on their specific needs.
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Plus write a cover letter where you specifically call out your qualifications for the specific job.

Also resume no more then two pages.
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06-22-2016 , 04:12 PM
I'm going to apply for a job tonight. I'll write the cover and post here for review.
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06-22-2016 , 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MeLoveYouLongTime
Does anyone here have some experience with HR, and how I can get my resume seen by hiring managers?
I'm going to two job fairs tmrw; hopefully that gets me some leads.
They scan a resume in about 6 seconds, that's the time they usually decide in whether or not they like what they see.

A document is scanned like a website, in the shape of an F.

Keep that shape in mind, your brain works from left top corner to the right corner, then down, the middle across the document and on to the left bottom.

Look at how this website is designed, gives you a pretty clear idea of the way your document should be aesthetically pleasing.
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06-22-2016 , 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Hatelijk2
Look at how this website is designed ... aesthetically pleasing.
Didn't think I'd ever see that.
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06-22-2016 , 05:16 PM
Good luck at the job fair. I got the job I am at now by going to one. I had sent in my resume to the company several times but never got an interview. I didn't have the background or requirements they were looking for, but when I met with the HR manager I hit it off with her, and she passed me through to the person who made the final decision. I was surprised to be offered the job because the required a Bachelors which I don't have and wrote MUST BE PROFICIENT IN SAP!!! They bolded and underlined it. I had never even used SAP before this job.

I think sometimes just getting in front of a live person is the key. Again, good luck.
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06-22-2016 , 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Amber

I think sometimes just getting in front of a live person is the key.
No greater truth has been spoken about finding a job. Applying online is silly and is just not effective.

If I were you, I would be reaching out to former co-workers and managers looking for recommendations and referrals. Especially in a field like this. I have been in similar highly technical field for quite some time and if I found myself unwillingly out of a job, I would be calling the people I have worked with and for. That is what will lead to a good job.

Jobs on craigslist and monster are one of two things - already filled and are only listed because of HR policy or are crap jobs. The majority of good jobs are found through networking.
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06-23-2016 , 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by MeLoveYouLongTime
Bumping this because I am out of work again

Cliffs:

Job1: (Project Engineer)I absolutely loved my job, but boss was a manipulative misogynistic douchbag.
A startup company offered me tons of money so I left.

Job2: (Project Manager)The company lost all of their contracts weeks after I started, and everyone was laid off after a few months

Job3: (Project Engineer) It took me 10 months to find this job! Despite the company having horrible reviews, I took the job because I was desperate. Ended up working for a literally ******ed person....like he was actually ******ed and in a management position. Three months after I start they tell me that the company is going to cut my group; 8 months later I am laid off.


Current Situation:
Texas has some bull**** unemployment requirements! You have to make a certain amount in the previous year of work to qualify; they take the year starting 6months before your lay off. Since I was out of work for 10 months I did not qualify for anything
I saved enough money to be comfortable for 4 months without a job, but Im scared and cutting cost on everything. I am actually about to go work at a department store to have some money coming in; maybe working part time for min wage will give me a lil more time.

Is there any advice to help me find a job faster this time? I am going to be a lot more choosy this go round, and only work for reputable companies in stable industries.
Ill do mock interviews, or anything.

I have two recruiters now that are submitting me for jobs, but I need to impress in the interview. Any advice would be appreciated.
How do you deal with questions like " Why you are unemployed again?" in the interview. I mean " my boss was a ******" ain't gonna fly.

Have you looked in technical alternative positions? I mean you are doing something with oil. In today's economy that is not soo great. Apparently, since you are an engineer, you have some affinity with all technical stuff. ....

I have got a great tip from my coach: blind applications, but not to the HR department. Instead to try always to find out the email of the boss of the division, I want to work in, and send resume and everything directly to him. It requires a ton of work and a lot more thoughts about, why you are good for them, what usefull things you could do and so on.... But I have a LOT better response rate to such applications.

And I would soooooo move. I would just go where the job is. It is totally doable also on your own with a child.

How do you want to mange some badass projects, if you are scared to move?

And I do get, that women in technical fields are treated differently than man. It is a lot tougher to get some career progress. But that is just reality of life. You have to deal with it. And if you are really good, then try to contribute something to a change.
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06-23-2016 , 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by citanul
Didn't think I'd ever see that.
This website is far from aesthetically pleasing, nice way to take that one out of context .

You get what I mean though right? Top bit of the F all the options, along the left the things you can quick link to and such.
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06-23-2016 , 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by pokeraz
No greater truth has been spoken about finding a job. Applying online is silly and is just not effective.

If I were you, I would be reaching out to former co-workers and managers looking for recommendations and referrals. Especially in a field like this. I have been in similar highly technical field for quite some time and if I found myself unwillingly out of a job, I would be calling the people I have worked with and for. That is what will lead to a good job.

Jobs on craigslist and monster are one of two things - already filled and are only listed because of HR policy or are crap jobs. The majority of good jobs are found through networking.
I would also reach out to anyone in my network that works at companies in my field. Cast as wide of a net as possible - e.g. anyone that went to your school even if you have never met them. I wouldn't directly ask them about jobs, but instead ask them if you could meet with them and discuss career advice. Then if the meeting goes well, they will hopefully keep you in mind if they hear of a job - or if you later see a job at their company, it won't be as awkward to email them about it.
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06-23-2016 , 09:08 AM
I heard a story about a guy who applied to Brown University and was rejected. He mailed a large box to the chancellor-of-whatever. Inside the box was a smaller one, and inside the smaller one was a bunch of confetti. Buried under the décor was an inflated balloon with a note attached to it -- "I still love Brown. - [applicant]". They reversed their decision and let him in.
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06-23-2016 , 10:26 AM
https://www.linkedin.com/company/topresume
This is the resume company I used for those interested.
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06-23-2016 , 11:24 AM
Thanks bluff.

I'm bout to head to a job fair now. The last company I was hard into a felling group and the group failed, so I'm not really sure about what to say when they ask why I left.
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06-23-2016 , 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by pokeraz
No greater truth has been spoken about finding a job. Applying online is silly and is just not effective.
I got my current job through Monster. I was a really good fit as it turned out.
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06-23-2016 , 03:03 PM
MLYLT,

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Originally Posted by MeLoveYouLongTime
Thanks bluff.

I'm bout to head to a job fair now. The last company I was hard into a felling group and the group failed, so I'm not really sure about what to say when they ask why I left.
Are you posting using Siri or some other voice dictation system?
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