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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Constance on Mon May 16, 2011 11:08 pm

Hi Top, is there any way you can stay in college?

You will be seriously disadvantaged if you don't have a college degree.

More later, have to wake up the little one.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  precinct14 on Mon May 16, 2011 11:38 pm

ANDY wrote:
precinct14 wrote:If you're not too ugly, how about trimming your locks, moving to the Cote D'Azur, and becoming an American gigolo? I met a friend of a friend down there, who taught English to French students, and hung out in swanky hotel bars, of an evening, being picked up by older women. You could teach the kids to pronounce 'route' 'rout' (or 'rowt'), by day, and root their mothers by night.

If there is any variation in this job which involves the older brothers instead of the mothers, I would love to be informed, monsieur!

I'm sure the interfamilial cross-pollination possibilities, in this particular métier, have expanded dramatically since he stopped plying his trade, monsieur.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Doc Watson on Tue May 17, 2011 12:11 am

As others have said here a lot of jobs go to those in the know. Ask among your friends.
If you know the type of job you want go and visit the firms etc where those jobs might be, leave your resume , call back every few days to see if anything has happened which could help you.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Constance on Tue May 17, 2011 12:18 am

Hi Top, most jobs are posted on the internet now.

With only a high school degree, you'll be limited to mostly hourly wage jobs.

The best source for hourly wage jobs is SnagAJob.com. You will definitely find suitable jobs here.

Go there and enter your zip code and say how many miles you are willing to travel.

Jobs will appear on the screen.

I just did a search there saying I could travel 25 miles and a lot of jobs came up.

Two other sites for jobs are Monster.com and CareerBuilders.com. With these you'll have to scroll through a lot of jobs to fine those which only require a high school degree.

Big companies have job applications posted on their web site. See Home Depot for an example, or A&P. Search the big companies around you.

You may be disappointed to see that most jobs for just a high school degree will be part-time with no health insurance, benefits, or retirement plan. Even with two part-time jobs you will have trouble making ends meet.

If you can't do a college degree, you should go to the site for your Community College and see all the jobs they have certification programs for. Some certification courses are as short as 6 months. A lot of jobs are available in health care, but you need a certificate in something like, say radiation technician.

You would be much better off in getting a two-year Associates degree in something that targets a specific career. That is what community colleges are geared for. You can get student loans to cover the tuition. You can find a part-time job and take courses at night.

Keep us posted on how your search goes.


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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  pinhedz on Tue May 17, 2011 3:13 am

Strawberry Jam wrote:
precinct14 wrote:
Captain Hi-Top wrote:I already know exactly what I'm gonna do with my life

And what's that?
I was afraid to ask...
Without the answer to that, there ain't no way any of us can help.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Tue May 17, 2011 3:16 am

felix wrote:It's Summer? In May? When does Summer start in your part of the World?

May.

And when does Summer become Autumn? Just wondering. cat

September.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Tue May 17, 2011 3:32 am

Constance wrote:Hi Top, most jobs are posted on the internet now.

With only a high school degree, you'll be limited to mostly hourly wage jobs.

The best source for hourly wage jobs is SnagAJob.com. You will definitely find suitable jobs here.

Go there and enter your zip code and say how many miles you are willing to travel.

Jobs will appear on the screen.

I just did a search there saying I could travel 25 miles and a lot of jobs came up.

Two other sites for jobs are Monster.com and CareerBuilders.com. With these you'll have to scroll through a lot of jobs to fine those which only require a high school degree.

Big companies have job applications posted on their web site. See Home Depot for an example, or A&P. Search the big companies around you.

You may be disappointed to see that most jobs for just a high school degree will be part-time with no health insurance, benefits, or retirement plan. Even with two part-time jobs you will have trouble making ends meet.

If you can't do a college degree, you should go to the site for your Community College and see all the jobs they have certification programs for. Some certification courses are as short as 6 months. A lot of jobs are available in health care, but you need a certificate in something like, say radiation technician.

You would be much better off in getting a two-year Associates degree in something that targets a specific career. That is what community colleges are geared for. You can get student loans to cover the tuition. You can find a part-time job and take courses at night.

Keep us posted on how your search goes.


Thanks for the advice but I'm looking for a job, not a career.

For instance: a janitor.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  felix on Tue May 17, 2011 4:10 am

Janitor? That's an old geezer's job innit?

How about construction worker. You get to wear construction worker boots and a hard hat.

May, huh? You're lucky. We have to wait till June here.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  pinhedz on Tue May 17, 2011 5:10 am

I used to be a janitor a lot when I was a student.

Construction jobs are hard to get.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Tue May 17, 2011 5:24 am

Captain Hi-Top wrote:I'm 20 and I've never had a job, how do I find one? Will anyone hire a long-haired 20 year old reprobate with no work experience?

Do you need a job, do you have unemployment benefit in your part of the world? In England you can leave school then apply for Jobseekers Allowance, which you get for 6 months max, all you have to do is go and sign on locally once a fortnight and tell em you are looking for a job. During the 6 months that you claim, you get yourself an alchohol or cannabis habit. Then you claim you are unable to work as you are an addict and you then get sickness benefit and your rent and utilities paid for. Why work?

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Tue May 17, 2011 5:52 am

I picked up an application at Little Caesars. I saw they had a sign looking for pizza deliverers.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Constance on Tue May 17, 2011 5:56 am

Hi Top,

Even if you're just looking for a job and not a career, check out SnagAJob.com. It's got plain old jobs that pay hourly wages. The first ones that came up on my screen were for Starbucks.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Tue May 17, 2011 6:19 am

I checked, there wasn't anything on the site that I could apply for.

I'm filling out my application for Little Caesars now... I have terrible handwriting, I hope they don't think I have Down syndrome or something because that's what my handwriting looks like.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  eddie on Tue May 17, 2011 7:25 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:all you have to do is go and sign on locally once a fortnight and tell em you are looking for a job. During the 6 months that you claim, you get yourself an alchohol or cannabis habit. Then you claim you are unable to work as you are an addict and you then get sickness benefit and your rent and utilities paid for. Why work?

You mean...when I was a starving artist living in a garret, all I had to do was tell the Job Centre I was addicted to...let's say, laudanum...and they would have paid my rent for the next 20 years?

If only I'd known....




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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Tue May 17, 2011 3:37 pm

Anyone have any tips for job interviews? How should I dress? Should I get a haircut, or just wear a ponytail?

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:31 am

Paladin wrote:Anyone have any tips for job interviews? How should I dress? Should I get a haircut, or just wear a ponytail?

I have an interview with Pizza Hut on monday

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Guest on Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:10 am



Hope it helps.

Good luck!

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:13 am

u are 1 cheeky kunt mate

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  tigerlily on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:18 am

Paladin wrote:
Paladin wrote:Anyone have any tips for job interviews? How should I dress? Should I get a haircut, or just wear a ponytail?

I have an interview with Pizza Hut on monday

Put your hair in a pony tail and put a smile on your face....look the interviewer in the eye when you speak. Wear a shirt with buttons and a collar, doesn't need to be fancy. Nice jeans (no holes) or khakis. Shoes and socks. If you have piercings on your face, take them out. Use good grammar when you speak and don't cuss. Be there on time and with a positive attitude.

Good luck! And please let us know how it goes.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  tatiana on Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:39 am

tigerlily wrote:
Paladin wrote:
Paladin wrote:Anyone have any tips for job interviews? How should I dress? Should I get a haircut, or just wear a ponytail?

I have an interview with Pizza Hut on monday

Put your hair in a pony tail and put a smile on your face....look the interviewer in the eye when you speak. Wear a shirt with buttons and a collar, doesn't need to be fancy. Nice jeans (no holes) or khakis. Shoes and socks. If you have piercings on your face, take them out. Use good grammar when you speak and don't cuss. Be there on time and with a positive attitude.

Good luck! And please let us know how it goes.

Paladin,
the Best of Luck to you from me also.

that is lots of good advice from tigerlily

plus they say if you wear something red, it gives you a confidence boost.
if red is not your colour (as i imagine it probably isn't) wear red socks or undies.....

be sure to tell us how it goes.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Guest on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:06 am

...my kids told me this works for them:

...listen to whatever music makes you feel good while you get ready
...stand up straight (you'll feel taller, and look confident, and it'll give you something to focus on)
...imagine the interviewer is 3 inches shorter than you (you'll feel less intimidated)
...take a little time to answer questions (he'll think you're calm and thoughtful)
...speak slowly and softly (if he has to strain to listen to you you'll feel like you've got the edge)

Good Luck

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Guest on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:58 pm

Seriously, I wish you good luck!

My rule to interviews used to be "I'm not going to think about the interview at all and once I'm there my spontaneous ability will make the interviewer think I'm a good choice". But that didn't work very well. At least think a bit of what would you answer to the question "Why do you want this job?"... and remember, don't do speed.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:16 am

Paladin wrote:u are 1 cheeky kunt mate

That's the attitude. I don't think you will have any problem with the interview, whatsoever Twisted Evil

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:48 am

tigerlily wrote:Use good grammar when you speak and don't cuss.

I said "damn." Is that bad? I don't think he really caught it.

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Re: How do you find a job?

Post  pinhedz on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:38 am

Paladin wrote:I said "damn." Is that bad?
Depends on the context.

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