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    Job Hunting

    I was recently informed that I need to jump ship with the ship is still afloat here at work and needless to say thats pretty depressing so this brings me to my question. What are some good resources for finding jobs online besides monster.com ? Ive seen alot of listing for jobs that all require lots of experience, but being fresh out of college, I dont have that much so any sites or information on jobs for fresh college grads would be great(I refuse to go work at Hon or Allsteel for chump change after busting my *** in school for 4 years).

    (Edit:5/15/09) I've had a long talk with my parents, talked briefly with my sister and brother in law, and also briefly with my uncle about the situation and all of them have helped give me advice and guide me. I also had a chance to sleep on everything as well. All that said, its not excuse for the completely display of disrespect I've shown. Its also no excuse for me offending many of you who have thrived and moved on from the positions Ive degraded. Ill also say that apologizing and admitting Ive made a mistake is not easy for me. I sincerely apologize to all whom I've offended, alienated, or otherwise ****** off with my comments above. Its not my place to say what jobs are better than others on the grand scale and its definately not my right or place to belittle others over something like that. I feel awful for it and hope that everyone who was offended can see beyond my idiocy.


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    Re: Job Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonick182 View Post
    I was recently informed that I need to jump ship with the ship is still afloat here at work and needless to say thats pretty depressing so this brings me to my question. What are some good resources for finding jobs online besides monster.com ? Ive seen alot of listing for jobs that all require lots of experience, but being fresh out of college, I dont have that much so any sites or information on jobs for fresh college grads would be great(I refuse to go work at Hon or Allsteel for chump change after busting my *** in school for 4 years).


    I really do hope you land a good job, but for the love of God, remain practical. You already know this, but the job market sucks and there aren't a lot of lucrative positions available.

    Do you still have access to the ISU job board? After I graduated, I lived and breathed with that site and I got several interviews out of it as well as a job.



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    Networking. Get the word out to your friends, ask them to keep their eyes & ears open and work your connections. Put as much time into it each day as a real job. And lose the attitude about what you will and won't do - many a crow has been eaten once reality wins over pride.


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    Re: Job Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonick182 View Post
    I was recently informed that I need to jump ship with the ship is still afloat here at work and needless to say thats pretty depressing so this brings me to my question. What are some good resources for finding jobs online besides monster.com ? Ive seen alot of listing for jobs that all require lots of experience, but being fresh out of college, I dont have that much so any sites or information on jobs for fresh college grads would be great(I refuse to go work at Hon or Allsteel for chump change after busting my *** in school for 4 years).
    A little more humble pie my friend.

    I worked for a carpenter and lived with my parents for a while when I was in between work after college. Didn't hurt a thing.



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    I think people need to be a little realistic here. I refused to take anything less than what I was making in September. Four months later, I pretty much had to take a job with a HEFTY cut in pay. Did is suck? Yep. It's better than having no income at all. Plus, I took that job with the thought that once something better comes along, I'll jump at it. I've since taken another job for some more money and the potential to move up. I'm not making what I did last year, but it'll be there. Swallow your pride and take what you can get. Once you realize that, you'll be fine.



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    Im not saying I wont work a crappy job, I mean that in the sense that I went to school for a reason, and manual labor wasnt it. I couldve got that while the gettin was good back in 04. Believe me when I say Ive worked bad jobs *Cough* KFC, Kmart, Gas Stations, Grounds keeping, ect. *Cough* It doesnt have to be a ground breaker in the money front, Id simply like something that pertains to what I devoted alot of time to.



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    Hopefully you will land a job will medical insurance so you can get that cough looked at.



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    Re: Job Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonick182 View Post
    I was recently informed that I need to jump ship with the ship is still afloat here at work and needless to say thats pretty depressing so this brings me to my question. What are some good resources for finding jobs online besides monster.com ? Ive seen alot of listing for jobs that all require lots of experience, but being fresh out of college, I dont have that much so any sites or information on jobs for fresh college grads would be great(I refuse to go work at Hon or Allsteel for chump change after busting my *** in school for 4 years).
    What do you do? I know a lot of IT recruiters in DM i can hook you up with.



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    Re: Job Hunting

    careerbuilder.com?



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    Re: Job Hunting

    (I refuse to go work at Hon or Allsteel for chump change after busting my *** in school for 4 years)
    No offense, but this comment makes me consider you to be very non-hireable.



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    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    No offense, but this comment makes me consider you to be very non-hireable.
    I would agree with this statement. Take any job you can get and hope that a year down the road you can get another job.



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    Re: Job Hunting

    I think for now you might want to take any jobs that can give you income while you keep on looking for the right job for you. It'll be better if you get a job, whatever it is, that can give health insurance.

    I don't want to be offensive, but I agree with most the the Cyclones here: remain practical. The job market is really terrible and companies are still letting people go. So we can't be picky at this time. I am glad to be employed and I'll swallow my pride if faced with salary freeze, benefit cuts, salary cuts etc as long as I have income and job (and hopefully health insurance).

    Try to network with headhunters also. I don't know how much experience you have - because headhunters usually only want to work with people with experience. But who knows ?

    Also, go to the companies' website. Sometimes you'll only need to be lucky. I remember when getting my first job: I just got a letter from a company saying that there was no job opening available and 3 days later, the recruiter for the same company called me for interview and I got a job a week later. Good luck !


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    Re: Job Hunting

    Here is my reccomendation.

    1. Swallow pride.
    2. Find a company you like.
    3. Accept whatever mail-room / broom pusher type job you can get.
    4. Continue to park ego.
    5. Work your way up.



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    I refuse to go work at Hon or Allsteel for chump change after busting my *** in school for 4 years
    No job < Bad Job < Good Job


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonick182 View Post
    Im not saying I wont work a crappy job, I mean that in the sense that I went to school for a reason, and manual labor wasnt it. I couldve got that while the gettin was good back in 04. Believe me when I say Ive worked bad jobs *Cough* KFC, Kmart, Gas Stations, Grounds keeping, ect. *Cough* It doesnt have to be a ground breaker in the money front, Id simply like something that pertains to what I devoted alot of time to.

    I understand this, but face reality, if your find the right job, you may never use your degree and be fully happy with that job/career, I know Im not even using mine at all and dont mind my job, it has its days, but its money and as much as Id consider a job change, there arent many out there, so get a job ASAP and then keep looking.


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