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Old 01-27-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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I'm just curious, do you ever find this frustrating as an HR professional? I know they must make you do a few preliminary interviews because you have to satisfy EEO, but is it frustrating to do when you know the hiring manager already has someone in mind?
When I was doing interviews I was interviewed more often by the hiring manager then by HR. It seemed like HR was just the first filter for resume review or phone screenings.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Talk to recruiters. I really can't emphasize this enough. See if you can schedule a 20-30 minute interview with a recruiter, and to talk about yourself and your career path. Honestly they will look at your resume, and they give you suggestions concerning what needs to be done. There are very generic standard resumes out there, but for some industries your resume needs to be non standard. I have a technical resume that's 10 pages long. Several recruiters have told me that I technical hiring managers prefer a long detailed resume over one that leaves out a lot of details but remain 1 or 2 pages long.

Recruiters will help you a bit, the more the better. A lot of people in Atlanta are afraid to take contract or temp work, but you build up a lot of experience doing so, and your resume looks impressive after a few projects. There are always opportunities to go permanent from temp work too. There are a ton of flakey recruiters out there, but a lot of good ones too. Mjust have to learn how to filter them out.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Hey guys, I'm new here, and I have a couple of questions.

I'm trying to find full time work and get out of my parents' house. I currently live in Jupiter, Florida, and want to move to Atlanta. I've been trying every strategy in the book, and no dice. I have medical bills piling up due to an injury, and I really need some money ASAP to pay them off. I just feel despondent and helpless at this point.

I used my tax refund to hire someone to rewrite my resume, as I felt that it's been holding me back. Now I need to get a plan of action. I need some recommendations on agencies, or anything that can help me, because I really don't have much time to do this. Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Any help here, guys? Any suggestion on where to go would be appreciated.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: ATL
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What career field are you in?
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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What career field are you in?
Right now, I'm in retail, but I want to move into clerical/office work.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: ATL
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This new outlet mall is opening in NORTH Metro Atlanta suburbs soon and they are hiring (since you are in retail)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-O...ref=ts&fref=ts

Maybe you can get a job there and once you get settled in here you can find another job
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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Right now, I'm in retail, but I want to move into clerical/office work.
What store?
Try to transfer.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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What store?
Try to transfer.
I work at Walgreens, and last I heard, they don't do transfers.

And I really need full time work to pay off my bills. I can't do part time and think about getting ahead. Plus, there's the inevitable moving costs.

Like I mentioned, I need to find a recruiter that can fit my needs- full time office work, and is willing to work with someone like me who needs a job before moving into the area. And I really need all this to fall in place sooner rather than later, so I can hit the restart button on my life.

tonygeorgia, if you can help me out, that would be awesome. Having someone in the know in Atlanta will probably be a great thing for my goals.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:15 PM
 
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I work at Walgreens, and last I heard, they don't do transfers.

And I really need full time work to pay off my bills. I can't do part time and think about getting ahead. Plus, there's the inevitable moving costs.

Like I mentioned, I need to find a recruiter that can fit my needs- full time office work, and is willing to work with someone like me who needs a job before moving into the area. And I really need all this to fall in place sooner rather than later, so I can hit the restart button on my life.

tonygeorgia, if you can help me out, that would be awesome. Having someone in the know in Atlanta will probably be a great thing for my goals.
Do you have any skills?
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