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Old 11-30-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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Did anyone ever find the Charlotte Biz Journal that had the list of top companies to work for???
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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I am in business for myself, so I do not know where you can get a job.
Then why would you reply to this thread?
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:29 PM
 
Location: keene NH
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I'm graduating college in December, and we were just talking about job searching in my class the other day.

My teacher said (and apparently this is common practice) that one of the best ways to find a job is to research companies you might want to work for, then walk in and ask if they have any openings in your field. It gives them a chance to meet you, and you can leave your resume...a lot of places offer openings internally first, so if you go in and leave your resume they will already have it and an idea of what you're like when they start looking for outside candidates.

Apparently this technique has something like a 68% success rate for getting hired, whereas things like Careerbuilder and Monster have a 4% success rate.

Good luck!
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:47 PM
 
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is this true? everywhere I have worked those people always get ignored when they come in and someone trys to get them to leave by just taking their resume and saying thanks. any comments?


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I'm graduating college in December, and we were just talking about job searching in my class the other day.

My teacher said (and apparently this is common practice) that one of the best ways to find a job is to research companies you might want to work for, then walk in and ask if they have any openings in your field. It gives them a chance to meet you, and you can leave your resume...a lot of places offer openings internally first, so if you go in and leave your resume they will already have it and an idea of what you're like when they start looking for outside candidates.

Apparently this technique has something like a 68% success rate for getting hired, whereas things like Careerbuilder and Monster have a 4% success rate.

Good luck!
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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I'm graduating college in December, and we were just talking about job searching in my class the other day.

My teacher said (and apparently this is common practice) that one of the best ways to find a job is to research companies you might want to work for, then walk in and ask if they have any openings in your field. It gives them a chance to meet you, and you can leave your resume...a lot of places offer openings internally first, so if you go in and leave your resume they will already have it and an idea of what you're like when they start looking for outside candidates.

Apparently this technique has something like a 68% success rate for getting hired, whereas things like Careerbuilder and Monster have a 4% success rate.

Good luck!
This is not true. You will not get to talk to anyone who matters in the hiring process if you just "walk in." You'll end up talking to a receptionist at best. At my company, the receptionist is instructed to tell the occasional walk in to search for open positions on our web page.

Also, a 4% success rate is very good. That means you only have to apply for 25 jobs to get 1 offer. I must be misunderstanding the 4% claim. Please correct me if I am mis-interpreting this.

All this varies by profession as well.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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So what is the best way in Charlotte? I have a bachelor's in Finance, an MBA and three years of experience. I've been working with recruiters the last three months, applying to all those internet sites and contacting companies directly (and never getting a response). Is the job market that bad around here??
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The problem is there are more people moving here and than current open positions. There are plenty of jobs out there but there are a lot of people applying for the same position. As hard as it is, you have to be patient.

Here's a recent thread about job searching

So hard to find a job!
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:41 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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My only advice to people getting ready to graduate is secure a job BEFORE getting that diploma. Otherwise it is all about your social network, not cold calling employers.
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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We moved here 6 years ago for family. My husband, having a VP position in CA was reduced to "anything it takes " in NC... We ultimately decided to work for ourselves, because we couldnt make it any other way. I would *strongly* suggest finding a job before you move here. Time in NC seems to mean a whole lot here...
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:38 PM
 
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So what is the best way in Charlotte? I have a bachelor's in Finance, an MBA and three years of experience. I've been working with recruiters the last three months, applying to all those internet sites and contacting companies directly (and never getting a response). Is the job market that bad around here??
With the layoffs in the banking/finance profession you are going to have to be very patient.

When I look for jobs, I create a list of places I'd consider moving to. When I was last looking, I had 10 cities in the U.S. I was considering. Charlotte was on the list and was the first city that had a job that met my "needs" and most of my "wants." Unless you are tied to the area for some reason, you might want to expand your geographic preferences.

Also, some employers won't be impressed with an MBA and only 3 years of experience. Some employers feel that you need more time in the corporate world before getting an MBA to get much value out of the coursework. To some extent (and depending on the company) they are correct. You might try leaving the MBA off the resume for certain jobs. You might have to consider more "entry level" positions. With your impressive education and short duration in the workforce you will be considered "over qualified" for many positions and "under-experienced" for others. You are probably going to have to look for entry level positions and work your way up.
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