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Old 07-01-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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When I'm finished, I will post back in this thread with proof.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I could do that in about five minutes by clicking enough boxes on the Lockheed, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, or Boeing websites.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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If you find 100 jobs you qualify for, that is fantastic!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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it's a way better idea to really read the job ads you see today, take some time to tailor your application to each job, and make sure that you are applying to jobs you're really qualified for.

anyone can send out resume spam. but you get a lot less return for your time than if you stay focused and make sure all of your applications are high quality.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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If you have a skill set that is transferable to many different types of positions in your field (or even outside your field if you want a change) and are willing to relocate, I don't think that's an impossible feat.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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This seems like a waste of time. I would never conduct a job search this way. I would look for companies I wanted to work for and then check their employment page. If it was someplace I really liked, I'd send a resume even if nothing was posted. I think a targeted search is much more effective, except maybe for professions that are in exceptionally high demand.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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I could do that in about five minutes by clicking enough boxes on the Lockheed, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, or Boeing websites.
I'm 0/3 with applications at Boeing.

Raytheon contacted me through some outsourced recruiter who never answered when I called her office multiple times.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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it's a way better idea to really read the job ads you see today, take some time to tailor your application to each job, and make sure that you are applying to jobs you're really qualified for.
I do read the job descriptions and qualifications carefully. I don't really tailor my resume besides adding an Objective section or a cover letter when I feel it's beneficial.

There are a lot of mathy, techy position titles, closely related:

Data Engineer
Data Analyst
Analyst Programmer
Analytics and Statistical Engineer
Scientific Programmer
Info Analyst
Software Engineer
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Etcetera

I think my resume covers all the necessary bases. More often than not, all I have to submit is my name, resume and phone number, before my resume gets placed in a database that will automatically be scanned for keywords.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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This seems like an utter waste of time.

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This seems like a waste of time. I would never conduct a job search this way. I would look for companies I wanted to work for and then check their employment page. If it was someplace I really liked, I'd send a resume even if nothing was posted. I think a targeted search is much more effective, except maybe for professions that are in exceptionally high demand.
Agree with this 100%.

Quantity is not really a road to success in the job search.

Are you submitting cover letters? finding a 3-5 jobs a day you want to apply for, and putting together a strong targeted resume and cover letter is a way better way to go about a job search than just sending out a generic application to a large number of positions.

And people wonder why they are not having much success in the job search.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Be laser focused on your job search, if you want results. Using the "shotgun approach" will give you good numbers, but rarely will this approach result in significant callbacks.
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