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View Poll Results: POLL How did you find your job?
Internet site job ad 25 30.49%
Recruiter or agency 10 12.20%
Employer site job listing 7 8.54%
Newspaper ad 2 2.44%
Contacted employer, no job ad was posted 5 6.10%
Networking alerted me to posted job 3 3.66%
Networking, no job ad was posted 14 17.07%
Same employer, they came to me with a new positon 4 4.88%
Same employer, I found the new job 2 2.44%
Previouly employed, they called me back 3 3.66%
Other - please post to explain 7 8.54%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-08-2016, 06:38 AM
 
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By applying through, Linkedin, Indeed, company websites. By far the best way to get a job is to have someone on the inside who can at least pass on your resume to a real person, in some cases you may even be guaranteed an interview just from knowing someone on the inside. For everyone else though, its the same old :"apply online, tailor your resume and cover letter, include the keywords, pray, hope etc...".

Moral of the story- if you know someone internally, use it, use it hard, take advantage of it. For everyone else, it will more than likely be a long and bumpy ride.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:04 AM
 
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For my current job, a recruiter came out of the blue, introduced herself, and asked for my updated resume. Exactly one week later, I got the offer letter with a 50% pay bump. I'm full time with full benefits. I've been told I got headhunted.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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In the 2000s I've had 4 job switches.

First was a company for which I formerly worked calling to ask me to come back.
Second was found online.
Third was found via networking thanks to a referral from a friend that worked at the company.
Fourth was found online.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:28 AM
 
Location: detroit mi
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Craigs list, other job search sites, knowing people at the company, lying on my resume about length of experience. Cold calling and going to shops that do my kind of work to drop resumes. I wont work for a temp / staffing agency although I get a call from them at least once a month.

The biggest thing I found to help get a job is the way my resume is structured. It has no sentances other than a brief intro about me at the top, bullet points all my skills and education and lists employers. Since I went to this style my call back rate skyrocketed. They do not want to have to spend 10 minutes reading to find the few skills that you list inside them paragraphs. This was especially true in "09" when companies had literally hundreds of resumes to go through.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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Internal candidate for career change, networking, and being smart.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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My current position was an internal promotion. I found my first job at this employer from a posting on a professional association job board.

My previous position I was headhunted.

Prior to that I saw a posting on the association job board.

Prior to that I was asked to apply by the hiring manager, who I knew from committee work.
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Found it on Idealist and then applied through the company website with a resume and cover letter. Applied 12/17, first interview 1/13, second interview 1/21, verbal offer 1/21, written offer 1/22, started 2/1.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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Craigslist.
Same. My current and all previous jobs have been found on Craigslist.
First was retail, then Best Buy head quarters, other random in between jobs and my job now, medical software company.

Well, all except for one. I was getting my computer fixed and the guy hired me to work for him.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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If you got a full time job in the 2000s, temporary, contract or permanent, how did you find out about the the job?

Please limit to only jobs you have been hired for since the year 2000, to compare modern job hunt methods.
I went to the site, filled out the application, then got called in, had to change a few things for them and got hired....I actually was excited as I had always been curious as to retail...Now I feel that EVERYONE should do 6 months retail and we'd all be more pleasant to each other....
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Indeed. I also had a good reference and former coworkers who had worked with the recruiting agency for the role.
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