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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 02-07-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: ohio
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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.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:26 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I'll answer for my husband. He picked up five consulting jobs in the last 10 years... All contacted him.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:34 PM
 
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I got it the old fashion AMERICAN WAY,
Nepotism, Cronyism and Favoritism!
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:21 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Networking; actually, other than my first job out of college, every job change I've done (doing the math - in 1991, 2004, 2007, and 2014) has been via networking - when you have a decent reputation and maintain professional contacts, when it comes time for a change you'll find yourself with many options. Pretty much every job change I've done was because I wanted to, not because I had to.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I called companies and talked to them. Simple. In fact, come to think of it that's the ONLY way I have ever gotten a job.

Look. I'm 70. I left the service in 1971 to become a salesman. From that time forward I always pounded pavement or called people and took the initiative. I can think of 1 time in 1980 when I answered an ad. I got that job and kept it and its promotions for 10 years.

I worked for several companies and finally established my own sales firm in 1995. In 2005 my industry died, so I sent myself off to truck driving school, and called the company I wanted to work for. I made an appointment, got the job, and went to work that day. I drove a truck for them for 5 years and retired in 2010.

Sending out all these resumes is easy. That's why it doesn't work.
Making phone calls and personal inquiries and actually talking to the people you want to work for is a little harder, but it works.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Indeed and Careerbuilder helped me get back in the IT game. Chose a few keywords and carpet-bombed every job that had a match.
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:57 AM
 
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Let's see---a recruiter contacted me via Indeed. She saw my resume and encouraged me to apply to the organization. I did and I'm still here---almost two and a half years later. There have only been two of us hired in the last five or so years that didn't have a connection to someone already there.
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Craigslist.
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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I called companies and talked to them. Simple. In fact, come to think of it that's the ONLY way I have ever gotten a job.

Look. I'm 70. I left the service in 1971 to become a salesman. From that time forward I always pounded pavement or called people and took the initiative. I can think of 1 time in 1980 when I answered an ad. I got that job and kept it and its promotions for 10 years.

I worked for several companies and finally established my own sales firm in 1995. In 2005 my industry died, so I sent myself off to truck driving school, and called the company I wanted to work for. I made an appointment, got the job, and went to work that day. I drove a truck for them for 5 years and retired in 2010.

Sending out all these resumes is easy. That's why it doesn't work.
Making phone calls and personal inquiries and actually talking to the people you want to work for is a little harder, but it works.

Most places now the internet / e mail is the only way. You won`t get past the Receptionist if you call and they won't let you in the building without an appointment.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I replied to a Monster ad in the mid-2000's and was hired almost immediately. After submitting my resume, I waited about a week and the call came. I had two interviews in two days. Offer faxed to me on Day 3.
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