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Old 02-26-2009, 02:10 PM
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I was watching Fox News this afternoon and they were showing how long the line was and ow many people are looking for work. What exactly will I accomplish from going somewhere where 400 other unemployed people are? I mean has anyone on here ever accomplished anything going to a job fair?? My goal is to seperate myself from all the other people in my area looking for work not be in the same place they are trying to sell myself.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Your right, I think you should just continue to stay home and wait for someone to call you with a job offer
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:23 PM
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Your right, I think you should just continue to stay home and wait for someone to call you with a job offer

You mean at home speaking with my sexy staffing specialist and being very agressive and creative bytracking down old colleagues instead of standing in the unemployment line waiting to get in a building with 500 people all trying to sell themselves.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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I agree tvsportsguy. Career fairs are uterly useless in a bad market.A few jobs for 500 desperate people.My prefered way is to go to an employer that you like or have exp. in or that you think might need help and drop your app or reseme at HR.Then follow up with calls to HR about considering your app or res. This has ALWAYS worked for me except now.This job market is a once in a generation horror story.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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You mean at home speaking with my sexy staffing specialist and being very agressive and creative bytracking down old colleagues instead of standing in the unemployment line waiting to get in a building with 500 people all trying to sell themselves.
First off, what does speaking with someone that is "sexy" have to do with you getting a job? I rather go to my job and talk to someone ugly while getting a pay check instead of talking to a sexy staffing specialist at home.

Secondly, "tracking down old colleagues?" - Aren't you the same person that started another thread complaining that a old colleague asked for your resume and didn't come through with a interview? So what are you going to do when these other colleagues ask you to send them your resume? Tell them No? Or ask them if they can guarantee you a interview if you send it to them?

To an extent, I can agree with you that it might be difficult to get a job at a job fair - but if your unemployed, what else are you doing with your time? Are you going to be talking to your staffing specialist for 8hrs a day? Why not take advantage of a avenue where you can come face to face with potential employers? Maybe you have more to offer than 300 of the people there - wouldn't that increase your chances? Again, as with your other threads, it just sounds like your making excuses for everything and why you don't have a job.
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:03 PM
 
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danameless doing what I said would land you a job alot faster than going to job fairs where you have to compete with a billion people.Most employers hire people WITHOUT advertising the position.Why compete with lots of applicants when you can go up against a few people or mabey none.And my way takes much more time than just going to job fairs so he would ge keeping very busy.
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:11 PM
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First off, what does speaking with someone that is "sexy" have to do with you getting a job? I rather go to my job and talk to someone ugly while getting a pay check instead of talking to a sexy staffing specialist at home.

Secondly, "tracking down old colleagues?" - Aren't you the same person that started another thread complaining that a old colleague asked for your resume and didn't come through with a interview? So what are you going to do when these other colleagues ask you to send them your resume? Tell them No? Or ask them if they can guarantee you a interview if you send it to them?

To an extent, I can agree with you that it might be difficult to get a job at a job fair - but if your unemployed, what else are you doing with your time? Are you going to be talking to your staffing specialist for 8hrs a day? Why not take advantage of a avenue where you can come face to face with potential employers? Maybe you have more to offer than 300 of the people there - wouldn't that increase your chances? Again, as with your other threads, it just sounds like your making excuses for everything and why you don't have a job.

Well Today I was very agressive and decided to just EMAIL my resume to a guy who is the Project Manager of Companies that are in my line of work. So I just put in the subject box, "emailing you this just in case you hear about future job openings"

He responded back and asked how I have been and told me he will pass my resume around. Now this situation is different because I contacted him so if he doesn't get back to me at al in a month ot two it's ok. But if he had told me to give him my resume and nothing came out of it then I would be annoyed for him making me think he had connections.
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:13 PM
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First off, what does speaking with someone that is "sexy" have to do with you getting a job? I rather go to my job and talk to someone ugly while getting a pay check instead of talking to a sexy staffing specialist at home.

Secondly, "tracking down old colleagues?" - Aren't you the same person that started another thread complaining that a old colleague asked for your resume and didn't come through with a interview? So what are you going to do when these other colleagues ask you to send them your resume? Tell them No? Or ask them if they can guarantee you a interview if you send it to them?

To an extent, I can agree with you that it might be difficult to get a job at a job fair - but if your unemployed, what else are you doing with your time? Are you going to be talking to your staffing specialist for 8hrs a day? Why not take advantage of a avenue where you can come face to face with potential employers? Maybe you have more to offer than 300 of the people there - wouldn't that increase your chances? Again, as with your other threads, it just sounds like your making excuses for everything and why you don't have a job.

I'm not competing with 300 unemployed people in the same room, not going to happen. I want to seperate myself from all the other unemployed people in the city and get a opportunity from networking and agresssion.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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I agree tvsportsguy. Career fairs are uterly useless in a bad market.A few jobs for 500 desperate people.My prefered way is to go to an employer that you like or have exp. in or that you think might need help and drop your app or reseme at HR.Then follow up with calls to HR about considering your app or res. This has ALWAYS worked for me except now.This job market is a once in a generation horror story.
Tucson is the ultimate KING of job fairs, and out of all of the job fairs that were held this year, I never went. Not just because of the 2,000 people that attended, but about 98% of the jobs were ALL healthcare while the rest were Circle K and call centers that fired me 4 weeks later for stupid things. I remember back in 2005 when I first looked for work, jobs were plentiful, and there was a wide range of jobs other than call centers and hospitals, we realy did not need a career fair. Sad to see a once flouishing city get strck down by layoffs.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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I have only been to one job fair in my life. It was indeed a huge waste of time.
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