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Old 03-10-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I can work in either IT (Information Technology) or finance (Equity or Fixed-Income). Where shall I publish my resume in order to find a job in the area?

I put it on monster.com. However, I have got zero response.

Besides Northern Virginia, I'm also open to the DC area, which I assume has plenty of jobs. Besides working for government or a private firm, I am also open to teach in a university because I have a Ph.D. degree.

I feel greatly puzzled by lack of response from monster.com.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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IT is rather broad--what area is your experience in?

dice.com is dedicated solely to IT jobs. Remember that a job search isn't a passive experience though. You don't just publish your resume and sit and wait to be called. You have to do just as much seeking and applying to their job postings.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Novastan
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For government, try USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site. Even though the job market is better in Northern Virginia, you have to apply for a job, not just wait for a response from a recruiter. And this applies to university jobs as well.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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For government, try USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site. Even though the job market is better in Northern Virginia, you have to apply for a job, not just wait for a response from a recruiter. And this applies to university jobs as well.
I did create a profile on USAJOBS.gov. However, it requires me to answer a question about my grade level (13, 15, etc). I assume that grade is the level of salary that you receive in a government job; however, I don't know what grade I am in.

Frustrating is that I am interested in many categories of government jobs and I have chosen all. However, when I login, it seems that my choices have been erased, and I have to start all over again. Have you experienced this problem on USAJOBS.gov?
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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IT is rather broad--what area is your experience in?

dice.com is dedicated solely to IT jobs. Remember that a job search isn't a passive experience though. You don't just publish your resume and sit and wait to be called. You have to do just as much seeking and applying to their job postings.
I'm open to become a business analyst in any type of firm. I guess I should put my resume on dice.com

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Old 03-10-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Novastan
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I did create a profile on USAJOBS.gov. However, it requires me to answer a question about my grade level (13, 15, etc). I assume that grade is the level of salary that you receive in a government job; however, I don't know what grade I am in.

Frustrating is that I am interested in many categories of government jobs and I have chosen all. However, when I login, it seems that my choices have been erased, and I have to start all over again. Have you experienced this problem on USAJOBS.gov?

Are you sure it is asking for your grade level or grade equivalent? I don't understand why you would need to assign yourself a grade level if your job is in the private sector. It will ask you what grade level you are applying for. If that is the case then you need to compare your education and experience to the grade requirements. Those are usually listed.

No. Did you save your search?
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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publishing your resume on a website is waste of time and shows laziness. target a specific employer or industry and apply directly on their website.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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publishing your resume on a website is waste of time and shows laziness. target a specific employer or industry and apply directly on their website.
I've worked for the private sector. I would like to work for the government. I would also consider teaching.

I did apply for jobs by sending my resume over to the employers including General Dynamics. However, I've not heard back from anyone. I really don't know which employers to target.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Are you sure it is asking for your grade level or grade equivalent? I don't understand why you would need to assign yourself a grade level if your job is in the private sector. It will ask you what grade level you are applying for. If that is the case then you need to compare your education and experience to the grade requirements. Those are usually listed.

No. Did you save your search?
When I created a profile on USAJOBS.gov, it asked me for my grade level. You are right in that it might have asked me for the grade level I applied for. Is there a table somewhere that I can refer to about which grade level my education and experience are comparable to?

I believe that I saved my profile. But I have to save again.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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publishing your resume on a website is waste of time and shows laziness. target a specific employer or industry and apply directly on their website.
Really? I've received my last two jobs from posting on Monster.com? In 2007 I got a job within a month of posting my resume there. On 12/2010 I received about 10 calls for interviews within posting my resume for only a week. I still get a phone call every few weeks about that resume even though I've pulled it from the Internet since.

To the OP, have you made your resume on Monster publicly viewable? If it is set to private no one sees it while searching for candidates. They only see it when you submit your resume for a specific job posting.
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