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Old 09-23-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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I have been seeking employment and I am not able to find work. I have been out of a job due to careing for my elderly mom who just passed in April of this year. Now that I am seeking employment they say I have been out of the workforce for the past 5 years and do not have recent experience. My husband is in the car business and business is slow so I need to contribute. He will not leave for we need the health insurance and is afraid he will not be able to get a job soon enough. Employers will not higher me due to the fact that my credit is shot to hell. I need a job so that I can pay off all my debts due to the economy. I do not know where to go. I have all the clerical skills and graduated as a Medical Office Specialist so I can proof myself if given the chance. Please help for advise anyone!

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Just some I have seen recently, remember the competition is tough right now. Be very nice to the receptionist, plan your answers, study like you would study for a test, prepare, prepare, prepare. Do not give up hope.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I would add that many state agencies are in hiring mode as they are about to begin their new fiscal year. So if you're not adverse to working in Austin, be sure to check out the major job sites.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I am not quite sure whether Craigslist is a reliable place to hunt for a job. I doubt if higher end job openings are posted there. And in my experience, there are plenty of scam postings. So at least be watchful.
I just had a job interview for a job that I found on Craigslist yesterday. It wasn't shady at all.

I've lost count of how many resumes I've sent and interviews I've gotten from CL. And these aren't part time, freelancing types of jobs, all full time post college meaningful jobs. Actually, the job i have now resulted from CL. Full time benefits, great people. It doesn't take a genius to spot a bad ad on Craigslist.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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That's why I said "thankfully I've got one."

Good luck but I hope the bitter doesn't ooze through during the interview process, if you're bitter.

Hardly bitter at all, I don't even know where you got that notion.

In actuality, most are intimidated when I put on my resume and applications that I have two college degrees. (Bachelor's and Master's). Lots of employers are cutting wages and not wanting to hire qualified people in order to avoid paying what their worth. That's been my experience.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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indeed.com you can search by keyword and city. You can make your keyword a minimum salary if you desire.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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I was just on the site for the Community Bible Church and was surprised to see links to jobs in the community! Yay for them! DM me if you want the link.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:00 AM
 
Location: 1604 & Potranco Area
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In actuality, most are intimidated when I put on my resume and applications that I have two college degrees. (Bachelor's and Master's). Lots of employers are cutting wages and not wanting to hire qualified people in order to avoid paying what their worth. That's been my experience.
We were told during a resume class the if you are "over qualified" for a job you WANT don't be afraid to dumb down your resume...
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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We were told during a resume class the if you are "over qualified" for a job you WANT don't be afraid to dumb down your resume...
Understanding that if you've ever posted a version of your resume online that shows both degrees, or if the employer does a thorough background check, that it will be found and you may be asked about it.

Personally, I think you're better off explaining WHY you want that job and therefore how your qualifications will help the employer than to try and "hide" experience or education and possibly be thought of as less trustworthy at some future point.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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I learned of indeed.com thru forum. Looks to be helpful...
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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One other option for folks to consider is LinkedIn which allows you to put a good professional foot forward. A lot of folks call it "Facebook for Work", and I think it makes a good platform to do professional networking even if you don't care to get out and do so in person.

Also makes it easier for recruiters to find you. If you get some of your co-workers (current or former) to write up recommendations, that can also help you to appear to be a good match.

No association with LI except as a user for several years.
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