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Old 02-05-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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I dunno if this is happening to anybody else, but I thought I would ask. So I became unemployed at the begining of December and started my job search and applications in mid November (I had a temp job that I knew was going to end in December). Heard absolutely nothing up until the last week of January. Basically in the last two weeks I have gotten 5 interviews! I don't know if I am doing something right, I am lucky or if the economy is getting better.

Is anyone also experiencing this? In all of the sudden rush of interviews?
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I dunno if this is happening to anybody else, but I thought I would ask. So I became unemployed at the begining of December and started my job search and applications in mid November (I had a temp job that I knew was going to end in December). Heard absolutely nothing up until the last week of January. Basically in the last two weeks I have gotten 5 interviews! I don't know if I am doing something right, I am lucky or if the economy is getting better.

Is anyone also experiencing this? In all of the sudden rush of interviews?
I think the economy is getting better. I started my new job early January and also declined an interview since I already accepted the new job.

I also think that it will be easier if you are young and not on unemployment for too long.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:59 PM
 
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Maybe in some areas, yeah it's probably getting better. On a nation wide scale, I'd probably say.. maybe slightly.

Was out of work for 7 months. 2 interviews, and of those 2 I got 1 job offer (which I currently took). I'm not sure if that's good, bad, or __?

Regardless, congrats and good luck! Hopefully 1 out of 5 offers you something...and hopefully it's the one you prefer the most out of the 5 =)
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Or perhaps you are getting better at getting an interview.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Not in my area, our unemployment rate went up again last month, jobs are still pretty scarce.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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For the first time in a couple of years now I'm seeing the job market ease here in Central Florida.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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I think it's becoming a little better. Though, in my region "a little better" means they are now looking for custodians and coal miners.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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I think its getting a little better. Firms in my area are starting to hire slowly. But they are only adding one or two people at a time.

The economy added 35k jobs last month. But with 14 million out of work, if we continue at this pace, it will take 33 years to get everyone back to work! We need to be adding a lot more jobs each month.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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It seems to be on a little uptick, but a rise in interviews in January can also be expected. Most fiscal years run Jan-Dec., so many companies have just rolled out their quarterly budgets based on the fiscal budget. Could be cut later, but Jan is usually based on an optimistic budget for the year.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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Probably a little of both, your having some luck that others are not, and there is a bit more hiring now. You want a job offer, not just interviews,
but getting an interview definitely helps! My current opening has now had over 70 applicants, but we have interviewed only 6, and maybe another 3 after the closing date. The odds for each person is 1-9 now, before 1-70.
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