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Old 02-14-2009, 04:14 PM
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That many of the job listings you apply to and interviews that you go may be for nothing because almost every employer post ads for job that are not vacant and fills positions through employee referrals. So the interview that you are may not matter because they already have selected the person for that position.

Something a unemployed person is not supposed to hear but she doesn' know I'm laid off so I couldn't really react to the statement.

So my only options now are

Part Time job
Volunteering
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Unfortunately, this info is true but I wouldn't let it deter you from continuing to find a new job.

When companies have a opening, they would prefer filling it with internal transfers (unless it requires a specific skill set or experience level), so they will post it internally for 2-3 weeks before posting externally on job boards. By the time it gets posted externally, they might already have strong candidates from internal submissions. Unofficially, they have to post it externally and bring people in for interviews to ensure equal opportunity - even if they already have a person/candidate in mind.

But like I said, not ever job posting falls into this category so don't give up, unless you plan on not working anymore for the rest of your life.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:14 PM
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Unfortunately, this info is true but I wouldn't let it deter you from continuing to find a new job.

When companies have a opening, they would prefer filling it with internal transfers (unless it requires a specific skill set or experience level), so they will post it internally for 2-3 weeks before posting externally on job boards. By the time it gets posted externally, they might already have strong candidates from internal submissions. Unofficially, they have to post it externally and bring people in for interviews to ensure equal opportunity - even if they already have a person/candidate in mind.

But like I said, not ever job posting falls into this category so don't give up, unless you plan on not working anymore for the rest of your life.
I can't give up, I just have to become more creative
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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To state the obvious, job hunting is a numbers game. To improve YOUR odds you MUST network. There are many jobs out there that are NEVER posted.

There are other jobs that are created within a company because someone, who is in a position to do so, believes that you will be an asset to the company. I have seen this happen numerous times. Someone is brought into a company at a great salary simply because of who they KNEW.

Stay positive, keep an open mind, go to many networking events and don't be afraid to let people knew what you are great at doing.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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why would a corp do an interview if they had no intention of hiring? Doesnt it cost them money to find an interviewee?

That is funny, I went to interview with blinds-to-go (i wanted to make a career change, and the the company intrigued me, and offered me a chance to practice)

But first they told me to visit a store and speak to someone who was in management training

Anyways the store was not packed or anything, and they had like six managament trainees there already, and I thought how come they are looking for another

They even ask me a silly question like how was high school, what does that have to do with retail
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Welcome back TVSG with yet another post. And I confess that I just don't "get it" where you are concerned and am seriously beginning to wonder if you're a troll of the first degree or a seriously misplaced socially inept 33 year old who held one job for 10 years but has absolutely no clue about life in general. I'm leaning towards the latter. But it's amusing for a while longer! Cheers!

PS: Your Mom doesn't know you were laid off so you couldn't respond to what she said?
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:31 PM
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Welcome back TVSG with yet another post. And I confess that I just don't "get it" where you are concerned and am seriously beginning to wonder if you're a troll of the first degree or a seriously misplaced socially inept 33 year old who held one job for 10 years but has absolutely no clue about life in general. I'm leaning towards the latter. But it's amusing for a while longer! Cheers!

PS: Your Mom doesn't know you were laid off so you couldn't respond to what she said?

I decided not to tell her because she would be ore annoying than she aleady is when I have a job.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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At 33 years old, don't you think it's probably time to break that umbilical cord and think for yourself as a grown man without fearing any derogatory comment? Sticks and stones ... Do you have a daddy?
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:10 PM
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At 33 years old, don't you think it's probably time to break that umbilical cord and think for yourself as a grown man without fearing any derogatory comment? Sticks and stones ... Do you have a daddy?

i like onion rings better than french fries
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:19 PM
 
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why would a corp do an interview if they had no intention of hiring? Doesnt it cost them money to find an interviewee?

That is funny, I went to interview with blinds-to-go (i wanted to make a career change, and the the company intrigued me, and offered me a chance to practice)

But first they told me to visit a store and speak to someone who was in management training

Anyways the store was not packed or anything, and they had like six managament trainees there already, and I thought how come they are looking for another

They even ask me a silly question like how was high school, what does that have to do with retail
Many companies have to prove non-favoritism and have to go through the interview process for legal reasons even though they have someone in mind already.

Not ALL jobs have already decided on a certain person. Remember, you sell yourself! Your personality, really. Sometimes positions are created just because they like you! That happens more at companies at which you may already be employed. Yes, it boils down to who they like. Of course you have to be qualified also - but, as I said, you really sell YOURSELF.
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