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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Folsom_Prison, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Months back I was in the market for a new POE. I applied all over. Local food joints, fast food joints, subway was one of them.

    Subway had a sign out for months, like I said I applied....... Nothing. Stopped by couple times a week asking to talk to someone, I always got the run around. Call this person call that person, leave your number again ect. Couldn't even get a call from someone to say screw you buddy, kiss my ass.

    This subway still has the damn help needed sign outside.

    This leads me to my next point. The last three jobs I've landed have been because somebody hooked me up. Told said person I was looking for something different, it was a matter of some phone calls and I was in.

    I've read on here people losing there job and went out and got another the next day. Maybe it's my luck or what but I could garentee I couldn't land a job tommorow cleaning a porta s*****. I'm kinda convinced it's not what you know, but who you know.

    Your thoughts...
     
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    Unfortunately for now, that's true.
     

  3. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    It always helps in any type of job application to have somebody already employed by the firm recommend you. Not really a "good old boys" network, but more like a back ground check by already vetted employees.
     
  4. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Something else that pisses me off is this online application BS! Spend and hour filling that damn thing out, hit submit and cross your fingers it went to them.

    There's no personal connection anymore.
     
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    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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    I've found that to be the case for me, too.

    Good luck in your job hunt, AJ. Hope you find a 'keeper' this time.
     
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    Online sucks in the sense that there is no personal connection or face to put with a resume. The upside though is you can fill out a ton more applications in the same time period u would do one if you drove there in person.

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  7. nmstew

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    amen!
     
  8. MLM

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    On top of that, no response whatsoever.
     
  9. MLM

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    There's this FedEx place not too far from me. I drive past it four times a day during my school bus route. They have a big 'Hiring Now!' banner hanging on the front of there building. Been up since I started driving this route and that's been over a year now.
     
  10. DanaT

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    Yes.

    It is often more important who you know. It gets your resume to the right person.
     
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    I also believe it's who you know, I just lucked into this Wal Mart job:phew:
     
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    Re: Online Application
    Last year when I was looking for a change in career (and employment) I got the idea to start driving a school bus. Not great pay but had the potential for bigger, better things.
    Saw online that the High School nearest me was needing drivers so I called the school and talked to the contact person. He, in turn, told me to submit an online application (so, he would have access to it), take the Bus Driving class (free), get the CDL and once I'm done with that come see him.
    Took the class and went and saw him and he was able to get me in front of the waiting line to obtain the pocket card so I could actually start driving for the school. Would of been a month wait, otherwise.
    All that to say, without the initial contact, it wouldn't of worked out the way it did.
    Now, not only do I drive a bus, but I also do custodial at the school.
    Person-to-Person does make a difference.
     
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    I can imagine that if I did hiring and I had a stack of applicants, I would want to make my job easier to cull through them. One way to do that may may well be to listen to people who I know and trust.
     
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    Maybe we need a have job opening /looking for job opening on GT?
     
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    It's usually a combination of your skills and your network (connections).
     
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    Yes, but you also increased your skills for that job.

    In a no skills job, you are competing against everyone.

    If a job requires specific skills that you happen to have acquired, you are ahead of other people without those skills who can't compete against you.

    So while who you know helps, there are other factors as well.
     
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    I realized, unfortunately, too late in life, that the number one skill in one's professional life is networking.
     
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    work for that state you live in... lots of supervisor positions available i bet since no one wants to promote into them for the extra $100.00 a paycheck... lol
     
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    Where I work it is 100% that way. On average, I can't say that it works out any better. Some of our biggest turds were recommended by other employees.
     
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    That has always been the case. I hire tons of people on a per project basis, the resumes matter little, it is references and clean Twitter and Facebook pages I care about.

    I get the crap kicked out of me on here for saying this, but if your friends don't make you money or have the potential to make you money, get new friends. On average, your income will be close to the income of your friends. Start hanging out with people who make and do what you ultimately want.