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Old 05-01-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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So I was a Asst.Manager at Circuit City and have been outta work for 2 months now. So I posted my resume on Careerbuilder.com yesterday. I was wondering if anyone has ever paid for that additional fee for up to 150 dollars for employers to see your resume and or make it stand out to them.I have been looking and applying everywhere in Tampa/Orlando/Lakeland markets so far no luck. Any suggestions things are starting to really get tight and max unemployment is not cutting it.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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So I was a Asst.Manager at Circuit City and have been outta work for 2 months now. So I posted my resume on Careerbuilder.com yesterday. I was wondering if anyone has ever paid for that additional fee for up to 150 dollars for employers to see your resume and or make it stand out to them.I have been looking and applying everywhere in Tampa/Orlando/Lakeland markets so far no luck. Any suggestions things are starting to really get tight and max unemployment is not cutting it.

craigslist?

the easiest way is to just talk to people, find jobs through people who know people ect. social networking. Thats how i've gotten all of my jobs.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Looking for a JOB

Hey! This is a place for escapism and your trying to ruin it for all of us! Way to go Captain Buzzkill!

On a more serious note though, indeed things may get tight but persevere buddy. I suggest you look more towards mom/pop establishment or local owned buisness places before going for a large faceless company because instead of hearing "sorry, not hiring right now" you can actually reason with sombody you can make a personal impression on.

Large places of buisness are either hiring exactly who they want out of a large crowd or they are on a freeze while mom and pop store owners are more easily able to allow a few extra (think 20-) hours a week to a trusted neighbor/community member. Thats how I picked my old job back up a few weeks ago, and while I wasnt working alot of hours, I still got a steady cashflow.

Best of Luck!
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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I wouldn't pay jack **** to make your resume appear better to prospective employers. Bottom line, you have to apply at a bunch of different places and call people up or email them directly. Tell them I'm looking for work, period.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Looking for a JOB

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So I was a Asst.Manager at Circuit City and have been outta work for 2 months now. So I posted my resume on Careerbuilder.com yesterday. I was wondering if anyone has ever paid for that additional fee for up to 150 dollars for employers to see your resume and or make it stand out to them.I have been looking and applying everywhere in Tampa/Orlando/Lakeland markets so far no luck. Any suggestions things are starting to really get tight and max unemployment is not cutting it.

Nah dude, don't pay them. Good luck on your job search though.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:48 PM   #6
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Couldn't you parlay that into another nutrition store?
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:45 AM   #7
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It's all about networking. Online Job searches are a joke.

Write down some places where you want to work, and are qualified for... then go get a job. Don't take no for an answer.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:16 AM   #8
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I wouldn't pay jack **** to make your resume appear better to prospective employers. Bottom line, you have to apply at a bunch of different places and call people up or email them directly. Tell them I'm looking for work, period.

i agree. there's too many other options to settle for paying someone else to just show your resume. send out resumes and keep calling back to check on the status of them. good luck as i'm unemployed also.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:11 AM   #9
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Default Re: Looking for a JOB

male jiggalo.. if u sexy enuff that is.

jk..
id say be a bit more proactive and scope out actual places in real life, if u havent already. especially if you know of a place that is hiring, definitely hop by and drop your resume off in person. its a bonus if a manager is around and sees you do it, and who knows maybe even have a quick talk/hand shake. shows a greater level of interest/willingness if you do something like this rather than jus chill on the interweb and wait around for offers.

assistant manager in a retail environment should be good enough credential for you to get a job somewhere. if u want another job in a retail place it seems very likely you get hired, since u'd have dealt with multiple types of customer service situations/experiences.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:20 AM   #10
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you don't want to be an assistant manager anywhere. you likely have some talent; music, fine art, film/theater, carpentry, making clothes, whatever. focus on your craft for a while and if it doesn't work out you can go back to hourly living.

watch this, it's 2 minutes long. listen closely:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2MmqbAaoZA
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