I am a project manager. I guess I was lucky one of the previous people I interned with knew people in the section I was interviewing with. They put a good word in for me and the rest is history.
Most of the times knowing someone can get you the job. Doesn't always workout but it increases ur chances. My friend has been working at the it department at a bank for almost a decade and he regularly hooks up ppl with jobs in that department if they have previous it experience. He put in a word for me but it didn't even get me an interview since I have no related experience :/ I know plenty about computers though. But thats how life works.
Professor's email and a friend's referral. Friend also worked there. So I emailed the manager, as they were looking for web programmers with PHP experience, got in touch, and he asked me for an interview almost immediately, surprised it was that quick. But yea, so basically I was in. Only an Intern but it's a great start.
My favorite part of getting that job is that I didn't have to fill out an annoying application, which I hate. Just sent a resume and cover letter.
My cousin told me the company he worked for was hiring. I applied and got hired the same day. It's a small security guard company. Nothing worth bragging about. The place I work at right now is 50 miles away from my house. Should this place, which is a distribution warehouse, decide they no longer need security, I'm f*cked.
The only other posts my company has are over 90 miles away from my house. I already feel like shit driving 100 miles a day (50 miles each way), so 180+ would just be insane.
hey i also work at a distribution warehouse. we got almost a thousand employees and only got 2 full-time security folks
i work with software, i got this job after somebody from my old company recruited me
Last edited by magic chiongson : 07-01-2013 at 01:58 AM.
After my first job which I got through my school's job fair, they all came through references. You're never guaranteed a job but almost always an interview. With so many resume's it's hard to get your resume looked at which is why it's so useful to have a current employee or ex-employee forward your resume'.
I feel for you man, I was unemployed for a long time. I applied everywhere and took many odd jobs to make ends meet.
I ate my pride and applied at Macy's, a last resort out of desperation. How did I get it? I just went online and applied Macysjobs.com I happened to apply during the holiday hiring stampede and I've been there for 3 years.
Got my first internship through my brother's gf, because her sister was an accounting manager there and they needed an intern. They hired me full time after 3 months. I got bored after some time started applying for jobs abroad through the internet. IBM called me for a phone interview, and after I passed they called me for an additional 2 in person, travel expenses paid. After a couple of weeks they called again me to offer me the position and I took it. Now this current job I have I got it because I knew from a friend here they had a good position they were looking to cover, so I went in person and asked to see the hiring manager to offer myself. Two days later I had the job, and now I'm a team leader in financial forecasting.