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View Poll Results: How did you get your job?
Online or newspaper posting 33 30.84%
Walked in 9 8.41%
Knew a guy 42 39.25%
Other 23 21.50%
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
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Inspired by "What is your occupation", I figured I would start a thread asking how you were hired by your current or past employer.

As a job seeker myself (and I'm sure many others will appreciate it), I am interested in how you scored your job.

I have searched the online job sites, newspapers, and store windows and it just doesn't seem to be cutting it. I've even recently bought a web domain to build a personal website with my resume .

Let's here 'um!

 
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:03 PM   #2
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Kinda two of them. Saw the job in the paper. But finding out a friend worked there helped with the reference.

 
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:09 PM   #3
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I applied at the retail chain I currently work for about 20 times between the ages of 16 and 20 before I got an interview. I got hired after I finally got the interview, and 7+ years later I'm still with them!

 
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:10 PM   #4
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My main job, I came in as an Intern and was hired from there.

My part-time job, I used to work there as a Data Entry Clerk while going to school. Moved up to doing some MS Access programming before I left. A couple years later, they found they needed my help again and gave me a call.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:19 PM   #5
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I'm really good at what I do, and when that is the case you don't have to worry about your next client. Word of mouth is a powerful thing.

Turns out the ladies just started passing the word, and through word of mouth I developed a nice network that keeps me in the lifestyle that I'm accustomed to.

Gigolo.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:52 AM   #6
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6 years part time in college + previous work experience got nothing. 1 week business school to prepare for and obtain a professional certification (Novell CNA - 1995) and the phone rang off the hook for 2 years.

Edit: I took the job that was posted on a bulletin board in the computer science building

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:40 AM   #7
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I have my first "real big boy job" lined up. It is at the college/department I attended for bachelors/masters degree. One of my professors went in on a big grant with his buddies and needed someone to work on it with him. Haven't started yet due to grant timing/work entailed, but will soon. I checked Other
My temp job is with UPS as a drivers helper. I applied online. Training is tomorrow for the Drivers Assistant job.

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:30 AM   #8
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None of the above. I was training as a paramedic, and started helping out just as a volunteer EMT. They liked me, and hired me as an EMT, then a EMT-S, then a paramedic, then a respiratory therapist, and then into office work years later, when I got old and tired of 12 hour shifts on holidays.

I'm still there 27 years later.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:02 AM   #9
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None of the above. I was training as a paramedic, and started helping out just as a volunteer EMT. They liked me, and hired me as an EMT, then a EMT-S, then a paramedic, then a respiratory therapist, and then into office work years later, when I got old and tired of 12 hour shifts on holidays.

I'm still there 27 years later.
Very nice. I'm a medic and we use EMT-I's here. I'm not sure what an EMT-S is. I started out as an EMT for a IFT service because they would work around my college schedule and it morphed into becoming a paramedic.

I do enjoy my job, I just can't stand the pay, lack of career progression and feeling I could be doing more.


 
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:12 AM   #10
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"I knew a guy"

I'm a consultant (computers and whatnot) and only work from referrals. Better class of clients that way or at least I know who to complain to if they aren't.
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