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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 07:59 PM
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4. i get frustrated as well.
although i'm trying to change my attitude about it.

the job market sucks.

hang in there.
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  -99.999% of the job postings out on,, monster, etc. are worthless.. ddeclue  Feb-11-10 07:54 PM   #0 
  - I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed this!!!  TwixVoy   Feb-11-10 07:56 PM   #1 
  - I'm telling you... your best bet is to go with as many agencies as you can...  JuniperLea   Feb-11-10 07:58 PM   #2 
  - I have no exclusive deals with anyone - first person to offer me a job gets me.  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:01 PM   #9 
     - Never pay a fee... never sign an exclusivity contract either...  JuniperLea   Feb-12-10 02:45 PM   #79 
  - The job sites are scams now ... I use Dice and I don't search .. they contact me.  thunder rising   Feb-11-10 07:58 PM   #3 
  - I use Dice and it is better than others but still no luck.  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:02 PM   #11 
     - That's because there is nobody hiring. Nothing there is nothing there.  thunder rising   Feb-11-10 08:15 PM   #22 
  - i get frustrated as well.  endless october   Feb-11-10 07:59 PM   #4 
  - I'm getting a lot of scam spam via those sites' job agents . . .  tilsammans   Feb-11-10 07:59 PM   #5 
  - I've had good success with over the past few years.  reflection   Feb-11-10 07:59 PM   #6 
  - I've used it and Juju too but no real luck yet.  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:03 PM   #12 
     - Hm. Haven't heard of juju.  reflection   Feb-11-10 08:05 PM   #16 
  - The most important thing about those sites is posting your resume.  undeterred   Feb-11-10 08:00 PM   #7 
  - umm not so much.. no I really doubt this assertion after the last two years of  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:04 PM   #13 
     - Maybe it depends on the field.  undeterred   Feb-11-10 08:12 PM   #19 
        - I'm a software engineer and test engineer.  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:13 PM   #20 
           - You know the H1-B quota just got's like this every Jan/Mar untill the H1-Bs get settled  thunder rising   Feb-11-10 08:16 PM   #23 
           - More jobs for you than for me  undeterred   Feb-11-10 08:25 PM   #26 
           - Yeah but as I said there's maybe 80 real jobs on Dice when you get down to it.  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:29 PM   #27 
           - re: "Don't give up..." I agree  thotzRthingz   Feb-12-10 06:23 AM   #63 
              - Craigslist is a good place to check daily.  undeterred   Feb-12-10 09:37 AM   #69 
                 - Craigslist pros and cons..  ddeclue   Feb-12-10 10:57 PM   #86 
           - I'm a software engineer and have gotten all of my recent jobs from monster  lukasahero   Feb-12-10 09:48 AM   #73 
  - Sadly, very true n/t.  Libertas1776   Feb-11-10 08:00 PM   #8 
  - Scam people to make a buck.  asdjrocky   Feb-11-10 08:01 PM   #10 
  - I experienced similar things  MellowOne   Feb-11-10 08:04 PM   #14 
  - I had a longer delay  flyingfysh   Feb-11-10 08:05 PM   #15 
  - I went to a job fair  Quantess   Feb-11-10 08:07 PM   #17 
  - I went to an INTERVIEW recently and was told they were not hiring  TwixVoy   Feb-11-10 08:34 PM   #29 
     - They should have to pay for your time and gas if they got you to drive out to the interview and told  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:36 PM   #30 
     - It could simply be that they lied to avoid telling you directly that you were rejected.  Selatius   Feb-12-10 05:53 AM   #59 
     - It's weird, people are looking for work, and it's the employers who can't do their jobs right  ck4829   Feb-12-10 06:02 AM   #61 
     - I would've been hard pressed not to tell them go f**k themselves.  raccoon   Feb-12-10 08:46 AM   #66 
  - 13 months for my daughter------13 months. Horrifying.  virgogal   Feb-11-10 08:09 PM   #18 
  - You basically have to network your way in.  Amerigo Vespucci   Feb-11-10 08:14 PM   #21 
  - That sounds great but consider that I have over 600 Facebook friends and over 200 Linked in contacts  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:19 PM   #24 
     - You've got to start with the most meaningful contacts and branch out  Amerigo Vespucci   Feb-11-10 08:39 PM   #31 
        - Having a lot of contacts doesn't help because they don't own any of the businesses  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:42 PM   #32 
           - Six degrees  Amerigo Vespucci   Feb-11-10 08:51 PM   #36 
              - You are just being ridiculous you know that I'm TWO degrees from Barack Obama and Joe Biden  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:58 PM   #38 
              - I dunno. George W. Bush was a failure at everything. He found jobs aplenty.  Selatius   Feb-12-10 06:07 AM   #62 
              - Hey, everybody! It's Tony Robbins!!!!  Selatius   Feb-12-10 05:57 AM   #60 
  - So true!  cilla4progress   Feb-11-10 08:24 PM   #25 
  - hah.. I apply to between 50 and 100 jobs per day and have been calling the  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:31 PM   #28 
     - There aren't 50 to 100 employers a day  tonysam   Feb-11-10 09:25 PM   #42 
        - There are 50 to 100 "jobs" listed on these job sites within the state every day  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 09:29 PM   #43 
           - You are wasting your time  tonysam   Feb-11-10 09:34 PM   #48 
              - How is he defrauding the state?  prolesunited   Feb-12-10 01:24 PM   #76 
                 - Especially considering I've yet to apply for UI..  ddeclue   Feb-12-10 10:52 PM   #84 
  - Except for the Internet aspect, this is just like the 1982-83 recession  Art_from_Ark   Feb-11-10 08:45 PM   #33 
  - I was in high school at the time and didn't really experience it first hand.  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 08:47 PM   #34 
  - Believe me, 1982-83 was a real tough time to be looking for a job  Art_from_Ark   Feb-12-10 02:27 AM   #57 
  - I have been getting a lot of interviews, but I notice that there are more  stopbush   Feb-11-10 09:31 PM   #46 
  - I was looking for a job at that time. There was NOTHING. Employers had hiring freezes on.  raccoon   Feb-12-10 08:59 AM   #67 
  - I agree. Been there done that. n/t  pleah   Feb-11-10 08:50 PM   #35 
  - I agree, all those sites are worthless if you're looking for serious work.....  Joe the Liberal   Feb-11-10 08:55 PM   #37 
  - I hear you.  nemo137   Feb-11-10 09:13 PM   #39 
  - I think many employers have internal candidates that they want to promote  stopbush   Feb-11-10 09:19 PM   #40 
  - sounds plausible.. my own pet theory is that the low/mid level managers  ddeclue   Feb-11-10 09:22 PM   #41 
     - Could be. Sounds like something I just experienced.  stopbush   Feb-11-10 09:45 PM   #51 
     - Yeah that was my experience.  wickerwoman   Feb-12-10 05:46 AM   #58 
  - Can we get some Federal Trade Commission or Dept. of Labor action on this blatant abuse?  sharesunited   Feb-11-10 09:31 PM   #44 
  - What did you think...that they would put good jobs on there?  demosincebirth   Feb-11-10 09:31 PM   #45 
  - Interviewing at my last company  murdoch   Feb-11-10 09:33 PM   #47 
  - The job sites may suck, but I've found that you can gain better exposure if you  Snarkoleptic   Feb-11-10 09:38 PM   #49 
  - 100 percent  Blue_Tires   Feb-11-10 09:38 PM   #50 
  - Nothing new. There have always been scams in employment.  tonysam   Feb-11-10 09:47 PM   #52 
  - I've had three internships (One in D.C.), studied abroad, speak two languages, and I've yet to hear  Dark   Feb-11-10 09:51 PM   #53 
  - Try and Indeed  liskddksil   Feb-11-10 09:55 PM   #54 
  - Rule 1. Do not try to make your Resume stand out.  TheMadMonk   Feb-11-10 10:02 PM   #55 
  - Headhunters are total scumbags and those sites  Lucky Luciano   Feb-11-10 10:21 PM   #56 
  - Your mistake was with working with multiple recruiters.  MidwestRick   Feb-12-10 03:53 PM   #81 
     - Side note...  MidwestRick   Feb-12-10 03:57 PM   #82 
     - I needed a job ASAFP with my girlfriend always complaining that  Lucky Luciano   Feb-12-10 10:49 PM   #83 
  - Searching wisely is key  dmallind   Feb-12-10 07:31 AM   #64 
  - Companies use fake job offers so they have an excuse to get a H1B visa.  Odin2005   Feb-12-10 08:39 AM   #65 
  - Just start calling companies in your area....  cbdo2007   Feb-12-10 09:06 AM   #68 
  - And a lot are from temp agencies who post a great, but non-existent  joeybee12   Feb-12-10 09:38 AM   #70 
  - Also beware of Craigslist job ads  chasmj   Feb-12-10 09:40 AM   #71 
  - Yep--lots of those "jobs" are just permanent advertisements for some sort of bullshit.  TwilightGardener   Feb-12-10 09:40 AM   #72 
  - EXCELLENT points; been there! Have you tried your state job bank?  blueworld   Feb-12-10 01:08 PM   #74 
  - You and me both, dude.  Arkana   Feb-12-10 01:11 PM   #75 
  - Funny thing is we just put up a contract job for those who are local in Denver  Hawkeye-X   Feb-12-10 01:38 PM   #77 
  - would be happy to do it remotely from Florida but I don't live in Denver..  ddeclue   Feb-12-10 10:54 PM   #85 
     - We're all about telecommunting from work  Hawkeye-X   Feb-14-10 12:26 AM   #87 
  - October 2009.  road2000   Feb-12-10 02:16 PM   #78 
  - the last job i had  dem mba   Feb-12-10 03:20 PM   #80 

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