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In addition to actively sending out your resume, posting your resume can be beneficial as well--especially for highly specific positions. Be careful though--if you are currently employed, your posted resume is apt to be seen by your current employer and could obviously lead to a termination. It's common for companies to scan the boards to look for their company name on resumes. I would only post your resume if you are unemployed (or using a highly confidential resume).
In addition to actively sending out your resume, posting your resume can be beneficial as well--especially for highly specific positions. Be careful though--if you are currently employed, your posted resume is apt to be seen by your current employer and could obviously lead to a termination. It's common for companies to scan the boards to look for their company name on resumes. I would only post your resume if you are unemployed (or using a highly confidential resume).
Originally Posted by Resume Writer
I never even thought of that. My resume has been "public" on two job sites for over a year.
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I never even thought of that. My resume has been "public" on two job sites for over a year.
Originally Posted by PartyHair


Perhaps you could change the name of your employer to "confidential X." A college--if I remember right? Also, watch out for your name. Most people don't think about this. I always warn my clients about this.

At one of my previous companies, we monitored this. We knew which employees were looking!
I never even thought of that. My resume has been "public" on two job sites for over a year.
Originally Posted by PartyHair


Perhaps you could change the name of your employer to "confidential X." A college--if I remember right? Also, watch out for your name. Most people don't think about this. I always warn my clients about this.

At one of my previous companies, we monitored this. We knew which employees were looking!
Originally Posted by Resume Writer
I'm glad you said something. I don't think my boss would check, but HIS nefarious boss would.

I'm going to go hide my resumes now. I don't get much traffic by having them public anyway - maybe two calls in the last year.
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I'm job hunting, but it's not going well. It's difficult because I'm satisfied with the job I have now, but I feel there is no growth for me there and I would like to make more money. So I'm being pretty selective in terms of the positions I apply for.

I have great benefits at my current job, which are hard to walk away from, and I'm finding that I'm in this awkward in-between stage in terms of my skills and experienced - beyond entry-level, but not ready for management. I'm afraid I won't be able to find the type of position I want at the salary level that would make it worth my while to change jobs.
Originally Posted by bushyhead
I'm in a similar situation as far as being ok with my current job but not ok with the salary. I'm also being selective as far as the positions I apply for.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Me too!! I'm not exactly happy with my job, but at least I'm employed and making some money. I work for a small company and there is little to no growth opportunities for me at this point, so that's why I'm looking. I've been doing this job for 2.5 years, which is a good amount of experience but for the most part, not enough for management positions.
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In addition to actively sending out your resume, posting your resume can be beneficial as well--especially for highly specific positions. Be careful though--if you are currently employed, your posted resume is apt to be seen by your current employer and could obviously lead to a termination. It's common for companies to scan the boards to look for their company name on resumes. I would only post your resume if you are unemployed (or using a highly confidential resume).
Originally Posted by Resume Writer
I actually got caught!!!! The VP of a previous company was looking for sales people and somehow came across my resume. I'm not sure how because my job has absolutely nothing to do with sales.

The VP pulled me aside and asked if I was looking, I told him no (even though I was) but I alays keep a current resume on the websites just in case. He bought it. pfffwwwwh.
I actually got caught!!!! The VP of a previous company was looking for sales people and somehow came across my resume. I'm not sure how because my job has absolutely nothing to do with sales.

The VP pulled me aside and asked if I was looking, I told him no (even though I was) but I alays keep a current resume on the websites just in case. He bought it. pfffwwwwh.
Originally Posted by papayahed
Yikes!! You must have been caught off guard. Good cover--glad he bought it!
I am also looking for a new job. Im unhappy with my current job for various reasons including my nutso boss and unrewarding and unacknowledged 60 hour weeks. My problem is Im looking to move to a specific area and havent been able to find anything there that really works for me.
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one thing i think i TOTALLY screwed up on was the salary...he asked me what i was looking for, i said "im flexible with salary, mainly looking for the right opportunity"...then he told me that their starting is 38K...and without thinking i said "my minimum was 35K so that sounds good"...i dont know why i said that. i left no room for negotiation. is it possible to negotiate once i get the offer...IF i get the offer?
Originally Posted by curlytwirly
Nerves will do that! So many people leave interviews realizing what they "should have" said. Live and learn. You can still try to negotiate, though--no harm in trying. Yes, he could remind you that he is offering more than your stated minimum. You could, however, say that after thinking through the position (and perhaps other offers, if applicable), you believe a fair salary would be X. If the 38k is reasonable to you, though, I wouldn't push it too far (after all, it is still more than you originally wanted). After you have proved yourself to the company, you should have room to further negotiate. In fact, you could ask for a six-month salary review if he doesn't budge on the initial offer.
Originally Posted by Resume Writer
I didnt even think about a six month salary review. Excellent advice! Thanks!...your name is "Resume Writer"...is that something you do? help people construct resumes? or is that just a random name? just curious
I'm quasi-looking. Like PH, I have a good job which I mostly enjoy. But it is not a life ambition for me. I'm going to finish my MA in June, and I'm casually testing the waters. I can just as easily stay here for a while, but I'm kind of hankering for something better where I can put my newly increased skills to work.

Right now my dilemma is this: do I look for teaching jobs (think I would like to do that eventually, maybe right now but not necessarily) or do I look for something closer to what I have now, but better?

I've only put out a few resumes, but I did get called on one for a phone interview. The phone interview went great. The person told me that they were going to have a series of phone interviews that week, and then they'd call their top candidates in for an in-person interview. She told me "off the record" that I should plan on coming in, and they'd let me know at the end of that week or early the next week. Well, I hadn't heard anything by the next Friday, so I just gave a quick call...wanted to let you know I'm still interested, hoping to hear, etc. But I haven't heard back on that and it will have been a week tomorrow.

Now, I think it would be a complete 180 for her to go from raving about how well I'd fit in with them, to not even bringing me in for an interview, but I realize things happen. No biggie. But I would at least like to know that so I know where I stand. And I also realize that things happen and things get delayed and it's possible they are just moving way behind schedule. With my current job, it took months to go through the whole process, and at at least two different points I had more or less written it off, thinking that I must be out of the running since I hadn't heard from them in forever. Well, obviously I wound up getting the job.

But if this lack of communication and dragging out of projects is par for the course in this company, maybe I want to think twice about taking it (if I get offered it), even though it seems like a good opportunity. I'm a good spot; I can afford to be choosy.

I've looked for enough jobs in my life to know this is a pretty common dilemma, but still. Soooooo aggravating!
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Well I just heard that the first interview I went on was a bust. They felt my qualifications didn't exactly fit into what they were looking for. Grrrr. Back to the drawing board...
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I just had to take a personality/assessment test. I'm slightly worried, it said the results belonged solely to the company so i'm wondering if I'll even get to see the results..
Add me to the list of job seekers. I am selectively looking for the moment. I have a feeling my company will shut down soon enough but until I am actually laid off I am not going to apply for any old job out there. I've only been on one interview which went well but 3 weeks later they still haven't made a decision. It is a government agency and they are notoriously slow.
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I've been job hunting since I got laid off 4 days before Christmas '06. I've had about 4 interviews so far.
Right now my dilemma is this: do I look for teaching jobs (think I would like to do that eventually, maybe right now but not necessarily) or do I look for something closer to what I have now, but better?
Originally Posted by meegs
Meegs, what kind of teaching job would you eventually like and what field are you in? Being a teacher myself, naturally I'm curious...
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I didnt even think about a six month salary review. Excellent advice! Thanks!...your name is "Resume Writer"...is that something you do? help people construct resumes? or is that just a random name? just curious
Originally Posted by curlytwirly
Sometimes employers who won't negotiate up front are more amenable to negotiating after you have been able to prove yourself. Yes, I do write resumes.
I just had to take a personality/assessment test. I'm slightly worried, it said the results belonged solely to the company so i'm wondering if I'll even get to see the results..
Originally Posted by papayahed
If you get hired, the results will probably (not definitely) be stored in your personnel file, which you could request to see.
me!!!

My last 2 jobs have had my office close between 2 and 3 years after i started. I have never been fired from a job, but i have been laid off twice.

right now it is hard to find a good job that will work with my schedule. I worked at a market research firm during college (my first lay off) i LOVED it, and it has the perfect hours for me right now, 6pm-10pm. You only had to work either 3 days a week including a weekend day or 3 days a week and one weekend a month. You could flip flop your days all over the place. Yes, i called people to do surveys, but i was honestly a GREAT place to work. Since i do not have to worry about insurance or being full time, i would love to find something like that again.

My unemployment runs out this month, so i am really starting to stress, i am in school right now, and i do not want to live off of student loans for the next few years
I just received a call from a vendor I've worked with at my current job. A position is opening up at his company and he thought I might be a good fit, so he asked for my resume. The position won't be available for a couple of months and I need to find out more about it, but I'm excited so far. Fingers crossed!


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I just received a call from a vendor I've worked with at my current job. A position is opening up at his company and he thought I might be a good fit, so he asked for my resume. The position won't be available for a couple of months and I need to find out more about it, but I'm excited so far. Fingers crossed!
Originally Posted by bushyhead
That, my friend, is AWESOME! Be sure to post when you know more, ok?

I just got a call on Friday from Accenture. They have a Senior Instructional Designer position available for either a May or a July start. I told her the July start would be better for me. We tentatively scheduled my interview for Thursday; she'll follow up on Monday with the details.

I nearly accepted a job with them last fall but then there was a huge shakeup at my work, so literally out of the goodness of my heart, I stayed. But now things are calm again and I'm ready to get the hell OUT of academia and back into the corporate world.

Also, the pay is better this time around, by nearly $4000. Go figure.

Alsoalso, there's way more room for advancement there than there is at the U. The rate we're going over here I could grow old and retire without moving up an inch. Or getting a raise (the average staff raise is 1% per year).
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