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[quote="CanItBeChristine"]I'm kinda annoyed...

When my last office let me go (after 1 year, in which I really did give them my best), my former boss and the HR head told they'd do anything they could to help me find a new job.

Last night, I saw a job that I'd LOVE with another theatre company. I applied, then emailed my old boss to tell him I was applying and asking if he knew anybody there.

He responded and said he couldn't help me, it was against policy.

Seriously, it's FINE if he can't help me, but why did they tell me that they could?????????? [/quote

That seems strange. I wonder what policy that could be against? It's not like there's trade secrets or non-competes involved right?

Maybe he had a bad rep at the other theater?
I know...I didn't leave on bad terms.

I wasn't expecting miracles, just if he could have shot an email to somebody (I KNOW they did A LOT of business with this other company!) and said, "Hey, our former assistant just sent you her resume...keep an eye out for it!"

Also, since they laid me off, the rest of the office got nervous and FOUR people are leaving over the next two weeks for other positions! Two today and two next Friday! They haven't replaced them yet, and the office is apparently in disarray and my former boss is flipping out. Not sure if that has anything to do with his unwillingness to help...
MTV just called me! I was kinda taken off-guard by the call...we talked for a while, then she asked if I could reforward her my resume in WORD format, since their system jumbled it, then they'll be in touch.
MTV just called me! I was kinda taken off-guard by the call...we talked for a while, then she asked if I could reforward her my resume in WORD format, since their system jumbled it, then they'll be in touch.
MTV just called me! I was kinda taken off-guard by the call...we talked for a while, then she asked if I could reforward her my resume in WORD format, since their system jumbled it, then they'll be in touch.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
WOW. You seem to be doing really well. Being layed off from your previous position sounds like the best thing that could've happened to you. MTV, I'm jealous. Good luck. What type of positions are you applying for?

These days it seems that it is pretty standard for former employers to refuse to even write a recommendation. I think it is because if you want to come back and aren't hired they can sue you or something like that.
I just accepted the job I interviewed for yesterday! If I may brag, it took them less than 24 hours to call me back.

I start May 29. Will tell my boss next week. I'm not looking forward to that. I like my boss a lot.

Great benefits at the new place, including 25 paid days off per year. Not too shabby.

I'll be back doing what I love - instructional design. You think I'm the grammar police now; wait 'til I get back into writing!

Christine, good for you! That's awesome!

tgreyz, hang in there. You'll find something!
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I just accepted the job I interviewed for yesterday! If I may brag, it took them less than 24 hours to call me back.

I start May 29. Will tell my boss next week. I'm not looking forward to that. I like my boss a lot.

Great benefits at the new place, including 25 paid days off per year. Not too shabby.

I'll be back doing what I love - instructional design. You think I'm the grammar police now; wait 'til I get back into writing!

Christine, good for you! That's awesome!

tgreyz, hang in there. You'll find something!
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Congratulations! Wow, 25 days a year! That's awesome!


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Thanks, bushyhead!

Also, I wanted to add that I've found careerbuilder to be so much more useful this time around. Before they had such techy jobs that I found very few positions to apply for. But this time around they had ALL the good ID/Training jobs. Monster has fewer and fewer.
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I just accepted the job I interviewed for yesterday! If I may brag, it took them less than 24 hours to call me back.

I start May 29. Will tell my boss next week. I'm not looking forward to that. I like my boss a lot.

Great benefits at the new place, including 25 paid days off per year. Not too shabby.

I'll be back doing what I love - instructional design. You think I'm the grammar police now; wait 'til I get back into writing!

Christine, good for you! That's awesome!

tgreyz, hang in there. You'll find something!
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Wow! That's great PH. Good for you.
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I just accepted the job I interviewed for yesterday!
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Congratulations! That's wonderful!
PH,
Congrats!

CIB Christine,
I find that people always say they will help and they don't. I went on an interview and the lady said she would help me if I found another ad in the company that I was better qualified for. Well, 1 week later I found a 2 job ads and I emailed her.
She said to apply online and that she didn't know if she could help with the jobs. Come on!!! How hard can it be to look in the company directory for the hiring manager and send them an email to look into me.
I'm so glad one of us found something. That always gives me hope. Since they closed our office (about 30 people), I figure about half have found something already. At least I know it can be done. I'm starting a class tomorrow on Medical Terminology to hopefully pad my resume.
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Congratulations, PH! That's what we like to hear!
You never know when people might randomly help you though...

When I was going through my first hunt two years ago, I interviewed at a publishing house and I thought it went really really well!

I didn't get it!

However, the woman was EXTREMELY nice and explained to me that somebody with FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE! interviewed and got this entry-level job instead of me! (Shows how bad times are!)

A month or two later, this woman from a different publishing house called me and said she was a friend of the lady I had interviewed with before and that she told her I was interested in working with publishing and she'd like to meet with me.

When I met the other lady, she told me that the first lady thought I was "awesome" and really was rooting for me to find a good job in the industry.

That made me feel a lot better in my frustrations, and made me understand that it's not always my fault if I don't get a job! Sure, sometimes interviews don't go well, sometimes I'm not prepared or qualified or whatever, but these people also get many many resumes, and it's a big enough deal to just get an interview sometimes.
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
Okay, so I'm meeting with this guy tomorrow. It's not an interview. We're just getting together so I can find out more about the job. He passed my resume along to his boss, but I want to learn more about the position before deciding to pursue. I have a list of questions for him, and I don't know why, but I'm kind of nervous. I just hope it turns out to be the kind of job I want, and I hope his boss likes what's on my resume.

How do I handle this situation though: we're meeting for lunch - do I expect that he pays because it's a business meeting? He has taken me and some of my colleagues out to eat before and always paid, but in this case I feel like he's doing me a favor by meeting with me to tell me more about the job, so do I offer to pay? I don't want to seem greedy by assuming he's going to, but I don't want to seem like I have no clue about business lunch/dinner etiquette either.

Thoughts?


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bushyhead, I would just assume I would pay for my meal myself in that situation.
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Jist checking in to say I'm on the job hunt as well. I started at the beginning of March. I've had one phone interview but it didn't follow up with a face 2 face. I was disappointed...I really wanted that job....but I continue to press on. I still have a job so really I can't lose, but I am ready for some career growth and change.

Anyone in the biotech/ Pharmaceutical industry???
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