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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Tips for getting a job

1. Tailored your resume and cover letter to the applied position (I have over 12 different version)
2. Knows about what you wrote on the resume (at least 60% or better)
3. Don’t over qualified yourself, list only certifications that applicable to the applied position
4. Practice on common non tech questions often asked in any interview
Example:
a. What are your weaknesses and strength?
b. What could you contribute for us?
c. In general what you dislike most about people?
d. Tell us about yourself? Mostly asked first…be prepared for this question…most interviewer use this question to sense about yourself and see if you are really is “prepared”.

If your resume doesn’t landed an interview then revised the resume…don’t blame on the economy…IT IS IN YOUR RESUME…you are not selling yourself good enough.

Good Luck.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 12:19 PM
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Very good words of advice..I have an interview this Thursday and will look at this...

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
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friendly advice

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Good luck.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-29-2004, 08:56 PM
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You forgot #5... LIE your ass off!!!
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-29-2004, 08:59 PM
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True, sad but true
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-30-2004, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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You forgot #5... LIE your ass off!!!
That is the old way...most interview now will be pannel...a group of people specialized in different areas drilled you on what you put on the resume...

Lie all you want...soon or later they will find out...
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-30-2004, 11:52 AM
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That is the old way...most interview now will be pannel...a group of people specialized in different areas drilled you on what you put on the resume...

Lie all you want...soon or later they will find out...

From what I've seen, it seems like you need to KNOW someone, not something, to get a decent job.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-30-2004, 12:52 PM
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From what I've seen, it seems like you need to KNOW someone, not something, to get a decent job.
very true



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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-31-2004, 11:59 AM
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From what I've seen, it seems like you need to KNOW someone, not something, to get a decent job.
And have google fired up for the phone interview.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-02-2004, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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From what I've seen, it seems like you need to KNOW someone, not something, to get a decent job.
Very true.

But knowing someone from the inside will mostly get you the "interview" the rest is still up to you. The cart front of the horse or horse in front of the cart?
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 04:55 PM
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Also don't dress like a slob,
use slang,
ask if I gots any applications,
us my counter to fill it out,
ask me for a pen to fill it out!,
ask me how to fill it out,
Most of the above will land the app right into to the trash can.
Grr @ stupid teenagers wanting a job. *end rant*
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Also don't dress like a slob,
use slang,
ask if I gots any applications,
us my counter to fill it out,
ask me for a pen to fill it out!,
ask me how to fill it out,
Most of the above will land the app right into to the trash can.
Grr @ stupid teenagers wanting a job. *end rant*

don't stink
don't have bad breath
don't smell like smoke
DO shave
DO get a hair cut
DO research the company before you apply.
DO bring necessary paperwork when you apply.
DO provide correct employment and Referral information
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 09:33 PM
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Also don't dress like a slob,
use slang,
ask if I gots any applications,
us my counter to fill it out,
ask me for a pen to fill it out!,
ask me how to fill it out,
Most of the above will land the app right into to the trash can.
Grr @ stupid teenagers wanting a job. *end rant*

throwing an application away in texas can get you in serious trouble, your required to keep it for atleast six months i believe

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 12:06 AM
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throwing an application away in texas can get you in serious trouble, your required to keep it for atleast six months i believe
Probably but if it is so messy you can't read it and is also incomplete (meaning not a complete application there by not valid IMO?) And if I dont throw it in the trash (rarely actually happens) you can expect it to get thrown in with the apps that are 7+ months old.
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