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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Job Search (How?)

Hey all, I never thought I would ask this but the climate of my job does not look good. Company changes have made the workplace unbearable and it may be time to move on.

I have been with my company since 97 with a couple of jobs in between so I am not really up on how to go about looking for a job. Other jobs I have gotten were either word of mouth or just stopping in and applying.

What is the best way to job search nowadays? I imagine linked in could be a good resource. I would like to stay in my industry but the industry has a big mouth and I do not want to risk this job until I know I have another.

Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 09:49 AM
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What industry are you in?
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Industrial Electric Motors-Technical Sales
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Re: New Job Search (How?)

I've been looking to relocate back out southwest (AZ/NM) and have been looking as well. So far the internet sites like Careerbuilder, Indeed, Monster, etc., have not been working as expected. They tend to list jobs that are have long since been filled, in hopes of you signing up with them. Going directly to the company web sites or calling them has been much better. Update your resume and start applying, hopefully they'll respect your privacy and understand you don't want your current employer to find out that you are job hunting. Thats tough to do when you need to add a job reference though.

I'm nervous about leaving after working in my current position for 17 years. Hard to leave a secure job in this shaky economy.

Good luck man!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Re: New Job Search (How?)

I am in the same boat. I havn't had too much luck with www.indeed.com or careerbuilder.com

I have gotten some promising leads from the texas state workforce commission's job listings. I would check your local state's work force/employment office website to see if they have online listings of job openings. Depending on your experience there are several companies in my area that could use someone with a strong electronics/technical background.

I was in the army as a satellite communications specialist and did more communications work after the army but I dont have a lot of the certifications that i need to get networking jobs and I don't have a degree in electronics or electronics related field.

So I am trying to work out a job where i can make what i need to make but still have an opportunity to advance my career and skills. I have a BBA in managment and it is an epic waste of money to this point.
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I'd suggest linked in is a great way to start, do you have an established profile and network on there? If not, start building one, but start with your actual network, existing clients and contacts etc, if your boss sees you on there you can always claim you want to keep up with clients and their career moves.

Then look for specialist recruiters in your industry from your wider network (friends of friends etc...), they make their money by finding you a new job and only stay in business through confidentiality.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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Re: New Job Search (How?)

Good luck in your search. Try everything even though in many cases word of mouth and knowing people is probably still the best way. I keep abreast of trends in HR since I got my BA on the subject over 20 years ago. These are great times, but also can be scary times.

Be very careful from employers who give personality tests or background check reports (Intellius or similar) or basically ask too much. I got identity thefted from one such company and it took a lot of visits to Wells Fargo to clear that up. American employers often use third party HR resources and if you get nabbed, there's not a lot we can do here to catch somebody on the other side of the world.

http://www.reputation.com/reputationwatch/intelius-scam

So I tell people to keep their eyes open, look for work, but realize in this internet day and age, there are predators out there. Oddly, the perps went out and bought musical instrument gear! I was not amused that somebody was rocking out on my money!

Also while more and more people work from home as is a major trend, there are also a lot of "phone" interviews. Be very careful and aware of what information you give out. When looking for a job, people tend to put their guard down during this trying time and criminals know that. It's their window of opportunity and they build a mosaic of information on applicants looking for work and then strike when they have the desired information to pose as you.

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