Finding a new job?

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    Aug 13, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    So I want to find a new job with a higher salary/benefits without my current employer finding out... Any tips on how to do this, especially when scheduling interviews during the work day?

    And what's the best way you guys have found to grab a great job? Is it all about networking these days? I guess it's just kinda challenging cause the jobs I'm currently pursuing are unrelated to my degree. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    You cant schedule interviews during the workday. The interviewer will understand and stay later on the day of your interview.

    Post your resume to Monster.com

    Read the info on resumes and interviews on Careerbuilder.com

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    Aug 13, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Caslon20000 saidYou cant schedule interviews during the workday. The interviewer will understand and stay later on the day of your interview.

    Post your resume to Monster.com

    Read the info on resumes and interviews on Careerbuilder.com



    Sweet -- that's good to know they'll do that! I was freaking out about having to find a way to get off work..
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    garion said
    Caslon20000 saidYou cant schedule interviews during the workday. The interviewer will understand and stay later on the day of your interview.

    Post your resume to Monster.com

    Read the info on resumes and interviews on Careerbuilder.com



    Sweet -- that's good to know they'll do that! I was freaking out about having to find a way to get off work..

    Remember that job descriptions were written for the perfect candidate and nobody will match all the criteria. So dont sell yourself short or not apply for an interesting position just because you think you dont qualitfy. Let them tell you that you dont qualify. You never know.

    eg. I applied for a job with 50% travel. I didnt want 50% travel but the rest of the job looked good. The job description was written by someone on the west coast, but the job was on the east coast. It turned out there was no travel for me from where I lived.

    I negotiated the job with a 10 grand raise (I had to drive 25 miles) and additional week of vacation.
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    Awesome, thanks! I am always afraid of coming across as arrogant or overly self confident, so sometimes I go too modest...this is definitely something for me to keep in mind!
  • jayatl56

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    Aug 18, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    I'm having a problem finding work within a field I am very good at. That's as a real estate asset manager. I'm beginning to think that my age is having something to do with it.

    I've been sending out resume after resume and connecting with as many people as I can via Linkedin and personal contacts but nothing seems to gel. Maybe it has to do with being away for 16 years (when I lived in Prague). That experience apparently has no merit in the US, at least not to any real estate manager. I was co-owner of the most successful agency in Prague but that goes over people's heads.

    If you guys have any ideas, I'd like to hear them. Career counseling maybe? I'm open to that. Or a complete change of career? No idea what I'd do but I'm open to it.

    Thanks
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    Aug 18, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    I'm in the same boat. I'm a registered x-ray tech soon to be (hopefully) registered CT tech and I can't find a job. There is not a high turnover for x-ray techs. It truly sucks. Add to that NC is one of six states that doesn't require radiation workers to be registered on the national and/or state level. Yep. Some Physicians take advantage of that...