...Desperate....

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    Feb 04, 2013 10:03 PM GMT


    Well... This is a new level of desperation...

    I've been applying to Jobs in NYC for the past year. While i've been working throughout that time, I'm currently unemployed and in need of work ASAP. I've sent out no less than 12 applications a day for the last 3 months with no response whatsoever.

    So this leads me to you WONDERFUL RJers icon_smile.gif

    I was hoping to skim through here to see if anybody had any job leads in NYC. I've done Recruiting/HR, Property Mgmt., and Marketing in the past, but I'm open for anything.

    I know I don't post here too often, but I'm hoping there's a glimmer of hope out there....? Any leads?
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    Feb 05, 2013 1:59 AM GMT

    Going for a record... Most views w/ Least Replies

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    Feb 05, 2013 2:00 AM GMT
    Davis510 said
    Going for a record... Most views w/ Least Replies

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    Here, perhaps if we post as well it'll show activity on your topic. These things sometimes have to age like wine for awhile. icon_wink.gif

    What kind of work?
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:03 AM GMT

    Ahh! You ruined it! ;)

    Honestly, after a year of looking for work, i'd take anything. I have experience in HR, Marketing, and Property Mgmt.

    Thanks for replying, gentlemen!
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:04 AM GMT
    Though your posting here is commendable in you trying through every avenue, these threads for job leads are often made on RJ without any success. This really isn't a fruitful avenue for what you need =/
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:05 AM GMT
    i really hope you find something..cmon realjockers....remember the term "brotherhood" and start doing word of mouth searches....
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:07 AM GMT
    Narciso saidThough your posting here is commendable in you trying through every avenue, these threads for job leads are often made on RJ without any success. This really isn't a fruitful avenue for what you need =/




    I figured it'd be useless, but i had to try!

    Maybe it'll get more volume if i include a vignette about a straight guy at my gym that may or may not be giving me those come-hither eyes??

    Or a new and improved TWELVE-letter-word game??
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:07 AM GMT


    Let's see...have you tried indeed.com? Being newly retired with time available (the immediacy of time and watches has lost it's importance for Bill and I now) I often look there for others.

    In fact..... hold on....
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    Got it.

    Try some of these for property management and assistant property management.


    http://www.indeed.com/q-Property-Management-l-New-York,-NY-jobs.html
  • LJay

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    Feb 05, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    Classic advice once given to me: Food service and hospitals always need help.

    If you have experience in marketing, consider yourself the product.

    Are you applying face to face? Are you networking? Volunteering?

    have you checked into property management for churches/synagogues?

    Temp agencies?
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    meninlove said Got it.

    Try some of these for property management and assistant property management.


    http://www.indeed.com/q-Property-Management-l-New-York,-NY-jobs.html


    Indeed i have. (I'm fairly certain that my corniness could be a major factor as to why i don't have a job ;) )

    My days as of late have been spent thusly:

    1 - Wake Up
    2 - Get Nephew on the bus
    3 - go to Starbucks and drink a Setenta iced coffee for 4 hours while applying for various jobs
    4 - Go to gym
    5 - Sleep
    6 - Repeat


    ....jealous?!
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:15 AM GMT


    Try this; follow up some of your applications with a personal visit to their offices. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    meninlove said

    Try this; follow up some of your applications with a personal visit to their offices. icon_wink.gif
    No doubt, THIS*^^
  • LJay

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    Feb 05, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    Applying by computer is simply giving an employer a chance to ignore you. If you have been in HR, you should know what makes a desirable candidate. Ya gotta walk in there and knock 'em dead. In person.
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:23 AM GMT
    Shawnathan saidI know it doesn't really help, but you're certainly not alone.








    Thanks Shawnathan........

  • O5vx

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    Feb 05, 2013 2:23 AM GMT
    The army is always looking for more people.
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    Well I don't think it sounds like desperation at all. In fact I think it shows a "go get 'um" attitude, so all the more power to you. The vast majority of guys on RJ (like me) probably live a zillion miles away from NYC and would be of little to no use in your situation, so don't take it personally if not too many helpful replies come your way. Best of Luck!
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:36 AM GMT
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    Shawnathan saidI know it doesn't really help, but you're certainly not alone.








    Thanks Shawnathan........



    ROFL! Actually it makes a good point, Davis. It's also partly why (yes, believe it or not) we retired as soon as we could. The current trendoid-speak that people should work up to or into their 70s means that jobs are not freed up for you younger guys. I was downsized back in '02. I found some lower end jobs and each time won out against much younger guys who were reduced to Mcjobs. I often tell my peers about this (re; what Shawnathan posted) because some of them really have quite sizeable pensions awaiting them, but were choosing to work because (get this),

    "But if I retire I'll have nothing to doooooooo."

    At this point in the conversation Bill and I usually grin at each other and ask if it looks like we're suffering.
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:38 AM GMT
    Gah! Stupid quote thingys. My post showed up as a quote.
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:43 AM GMT

    Thanks YVR!



    Also, Thanks for the idea, MenInLove!

    New Strategy: Bully anybody over 55 til they quit their jobs, leaving them open for us young-folk!

    Do you think that generation is more afraid of baseball bats or technology? ... ;)












    (general jack-assery might also be why i can't find a job)
  • kevmoran

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    Feb 05, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    Depends how desperate you are... but retail establishments always prefer managers with bachelor's degrees over those without. Especially in New York with higher-priced stores. Depending on the company you can actually make good money (my store manager makes 70K) and when positions open up at corporate, the first people they look at are the store managers that had appropriate degrees, that's what my last 4 managers have done.
  • nubScotty

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    Feb 05, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    Best advice I received was to follow-up, a lot of the job market today is simply online applications/resumes. Being the person who shows up in person to drop off your app/resume makes a huge difference,. It took nearly 1.5 years for me to find a job as a new grad RN in So.Cal, after probably a couple hundred of resumes a day.

    Recently landed an full-time job and due in part, I feel, to me bringing in my application and resume in person when I was told I could fax it. I dropped it off at 1pm and was called for an interview at 2pm. Another big, but often forgotten formality, is to send an after-interview thank you letter. All four of the directors who interviewed me and who I have seen since, said I was the only one who they interviewed that sent one out, and they all remembered it and thanked me.

    It does get incredibly monotonous and depressing though, so I feel ya icon_sad.gif. Good luck!



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    Feb 05, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    Shawnathan saidIck, as much as I am ready to be finished of school, I am not looking forward to having to look for a real job, but I already have an idea for how to build a job for myself - I have been planting the seeds now, so that I can make it happen if I need to. Only downside to the job that I have in mind is that I would want to stay in Calgary for a couple years to make it work.



    My advice to YOU would be to make sure you do an internship your final semester. Paid or unpaid, however you have to get in.I made the mistake of doing mine my junior year. They would have hired me on the spot if i had been graduating.
  • kevmoran

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    Feb 05, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    Shawnathan saidI'm a PhD student, so it's basically one 4 year long internship interspersed with classes.


    ew
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    Feb 05, 2013 3:10 AM GMT

    Just kidding... (icon_redface.gif)

    Looks like you've got this under control icon_smile.gif