Job hunting. Exactly how I feel. HOW I FEEL AFTER BEING TUNED FROM JOBS THESE PAST FEW WEEKS I' lall BECOMING h Job hunting Exactly how I feel HOW FEEL AFTER BEING TUNED FROM JOBS THESE PAST FEW WEEKS I' lall BECOMING h
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#1 - platinuminfernape
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#24 to #1 - dogeate
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?
User avatar #26 to #24 - wliia
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It's a particularly famous quote from the show "Breaking Bad"
#117 to #26 - dogeate
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I'm so god dam stupid, how did i not make that connection. Thanks for pointing out my stupidity.
User avatar #10 - lasomacintosh
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Here's a bro tip,

when answering the questionnaire for online applications. You know, one of those dumb ones that asks those questions like...

"If your co-worker got his dick stuck in the microwave, what would you do?"

Try to avoid using the answer "Tell the Manager" as much as possible.

My former manager said that that's how most people fail their applications.
User avatar #15 to #10 - secretdestroyers
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Ok.....how many times has that exact scenario happened that they now put it on the questionnaire?? I'm dying to know how many of your idiot co-workers got their dicks caught in microwaves!
User avatar #22 to #10 - fireprincess
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Also you should usually answer with strongly agree or strongly disagree on the questionnaire things.
#33 to #10 - anon id: 9f3261d5
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Do not listen to this so called bro tip, it's bad advice.

I was a district manager from 2006 to 2010, and I had to memorize how electronic questionnaire's work. There are only three kinds made by major distributes that companies put their names on.

If you were to not put "Tell the Manager" that means you are making a manager discussion yourself, and I could rant and rave how often I had to lecture why people FAIL their electronic personality test, because loss prevention has ho gray area.
User avatar #54 to #10 - rsca
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"former"... something an't right here.
User avatar #105 to #10 - hoponthefeelstrain
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I agree, my manager expected us to solve all our problems on our own. She taught me how to check and see if a bill was fake because 50 and 100 dollar bills have to be checked out by the manager. She'd get mad when I would go to her and eventually I started doing it on my own and I did it in front of a supervisor and I got in trouble.
User avatar #66 to #10 - staticwolf
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For the love of GOD please don't listen to that.

My mom's a senior IT manager who does contract work, changing jobs on a quarterly basis. I was failing a lot of situational questionairres: Whenever they asked a question, ie "You lost Jimmy McDick's folder, what do?", I'd always try a solution not involving the manager, and I'd always get rejected. My mom basically said "If you ever don't know how to handle a situation, talk to your manager." I took that advice and now I always, ALWAYS get through the situational questionnaries.

Yes, they want to know you use your initiative, but the initiative could be as simple as having the right mind to talk to your much more senior manager who knows how to handle the situation, and they'd much rather you did that, seeing as your manager is PAID TO DO THAT than you go bother another employee who's busy working, or much worse, try to solve it yourself with no guaranteed good outcome.

Even if you're applying for a manager position, you're probably gonna have someone above you. In all situations, if you don't know, ASK THE MANAGER.

This is coming from someone who recently attended an IBM assessment centre, has had numerous telephone interviews with companies like Barclays, RBS, RBC, CapGemini, Bain&Co, and so on. I might not have actually GOT a job, but I don't ever fail the situational questionnaires anymore.
User avatar #12 to #10 - greyshirt
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I was led to believe it was the other way around, I really shouldn't listen to my family on matters like this.
User avatar #21 to #12 - anonibusii
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You are listening to a random dude on the internet.
User avatar #47 to #21 - whimsical
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He could be anyone, man, like Batman

Batman's a scientist, too
User avatar #20 - ipartywithpedobear
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i turned in 167 applications since janruary, and i'm A+ certified (i'm certified to build, fix, and modify computers)

I finally got a job at taco bell a couple weeks ago.
User avatar #108 to #20 - AdamBaum
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Get referalls retard
User avatar #25 to #20 - thepineapple
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1. You applied for positions out of your competence?
2. A+ certificate? What is that? Do you have a Bachelor's Degree? Masters?
3. What other skills do you poses, that make you stand out in front of other candidates?
4. Is your salary expectation accurate?
#27 to #25 - telfyr
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A+ is pretty much a computer competency test, covering windows, programs, servers, the actual physical computer, etc. pretty much it looks good on a record but all you really did was watch several videos and take a test over the material covered.
#39 to #25 - anon id: 9f3261d5
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It's called an "closed economy"

I graduated with a 4.0 gpa, letter of recommendation, and honorable mentions from the dean. I graduated 6 months ago, and have sent out about 80 applications. I have not had a single interview.
#64 to #39 - anon id: e72a3316
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It's called work experience.
User avatar #52 to #20 - hyeroshi
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A+ isn't a very difficult degree to get. My PC repair teacher is telling my class that if we take that in place of our final and pass we'll get an automatic 100 for our final grade. I'm only in beginning, but it's not very difficult to remember things other than certain cable types. Try getting a Cisco certification to go with it and it'll probably take you farther.
User avatar #80 to #52 - theflamingfire
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I'm taking A+ and Cisco certification Its hard to remember everything
User avatar #67 to #52 - aesguitar
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Cisco certifications are a bit more difficult. I'm working on my CCNA right now.
User avatar #70 to #67 - pooplol
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i thought the cisco certification was easy when taking my computer class. I didnt bother with the A+
User avatar #71 to #70 - aesguitar
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Which certification?
User avatar #73 to #71 - pooplol
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It was Cisco Networking
User avatar #74 to #73 - aesguitar
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High school level?
User avatar #77 to #74 - pooplol
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The building was available for all 3 of our high schools and was basically somewhere in between the 3 locations.
User avatar #76 to #74 - pooplol
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It was college level but our school district has a special building to take just College level classes. So I took it while in high school
User avatar #78 to #76 - aesguitar
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Well, I ask, because the CCENT, the high school certification, is easy. CCNA is a bit more difficult. Then you move on to professional certifications live CCNP, CCIE, and CCNAr.
User avatar #79 to #78 - pooplol
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I remember that we did have to take the high school level one for the first semester and then if we passed it then we could stay there and take the college level the next semester. Pretty neat
User avatar #81 to #79 - aesguitar
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My high school offers both, so I'm working on the next level now.
#23 - cthulusushi
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because I'm in the same position

my feels

take them
#5 - mikesrevenge
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i know this is a joke,but an fyi if you are looking for work.... the further north you go in north america the more money you make... and they are desperate for people that can read English.... northern Alberta cant find laborers anywhere and jobs start at like 25 bucks an hour. but its about minus 30 degrees...
User avatar #55 to #5 - rsca
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I would love to work there if I could get at least a number or connection I can speak with. and livefreeordie... you don't have a family dude... otherwise you would give two ***** about home sweet home and do what needs to be done. A birds gotta leave it's nest eventually.
User avatar #99 to #5 - yaypkmn
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aaaaaaaaand i live in socal.....
#104 to #5 - anurek
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Believe me, getting a job like that in Alberta isn't as simple as filling out an application. They have tons of resume's coming in, they aren't desperate for laborers. They're looking for skilled trades people with years of experience. You're going to need some connection, or enough work to get your stamps if you want an oil job.
#50 - ragingsquirrelz
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User avatar #41 - zenkon
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It's a real pain in the ass, two years and nobody want me and most of the time for lack of experience, I want to yell them **** YOU but I really need the job so I can do that.
#46 to #41 - anon id: 9f3261d5
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same, I graduated college, and I don't even get called for an interview. It's like I don't exist because I don't have more then 1 year work experience.
#58 to #41 - lolollo
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**** it, say it anyway, you have no idea how good it feels to put the guy on the spot by asking just how anyone's expected to get their initial experience with assholes like him refusing to give out that initial experience.

What is he gonna do...not hire you even harder? You don't work there...
User avatar #107 to #41 - MetaIIica
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Try volunteering for a while. It looks better than saying you have no prior experience.
User avatar #100 - jdizzleapplepie
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i totally hear ya. i had been job hunting since march this year and just got a job at a boat building company. finally after 2 months of starvation and 6 months of judgmental stares for receiving food stamps, i'm a working citizen.
User avatar #102 to #100 - jdizzleapplepie
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*i start monday by the way.
User avatar #110 to #102 - kommandantvideo
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are you white
User avatar #116 to #110 - jdizzleapplepie
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yes.
User avatar #97 - biggrand
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Imagine a new drug market, revolutionized by the well educated working class. Men and women with degrees in accounting, business management, marketing, ect. working what was once that shady deal in the bathroom, but is now a AAA frontier of goods and services. Son, I see the sun over the mountain our father came to, and we were born on, and you will see the top.
#13 - infinitereaper
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It's nearly impossible to make an honest living these days.
Which is why I plan to live as dishonestly as possible.
Anything for the sake of profit.
User avatar #49 to #13 - hyeroshi
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Aww yiss, Kaiki.
User avatar #16 to #13 - smithforprez
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