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Is it even worth applying at a staffing company?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 06:44

I have been actively looking for a new job for about a year now. After hundreds and hundreds of applications I’m about to give up. I see a lot of staffing places that post jobs but I hardly hear back from any of them. I cater my resume to the job, only apply for jobs in which I have similar experience/degree, and still no luck. I’ve also noticed some of the postings will say “a client we are trying to work with” or “a position we are working on”.

Are staffing places even legit? I’m in the southeastern part of the US.

Also, I have a general business degree (lucky me right) and work in retail sales for an industrial and construction supplier.

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How am I supposed to get a first job if no place around me is hiring?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 06:39

I don’t understand how people get one so easily. Iv been looking for about a week and applied at about 10 places but none of them are hiring. Is there something I’m missing?

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Thinking about leaving job

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 06:06

I was off work because of the pandemic and recently came back, when I came back it was a disaster inside the building, its mandatory to wear face masks where i work , but i noticed a few people take them off for long periods of time and its also impossible to social distance, i let one of my supervisors know of this and they didn't seem to care that much, and im concerned for my health, im thinking about leaving the job, there's multiple reasons why, ill be starting school in September, its not really safe in the workplace, my family thinks I'd be okay to leave, I do have money in the bank, I'm torn

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Working at Gamestop vs Working at a Movie Theater vs Working at a Convince/Retail Store

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 05:44

So, this will be my first job. I want to get somewhat decent pay while having a job I don't need to worry about too much.

I want to work at Gamestop, since I took a collage credit in high school for Animation and I absolutely adore video games, but after reading some reviews from people who work there, apparently the management sucks and only cares about sales and whatnot.

Then I started doing research at working at a Movie Theater. It seems more ideal, but employees complain about it being extremely boring, to the point of tears.

I'm willing to work at a Convince Store (7/11) or a Retail Store (Albertsons) , but that's not ideal for me, as I want a job I will generally enjoy the most.

Because if i'm going off my high school experience, if I don't enjoy the class, I'm a lot less likely to show up. And i'm guessing this will apply to jobs as well.

Also, I am a women, if that will effect anything at these jobs.

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Has anyone else had to leave a job they love because of terrible management?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 05:01

Over the past 6 years, I have worked my way up in my current job in the emergency medicine field to the point where I am a manager. I would say that, objectively, I love my actual job. And I have very strong relationships with 95% of my coworkers. Over the past year or so, I am trying to come to terms with the fact that, despite those positive things, my workplace's managers are so toxic and inefficient that I need to leave. I have witnessed this management run off countless amazing employees over the years. I was trying to make it work. But I feel close to severe burnout after we became essential during this pandemic and those managers not only put us into danger, but also became increasingly absent when we needed them the most. My coworkers and I are severely exhausted and struggling, and nobody in our chain of command is sympathetic. I recently landed a new job that is a good opportunity, but it isn't in the emergency field (which I love) and it is at a smaller business. For whatever reason I am really struggling to let go of my old job. Without going into too many details, I am just looking for some advice/support.

Has anyone else had to leave a job they cared about deeply, that they felt forced to leave for their own mental and physical health? How did you cope with the feeling of loss about this? I keep second guessing myself and thinking "maybe it wasn't so bad". Thank you for any thoughts.

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Looking for a remote job

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 04:54

Hi everyone:)

I've finished High School a month ago and I'm looking for a job. I don't have any work experience. Only option for me is to work as a Virtual Assistant. If anyone needs one, I'll be more than happy to work for a minimal wage. I live in a 3rd world country and 3$/h would be fine. Just need to start from somewhere. Thanks.

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Admin for girls only?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 04:51

I noticed a lot of admin related jobs advertisement want or prefer females only, like female, female only, female preferable. Males can't do the job? Not suitable? I'm a fresh graduate Business admin here looking for jobs but don't know which career are suitable to look for as my course covers all business related subjects but not as detailed so it's kind of like a jack of all trades master of none course... help?

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Need help with my career path. Should I jump ship or take the wheel?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 04:46

I've been working in sales (1099) for an established local solar company for the past few weeks. They have a lot of inbound referral leads, so I've just been scooping up this low-hanging fruit for 5% commission. I have a few big deals in the pipeline and like I said - these came through no effort of my own. Pretty decent deal, right?

The problem is all our support staff just quit. The office manager totally left us hanging with zero notice, the receptionist thinks she has COVID (doubtful since she hasn't reported her test results after 5 days), and my boss has no idea how to perform ANY administrative tasks because he's always had a trusted office manager.

So, I'm thinking that without my intervention the deals I've sold (and any others) won't even get installed in a timely manner. I've approached the boss about taking over the office mgmt. responsibilities. We're in the Northeastern US. I was thinking $40k is probably what he was paying the manager before she quit, so $40k plus commissions without having to do any prospecting is a pretty good deal, isn't it?

Option 2 - the installer that we use is a third-party contractor and he's approached me about setting up a sales organization for him. I was going to write up a marketing plan that has him buying leads on a monthly basis, selling at a lower price point, and scaling through increased ad spending. I don't think he'd pay me a salary though, but he's more of get-it-done kind of guy than my current boss, so the upside might be higher. Idk though because in my current situation the phone just rings with referral-type business, but I'd have to crash-course all the important office work that nobody currently knows how to do...however it would be nice to have a salary for a change...

I'm not sure what to do here. There's probably a reason that ppl keep quitting on my current boss, but I haven't really seen it. He's disorganized and incompetent in certain things because he's almost 70, but he's a nice guy who genuinely cares about ppl. On the other hand, the installer is in his 30's and he's a much more productive person in general.

Thanks for any opinions or advice you guys can offer.

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Do you blame your boss for this?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 04:10

A boss who doesn't communicate directly with you when he holds certain opinion about you. But he talks about you with other people in your team. So this builds up a hostility towards you, and you can feel this in your coworkers' attitude. And that's when you realize your boss's action.

Is this more of a problem of the boss or the coworkers?

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Job in Germany for non EU students

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 03:36

Is it very difficult for a non EU international student to get a job in Europe in engineering field (considering the aging population). Any tips for getting a good job

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Video Interview Help

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 03:34

Need to make a 1-2min video for a marketing and social media job app explaining why i should be the person they choose for the job. Any and all tips welcome. Thank you

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What should I bring to a job interview at White Castle?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 03:00

Hi all I'm first time poster here. I am a bit nervous I have a job interview on Monday at white castle. I'm 18 its my first job and first job interview so I have a few questions. What should I wear? What should I bring? Do I need a resume or references? What type of questions will I be asked? I don't have a bank account yet so how can I get my money? do I ask for a physical check or do they hold it or something? When I get there who do I ask about the interview? What if I don't have any references or a resume? Are fast food interviews basically a guaranteed job as long as your not a criminal or lazy? Would only having a GED or no HS diploma disqualify me? Sorry for all the questions any help would be nice thanks!

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Can you renegotiate salary after verbally accepting offer?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 02:46

I have been working at my current job for about a month now as a part time employee. Originally, I’ve been working around 20 hours, but they have been increasingly busy so I end up working close to 30 hours per week. They have decided to offer me a full-time position for this reason and because, in my boss’s own words, ‘I am a fast learner and get along well with my co-workers’. They offered me a salary that will give me a 24% pay decrease compared to my previously offered hourly rate. I verbally accepted the offer over the phone, but I am regretting that I did not negotiate. They have not sent the official offer letter yet.

Is it too late for negotiation, and what is the best way to bring up renegotiation?

If it is too late, how soon can I ask for a salary increase after showing them I have a good work ethic?

Would it look bad to reject signing the offer and see if I can resume staying on as a part time worker?

I am also thinking about leaving and not signing the offer letter since I feel I will have better opportunities at another company in an engineering role. I feel the tasks I do at my job are very easy.

For background, the job I have is a technician role, but I have a master’s degree. I also live in a high cost of living area. I am not sure what is included in the benefits package, it was not discussed, and currently I have no benefits with my role.

Thanks in advanced!

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If I want a career in the tech field (web/game development) that involves coding, at what age should I learn and (bonus) is there a specific coding language I should learn?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 02:22

I am interested in software development for games and websites, is it too late to learn and is there a specific language I should learn?

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I need work soon, I don't have any past work experience and I don't know where to look

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 02:20

I'm a 20 year old guy and I've never had a job. Last week my dad got me a trial week doing ground work on construction sites. I thought I would have been alright at it but I'm not very physically fit so I was getting tired very quickly. I really didn't like it so after the week I told the boss I wasn't going to take the job and my dad is mad (understandable).

I'm going to look about getting a job in a factory, but there's only 2 or 3 near me so if I don't get in then idk where to look. The only 2 interviews I've ever had were in retail places and I only got the interview because I knew someone there. My friend's dad used to work in one of the factories but he left this year so I can't ask him to help me get an interview.

I'm just freaking out because I dont exactly have alot of confidence, so everytime I think about me working somewhere, my mind instantly just jumps to how I'd mess up the job if I got it.

Could I please just get some advice?

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Lost job due to COVID-19 , still struggling to get one , some suggestions please.

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 01:57

Hi all , I’m in a very bad situation, lost my job ( restaurant) , Started as a server and become the manager ( 6 yrs ) , got laid off.

From past three months I’m trying to get a job , but nothing is happening.

Tried for different domains , entry levels but still nope.

Any suggestions how I can come out of this back to my life.

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Mechanical engineer with stagnant career... considering online masters in business

Career Feed Reddit - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 23:15

TLDR: Mechanical design engineer now questioning career choices. Should I pursue an online Master's degree in Business Analysis or Financial Analysis while working my current job? Which other fields should I consider?

A lot of background info:Graduated during the 2008-2009 recession, now in my 6th engineering job. Quit jobs 3 different times without having anything lined up, but still managed to find employment - was never out of a job for longer than 2 months. But most of my career I've been below the median salary in my field, no doubt as a result of these job hops. I'm frankly surprised I have my current job, given that HR questioned me about my job-hopping during the interview (I guess I gave a good answer -- I'm over 1 year in and had a great performance review).

I'm very proficient in SolidWorks computer aided design - this has been both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it's a program that has sustained my employ-ability. On the other hand - I've realized that CAD jockeys live dull, underappreciated lives. I feel like it's become a road to nowhere. And I work almost exclusively with sheet metal design, which does not really need a college degree.

In my current position, I'm now doing a mix of both "sales" and design work. I'll admit freely that the sales part of my job is 95% order entry and 5% actual strategic salesmanship. Unfortunately, my company assigned me specific B2B accounts that have very little growth potential. High volume of orders, but each individual order is only a tiny amount. So I end up spending a high percentage of my time just managing the data entry tasks for each order... not exactly a scenario ripe for growth, especially when I have to do engineering/design as well. And I'm on the road 15% of my week, which eats up even more of my valuable time.

For all of my efforts, I got a great performance review and a modest cash bonus. But I can't remember the last time I worked only 40 hours a week (even during this COVID downturn).... yet most of my coworkers seem to have a lot of free time. Pretty irritated feeling overworked while everyone else is working on far more lucrative projects.

Every time I look at Indeed.com job posts for mechanical engineers, I get a sour taste in my mouth because the requirements lists have become INSANE... unless you're a mechanical engineer who just so happens to have 10+ years experience in embedded programming, robotics, electrical engineering, fluid dynamics, thermal analysis, finite element analysis, test design, project management, CNC machining, data acquisition, astrophysics) and quantum mechanics). Oh and you better live in California because that's where all the jobs are (even though the cost of living is crap).

\ may be exaggerating but wouldn't be surprised.)*-----------------------

So now I'm thinking about pivoting away from engineering/design, even though it would require getting well outside of my comfort zone. Maybe a business-related Masters degree with a focus in Business Analysis or Financial Analysis? Would either of those fields be more lucrative and not as technically demanding? And can I realistically pursue an online degree program in these fields without quitting my current job?

Are there better career fields that I should consider pivoting to, that build upon a mechanical engineering career? I've thought about Engineering Management but I feel like that would be doubling down on past mistakes.

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Quitting before Vacation?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 22:05

So, I'm leaving my current job. I'm deciding if I should do it before an (unpaid) 2 week vacation. I was debating doing it before or after, but honestly at this point, before seems like the better move. My leave will be about 2 weeks, which means telling them at the end of my shift "this is my last day, here's my resignation letter" in a respectful way, as opposed to just working two more weeks, might be better. Especially with a job offer when I come back. I don't want to give no notice, but in this case I believe no notice may be better than waiting till the day I come back, just to resign. Any advice?

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IT Graduate, struggling to find a job in IT. Is ignoring experience requirements a shot in the dark?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 21:13

I recently graduated from a UK University with a 2:1 in Computer & Digital Forensics (Computer Science with Forensic modules, basically).

I'm struggling to find a position within my field of study, which was Digital Forensics, so am broadening my search to wider IT. I am, however, finding that many of the postings are listing 'x years of experience' as a requirement- the old paradox of needing experience to get experience.

Should I simply ignore these experience requirements? I was not fortunate enough to find a placement during my years of studies and so my only job experience amounts to a summer temp position in a completely unrelated, rather unskilled role.

I only have a few weeks left until my bank runs dry and I inevitably move back to my parents place until I find work.

  • Am I best to simply apply to every position I can and do my best to tailor my CV and cover letter, despite not meeting experience requirements?
  • Is there any advice anyone here could give to a recent IT graduate for landing a job?

Any answers/advice appreciated!

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I negotiated and WON!

Career Feed Reddit - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 19:39

I’m a 30 year old female working in the private sector/large company and was promoted to manage a team a few months back. It’s my first experience as a manager but I’ve enjoyed it so far. I was told by my boss I wouldn’t be getting a pay increase. I raised a huge stink about it and proved everything I was doing to HR and ended up with the largest raise I’ve ever gotten before (25%) and the most money I’ve ever made in my life.

I don’t get to post great news all the time but I wanted to brag a little! Yay!

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