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Would prefer answers from hiring managers. Statement: "Whether you know anything about IT as an IT Architect is a matter of opinion".

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 01:04

Do you agree, disagree, agree for X percent?

I am specifically NOT asking about the job application process, or possible ways of officially evaluating this. I am asking about people that have already been working with you and whether or not, in practice, you and colleagues you speak to about this, view this as something that must be objectively found out or something that is too difficult to capture and therefore ends up being mostly an opinion.

As said, prefer answers from hiring managers but course all valuable insights are welcome.

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Online job sites

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 01:04

Do people actually find jobs using LinkedIn, Indeed, Dice, and Monster?

I rarely if ever get a response.

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jobs/careers that you can live off of (40k) for someone who is dumb, chronically ill, and anxious but committed?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 00:04

I'm a first-gen student. I had a different plan in undergrad but ended up majoring in fine art to graduate on time. It left me in an awkward position where I had no real solid "art" skills or career-ready skills. I didn't understand at the time how important internships were so I just did a few contract jobs with hiring agencies thinking they could at least help me get my foot in the door. It was a simple data entry gig for payroll, but I was so mentally exhausted at the end of the day.

I fell for a UX Bootcamp ad and decided to do that thinking I could into the field with enough effort. I'm in the same position as I was two years ago... I'm in my mid 20's and I don't know what to do. I barely passed the coding portion of the boot camp and I'm just now realizing how much I suck at design. I was a part-time coach for the school while I was there and I honestly did like the job. Grading homework was easy and I didn't mind it at all.

The only job I actually quit was working for Apple tech support. It was so stressful and I could already tell my health was going to tank like it did when I was doing the data entry gig. I've always been someone who couldn't read and listen to someone talk at the same - and you have to do that constantly at this job.

I know I can be committed because I stuck through my undergrad and boot camp (I had some pre-cancer issues in undergrad). I have that going for me at least. The problem is I can't exactly take a warehouse job because of my chronic illness. I don't really know what I can do well remotely (for 0 experience) that isn't customer service and can pay around 40k. I was trying to shoot for 50, but that sounds ridiculous now that I think about it for an entry-level gig. I'd only accomplish that with sales and I already know I couldn't handle apple tech support.

I'm in the midwest and I can't really move at the moment (no money) or drive. So I need to be near a place with public transport. Remote would be ideal or telecommuting some of the time. I'm just mainly concerned about how much it can pay (provides healthcare) and if I can be successful in it considering my past. I'd assume something with a good work-life balance would let me take care of my needs if it arises.

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Former Boss Texts Me, Calls Me After I Left Job

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 22:55

I left a job months ago after having worked there six years. Before I left, I made a list of all of our pending projects and tasks along with a list of upcoming events and deadlines for each file. I did as much as I could to advance some of these projects before I left. My replacement texted me a couple of times to ask specific questions we didn’t get to address prior to my departure and we handled them without issue.

The problem I’m having is that my former boss calls and texts me incessantly asking about projects when I provided her with the list containing the entire summary of each project. She also asks where specific documents were saved (at this stage of the game, I can’t remember specific locations). She also berated me over a couple of mistakes she found (which I was unaware I made). When I didn’t answer her texts, she reached out to my current boss to “warn” her about me, how I’m unresponsive and left the job a total mess (in my eyes I didn’t, but it’s completely unrealistic to close out all projects when some are still in early stages, which is why I listed every project and their statuses before I left). What recourse do I have? Clearly she doesn’t care about what she’s doing to me, my employment, as long as her ends are met.

My current boss hasn’t said anything to me except ask what happened, and I explained what I did before I left. She didn’t say much after that but my anxiety gets the better of me and I face the thought that she believes my old boss.

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Applying for job without reference from current supervisor

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 22:34

Hi,

I have decided to look for a job after a year of working at a company that (I feel) is not supportive and undervalues me. I feel that I am not growing much professionally and staying here will not help my career progression.

My dilemma now is that I feel that my supervisor will not be supportive. He does not think much of me hence I am quite nervous about him being my referee.

In interviews, when being asked how is my relationship with my supervisor. I gave example about how there’re differences in expectations and how we spoke about it and resolves it which is true, but never said anything bad about him or voice any concerns.

My question is: - would it be a red flag for potential employers? - should I be honest about how my relationship is with my supervisor?

Thanks =)

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Do I Stand a Chance?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 22:14

I’m a 60 y/o that hasn’t worked in 25 years. I’m no longer in a position to not work and in that I’m single it can’t be entry level pay. Excellent experience (admin @ the executive level) but not recent. I get a lot of interest in my applications, but once they see it’s not recent experience, it goes no further. Do I stand a chance of ever getting hired?

Any legit advice?

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Should I quit my current job while I wait for my new job to start?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 21:29

I currently work at Whole Foods and it's really taking a toll on my sleep schedule as I work 5am-1pm on most days and continue school, clean my apartment, spend time with my daughter, etc, often not sleeping for about 30ish hours in between.

I have a job that I have received a written offer letter for last Thursday. However, there was an error in my email address that they sent the offer letter to, meaning we needed to reschedule for orientation at a later date that I have not received. I have done all the paperwork, consented to a background check, drug test, and I am scheduled for Tuberculosis test on monday. This new job pays more and scheduling can be more convenient to my studies. (I should mention this is my last semester before graduating)

Should I just quit whole foods and focus on my studies and personal life until my new job starts? I feel silly working there continuously when I have a better opportunity. The only reason I am hesitant to quit is because I do not officially have a date for orientation in writing.

Thoughts? Any feedback is helpful.

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3rd interview is Monday, appication reads rejected

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 20:08

I'm applying internal for a job at my company and I trying to go to the engineering department because I have an engineering degree and I shadowed there earlier in the year. Since I work night shift and covid is still spreading , they scheduled 3 different interviews for the job with different people from the department on teams. Long story short, I had the 2nd interview Thursday, and when I went in Friday for my shift, I notice that my application status had changed from interview to no longer under consideration, but I had an email from HR stating who I was interviewing with on Monday.

So it could be an admin error, but my interview on Thursday was with the hiring Manger. If he has already thrown my application out, than why haven't they canceled this last interview yet? My shift ends at 6am and I go to bed around 8am. I've been staying up to do these interviews around 10:30-11am and sleeping around noon on those days. So why make me do it again on Monday, when I could just be given a canceled interview and the ability to sleep early?

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FINALLY got hired

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 19:52

It took me over 300 applications and changing states, but I found a decent job paying 50k+ that looks like work I won’t hate! For the record I used Indeed.

Stay strong, my friends!

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Can anyone else relate to feeling like they're on a national 'do not hire' list?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 19:36

I'm fed up with everything. I can't do it anymore. I'm tired. I'm stressed out about not being able to find a job. I don't want to work at soulless corporations like Target - I'd rather be broke and homeless than be employed to places similar to Target.

I'm not getting as much interviews as I should and I have done everything. I've posted on r/resumes many times. I've used JobScan for my applications. I can't fucking get anything except scams. It's at the point now where if someone is interested in me, I assume they're a scam or data farmer... It feels like no legitimate places will touch me.

I apply to many jobs. At least 15-20/per day. Sometimes up to 30-40 roles. I tailor applications to the posting to where I'm 90% sure I'll at least get a first round interview. My resume is often viewed, then downloaded, then I'll get a notification that my LinkedIn profile has been viewed "x" number of times and either I will or I won't get offered an interview.

I had a really awkward interview for some reason for a job I really wanted with a company I applied to before this time a year ago before the weekend. I'd say normally most of my interviews have good give and take when I do get them... but for this one I could definitely feel the awkwardness and it seemed like the HR manager couldn't wait to get off the video chat/end the call. It was barely 13 minutes - quickest interview of my life. Most of the time my interviews are scheduled for 20 and last for 30 minutes or longer. I knew in my gut that I didn't get the position/make it to the second round, but it still hurt when the rejection email came in.

I reach out to people via LinkedIn to learn more about entry level roles and possible internships that I believe are in my field and then I get hit with the line of "you don't really have any experience for this role" or "this internship isn't what you majored in"... It's a marketing and communications internship. I MAJORED IN THAT FIELD. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO MAJOR IN? PHYSICS?

In my last position I went through a staffing agency and was threatened by a recruiter that they would make me un-hireable across town when I was quitting my placement. Long story short, I was put in a position that I asked specifically to NOT be placed in and wasn't given any info about it till the day of and rather than quitting on the spot, I gave it some time to see if I could do it, but I couldn't... Any chance they really did make me unhireable?

I feel like I'm done and I don't know what to do. I have a college degree. I have experience in the programs they ask for. I want an internship in my field that will lead to long term placement in my career but I'm constantly told that I'm not the "right" candidate or that the 'role' isn't right for me when it's exactly what I majored in to do.

I'm at the end of my rope. I don't know what else to do. If I don't get an offer or any interest soon....

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I have an interview for my company's Quality Specialist role that oversees our IT Help Desk! Excited and nervous. What kind of interview questions could I expect?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 19:34

Hi! I have an interview this coming Wednesday for my company's Quality Specialist role! I can't believe I'm being given this chance, but I really want this job, so I want to make this shot count and prepare as much as possible.

I'm currently a Help Desk Technician at the company. I've never done Quality Assurance before. What kind of interview questions should I prepare for..?

Here's the job description: - Monitors and evaluates Help Desk interactions in our support channels

  • Provides direct and meaningful feedback to supervisors & technicians

  • Trains and onboards new Help Desk staff and provides refresher training to our entire team

  • Contributes to knowledge base documentation to help our customers and staff succeed

  • Participates in the improvement of the support processes and tools that help us deliver friendly, timely and accurate support

  • Assists customers and staff over the phone, via email, through instant messaging (Slack), and with remote assistance tools

  • Assists with complex technical issues and evaluating escalated incidents.

I'd really appreciate any tips or advice!!

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Software engineering jobs in Canada or Australia

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 19:22

Hi,as a south asian,currently living in south asia, how can I find a software engineering job in Canada or Australia ?.Currently I have 3years of experience with Java,Javascript,Reactjs,etc...Apeerciate any kind of advice

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Found a local part-time job opportunity as martial arts instructor, applied, and they want to set up an interview (for 4 days later). I’ve also been hired for another full-time job just recently. How to not close the door on the instructor job (because...

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 19:12

The full-time job is higher-paying and gives more hours than this part-time job. However, I may not find myself compatible with the specific full-time job and just wanted to try it out for a short while for suitability.

At the same time, I want to be able to revisit the possibility of an interview with the instructor job, if I don’t find the full-time one suitable.

I wouldn’t want to have both jobs at the same time either.

Does it look better to go in for the interview for the instructor job (and if I end up getting hired, I kindly hold on the offer), or to instead let them know I actually cannot come in now, but would get back to them as soon as possible to possibly follow up with an interview once I figure out my suitability with the other job? I would also express eagerness for the instructor job in my reply to their interview offer, to help potentially keep this job door (or any similar doors with this martial arts dojo) open for the near future.

If it matters, all of this is being done via the Indeed.ca app (I’m in Canada).

Thanks!

Message draft:

“Hi,

Thanks for reaching out to me regarding this splendid employment opportunity with [company name]. I am confident I would make a great part of the team, with my great energy and multiple years of martial arts teaching/learning experience.

I have just recently been interviewed and hired for a full-time employment by another employer. Due to the full-time nature of this employment, I may have to put this opportunity with [company name] on a slight hold for now. As soon as I have determined whether this other career is an appropriate fit for me (in terms of scheduling and personal suitability), I would love to reconnect with [company name] and most definitely follow-up with an interview for this (or any similar) excellent team opportunity, if this could still be possible in the very near future.

Please do let me know if this could work out. I would contact you as soon as I could. I am eager about this great opportunity.

Kindly looking forward to your reply. Thanks!

Sincerely,

[My full name]”

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Normal to not have a phone screen in post Covid world?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 19:11

Long story short, I graduated in 2018 with my ba. Took an internship (did temp jobs between) from October 2019-dec 2020.

This year I have been working a couple flexible jobs due to Covid 19 and stuff at home.

I have my first interview (video) on Tuesday and I am nervous.

The job is a Fortune 500 company. And I was on the owners foundation grant fund. I am not an internal applicant.

I never had a phone screen just set up a time for an interview.

Is this normal now in a Covid world?

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Environmental Engineering job prospects?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 18:51

I'm about to finish my undergrad (B.S. Marine Bio + Chem) and the career prospects are slim comparatively to other fields so over this past semester + summer I took up a job at a wastewater plant gaining a slim bit of work experience and licenses applicable to that field of work, but upon looking further into education Environmental Engineering seemed to stick out the most as it seemed to involve similar applications to the job I took over the summer. My questions now would be, what are the career prospects like with an M.S. in Environmental Engineering or the related civil/chemical eng. fields? What kind of jobs and pay would I be looking at? As well as work/life balance? Is it worth to pay an additional $40k for a masters degree in an engineering field?

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I got an interview for a reach job but now I am totally frozen!!

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 18:07

Ok so here is the deal. I’ve been applying pretty steadily for many jobs for almost 12 months. In the last two months I’ve amped it up to submitting 10 applications a week. It got to the point where for some reach jobs I was like why bother putting effort into a cover letter I won’t get an interview. Well, now I have an interview and they said oh and btw please send your cover letter. And now I’m freaking out inside because I am scared to put them off with a crappy CL. I’m all of a sudden doubting myself and it’s crazy because nothing on my Resume is a lie but I wrote it very cocky and confident and that’s not who I am usually. So I’m worried my cover letter will put them off or when they speak to me and I’m not all cocky that they’ll think I’m under qualified.

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How do I obtain IT experience without prior IT experience?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 17:46

I have recently completed my Associates of Applied Science with a focus on Computer Networking and Hardware. I am struggling to get a job. My resume is polished up real nice but 99% I dont hear back from any position I apply for.

Nearly every entry level job requires some prior IT experience. How am I supposed to get this experience? How do you get an IT job the legitimately requires no experience?

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Are there any remote jobs that don't require much skill or talent?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 17:34

I'm 23, I graduated a year ago in Sports managment but I struggle a lot with human interaction and any amount of it leaves me mentally exhausted, I have no idea what do for a leaving. I did some stuff for this past year but I didn't had much talent or just felt unhappy doing it (Football Coach, Scout, Sports design, Census). So I was wondering, are there any jobs you can do from home, mostly by yourself, that don't require talent or skill?

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What jobs actually pay? I'm trying to move away from the creative field without going back to school.

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 17:14

I went to school for graphic design. Was damn good at it. Super passionate. I got my AS, then my BA in it. I even trained relentlessly after graduation doing other programs to increase my skill. Whenever I had a free moment I was hitting up all the online training forms learning what I could.

But after a AA, AS, BA,40+ online courses, bootcamps in 3d and now training to be a character artist after putting in a few years doing 3d sculpting....

I can't ever seen to find work that actually pays. Constantly up keeping my portfolio, stupid art test, stupid training outside of work. I'm fighting for jobs paying $15-$20. No benefits. Haven't seen a doctor of any kind since 2005...

I recently starting selling Pins online and literally made more than at my job working like 10 hours a week....

And it got me thinking, what can I do now at 33 to transition to a field that actually pays me money that I can own a home? I'm tired of endlessly keeping up on my own dime with extra training to fight for these crummy jobs.

Some people said transition to CNC, milling type work. Or a trade like that, and I'm open to it. But I would like to do something I can just work instead of more student debt. Maybe make $30-$40/hr one day... Have a family and own a simple home.

And I want to get away from a desk and computer !

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Anyone get told this when turned down for internal promotion?

Jobs News Reddit - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 16:59

So I've been with my company for a while, 14 years. I have held various positions and know the company processes pretty well.

My direct manager got promoted and the job to lead the department came available, I was encouraged to apply discussed my feelings about my weaknesses was told that since I know our system well the rest is very trainable.

Apply for job, have interview with HR and my former manager who is the hiring manager for the job. The whole process took about a month and a half.

Get pulled aside told they decided to hire externally, someone with zero experience in our industry. That she decided new blood was needed.

The reason - that there are other employees who are toxic and don't want to see anyone succeed and she was concerned this would cause me to fail.

I totally 100% acknowledge I was never promised the job, but this reasoning makes me feel like I am being punished because this behavior was never dealt with by anyone. The toxic employees have also been there long term of 5+ years.

I was the only internal candidate.

I feel like there had to be something more on this because these employees attitudes were known prior to me being encouraged to apply.

This would have been a huge salary boost for me along with additional bonuses, so it's a little frustrating.

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