When was the last time you went job hunting?

United States
November 28, 2007 3:32pm CST
Recently, my spouse got displaced from his job, so he had to go job hunting. It's been several years since we've went through the job hunting process, so it was not an easy one. I had forgotten all those little intricate steps, like resume preparation, interview process, background checks, etc. We're still hopeful and keeping our fingers crossed. Nothing has come through yet, job wise, but the search is certainly not over. When was the last time you had to look for a new job? Please share your job hunting success stories and any tips you used to get the job of your dreams. Would appreciate any suggestions.
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@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
I have been hunting thru the internet. The very popular site here is jobstreet. I think I love to work away from home now unlike before. My experience and gender hinders me to have another job. Specially in the Philippines they have preferences in gender and age too.
@husi_007 (304)
• India
29 Nov 07
Do you feel that you have been turned down just because you are a woman?
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 07
I graduated from college last July after getting my NVQ3 in childcare, I have been job hunting ever since and there's still a lot of discrimination against men working with children, every job I have gone for I have been turned down, I have the experience and the qualifications, so my job hunting experience isn't a good one. I hope you have more success
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@husi_007 (304)
• India
29 Nov 07
I do hope you find a good job.
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
29 Nov 07
I think it as long time ago, before I got married. It was about five years ago. And after married, I never try anymore to find a job since I was already too busy with the family and later on with kids. Oh well, what a life, but I enjoy tp be a mother now.
@michecu (637)
• Philippines
5 Dec 07
I did some job hunting just a couple of months of ago... not because I really wanted to shift jobs but because I do not want to wait for opportunities. I know that there are lots of good jobs out there and sometimes I feel that I must at least try them out.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I don't work, but we recently did a little bit of job hunting for my husband. We used the internet a lot to see what jobs were being offered. His enlistment is up December 31st and he wasn't sure if he wanted to re-enlist or not. He has 12 years in the Air Force but is tired of beig gone so much. He didn't do a full-scale job hunt though and I am convinced it is because he is afraid of the unknown. He has been military his whole adult life. This is fine, I don't mind either way. I think he could have found a job if he really wanted to, but he was being very picky because he knew he would still have a job if he didn't find what he wanted. He didn't want to hear that taking a job he isn't in love with could be a good thing for his resume, opening up a wider spectrum of job choices in a year or so. We did find that even with a whole lot of training, a degree is more than helpful. There are tons of internet sites that you can look at to see what is out there. We were willing to move to a couple of different states, since we don't live at "home" now anyway. I hope you both find what you are looking for.
• United States
29 Nov 07
I used to go job hunting every month, but since I got pregnant I didn't have to do it, my boyfriend support me, I hate thinking that I have to go job hunting again..
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
29 Nov 07
Hello beauty queen. The last time I went job hunting was in the year 1997 when I decided to look for a better place with higher pay. To my great happiness, I made it and now I have been working in this place without having another job hunting for ten years. What is the most important is that I love my current school and location, so there is no need for me to go and find some job in another place. I don't like to move from place to place. I love to have a stable job in one place with the pay that is satisfactory to me. I am content with my job and life. Thanks so much for your discussion, dear friend.
• Philippines
29 Nov 07
In the Philippines, there's a lot of difficulty in looking for a job. Just like one of those who responded, there's a lot of preferences that the companies look for. Unfortunately, there are a lot of limitations. They have the gender, age, educational background, years of experience which discourages a lot of the applicants due to the fact that the employers here already draw the line of those expectations they have from their applicants. There are a lot of skilled and qualified workers who can't and don't get accepted because of these limitations. I have a job right now, but I also try to venture to something else. Last May, I applied to another job, it was an American firm and I got accepted. Thankfully, the Vice President saw me fit for the job qualifications they had. I thought that I was already dicided to quit my job and ready to take on a new one. But I had to stop and think and certainly reconsider. Right now, my motivation with my present job is tested and I am seriously thinking of resigning, but I will have to rethink a hundred times more! When you go through the job interviews, just feel comfortable and also be yourself. Whatever questions they ask, give them a straight answer. That's what they usually look for. Don't add too many extra words only the good points. God bless and good luck!
@ericajoyce (1746)
• Philippines
29 Nov 07
hello beautyqueen26.The last time I had to look for a job was just this month. Right now, I dont have any work. This is my first time applying. My work before my relatives helped me. So, there was no applying needed. Right now, I do need some help too.
• India
29 Nov 07
i am a student.so i will not met the that type of situation...
@subha12 (18452)
• India
29 Nov 07
it was about one and half yrs ago. I badly wanted to change my previous job and thus the job hunting. situation in my current company is also turning worse and i like to change again. So i have to again go for job hunting. Best of luck for your spouse.
@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
29 Nov 07
I have a stable job so I stopped job hunting for many years. Although I am working in a government agency and the pay is not very high, for me I am satisfied with what I have. I am working on works I like, I can use what I studied in college and the knowledge I learned from reading and attending seminars and going to higher level of education. With my age, I might not be fitted for some work that can be taken in by youger workers. As an advice, just be yourself when being interviewed, be humble, dont bragged on your achievements, answer only what is asked of you, be courteous, dont be a know it all. happy job hunting.
@youless (98997)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Nov 07
That's long time ago. I went job hunting about ten years ago. At that time I looked for the job via the newspaper. Nowadays if I will find a job again, then besides newspaper, I will also look for it via the net.
@GardenGerty (115215)
• United States
29 Nov 07
In some ways I am always looking for another job. I think I may have adult ADD, I just get to wanting a change. I will not jump out of either job I have right now, though. There are too many things on the plus side of the deal to do that. When I have been job hunting, the key thing was to be able to see myself with the job. You go in with all of that confidence, and the people who are hiring are almost compelled to hire you.