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Old 09-30-2010, 09:48 AM
shyne07 shyne07 is offline
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Default Help me find a job please!

Hi,

I just graduated university and have some experience but not so related.
I did administrative studies as a major, marketing and some finance.

I want to work for companies such as CT or Bestbuy/Futureshop but i can't find much openings
on their website. I don't even have any connections. Had a friend in the retail store.. but i don't want
to work at a retail level but want to learn more at the corporate level.

I know job market is very tough right now.
How can I find myself a job? Please advise me.

Should i contact many Headhunters?
I am not even sure how to get hold of them, i sent two recruiting companies my resume
but never heard back from them.. haha...

I need to work somewhere and get started.. need to get my foot in the door. Help me.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:32 PM
jacked_J jacked_J is offline
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First, the market is really tough right now. Second, most headhunters have very few jobs to offer.

Every once and awhile, scroll down and read the fine print of an ad from a head hunter. It will sometimes actually say that the position doesn't even exist. They only post it for the sake of collecting resumes as they "anticipate" that there will be a need for this position. It's a bunch of crap to be honest. The more resumes they collect, the more favorable they are for getting new clients (employers). This is typical for head hunters to do when no jobs exist instead of just doing nothing.

Another thing, the average number of applicants per job is 70 in more places. That's very HIGH. It's actually record high.

Competition is fierce. You to be 100% flexible and 100% willing to do anything.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:48 PM
move5 move5 is offline
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Another thing, the average number of applicants per job is 70 in more places. That's very HIGH. It's actually record high.

Competition is fierce. You to be 100% flexible and 100% willing to do anything.
Qualified applicants might be 70+ but thousands of people apply for each position in IT.

It is depressing but keep plugging away.
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