Getting a job
What do you guys think is the best way to go about getting a job? Resumes, phone calls, cover letters, waiting for an interview to be scheduled, showing up for an interview….
Depends on the job.
Really, applying anywhere that may be hiring. After you submit your initial application, keep calling. Once you get an interview, give them a letter/card to express your appreciation for their time. After that, call them every once in awhile and let them know you are still interested.
Stay on top of it though. Don’t forget to call. My employer actually marks next to the application whether or not the applicant is competitive.
I am just finishing up school, I am about to be a level 1 machinist. Usually, I’d go on an try to get an apprenticeship, but I am doing a different program in the fall. Mechatronic (robotic) engineering.
I have from April-Sept, with nothing to do (except a few family vacations) and my mom is starting to bug me to get a job (I still live at home). I was hoping to get a job at the old place I worked, but I never got hours. I may get some in the summer. I know my mom just wants me out and doing something, she doesn’t want me sitting at home all day.
So, I have found this organization, Habitat for Humanity, which is a place you can volunteer and build houses. I’m waiting to hear back from them, because they are beginning to work on a new project near my house. I’ve already contacted them, and I can work for them, but right now they are still prepping stuff to get started, but once they do I can help out (I also have to wait till I finish school (April 5th), and then I can help with whatever).
Basically, I need a summer job. Preferably one where I can build things, or learn something new.
|General Tits Von Chodehoffen
Everything you can do to get the job. Got to be aggressive.
Most jobs aren’t advertised, as most employers would prefer to fill the position without the hassle of interviews. The best way to be considered for a job is to be known. Some places don’t even know they want to hire anyone, but may do so after you impress the hell out of them.
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