Finding a Job

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July 2, 2010

Looking the Classifieds for a JobSearch hospital websites for jobs. I've been looking for work for months. Everyday I search the internet for new postings. Then I started thinking of places that employ a lot of people and thought of the hospital. I have no medical background at all, but they employ people for clerical, food, cleaning, fitness, security, even daycare - it was like a one stop shopping place for jobs! Give it a try in your area. I got called for an interview the next day!


By Lee Taylor from Indialantic, FL

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April 6, 2010

In these tough times, we need every edge we can get. Traditional job-hunting methods; pounding the pavement, visiting companies in person to drop off resumes, for example; don't seem to work as well. Why not try thinking "outside the box?"

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February 25, 2009

Job hunting is a very prominent issue right now. There are several things that people can do to help them get on track when hunting.


April 18, 2012

Time between jobs very important. Employers take note of how you spend your time. It is important to spend your time volunteering, working part time, or working full time at a position other than the one you are seeking.


March 11, 2009

When job hunting, treat it like a full time job. Spend 40 hours a week dedicated to finding a job, whether the time involves resume building, searching online, developing cover letters, or beating the pavement.


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April 17, 2007

My husband has been searching for work, for the past few months. Each week, we search the classified ads in the local newspapers.


To make things easier for him, after marking the possible job selections, I cut each out of the newspaper ad.


April 15, 2009

When job hunting, use the yellow pages. Look up companies in your field, call them and ask if you can fax over your resume and to whose attention. In about 3-4 business days, follow up with a telephone call to the person it was sent to.


February 11, 2009

My husband and I have both been in the job search for over a year and the one thing that has made a huge difference in our attitudes and job searching abilities is the local Joblink.


April 26, 2007

If you, or someone you know, are looking for a job, please visit your local staffing agencies. These agencies help to find you jobs that you are qualified for free!


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June 2, 2010

Why is it when women are pregnant they can't find a job whatsoever?

By Gaby from El Monte, CA


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June 2, 20100 found this helpful

I don't know if it is just pregnant women that have a hard time finding a job. I know a lot of people that have been looking for jobs for several months to a year or more.


I also know of pregnant women that get jobs. I think right now part of it is the economy, and it could be the type of jobs that you are applying for.


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June 4, 20100 found this helpful

Don't apply at small businesses, they cannot afford to have anyone off for a period of time since they don't have the workers to cover the position. Hiring someone to fill the position means they must lay that person off (after you'd deliver and come back to work) and pay unemployment benefits. Most small businesses are really struggling right now. If you return to work after delivery, make sure you have a reliable sitter too. Several times, I had to work 60-80 hour weeks because the newer moms wanted off for every little thing with their newborn. I had a young toddler at home and needed to be there too, but I was office manager and it was my responsibility to get things done.


My point is, I've had really bad experiences with pregnant and new moms taking advantage of situations. It puts unneeded pressure on other workers and causes lots of conflict in the workplace. I cannot tell you how much time I spent trying to make peace and still get things done. Larger companies are better able to handle this and are in a much better position to deal with it.

We once had a woman who took off to deliver her baby and requested extra time off. She was replaced by another woman who was pregnant but didn't show it and never told us. We thought she was just heavy. She also needed time off for her delivery. Then the person we hired to take her place ended up pregnant and had morning sickness from the get go (read time off here). We had to hire a fourth person to help out when she wasn't able to come in. We were a small office who only had three employees at that time. It was such a big mess. So much money was going out in unemployment. I was so overworked for a year and a half that I had doctors telling me I was headed for a nervous breakdown.


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June 4, 20100 found this helpful

It may be because they think you might not come back after having the baby and then they'll have to hire someone to replace you.


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June 5, 20100 found this helpful

Because employers don't want to pay insurance; know you'll be taking a lot of time from work if the children get sick, Dr. apts., etc.


Nice, isn't it. I'm 54 and tried looking for a job and had no luck and i have a ton of experience. they know or think they know that I'll retire soon and need benefits, iRA, pension, etc. and they are not wanting to do that.

plus the other two responses you got are absolutely right, too.

Good luck to you.


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June 8, 20100 found this helpful

Have you tried applying at any maternity or children type stores? If I owned such a store I think you would be a perfect hire!

Please don't be discouraged! The economy is a mess right now and even jobs at Mc D's are hard to come by but you just might have an advantage by applying (and keep following up and pestering) specialty stores ;-)

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July 1, 2011

I am supporting 1 teen and 3 cats. Never be a stay at home mom.

By HELPme911


July 1, 20110 found this helpful

So what's your question? Or did you just need to get that off your chest?

July 2, 20110 found this helpful

Do you have anything in your life that you can do that makes you happy apart from your cat and your child. I would love to learn more! Working at home, as in a stay at home mom, is more work than an outside job by far.


Here is some info on help for making easier, hope it helps!

July 2, 20110 found this helpful

I have been a stay at home mom that homeschooled for 18 years I have two teens ( 17 and 14) right now. I totally understand your situation. My husband has been out of work for 8 months. I have been looking also. Hang in there something will turn up for you...Email me through here and I will give you some ideas on how to set up a resume`. HTH, Dahart

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July 17, 2007

I am looking for jobs in southeast Idaho.

Kent from Rigby, Idaho


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December 12, 20170 found this helpful

Watch for signs saying "help wanted". Use internet sites such as and Let people know you are looking for a job, often networking gets results. Check the papers in that area under the help wanted ads.


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December 12, 20170 found this helpful

The best way to do this nowadays is to apply online. They have a lot of good sites. My son got his job at Also make a good LinkedIn profile. You can get contacted from there, too.

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May 5, 2009

I have a friend that places foreign exchange students for a living. She has quit her full time job and now makes great money doing this. She, as always, is not willing to share the wealth. Since you all have always been helpful, I wonder if any of you can give me any leads on how I can do this for a living or at least how to start. Thanks.

By Tina from Orange County, CA


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May 5, 20090 found this helpful

Our local paper ran an ad looking for this position. I think you could contact your school and they'd know who handles this. I think you may have been fed a line as to how much the pay is, however. I don't think it's really enough to quit your job. I could be wrong but I don't think so.

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When hunting for a job, do not confine yourself to the newspapers, or online ads, as less than 30% of the available jobs are ever posted there.

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