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Offline PackFanWithTwins  
#46 Posted : Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:51:00 PM(UTC)
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Went through the let go, job search process almost 4 years ago in the depth of the high unemployment. I can't count how many resumes I sent out, any and all jobs I could find whether I completely filled the requirements of not. With so many companies only accepting resumes and applications online, and using programs to search for keywords to do the first weeding of applicants, how and what resume's say is extremely important.

One thing I was told when I first got out of the service and returned to private life was to remember. Every time you interview and do not get the job, is one interview closer to the job you will get.

I would also suggest, with web design and programming experience, look into starting a business for it. I started my own pc service business when i was out, almost 18 months, and while not enough to support my family and replace the job I lost, it helped. And when I did get the full time job, I am still able to run it on the side as a fall back if something would happen in the future.
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#47 Posted : Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:58:20 PM(UTC)
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I second the Zombie approach.. bring tangible work and examples with you.. even simply tools like the windows process killer I wrote for work.. at start up it hunts and kills processes on PC I don't want running and logs positives. Simple but seems to draw attention quickly.

Much like other facets of life, and yes the opposite sex, it is about confidence. Not as much cockiness but being confident in what you say and how you say it. Interviewing is so much like a first date.. jittery might be cute.. but it is confidence that will bring it home.


Just don't let them know about PH and all us f*ckups you call friends. Big Grin

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Offline Zero2Cool  
#48 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 4:49:38 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PackFanWithTwins Go to Quoted Post
I would also suggest, with web design and programming experience, look into starting a business for it. I started my own pc service business when i was out, almost 18 months, and while not enough to support my family and replace the job I lost, it helped. And when I did get the full time job, I am still able to run it on the side as a fall back if something would happen in the future.


Like yourself, I started my own business couple months ago. I had one client so far. With all the calls I'm fielding and interviews, I just don't have time to get out and connect with small businesses right now. I'm hoping with the abundance of calls and what not, it means I'll land a job sooner than later.

I was told if I don't land a job before Thanksgiving, my next hope would be late January at the earliest.
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#49 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 8:46:24 AM(UTC)
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Here's what I was staring at while answering technical questions on my interview this morning, lol.
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#50 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 9:00:23 AM(UTC)
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Looks like I'm not the only one in need of some paper shredding, lol

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#51 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 9:03:36 AM(UTC)
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at least you didn't have to stare at these while you answered the questions.

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#52 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 9:05:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dfosterf Go to Quoted Post
Looks like I'm not the only one in need of some paper shredding, lol



lol ... I've actually learned quite a bit over the last several days. The only problem now is I'm even more anxious to put it to work ... and no job! lol

Those papers won't be shredded. They will be archived once I land a job. I write down all technical questions and interview questions and come up with answers for them so I'm better prepared.
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#53 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 9:34:24 AM(UTC)
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HELL YES! City of Green Bay just set up an interview with me for the Police Department Software Engineer position for Tuesday! I'm one of four interviewing, so I have most of today (minus my interview at 1pm) and all weekend plus Monday to study for the two technical questions. I'm so excited I could piss my pants!
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Offline wpr  
#54 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 9:47:15 AM(UTC)
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that is good news. the interview not the damp undies.
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#55 Posted : Saturday, November 3, 2012 5:01:30 AM(UTC)
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#56 Posted : Saturday, November 3, 2012 8:32:03 AM(UTC)
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Actually I thought it was more like this:
Do you like bacon?
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#57 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:36:31 AM(UTC)
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I've had nearly two dozen phone interviews and yesterday was the first time that I completely bombed one. It really had me down for most of the day. I kept thinking, how could I answer so stupid, I'm better than that. This morning I received an email stating that my honest follow-up message provided them with the clarity they needed and would like to setup an in person interview that will take approximately 3.5 hours.

I cannot wait to start working again. It's been over two weeks of being an unemployed jobless bum and its over worn its welcome three weeks ago.
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#58 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:41:51 AM(UTC)
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good news Kevin. You will land a job soon. You have too many skills not to get a decent position.
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#59 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:26:54 PM(UTC)
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So, Monday I completely bombed my phone interview with a company. I emailed them explaining myself and they responded via email saying my honest follow up email provided what they needed and scheduled an interview for this Friday.

Today, different company and I freaking nailed it! This company sounds perfect for me and they even give a yearly bonus to their employee's and they take a multitude of projects so my ADD would never be bored! I know I shouldn't get too excited, but she was telling me that if ANY offer comes through to contact her immediately because she's very impressed with me. This was an actual hiring manager, not a recruiter (who sometimes blow smoke up your tail pipe.).

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