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    I attended a workshop at the county employment office yesterday that gave me plenty of useful ideas and tips. There really are more resources out there than I knew about.
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    For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10

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    Quote Originally Posted by JardinPrayer View Post
    3. Whenever you are passed over or don't hear back from a prospective employer, remind yourself this is not necessarily a personal rejection. Unemployment is a huge issue in our country right now and many are vying for the same positions. Determine not to permit those lost opportunities to be stumbling blocks in your path.
    This is something I've had to remind my wife of time and again. There's no telling why you weren't selected for a job. Just an example, the company I work for has interviewed people in the past only to decide they didn't have a need for an additional employee after all. It had nothing to do with the candidates at all.
    I'm not here anymore.

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    Something I've had success with in the past is: calculated persistence. In other words, after I turn in my application/resume, I start following up with phone calls and in-person visits. I target whomever in the organization I would be working for (or else whomever handles hiring) and drop by for a quick chat. Granted, this might only work for certain industries or certain size organizations, but I've used this technique in the past to signal my enthusiasm for the position. (Quick note: I'm not talking about constantly harassing the person, but just periodic follow-up.) I was very surprised, after talking to some HR people, how often people just send in an application and then never follow it up with even a phone call.

    Hope everything works out for you.

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    Just an update; I got four applications in yesterday evening. I definitely think things are going better as far as me actually getting them in (though the hard part is still ahead!) Thanks for all the help, everyone.
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    In your America, people search in vain to find work .

    If I ran things, jobs would look for you!
    Businesses would be mandated to have branches in small towns. That way, they grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLAbaoaqu View Post
    In your America, people search in vain to find work .

    If I ran things, jobs would look for you!
    Businesses would be mandated to have branches in small towns. That way, they grow.
    Just opening a branch doesn't make a business successful. You can't mandate a business to grow or be successful.

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    So, how's it going?

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    I'll PM you in a bit.
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