View Full Version : how did you find or hear about your current job?

05-23-2010, 01:54 PM
just curious how it works for yall.

05-23-2010, 01:56 PM

05-23-2010, 01:57 PM
Didn't find job, job found me :-D

05-23-2010, 02:00 PM
Union. When a job comes to an end & I get laid off my hall will call me with a job to go to. I haven't had to go look for a job or even do a interview in 5 yrs.

05-23-2010, 02:04 PM
Helped campaign for the political party that was in charge at the time Ha!

Los Broncos
05-23-2010, 02:07 PM
I was with one of those temp agencies and had many temp assignments.

Got a call one about a Fortune 500 company interviewing, started about 3 days later.

05-23-2010, 02:14 PM
Researched the companies in my field and in my area. Found the job listings/descriptions on their company website. Searched that company on Linkedin.com. Found people at that company that I may be linked to through my contacts. Got introduced to them through mutual contacts and got interviews that way.

Applying through Monster and those other sites is a lot more difficult than finding someone you can contact directly at the company to inquire about open positions. Even if you are not hired it is a great way to network and have options for the future.

05-23-2010, 02:20 PM
The country needed my skills. I went to the recruiter.

05-23-2010, 02:20 PM
I heard about my job, unemployment, from my douche ex boss by phone call at home.

05-23-2010, 02:23 PM
Good friend of mine got hired at AT&T (we'd previously worked together at US Cellular), and told me how much better the pay/job in general was. I applied and about 2 weeks later got a call for an interview. Got hired day after my interview and haven't looked back since. Working at AT&T for 2 1/2 years so far. It's got ups and downs.

05-23-2010, 04:30 PM
Manager I worked with at 2 other places put the resume I submitted in the pile. HR gave it to the Supervisor at the time she put it in interview pile without knowing our connection and I had to do the rest. The time before that he brought me with.

Contacts help but you have to be able to close the deal.

05-23-2010, 04:35 PM
Turned on the radio when I was a kid and heard David Sanborn playing the alto sax.

05-23-2010, 04:38 PM
Turned on the radio when I was a kid and heard Kenny G playing the soprano sax.

Fixed it for you


05-23-2010, 04:53 PM
Craigslist for my past 2. Monster for the one before that.

05-23-2010, 05:46 PM
The country needed my skills. I went to the recruiter.

Hear hear. Hopefully I'm taking a commission as a Marine 2LT after I graduate Law School.

05-23-2010, 06:31 PM
I got tired of working for people and decided to open my own shop. Best and worst idea I have ever had.

05-23-2010, 06:43 PM
I re-connected with an old friend on Facebook and in the process of talking about what we were doing now, I jokingly asked if they had any openings where he worked since it was similar to what I had done. He told me to keep an eye on the State of Colorado website and so I did. Submitted the app, and finally got the job months later.

05-23-2010, 06:46 PM
I have an enormous penis and I met the bosses daughter ...

Just kidding, I don't have a job.

05-23-2010, 07:12 PM
Put in for 3 openings within the org when I graduated. Interviewed with one department, and was offered a job by one of the other departments after that without ever interviewing. It was weird.

05-23-2010, 07:15 PM
Actually that was my first job with this department. My current job I saw the internal announcement, applied, interviewed and got the job.

05-23-2010, 07:25 PM
Man, it would take forever to talk about my work history and how I got each job. I'll just say this, don't be afraid to call a potential employer and tell them of your interest. I've done that time after time, get the feedback regarding what they are looking for and then get the training or experience they need. Gives u the perfect opportunity to go back to them a few weeks/months later and show that you are committed to gaining employment with them. I have more than doubled my income since 2005 doing just that. Take the crap jobs, bust ass and never burn a bridge. In my line of work, they will go back to my military days and ask for references. That's 12 years back, and fortunately Ive always left pretty good impressions, especially my supervisors. Never know when I will need their favor!

05-23-2010, 07:34 PM
Was with a temp agency, worked a few jobs for them and eventually got permanently hired from my last job assignment.

05-23-2010, 08:20 PM
Seeing their trucks around. Looked them up on the internets and filled out an app. 3 weeks later, I'm on a plane to Seattle for orientation. ;D

05-23-2010, 08:31 PM
got lucky, friend told me about UPS...bam...got the job two weeks later...PURE LUCK

05-23-2010, 08:33 PM
I found two of my last three on Craigslist. The current job I have I was recommended for by a former coworker.

05-23-2010, 08:35 PM
Main gig through a friend in the industry, and my free-lance side-gig through another industry friend out of state who actually saw the posting on an industry site. Quite a bit of good luck on that one.

But, as for most people in my line of work.... networking and plugging away.

Dr. Broncenstein
05-23-2010, 08:48 PM
I watched Grey's Anatomy. It's just like my job. I mean, I hardly have time to operate what with all the broom-closet banging of nurses and residents.

05-23-2010, 09:57 PM
got lucky, friend told me about UPS...bam...got the job two weeks later...PURE LUCK

There's a brother named Dave in a Corvette
Had a job at the U.P.S.
I ain't dissin' 'cause U.P.S. pays money
But Dave wants to kick it with the honeys, huh
He shoulda got 'em a girl 'n' settle down
But Dave wants to get around
Put the top down on the 'vette
Hit the south side of Seattle
Lookin' for sex
Got a full pack of Seagrams under the seat
And boom, there it is...three freaks
Thick, walkin' with a natural switch
And Dave starts getting that itch, huh
You know a 'vettes only got two seats
But Dave wasn't listening to me
All three of them jumped in the car
Hit Red Lobster and went straight to the bar
But them drinks ain't cheap out there son
Five dollars for one of them daiquiris
And Dave was treatin'
And the girls was sure 'nuff eatin'
Two hundred dollars worth of fish
And Dave wants to make a little wish
A little something that he'd seen in a porno movie
Play BBD and said do me
At Daves house they left him in a cold sweat
He gave 'em the keys to the 'vette
Ooh, that's the wrong move, black
You must be sprung on the cat

Sorry, no offense, your post just reminded me of this song from high school.
Random memory that's all.

05-23-2010, 10:02 PM
I found out about my current job through the job board on my industries association website.

Then I called the principal's of the company who I worked with for several years and walked right in. As you go on in your career who you know really helps. Its all about making connections and networking and whatever you do, DO NOT BURN BRIDGES, it will bite you in the ass.

05-23-2010, 10:05 PM
Got hammered at a bar every night for months. Became good friends with the owner asked him about hat it was like to cook professionally. Spent a few days in the kitchen. A couple weeks later he asked for some help food running in exchange for free beer. Got It of the marines and 4 years later I'm managing in a fine dining restaurant for the same Guy I call one of my best friends. Even got keys to the joint.

05-23-2010, 10:17 PM
Knew where I wanted to go. When the job openings were available applied and got the job.

05-24-2010, 05:40 AM
I created it.