*Now the Official Jobs Thread* by popular demand

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. kentucky_dawg

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    My only problem with this line of thinking (and I have considered similar options) is that if the company isn't giving you at minimum a ~3% raise yearly, you're basically getting a salary decrease.
     
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  2. Baron

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    Create a LinkedIn account (if you don't have one), make sure it's updated and a pretty solid profile. Then turn on you're open to job opportunities. You probably will get some crappy ones, but I would assume some good ones are in there too, just need to weed them out.
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  3. CoastalOrange

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    I think that's a valid reason to leave. But you might not be able to explain that to your potential next company before they toss out your resume because it seems you bounce around. Even if you do get in the door, would it be a good idea to tell a potential employer that you are looking because you didn't get a guaranteed 3% salary increase each year? Not sarcastic, I honestly don't know the answer.
     
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  4. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Interested in this as well. My wife wants a new job, but doesn’t feel she’s qualified for anything, as all she has done is teach. I need to get her hooked up with a recruiter, but am not really sure how.
     
  5. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    This notion that 3 years at a job and then moving on for a better gig is seen as a bad thing is our parents generations logic.

    If I knew I was hiring a great candidate for any of my open jobs but that they would only be here 3 years, I'd take all of them in a heartbeat.
     
  6. LetItSoak

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    3 years is plenty of time and not a red flag at all. If you told me up front I'd get 3 good years out of someone I'd rush to hire them. Hell, if an analyst is good and sticks around 2 years I'd be incredibly happy
     
  7. Baron

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    I pretty sure most people wouldn't even blink an eye at even 2 years nowadays.
     
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  8. g8r

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    Tomorrow is my last day at my current job. Start my new job April 1st.

    Tomorrow is going to be rough. Really like these people.
     
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  9. Baron

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    I hear ya, I do like some of the people I work with but I'm starting to sense some hate from some that I'm leaving. It's weird, but at the same time I'm like fuck'em.

    I start my new job April 1st too :beerchug:
     
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  10. DuffandMuff

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    Did inside sales directly out of college. Four months in I went to visit a buddy of mine in Chicago. Had a blast for three days.

    Got back to the office on a Monday. The post vacation depression and constantly being on the phone was too much to take by Wednesday. Quit before I left for lunch.

    Quit my next job after 4.5 years to go backpack around the world. Quit my subsequent job after 15 months because I wanted to move out of state and received a far better offer.
     
  11. Baseballman86

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    Awkward situation:

    My boss and my mentor (company program) both advised me to work on the same project and both asked me to do it basically in a silo as a stretch project. I’ll definitely do the project, but how do i handle that without it looking like I’m going behind one or the others back? If I tell both parties, I’d be telling my boss that my mentor basically said for me to do something without his input
     
  12. PCH

    PCH 2017 & 2019 National Champions - Clemson Tigers
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    You'll have to tell both of them. Tell your mentor first. Let him know that yall can just keep the fact that he recommended it confidential .
     
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  13. g8r

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    Not sure April fools day is a good day to start. Will get a quick reading of the prank/joke temperature at the office.
     
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  14. Wallcoq

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    Sounds like they are testing you. Good luck.
     
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  15. Baseballman86

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    They don’t like each other very much, so I doubt they planned it, but either way I’m going to let both know for transparency
     
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  16. Boo MFer!

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    Make them battle for your services. The winner gets the rights to your work product. The loser gets to spend eternity with John Wayne...IN HELL. :warn:
     
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  17. g8r

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    Well today was hard.......not an emotional guy but damn that building was dusty today. Oh and pollen....
     
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  18. Boo MFer!

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    I’ve been there. It sucks.
     
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  19. Baron

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    Last day today :feelsgoodman:
     
  20. Goose

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    I have a phone interview with a large company downtown Friday afternoon. I don’t think I’ll end up taking the job but the idea of working downtown intrigues me. Would be a lot closer and less travel too. It’s basically what I do now just on the customer side which is why I don’t like it
     
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  21. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    how'd it go
     
  22. Goose

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    The recruiter called me back right after and said they wanted to bring me to their office for an in person interview.

    The job isn't exactly the way he explained it to me so I was a little upset about that but I'll at least go and see how much money they'll throw at me
     
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  23. Sub-Zero

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    Good as place as any to put this but I opened a one-page document just now from a co-worker in another department. It's supposed to be a one page document with whatever in it. But I'm like "why is this 2 pages when it's supposed to be 1" and when I see page 2 it's this person's cover letter for another job. They just paste it into the wrong word doc. Luckily they sent it just to me and I think it's funny and let them know.

    Anyway - lesson for everyone is be sure where you are cutting and pasting your cover letter drafts.
     
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  24. Pasta88

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    Maybe it was a cry for help
     
  25. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    Cover letters seem awfully outdated to me
     
  26. Nandor The Relentless

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    It's a pain in the ass when a job I am applying for asks for one since almost everyone doesn't.
     
  27. Sub-Zero

    Sub-Zero ALL THE TOSTITOS!!!
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    "oh wait this person says they're a good fit!!?! Well I'll be....."
     
  28. Lyrtch

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    most the norms around job searching are so dumb
     
  29. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Creator of the 'Official Dads of TMB' thread.
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    Like providing references. Has anyone ever given the name of someone who doesn’t give sparkling feedback? What’s the point?
     
  30. TheGrifter

    TheGrifter It's a trick. Get an axe.

    You’d actually be shocked at how often a reference doesn’t give glowing reviews.
     
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  31. Nandor The Relentless

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    Well shouldn't hire someone that's too stupid to provide positive references anyways then
     
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  32. Sub-Zero

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    The best part about cover letters now is because of the internet everyone cuts and pastes basically the same one.
     
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  33. Boo MFer!

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    I would be very shocked.
     
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  34. PCH

    PCH 2017 & 2019 National Champions - Clemson Tigers
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    A cover letter is for when you need to explain some things. Like why you're changing careers and how the adjustment will be smooth.


    Or how even thought your resume doesn't have the prerequisites, you're qualified .
     
  35. Boo MFer!

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    I don’t disagree?
     
  36. Baron

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    New job is going seemingly well. Very laid back and enjoy the people far more than my old job. Going to be going to NOLA at the end of May for a conference, so that's cool.
     
  37. Baseballman86

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    Company recently transferred a guy to a new role to explore eComm. It wasn’t a role we had before. Now the guy is leaving, but they still plan to do something there, whether it’s hire new or just build a committee. What’s the best way to throw your hat in the ring without ruffling feathers or making it seem like you’re just trying to get out from under your boss?
     
  38. PCH

    PCH 2017 & 2019 National Champions - Clemson Tigers
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    dukebuckeye or anyone else - im gonna be job searching soon....changing careers a bit.


    Can I reach our the the recruiter that placed me in my current role and truly expect him to keep our convo in confidence?
     
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  39. dukebuckeye

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    As a best practice, my business is based on confidentiality. Nothing ever leaves my desk unless we agree to it.

    I hate to speak for anyone, especially if I don’t know them, but if I was the Recruiter that placed you at a spot and then you told me you were ready to consider a move away from that company, you would have my sincere confidentiality.

    I’d certainly give you my opinion on if it’s the right decision or not, but if you were committed to make a move, I’d work with you.
     
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  40. Goose

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    Tell your boss first so rumors don’t get out
     
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  41. racer

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    I encourage my people to keep moving, so I expect employees to come to me with their next move so I can help support what they need to get there.
     
  42. racer

    racer Forecheck, Backcheck, Paycheck, buddy.
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    Also posted in random thoughts-ironic in regard to my post above.

    I’ve been prepping (on the constant word of my boss) for a cross-country move for 6ish months. It’s time to list the house so I asked for the offer on paper with all of the promises before we moved on the listing. It’s ‘still in governance because the exec board isn’t convinced it’s worth the investment and we’re making a case.’

    Basically told me that they’re watching my team’s productivity and client satisfaction type stuff to build a value case. Could take weeks or months. Feels like they had me all set up and just needed to push the button then pulled the rug out.
     
  43. Bruce Bowen

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    Long story short I was thrusted into a more senior position after guy above me abruptly left. I may have been a bit under qualified from a resume standpoint but 3 weeks in and I’ve been killing it. During this time my boss hasn’t sat down and discussed anything with me. I trust him as hes always taken care of me but how long until I say something? Being a bit younger and not 100% qualified I wanted to prove to him (and myself) that I could do it. Also didn’t want to say something too soon and seem entitled/all about the money but I’m doing my old job plus the added responsibilities of this senior position and believe I absolutely deserve a significant raise.
     
  44. PCH

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    A month
     
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  45. TheGrifter

    TheGrifter It's a trick. Get an axe.

    Ask him when he has time to sit down and talk. When he does, frankly ask him to define your new role. Is this temporary? Does he expect you to fill this higher level position from this point going forward? If so, what are his new expectations for you in this role?

    If he’s any kind of a good boss, he will understand you are tactfully negotiating your promotion. If not, things obviously become more difficult.
     
  46. racer

    racer Forecheck, Backcheck, Paycheck, buddy.
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    How common is it for reports to make more than their leader?
     
  47. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Creator of the 'Official Dads of TMB' thread.
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    Uncommon unless it’s a situation where someone has worked there forever and started with an inflated salary that kept rising with annual raises.
     
  48. racer

    racer Forecheck, Backcheck, Paycheck, buddy.
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    Situation is that I was brought in without qualifications, but because I fit the personality and approach the company was looking for. So my initial offer put me on the low end of my role. I’ve earned my way to a leadership role, but I know that my current salary is less than some people I lead that were recruited with big offers due to industry experience. Trying to navigate that conversation.
     
  49. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Creator of the 'Official Dads of TMB' thread.
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    Navigate it with...? Your boss, to try and get a raise?
     
  50. Nandor The Relentless

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    Got a job interview lined up for tomorrow with an aquarium that is going to be opening up around here this summer. Start doing some research on this company since I landed an interview, rampant problems with animal abuse and one in Colorado recently had its license revoked.

    Looks like I will be canceling this interview, I'm not contributing to that type of organization. They can go fuck themselves.