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« on: June 08, 2008, 03:35:30 AM »

I am just curious if anyone here has any experience using job searching sites like monster.com.  I just posted my resume on there just to see what I get...I mean....I graduated college about a month ago and am still working really hard to find a job since the one offer I had fell through.  Any tips or insight would be welcome...on topic of course smile
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008, 03:37:17 AM »

Generally, I use monster and such as starting points.  If I find a hit, I go to the company's actual site and find the job listing there.

Those job-searching sites, IN GENERAL, shouldn't be your primary source of finding jobs.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008, 03:39:18 AM »

well no i wouldn't use it as my primary source....I am still talking to recruiters and the such...but i figured it couldn't hurt to put my resume on there.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008, 03:42:52 AM »

I've gotten nothing but spam for doing that. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008, 04:04:49 AM »

No experience makes things tough.

I go to: Craigslist, Monster, Hotjobs, CareerBuilder, in that order.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008, 04:29:16 AM »

I don't know what industry you're looking to get into, but for me I had better results sending resumes directly to companies with targetted cover letters.  It never hurts to know the companies you are applying at and what they are working on and have done in the past. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2008, 04:36:23 AM »

I’ll second craigslist, I’ve found a number of freelance jobs on there; although I suppose it depends what you majored in. I’m a recent grad myself, most of the people I know haven’t found work yet and its been a little over a month.

 Luckily I did some work for an individual while still in college, he contacted me around graduation asking if I could fix a problem his company was having with one of their websites.  I corrected the problem in three hours and impressed the company’s board so much that I had a full time job a week after college graduation!
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2008, 11:47:04 AM »

Can't help you I'm afraid, just want to wish you luck! As someone who was looking for a job a couple of months ago, I know how it can suck.
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