vangirl: (Van/Legretta: Paperwork)
undead vampiric blue spacegoat. in plate. ([personal profile] vangirl) wrote2011-08-29 07:44 pm

I am Van's hunt.

I've been all over Seattle these past few weeks, meeting half the internet and seeing exciting tourist hotspots like Babeland. I've been learning to cook, living healthier, and been slowly adapting to this whole 'socializing without relying (entirely) on pixelated dragon pinatas or ninja porn' thing. Life has been good!

Except for the tiny little detail that job hunting in a city with actual competition is harder. I've been walking into stores that have 'now hiring' signs on the front, filling out applications, scouring places like nwjobs.com and The List of Scams Craigslist and learning how to complete a resume that is only half-shitty instead of completely shitty. Yet still! Jobs, they elude me!

Anyone have any advice on this whole job hunting thing? Or have a cheat code to unlock the Job Interview level? I am sure it exists.
solerika: (Asch - TROOOOOLL IN THE DUNGEON!!)

[personal profile] solerika 2011-08-30 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
If I figure out the whole Job Class deal, I will let you know! Dad is stuck on lvl 57 Semi-Retired and we could use the gold gald. I'm that useless npc you have to cart around for half the game, lmao orz
starfleet: Profile of a robin (The Vigilante)

[personal profile] starfleet 2011-08-30 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
Have you tried snagajob.com, jobing.com, and careerbuilder.com? I always use those. You can also try to use a temp agency, even if it's not a permanent fix.

I'm glad to hear from you though, outside of plurk. ♥
tg: (dave&jade> earth and fire.)

[personal profile] tg 2011-08-30 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll go ahead and second temp agencies. It's rare, but sometimes you'll find a job that will keep you permanently, and they're paid to place you somewhere, so it's not a bad deal.

I guess all I've got for moving on to the interview level would be something like... make your resume spiffy and follow up quickly? I know some people who always like to wait a week, but I tend to wait three days.
mitsuhachi: (courage)

[personal profile] mitsuhachi 2011-08-30 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know that I have any advice, being at least equally fail, but I can cheerlead? .o/ Do you know what field you want? I could keep my eyes open. And, as far as hanging out, I had so much fun last time you came over, seriously--hangouts whenever, ya?
cephy: (Default)

[personal profile] cephy 2011-08-31 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm... well, first I'd suggest making your resume stand out somehow. Roommate once did one in Powerpoint which was colourful and very simple, big blobby text boxes and bold fonts, and it got her a lot of comments... and interviews. If someone is sorting through a pile of resumes, you want to give them a reason to notice yours!

Corollary to that, keep it down to one page if possible. Two if necessary, but no more than that.