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#301 elessar123

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:33 AM

I'm hoping to go into Probation or just become a regular cop. I would disagree and say that the jobs pay reasonably well and they come with a lot of good benefits. I'm interested in making a difference in my community so I guess it's not always about the money :lol: As long as I can live comfortably then the job is good imo (especially with this economy)


Like I said, unless you're going to be a cop. I think border patrol gets paid a decent amount as well.

#302 highoffcoffee496

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:12 PM

Just got out of my second interview! I think she really liked me!!! Here's to hoping!! :D
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#303 Malik112099

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

Just got out of my second interview! I think she really liked me!!! Here's to hoping!! :D


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#304 Malik112099

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

Just checked my "jobs" folder in my yahoo mail account. Any time I applied to a position, got rejected, was contacted by a recruiter, etc and was sent an email about it I put it in that folder. I've had the folder since the beginning of January and it just hit 400 emails.
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#305 Malik112099

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:20 PM

Interview went well. He said he likes what he sees and I come highly recommended from my friend there and the people who interviewed me a week and a half ago. There is one other guy interviewing tomorrow for the position. I will know the result either Monday or Tuesday.

#306 Malik112099

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

I hear back about the job either today or tomorrow. Gonna be a looong Monday.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

My buddy just texted me. He spoke with his boss and he was told that I'm going to be given a job offer!! I'm so excited right now!! I'll update when I actually get it!

#308 Clak

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

I've got an interview with another recruiting agency tomorrow. He claimed to have a couple of positions I might be a fit for. Of course he wants to go through the whole meet with us, here is my card, blah blah routine "just in case" those positions don't work out. Will probably end up like the rest of these interviews, I'll never hear back from them.
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#309 Malik112099

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

I've got an interview with another recruiting agency tomorrow. He claimed to have a couple of positions I might be a fit for. Of course he wants to go through the whole meet with us, here is my card, blah blah routine "just in case" those positions don't work out. Will probably end up like the rest of these interviews, I'll never hear back from them.


I was laid off and out of work last August for 2 months and had a few of those interviews. Never really heard anything back from them. I've had more luck with recruiters that contact you out of the blue because they saw your résumé somewhere.

#310 Malik112099

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

Just got the official offer. Signed and returned. Tentative start date of the 22nd of this month.

#311 Confucius

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

Congrats, Malik!

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#312 Malik112099

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:53 PM

Congrats, Malik!


Thanks! Super pumped and thankful to my friend who recommended me!

#313 usickenme

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:07 PM

Congrats dude.. In less than a month of being jobless.


Back to super depressing. Saw a job that I had 2 interviews for last month get re-posted on my professional affiliation website. I got the old "we care pursuing candidates that more closely match our requirements" back then....guess this is what they were talking about.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

Thanks! Super pumped and thankful to my friend who recommended me!


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#315 Dead of Knight

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

Just got the official offer. Signed and returned. Tentative start date of the 22nd of this month.


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#316 Tony Stark

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:07 PM

Congrats dude.. In less than a month of being jobless.


Back to super depressing. Saw a job that I had 2 interviews for last month get re-posted on my professional affiliation website. I got the old "we care pursuing candidates that more closely match our requirements" back then....guess this is what they were talking about.


I dont think I ever had this happen.

Anytime I didnt get picked for a job it never reappeared.

Although is the position a high turnover position or multiple people in the same position?

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#317 usickenme

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:12 PM

I dont think I ever had this happen.

Anytime I didnt get picked for a job it never reappeared.

Although is the position a high turnover position or multiple people in the same position?


no, it's a pretty specific...it was a product rep in my industry. They told me they were interviewing for one position. I think they like people with sales experience over people who've worked in the industry (construction)

The reality is that I probably would've turned them down (too much travel) but it would've been nice to have the offer. Oh well, it's all the same ending

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#318 highoffcoffee496

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:08 AM

Just got the official offer. Signed and returned. Tentative start date of the 22nd of this month.


Congrats!! :)

I was supposed to hear if I got my internship today...got nothing :/
Hopefully the other one I interviewed for works out...:pray:
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#319 yourlefthand

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:26 AM

Ugh. I just got an offer yanked because I tried to negotiate. I wasn't completely happy with it, but it was reassuring to have an option.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:41 AM

Ugh. I just got an offer yanked because I tried to negotiate. I wasn't completely happy with it, but it was reassuring to have an option.


So they said we'll give you $x amount, and you said how about $x amount?, and they said see ya later? Curious, so I can avoid something similar.

#321 Tony Stark

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:47 AM

So they said we'll give you $x amount, and you said how about $x amount?, and they said see ya later? Curious, so I can avoid something similar.


I think they or the interviewer have an ego...

Of course someone always wants more, if a job has $12, you request $14 they say no its a firm $12, they wont just be like BYE!

I think it is better you are not there. Look at this as a positive.

Cannot imagine what would happen if you actually worked there and requested a raise or perks.

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#322 Clak

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:51 AM

I was laid off and out of work last August for 2 months and had a few of those interviews. Never really heard anything back from them. I've had more luck with recruiters that contact you out of the blue because they saw your résumé somewhere.

Yeah I never get those calls.
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#323 Kendro

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:52 AM

Ugh. I just got an offer yanked because I tried to negotiate. I wasn't completely happy with it, but it was reassuring to have an option.


Really? Complete opposite experience for me. I think my boss respects me more because I negotiated. He made me a fair offer and I gave valid reasons on why I deserved more. In the end, a successful negotiation is when both parties feel like they won, which in our case holds true.

#324 Malik112099

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:13 AM

Ugh. I just got an offer yanked because I tried to negotiate. I wasn't completely happy with it, but it was reassuring to have an option.


That sucks. Unless you came back with a ridiculous amount they shouldn't have said no all together. I was worried about this. On the official application in desired compensation I went about $5K more than I wanted hoping they would lower it for the initial offer and it would be what I wanted. I was worried it would backfire but I got lucky and got the exact figure I was looking for.

Keep your head up. Probably didn't want to work for them anyways.

#325 Dead of Knight

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

I've got an interview with another recruiting agency tomorrow. He claimed to have a couple of positions I might be a fit for. Of course he wants to go through the whole meet with us, here is my card, blah blah routine "just in case" those positions don't work out. Will probably end up like the rest of these interviews, I'll never hear back from them.


Don't even bother, those meetings are useless. Only time recruiters are any good are if they are recruiting for specific positions and they contact you directly.
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#326 Clak

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:32 PM

Well I applied for a specific position they had listed on their site, and that was the job he mentioned having available, gave me the company name and job description. I'm going to give it one more try. He did mention that with this company, he had placed people there from a previous employer of mine, so seeing that previous job on my resume was good as the company has had good experience with people that came from there. Hope that last sentence makes sense....lol.
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#327 yourlefthand

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

That sucks. Unless you came back with a ridiculous amount they shouldn't have said no all together. I was worried about this. On the official application in desired compensation I went about $5K more than I wanted hoping they would lower it for the initial offer and it would be what I wanted. I was worried it would backfire but I got lucky and got the exact figure I was looking for.

Keep your head up. Probably didn't want to work for them anyways.


Things are looking up a bit. I may have another offer coming in tomorrow, and the place that pulled those offer has walked that back and are looking at meeting one of my requests. We'll see.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

Congrats, malik. Good luck, lefthand and everyone else still hunting...

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:52 AM

congrats Malik!

If you dont mind me asking, what field? You probably said it already but I seem to have missed it.

2 people out in my department in the last week, one transferring to another position and one who just got canned. We have a department meeting tomorrow with potentially another 2 people on their way out...so a bit of a crazy time.

I applied to 2 positions at another big company in the area last week, curious if anything will come out of it.

#330 yourlefthand

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:49 PM

After the mixup in the negotiations, it looks like the company is coming back about 8% higher.

The other place is a startup, which I don't really like, and cheap, which I really don't like.