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    Hearing why I didn't get an interview for a job I'd applied for at the place I work at now got me kind of down this morning.

    Anyone know of a full time job in central Iowa?

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    So sorry to hear about your job....and I'm sending positive energy your way with affirmations that you will find something quickly. My hours were just cut at my job, which is going to really hurt, but at least I still have somewhat of a paycheck. All the best to you.

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    That is the good side, at least I still have a paycheck.

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    Why didn't you get the interview???

    And -- only one more work day before a 3-day weekend :wink:


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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Why didn't you get the interview???
    After getting through the first round, they made everyone fill out a questionaire. I thought short and to the point for my answers to their questions would be good. But I guess I would've been better off if I had added some fluff to it.

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    Well, I always thought that short and to the point was the best way. Fluff is for school reports where they count words....

    Maybe you're better off not getting that job anyway!

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    That's what I keep telling myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    That's what I keep telling myself.
    And smile -- makes people wonder what the heck you're up to :twisted: :twisted:


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    It really depends on who is reading the answers. It pays to know all you can about that person. I worked at a Fourtune 500 company for years in corporate.
    The higher ups are not into common sense, a good snow job wins every time. Flattery and always being helpful and available with a smile got many promoted over the better qualified. I had to bite my tongue many times in seeing some nitwit getting promoted over the person that was truly the better employee. :evil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    After getting through the first round, they made everyone fill out a questionaire. I thought short and to the point for my answers to their questions would be good. But I guess I would've been better off if I had added some fluff to it.
    What kind of questions?

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    Maybe it was not meant to be. I'm sure there is a reason. About a year ago I wanted to apply for a management job where I work . It didn't work out and four months ago they laid off all but the top two of our managers. It turned out to be a good thing I didn't get that job. May be the same for you.

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    I did it, I took a quilt with me today. Fortunately most of the guys took today off so I didn't get made fun of! And I was warm, for the most part. :D

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    Sending positive energy that you get what you need. :lol:
    I work part time at my church, and my hours were cut! :lol: gives me more time to quilt! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    But I guess I would've been better off if I had added some fluff to it.
    Those "tests" bite me in the butt every time. I have NEVER gotten a job after taking one, because they are geared to finding sheep who will never have an original thought in their heads. Then, they get all agitated and spend money telling the sheep to "think outside the box" when they were hired because they DON'T!!!

    I started another job this month for less pay than I made 20 years ago. I am grateful to have it, and I know that after 2 years of searching, it is not a perfect job, but it is good enough for now. Every job opening has hundreds of applicants in this area, and employers can be as choosey as they want to be.


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    Say, wish me luck on Tuesday. I got called back for a second interview for a part-time position. My Census job ran dry and I haven't worked but 6 hours this whole week!!! Looks like beans and rice for me!! lol

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    I have an interview on Friday!

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    Sending good thoughts your way. I am also still looking for a full time job. I have a part time job where I am working like 4 to 6 hrs a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    Sending good thoughts your way. I am also still looking for a full time job. I have a part time job where I am working like 4 to 6 hrs a week.
    Thanks! I hope you can find find something!

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    Thanks.

    What is the interview on Friday for?

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    It's essentially a mapping position using CAD, microstation, and GIS.

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    Cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    It's essentially a mapping position using CAD, microstation, and GIS.
    I was an MIS er in a CH and the GIS software SUCKS to work on from a geek perspective. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    It's essentially a mapping position using CAD, microstation, and GIS.
    I was an MIS er in a CH and the GIS software SUCKS to work on from a geek perspective. Good luck.
    What GIS software did you use? Some of it does suck but some doesn't.

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    Good luck, but I haven't a clue what you are referring to! :lol:

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    My interview is in 50 minutes, everyone please cross your fingers for me!

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