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I just want to hear how the experience of getting a job have been. I am looking for a job but I just feel so nervous about everything. My husband and other people have told me that I need to send my applications to jobs on line but I feel they will not look at my resume...

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I applied online for all the jobs I applied for and got numerous interviews and a job within a week of applying.

They do look at online applications, don't worry!


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I applied online for all the jobs I applied for and got numerous interviews and a job within a week of applying.

They do look at online applications, don't worry!

Please understand...this is YOUR experience. My husband (also Cdn) did the very same thing. He came here with a college education but it hasn't helped much so far. He applied online as well...never heard a thing. They may read those online apps but not everyone has your round of luck...not everyone gets an interview. It all depends on the job market for the area in which one lives. That much I do know, I'm the USC and I've had the SAME experience.

To the OP: I hope you find something soon. My husband finally got a job four months after his EAD was approved and in hand. It wasn't a job he applied for online...it was from the local newspaper. Don't forget to look there as well.

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I got my job from word of mouth, from recommendations from friends and family. Had no luck finding a job online or with newspaper adds. Within 2 weeks I had 3 job interviews and 3 job offers of which I was able to pick the best one for me and over 2 years later I am still in that job. I know it is different for every area but my advise is explore all avenues and get to know as many people in your area as possible because some companies don't advertise they go on recommendations from there employees.

Good Luck to all in there hunt for a new job


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I got my job by applying online. Personally, I was just fortunate it only took 3 days for the company to reply and was called in for panel interview a week after they received my resume. It depends also on the type of job you're looking for and your location.

Just keep on sending out your resume either by mail, internet, or you may also try out temp. agencies and other headhunters.

Best of luck in your job hunting!

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I've been applying for 3 months.... had a few interviews but nothing so far. I'm now volunteering because I can't stand to be in the house all day, and at least I'll have some stateside experience on my resume.

There are very few jobs here (in Dayton). It's frustrating beyond belief.

Oh and I've applied online for most jobs and have gotten 4 interviews so far (over the last 3 months)

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I applied online as well got some offers too good to be true. I got one interview on teaching not heard from them for 2 weeks .. I am still looking..

God is Great .. God is good... all the time..


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yesterday a recruiter of Transam Associates (medical transcription company) sent me an email...not sure if I'm interested on this but someone might would like to try...



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My wife applied online with minimal success... She also applied in person and found greater success and was offered a job at the second place she interviewd at. Not a great job, but gets her some US work history to put on her resume ( she affectionately refers to it as her "paid" English lessons) .... She will wait to find a better job after the summer when she returns from her visit to her "homeland" (she actually has one set up tentatively but we will see if it still is available later).


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I've found almost every single job I've had online. Either on Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, HotJobs or Dice.com. When I was unemployed I used to apply at about 10 different places every day even if I knew I wouldn't qualify. The last time I had to do it again was a few months ago and they hired me even without having any experience but I had nailed the interview. You have to treat looking for a job as a full time job if you want to find something.

Finding jobs online is easier, faster, more convenient and it does work. It's worked for me, my sister, my husband and many other people.



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