Shep's Blog

Mar. 17, 2009 at 12:47pm

Wanted: Your opinion on Job Ads

Firms that don't indentify themselves

This is the slowest week yet out there for jobs, at least in my field.  Hopefully all those resumes I have out there are being looked at and processed somehow.  One good sign:  I see that an app of mine with the State received a 96.5 passing score and a status of "In Process", so there is hope yet!

Anyway, I saw an ad out there on Craigs List for which I feel pretty qualified.  However, I keep seeing red flags when I read it.  The main thing is that the company doesn't identify itself.  It also conveys kind of a snotty attitude.  One example: "Unless you meet these qualifications, please do not apply."  Many clues in the way it was written gave me the impression that an angry person wrote it; and beleive me, I have had way too much experience working for hostile people not to know the signs.  I am hesitant to put myself out there for unknown entities.

Do any of you have any experience in applying for unknown companies?  Or with jobs posted on Craigs List in general?  I'd love to hear your input--Thanks!

(Hey, maybe I should ask them if they need someone to write nicer ads!)



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Mar. 14, 2009 at 5:02pm

Jobless in Tacoma

Surviving & Thriving

I've been laid off since the day after New Years, so I'm becoming quite an expert at job hunting (for all the good it's done--ha!)  So I made a blog to share jobless tips, stay healthy in mind and body, save money, make it through the winter, share views on local service and products, find fun and inexpensive activities in beautiful Tacoma, WA.  There are also links to file unemployment, find jobs, get cheap health insurance, and favorite happy hours and events. 

This is my first blog so come visit and tell me what you think!


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