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The Job Search Resource Thread

Discussion in 'Happy Trails' started by Zone, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. Zone

    Zone Team Member

    The purpose of this thread is to get as many websites or articles as possible to help those looking to leave Target for better employment. All I'm looking for in your replies are links to stuff involved in the job search. I will be going through the replies and adding the links to this post. This original post will be organized as best as I can manage it in BBcode to make it easier for viewers to find the information they're looking for without having to sift through dozens of replies.

    If you're contributing something region specific and feel that it may reveal you to the watchful eyes of Spot, feel free to PM it to me.

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

    Nationwide
    Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/home.htm
    USAJOBS: Federal Gov's Official Job Site - http://www.usajobs.gov/
    Dept of Labor Workforce Investment Act stuff - http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/wia/act.cfm
    Dept of Labor Job Seeker site - http://www.doleta.gov/jobseekers/
    Regional Help Wanted dot com - http://regionalhelpwanted.com/corporate/our_sites_usa.cfm

    Freelance
    Docracy - http://www.docracy.com/

    News / Blog Articles
    Lifehacker - "How do I deal with interview questions I'd rather not answer?"
    Lifehacker - "The Interview Question that's always asked (and how to nail it)"

    By State
    IA Iowa

    MA Massachusetts

    MN Minnesota

    MT Montana

    ND North Dakota

    NY New York

    NC North Carolina

    RI Rhode Island

    SD South Dakota

    TN Tennessee

    WI Wisconsin

    WY Wyoming

    By Industry / Field
     
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  2. Hardlinesmaster

    Hardlinesmaster Business Partner

    here are some great links done by the us dept of labor for employment & training:
    http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/wia/act.cfm

    it has several links for training & jobs offers for the federal, state, local governments & private sectors. they offer several tyoes of assistance programs: for ex: job loss, training, career opps, find a job, & self assessment of yourself(help you find that career).
    http://www.doleta.gov/jobseekers/

    these programs are paid for by taxpayers & various govt agencies. most services are free or at little cost to you.
    i hope this helps!
     
  3. buliSBI

    buliSBI Former Team Member

  4. hatemyjob

    hatemyjob Guest

  5. OP
    OP
    Zone

    Zone Team Member

    Can you necrobump a sticky? Updated with some info gained via PM.
     
  6. BigEyedPhish

    BigEyedPhish Sr. Team Leader

    Out of Curiosity I looked at the job requirements to be a Frito-Lay Vendor.

    I laughed because I am a PA and the job requirements to be a Vendor for them literally spell out my job to a T. It is nice to know that there ARE other opportunities outside SPOT. Ones that actually probably pay better, with half the stress.

    So any Perishable Assistants out there, you could have a possible opportunity with them. And if you treat your Vendors right, you could have the perfect job recommendation come from one of your past vendors if Target doesn't give them one.
     
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  7. Hardlinesmaster

    Hardlinesmaster Business Partner

    a commercial drivers license & willingness to be self moviated for starters as a vendor.
     
  8. TallAPGuy

    TallAPGuy Team Leader

    www.governmentjobs.com is a great place to look for any kind of government job. Many, many agencies across all 50 states post jobs there.
     
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  9. DeadEnd

    DeadEnd Target's slave

    Http://www.indeed.com is other one good job search engine if you want to get hell out of abusive Spot ASAP.
     
  10. Hardlinesmaster

    Hardlinesmaster Business Partner

  11. Jackswastedlife99

    Jackswastedlife99 ETL-Intern

    I have a habit of getting my hopes up in anything in life. Any time I think something good might happen to me I always get disappointed.


    I went to a petsmart interview this morning and yep I got disappointed.

    I put on my application that I wanted to be a cashier but nope. I was interviewed for a stocker position. It's early morning too. Pay and hours are bad. Just 8.50 an hour and maybe 26 hours a week.

    I did my best to fake it and talk about my retail experience but I just don't know what to do in life.

    Theoretically if Target decided to keep me, I could do both jobs but it would likely kill me.

    I'd rather have a gas station part time job where I could go in at 10pm and leave before sunrise. That would be better for me.

    I have an invitation to take a math test on Tuesday for QT. I just wish I had a rich friend or someone with connections that could put in a good word for me for a job.
     
  12. Firefox

    Firefox Backroom/SFS Slug

    That sucks man, I hope you can find something. Are there any other Targets that you could transfer to? Another store in your area might be better off than your current store.
     
  13. Jackswastedlife99

    Jackswastedlife99 ETL-Intern

    Nope. I have zero chance of a transfer. The STL can't stand me. I'm not dumb. I know I'm a negative prick but I show up and what's required of me every shift I work. I even stay late to finish pulling the price change. Shit, I was scheduled for less than 6 hours each shift on Tuesday and Wednesday but still took lunches because I was worried about the price change batches.
     
  14. Target NPC

    Target NPC Hecking stAp!

    @Jackswastedlife99

    Go to fucking China, goddammit! What the fuck you doing, applying at PetsMart? All retail is the same. Get on indeed.com or some other job listing site, write a fancy resume, and submit it to as many companies as possible.
     
  15. Jackswastedlife99

    Jackswastedlife99 ETL-Intern

    I have obligations ie a grown man baby older brother that I have been designated to take care of. Why do you think I'm always so hostile and bitchy?

    I have a worklife that I hate and a home life I hate. I also have no money lol. I scrape by at Target. I want a 2nd job because I want to save up money for my escape.

    I know I probably have up too easy on the China thing but I don't think I'm ready. If I'm being completely honest, the money is the only thing holdime.back. I would need at least 2 to 3 grand saved up in addition to a plane ticket to China. I still want to go over there but I want to plan it out.

    With that being said, I'm aware that I'm getting older. I'll be 33 in May and I know I'm running out of time but I still have time left.

    Just got to somehow get some money in my possession and hold onto it.
     
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  16. ColonelAngus

    ColonelAngus Team Member

    not trying to be a jerk or anything but if you're physically able to work 2 jobs then just bite the bullet and do it. I work 2 jobs and many of my coworkers at Target work 2 jobs. Yes, it truly sucks but so is being broke. I can't stand it when people throw pity parties for themselves and expect others to relate. I work 2 jobs because I have a family to support and there's no way in hell i'm gonna put myself in a position where I can't provide.