18 months into my job search and I am lost and don't know where to go. I realized 2 years ago that I had to get out of my current job, it's a dead end with a very unhealthy and unprofessional culture. I am in the Boston area which has done relatively well even during the pandemic due to our heavy tech and healthcare industries.
I have been through multiple interviews, primarily with large companies and educational institutions, I usually get through the first or second round and then I am told they found someone who was a better fit. I have 20 years of industry experience and I am getting almost no call backs, I had my resume professionally done, reviewed by 2 career coaches and an industry expert they said it's fine. I have done interview coaching sessions and still I can't land a new job.
I attend at least 1 networking event (virtual) weekly, I have obtained an industry certification, I have reached out to all of my professional contacts to see if they can be of help. I am seeking an AVP/VP role. The folks in hiring roles for these jobs typically are not part of my industry because we support larger organizations that need real estate & operations leaders but real estate is not their business (think supporting a retail store in negotiating their leases, hiring the cleaning team, leasing copiers, etc).
There are limited jobs in my sector, maybe 2-3 per month come across my feed and I apply to all in my region (my job is hands on, I can't work remote full time so I need to live within an hour or two). I have had 8 call backs in 18 months, 5 resulted in interviews, 3 went to the 2nd/3rd round and then they went with someone else.
I just got the rejection from a role I think I was well qualified for, I would like to send the recruiter an email asking for some feedback, how should I word it so that I have the best chance of getting realistic and valuable feedback I can use?
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Word to the Wise- if you are freelancing or a contractor, get a RETAINER= money UPFRONT.
I was just BURNED out of a full month of full-time work, by an unscrupulous CEO who paid his own travel costs ahead of contractors, and the company is now out of cash and going into receivership- bankruptcy. A full MONTHS' pay for me, that I WORKED, will NOT be paid.
As a contractor, there is no EDD, no Labor Board and no attorney to help. I am a 'general creditor' along with every other vendor in their accounts payable, and will be lucky to get 10 cents on the dollar in 6 months.
Get a RETAINER, people! It's a month's pay for your contractor work, BEFORE you begin, and is held by you until the final month of work is done. You still send bills to the company and client each month, or every 2 weeks, but that retainer money is in YOUR bank account in case the client company pulls a fast one on you.
Don't let what happened to me, happen to you!
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I relocated for the role and achieved my goals.
Due to new management I’m out of a job and struggling to find a new position while still paying for the relocation. Losing confidence in my ability as I achieved my objectives and out of a job due to new management.
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Can my employer make me pay for fees related to the licenses required to do the job?
Let me explain: I used to have a job in insurance, which required licensing in multiple states, which the company helped obtain. When I left the job, I let everything lapse, and now one of the states wants me to pay a fine of $500 if I want to reinstate it, in addition to retaking the test anyway. The new company not only isn't paying me for the time spent studying for the test (whereas the previous one did), but they also want me to cover the $500 fine all on my own. Is that okay for them to do? The insurance license is person-specific, not company-specific, but clearly is necessary to work for them, so I can see it both ways. Curious to hear everyone's perspective.
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I am being targeted for taking FMLA time.
I am being lied about and given a written warning at work that is untrue. My daughter was diagnosed with a serous medical illness and then I was diagnosed with breast cancer the next year. Therefore, I had to take two FMLA leaves in the past two years. I am still working but fear I will be unfairly terminated. I just started to see a lawyer. Has anyone ever been terminated for FMLA retaliation ? Any advice? Thank you!
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How many of you network in your down time?
I'm on LinkedIn everyday, including Saturday and Sunday.
Friday afternoon as I was being driven out of town for the weekend, I was on LinkedIn looking for jobs and sent a connection request to a lady that's hiring for a position that I'm interested in and qualified for.
She accepted it within minutes.
Thinking outside the box for the win.
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currently I'm working as a Associate software engineer in Capgemini, I do have experience in WiFi Automation. Using Robot framework. Looking for a change.