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  1. Charles Jones

    Charles Jones Member

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    hey guys I'm looking for work, was wondering if anyone knew about any jobs in katy/sugar land/houston area? I have financial and banking experience and also sales too. Thanks in advance
     
  2. tmacfor35

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    you have options bro.

    You aren't trying hard enough if you are looking on here.
     
  3. Mr. Brightside

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    Do you have any street skills? My company is looking to expand to the Katy area.
     
  4. NewRoxFan

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    I don't have any direct recommendations, but you may want to check on Between Jobs Ministries that help connect people with job openings and provide other needed services (resume help, interview skills help, networking). There is a large one at the Northwest Bible Church in Spring:

    http://www.nwbc.org/betweenjobsministry

    But I am sure there are others. Good luck!
     
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  5. Uprising

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    If you are interested in Sales, there are a number of jobs out there. Even for retail places like Mattres Firm.
     
  6. Haymitch

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    True. I bought a terrible mattress from a hot red head saleswoman in a skirt who kept sitting with her legs open. And that's not a joke. I'm not proud of it but I realized what happened afterwards.

    I still have the mattress and it sucks.
     
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    You know, there's a little place called Mary Ann's Hammocks. The nice thing about that place is Mary Ann gets in the hammock with you.
     
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  9. Uprising

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    If you knew it sucked before the end of 3 months exchange that thing. But yeah, I could just imagine the scenario you were caught in. She's probably a million dollar seller....making that commission.

    Love my Mattress.
     
  10. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    I bought a rug in a similar circumstance. Took my guy buddy instead of my wife and BOOM, under her spell, ended up bringing home an expensive rug home.

    We still call her the "rug witch" in hushed tones. It was so worth it. Store is closed, and she's long gone now.
     
  11. CCorn

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    That's similar to how I got the clap.

    If you have sales experience outside sales is always hiring... And always firing. But money is decent if you are good. Jobs are meh though.
     
  12. cheke64

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    What degree do you have and from where?
     
  13. Dairy Ashford

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    Do an energy recruiter search on Linkedin. Anyone who isn't looking for engineers is looking for accountants.

    You could also try Power-Mark Resources if you want to do choice power sales. They're a licensed retailer for NRG, but it's some door-to-door stuff.
     
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  14. Charles Jones

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    business degree from UH
     
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    “Using the Best Job Sites”
    by Dan Dorotik, NCRW


    AGGREGATOR JOB SITES

    SimplyHired.com and Indeed.com are job search sites that aggregate millions of listings from all the major job sites (with the exception of Craigslist.org), plus newspapers, corporate job boards and other professional sites. Searcher Magazine has a comprehensive review of both SimplyHired.com and Indeed.com. These two sites are different from the traditional job site because both focus on the job hunter. There are no services for employers, though they can advertise on the sites. Both sites allow job seekers to search by keyword. Searcher Editor Jennie Starr writes, "Both companies do a good job of providing information on the freshness of the job, listing the number of hours/minutes the item has been available on the site." With SimplyHired.com, you can search by keyword, location or specific occupation. You can filter results by job type, required experience, education and date. You can also filter by company size and revenue. In addition, SimplyHired allows users to rate each job result, and when you've rated enough job listings, SimplyHired.com will begin suggesting job listings based on your preferences. PC Magazine says "this site should be your new first Web stop when looking for a job."

    Although users can't post their resumes on SimplyHired, the site's recently added Resume Post feature will post a resume to five major job boards (including CareerBuilder.com, Monster and Job.com) for free. For a fee, SimplyHired will post your resume to 80+ job boards, spanning everything from HotJobs.com to niche job sites. From each job you choose to save on the SimplyHired website, you can also link to LinkedIn.com and search for connections in that company.

    www.simplyhired.com
    www.indeed.com


    Hound.com is a new job site that narrows its search results to employer websites only. The idea is to weed out "junk" listings and positions that have been filled in favor of the most current postings from company sites. The focus on quality over quantity could save time wasted by chasing dead or worthless links. Juju uses a similar strategy. To directly search employer ads, JobCentral.com is a membership organization of major corporations like IBM and Hewlett Packard. It posts job leads at a fraction of the cost charged by Monster and HotJobs.com, and might be worth a try if you're looking for work with a huge corporation.

    www.hound.com


    CareerOneStop.org is the Department of Labor's site that replaces the now-defunct America’s Job Bank and allows users to search state job banks, which incorporate a wide variety of non-technical and non-business categories. The new site retains the InfoNet section, which contains occupation profiles, median salary information and education statistics supplied by the government.

    www.careeronestop.org



    SOCIAL NETWORKING JOB SITES

    Craigslist.org is the online classifieds website that has been added to ConsumerSearch Fast Answers on the strength of its growing usefulness as a job-search resource. Although Monster, HobJobs and CareerBuilder remain the largest job sites, there's evidence that job seekers and employers are finding more targeted ways to look for a potential position or candidate. Employers are able to post ads to Craigslist.org for free or at a nominal cost, in contrast to the hundreds of dollars the major job boards charge per ad. This makes Craigslist.org attractive to smaller employers and to those posting more esoteric jobs. The site is organized by location, either by state or metropolitan area, and the listings represent a good cross-section of locally available opportunities. Jobs are categorized by industry, with the most recent postings listed first. There is also a keyword search engine with a few filtering options. Part-time and temporary jobs are listed separately under "gigs." Other career sites are blocked from gathering ads from Craigslist.org, so its postings generally won't show up on aggregator sites like SimplyHired.com or Indeed.com.

    www.craigslist.org


    LinkedIn.com is the professional networking service cited by PC Magazine as "by far the most developed" of the recent trend in the increasing recognition of person-to-person networking sites as an effective alternative to the major job sites. Users can create a LinkedIn account and post personal profiles detailing their skills and experience. Headhunters browsing the site for employees with relevant experience may contact individuals after seeing their profiles. Each profile includes an option to add contacts and references from past and current colleagues, and enlarging your network increases the chances of a recruiter (or even just a colleague that knows about an open position) noticing your profile. According to About.com's Alison Doyle, "LinkedIn members comprise 130 different industries, and include 130,000 recruiters." LinkedIn.com's members can invite others to join their list of connections and thus build a network. In addition, your contacts may provide referrals to people they list on their profiles, increasing your ability to make personal connections with those you otherwise would never meet. Members may search the site for those with the same background, university or experience, potentially leading to fresh opportunities. LinkedIn's primary function is social networking rather than job-search capability, but the site does have job listings and a search function. For any job posted, you can find out if others in your network know the poster or work for the company that's hiring and secure an introduction. Creating a profile at LinkedIn is free.

    www.linkedin.com


    Jobster.com is a site that combines advertising and recruiting services for companies with social networking and job-search features. User profiles and employee reviews of corporations appear on the site along with resume posts and searchable job listings. In addition, Jobster's interface with the social networking site Facebook.com allows users to create a "Talent Network" listing the user's professional connections. CareerBuilder and HotJobs have also developed applications linking postings to Facebook.

    www.jobster.com



    MEGA JOB SITES

    Monster.com lives up to its name, with a few thousand pages of career advice and over one million job postings. The job listings cover positions in all industries, in all locations and at all levels for part-time, seasonal, temporary and contract jobs. Monster Networking is a feature that hooks up people in the same industry to provide possible leads. Monster Learning is a directory of online degree programs. Job seekers can subscribe to targeted newsletters, browse message boards on various topics and read the job site's blog. The Privacy Plus feature now allows those who post resumes to block viewing access for certain companies (such as their current employers). Reviews are nearly unanimous in listing Monster as the best big job site. Job seekers agree there is an extensive listing of jobs, but a common complaint is there are too many temp agencies and recruiters posting jobs. Some job hunters say they get lost in a sea of information and recruiters are overwhelmed by the glut of resumes from unqualified applicants. According to PC Magazine, "it is still hard to make personal contacts through Monster." Experts agree that Monster can be a good place to survey the landscape.

    www.monster.com


    Dice.com appeals directly to tech-minded people with its intelligent, no-nonsense interface. Online job sites have always served technical professions better than others (maybe because high-tech jobs are more easily quantified by acronyms like HTML, NT or UNIX), and reviews continue to recommend Dice.com. Experts say that industry-specific niche job sites generally work better than mega-sites in matching applicants with available positions. Plus, there are more tech jobs at Dice.com than at any other site -- currently more than 90,000 listings. The site claims that many who post their resume receive a job offer within 48 hours. According to Forbes, one of the best features of Dice.com is its section of links to training courses and certification exams, many of which are offered at a discount. Dice.com is still regarded by reviewers as the best site for those seeking jobs in information technology. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that traffic on the site had risen 34% as of August 2007.

    www.dice.com


    Also, add Career Builder to this list (www.careerbuilder.com) and, of course, Google.
     
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  16. heypartner

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    I have a Amish furniture story, too. Those carpenters know what they're doing sending their daughters out on the sales floor. That's some high quality craftsmanship; and they pay attention to every detail.
     
  17. Jontro

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    linkedin... where da playas play.
     

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