- Darlene wrote: "I second what Diann said....besides it's easier to look for
a job when you have one. You feel less pressure and I think some employers
look more favorably on someone that is already employed."
Yeah, I've always heard that too. My last real (permanent) job ended in
2009, when I was laid off due to lack of seniority (damn unions!). I've
only had a 6-month temp gig since then, and that was last year. I'm
registered with several temp agencies but, for the most part, they only
want to pay me $10 or $11 an hour ... and I can't live on that in
California! So I've been scraping by with my art and UI.
I've now sent out 39 resumes in the last 3 weeks. This is the biggest
resume blitz I've ever done, but when I discovered that I was in "Rank 3"
for one of the State job classifications that I'm qualified for, that's
what got me going! They can (supposedly) only hire from the top 3 ranks. My
exam score was 95 (missed ONE question!) But there are about 600 other
people in Rank 3 too ... and about 100 more (total) in Ranks 1 & 2. I'd
love to know the numbers for how many resumes are received for any of the
jobs I'm applying for, as well as how many people they've invited to
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