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Are there any jobs out there?

I am in So Cal.

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Asked by dillonsma at 1:25 PM on Mar. 9, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Tons... at least here. I have been looking for a part time job so I have checked out the local ads a lot. And even though I haven't found the perfect thing to fit my schedule, I see that there are tons of full time job listings. Most however require some education or tech school training. It's making me think about giong back to tech school. But it's that old catch 22 you know... you need money to go to school, you need education to get money. UGH!

    Answer by BlooBird at 1:32 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Ive just heard this morning that 16% of companies are re-hiring.

    Answer by Energ8zr at 1:36 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • I do have a degree and have applied for over 600 jobs in the past 8 months and nothing. I also live in so cal. Hmmmmm

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • I've got a list of good companies that I've used before online, you should start with the one at the top of my list, it's the best!


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    Answer by customcat2000 at 2:31 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

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    Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 3:09 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • The unemployment rate keeps going up and it is very discouraging. I do have a few suggestions, though (I do career and job search coaching).
    Number 1 is networking; Cafemom is a start, but you need to actively seek out people and groups that can help you meet people who can connect you to someone hiring. Less the half of the available positions are posted on the job boards; you need to get out and find the others. A profile on Linkedin is a must!
    Number 2 is having a great "elevator speech". This is a 15 second introduction on who you are and what you are looking for.
    Number 3 is a great resume that tells the reader who you are, what you can do, what you have accomplished, and how you can help.
    Number 4 is great coverletters tailored to the position/company.
    Number 5 is using one of the meta search sites, like Indeed or Simply Hired, to comb the job boards for you.


    Answer by rkoloms at 3:42 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about resumes, cover letters, job search strategy & interview preparation.

    There are lots of great tips in the CafeMom Job Hunting Moms group: 


    Answer by rkoloms at 3:43 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Hello,

    It depends on what area you are looking for, however Encore Capital has jobs in California ranging from Talent Program Advisor to Business Systems Analyst. Its just finding the right job that fits your qualifications and skill set. Check out Hope this helps Good Luck!


    Answer by ShanCiera44 at 8:48 PM on Nov. 11, 2013

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