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How To Find a Job

I just happened to stumble upon this amazing article yesterday as I was cooling my heels waiting to board a flight to New Jersey.

I had picked up the latest copy of Fortune magazine (the headline “How to Find a Job” caught my attention), and was THRILLED to see so many of the ideas and tips we’ve espoused here laid out in the article.

This is a MUST READ for every job seeker out there.  We’ve talked endlessly here about the hidden job market, the resume black hole, and why it is vital that you find creative ways to reach the people responsible for hiring decisions.

So take a few minutes to read every line of this article. And please, go back and read some of the posts we’ve put up here, including:

Apply Now: The Black Hole

Google Power Job Search Tips

Sallie Mae To Add 2,000 US Jobs  (warning: this will give you one of the “secrets” to locating real people in a company!)

Job Search Secret: Trade Shows

04/17/2009 Posted by | hidden job market, job search | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Call Centers Hiring

From TMCNet.com:

Contact centers are one area that continues to grow and hire amidst a dismal economy that has seen massive layoffs and closures in retail and in other fields. Here is a recent sample of the expansions that have been taking place:

Affina plans to hire 100 people for inbound sales work at its El Paso, Texas contact center.  USA 800 is hiring 150 people in Kansas City, MO, which will be working in a new building, after landing several accounts. The firm told WDAF-TV that it experienced 20 percent growth last year and is forecasting 25 percent in 2009.

The News Journal reports that Barclaycard, the U.S. arm of U.K. financial services firm Barclays, will open a new contact center just outside of Newark, DE, in April, creating 300 jobs initially and 500 in the next five years. The company will fill the Iron Hill Corporate Center property that was previously occupied by Bank of America and MBNA.

OneTouchDirect, is adding more than 700 agents at two Tampa, FL-area contact centers over the next three months. OneTouch recruiting manager Dixie E. Glisson Jr., in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times cites growth in two recession-proof and recession-driving products: wireless communications and supplemental health insurance coverage in the event of layoffs.

Click here to contact OneTouchDirect’s Leadership Team. Or, go to their employment page, where there are three position categories: Customer Service, Management, and Sales. Outbound sales reps make $12-18.00 per hour.

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04/08/2009 Posted by | jobs | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sallie Mae To Add 2,000 US Jobs

Sallie Mae is the nation’s leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans, has helped millions of Americans achieve their dream of a higher education. The company primarily provides federal and private student loans for undergraduate and graduate students and their parents.

From MSNBC.com:

Sallie Mae said Monday that it will bring 2,000 jobs to the U.S. within the next 18 months as it shifts call center and other operations from overseas.

Aside from call center positions, the nation’s largest private student lender will be looking for individuals to fill information technology and operations support roles.

Sallie Mae runs facilities in 20 U.S. locations including Lynn Haven, Fla.; Fishers, Ind.; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Killeen, Texas and Newark, Del.

Browse their online job listings here.  Click the ‘read more’ button below to see how to avoid the black hole!

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04/06/2009 Posted by | hidden job market | , , , | 3 Comments