I was thinking about posting this in the financial subforum but not sure it fits...
My DH and I are experiencing yet another layoff. I know this is common especially for Californians. I am newly pregnant no less, so this puts even more stress on the situation. Luckily, he is getting unemployment and I am working as a freelancer, though the bills will barely be paid as we have some debt.
We are using the 3 largest sites out there, Monster, Career Builder and Indeed/Simply Hired (pretty sure they are powered by the same engine).
All these applications seem to go into a "black hole", we never get much response. Last time DH was laid off 2 years back, he got ZERO inquires for over 8 months and was lucky to land a job an old boss set up for him. The chances of that are slim as it is! These are jobs supposedly posted 2-3 days ago for companies my DH has heard of or that are nearby. We are worried we are doing something wrong, looking and posting in the wrong place.
Any tip or suggestions for us? We are currently applying all over in California and are willing to move anywhere for a job. Texas is doing VERY well right now in the industry my DH is in and we are seriously concidering just moving there, but would really like to get a gig before we do that, so we are applying like crazy there as well. We've had some response from Texas, but they don't want to do much till we move there, which we'd like to land a job before doing! It's a vicious circle. It's very frustrating.
So, how are you finding a job? What sites are you using? Are you using word or mouth or linkedin connections? Are you contacting HR departments? Any tips and suggestions are GREATLY welcome.
Edited by tillymonster - 3/12/13 at 4:11pm