Dh got is job because I was knocked up and the pres of his mom's church owns his own fabrication shop and his wife told him to give him a job<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She is such a cool lady.
DH is a lead operator of an offshore oil production company. His dad worked offshore when he was growing up and got him and his best friend jobs as roustabouts with the company he worked for. A couple years later, DH's best friend switched to a different offshore company, and DH followed him shortly thereafter. They have both worked their way up from roustabouts to bosses!
Well, when he first graduated college, he just sent out resume after resume after resume. When he got laid off, he did the same thing, but also worked with a head hunter.<br><br>
Monster, and a few other job sites (can't remember, I just googled) gave a bunch of hits. I helped with the job hunt, so I'd scour the online sites and newspaper ads (online of course...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) and send him all the ones that were relevant.
Dh fell into his job, which turned into a career. 12 years ago he went into a store looking for a part time job to pay for our wedding. A year into that he got promoted and has been working his way up ever since. He was in the right place at the right time and has worked really hard to get where he is now.<br><br>
What kind of business is your dh in? That would make alot of difference in how he finds new work. Headhunters are extremely helpful.
DH was in school when one of his proffs. called and said she knew about a job offer he was qualified for. He turned in his resume and was called immediately for an interview. He had to quit school, but the expereince is a hueg thing to have.
My dh is an Environmental Chemist, specializing in Electroplating and Metal Finishing. He troubleshoots for companies that make all things metal. All the small metal parts in your car, fan, door, kitchen, golf clubs, kitchen utensils. Even shower heads...<br><br>
On our honeymoon, we stayed for 2 nights at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, and he was like, "See that (very fancy pretty) shower head? I helped make that!"<br><br>
*I'm* interested in us relocating to a different city or state. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: We live in a very conservative area, in a state where midwifery is pretty tightly regulated, and I'm just not that thrilled with raising children here. So I'm looking at all of our options.
If he's in a professional, highly specialized area, probably either working with a recruiter or himself specifically targeting firms that use his services would be the best way to go.<br><br>
Are there professional associations in his field, connections he can milk?
I hate to be a pill, and while I appreciate you noticing that some members here have female partners and using the word partner.... I would like to politely point out that many of us are unpartnered and many of us have our very own jobs and might have something valuable to contribute to the discussion from that point of view.<br><br><br>
I did job fairs, watched the local ads and resumed around a bit. Got a job thru a job fair. When that job turned out to be probematic enough that my friends were worried about me they all started sniffing around for jobs for me. I ended up being hired by the firm that a mom I met on MDC's husband works for.<br><br>
Good old nepotism strikes again.<br><br>
If there are any professional organizations he can join to network, that's a good start. Also industry focused email lists, that kind of thing?
My first 2 'real' jobs I answered newspaper ads. The one I have now is with someone I met on the first job and asked to work for him P/T when I had DS1. It's a small family co and EVERYONE there is hired because the boss knew them.<br><br>
DH works for the state and a position was created for him when he interviewed for another job as his program was expanding. His job before that he applied to a fed job from a federal job listing - it's the job that we moved up here for.<br><br>
Networking is a HUGE advantage, but far from the only way to find a job. I think the advantage to networking is that you're not going into a job so blindly, you have an idea of the people you'll be working with.
Dh has gotten jobs via online listings, a temp agency, and word of mouth. Not really newspaper ads.<br><br>
I got a job via a newspaper ad though before I had dd. Prior to that I had had a job at a place where a friend worked. She told me there was an opening.<br><br>
If it is a very specialized field I'm not sure there will be a newspaper ad so the other routes might be a better use of time.
DH has experience making doors, so I called around a few local places to see if they were hiring. DH got hired on at the only place he applied in fact he got a call for an interview before we even got home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I got 2 jobs doing this, the others were from the newspaper.<br><br>
Other jobs he got all his other jobs starting from temp agencies.
my last job I was the loud mouth young hot head at my area's political meetings so they voted me on the board to give me a taste of what it was like, instead of hating it I did well and worked hard to implement programs, so the politician hired me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
my dh got this last job he's in by a fluke, had a sucky job was offered a one year contract via a company who got his info on Monster and we decided why not, after 3-4 months his boss was trying to get him made full time/permanent (it's a state job, lots of red tape) at 7 months they had openings and his boss went to HR and said you are hiring him, now it looks like he'll be getting a promotion this summer.