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Jason M. Reynolds

Help finding a job

Posted Friday, September 5, 2014, at 8:35 AM
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  • I have a few friends who have been looking for work and have found, that in order to make enough money to be self sufficient you definitely need a skill or trade, unless you factory work out of Bedford county, and lucky enough to land a job at Nissan or Amazon etc. The drive can cost you as well so one would also need to stick with it. Because of this very thing I have several friends who have chosen to relocate out of the county to survive....

    There are more jobs available now I've noticed, than a few years ago...

    It's tough out there for sure! unless maybe there's more than one working in the household.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Sat, Sep 6, 2014, at 9:31 AM
  • Finding work is getting easier but finding the "right" work can be daunting. If I was unemployed right now, I would immediately look for any work.

    The reason? As an employer, I cannot think of one successful employee we hired who was not either already working somewhere or just left in the past two weeks. Get SOMETHING going to exemplify your desire to work.

    Yes, I can remember being told I was overqualified for positions I applied and the employer knew I would jump at a chance to better myself but I made them a deal.

    I would NOT leave without offering a full two week notice and if I HAD to leave earlier, I would reduce my last paycheck for every day I did not live up to the bargain. So, if I worked a week but left a week early, I got nothing.

    Of course, I would negotiate with the new employer to cover that if they made me leave before two weeks. But the point is that I got their attention and got some fill-in work.

    One turned into a much longer gig than either of us expected. They liked what I could do and I could not refuse the money they offered.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 10, 2014, at 7:42 AM
  • From what I have noticed everyone wants a check,but no one wants to work.Tennessee is doing the right thing giving every Sr. getting out of school 2 years free Jr. college. This will create more openings for those who have been lost in the job market.Look out after 2-4 years when these students want work. Good luck to everyone wanting to work in finding a job.

    -- Posted by kings11 on Sat, Oct 11, 2014, at 4:11 PM
  • It can become awfully stressful if you don't know how to navigate in the job marketplace. In such cases, there are some physician recruiting firms that can aid you. The healthcare staffing agencies will carefully analyze your skills and refer you for the kind of medical practice and work conditions that you are seeing for. If you are linked up with any physician recruitment agencies like http://doctorschoiceplacement.com, mdjobsite. com, etc. as an available locum tenens provider, then you increase the chances of enhancing your career. The healthcare staffing agencies provide both healthcare centers and healthcare practitioners with unique services that cannot be set up anywhere else.

    -- Posted by RozanneBucci on Mon, Sep 26, 2016, at 2:49 AM
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