Discussion 17: Getting Your Job Search Togther

Job Club Heart of Texas, Job Search, Octobe r2012 Magazine | 113 comments

Hello, this is Melvin. Sorry I have been away for a while but I wanted to re-connect with all of you. I have a lot of things I need to discuss with you very quickly.

A lot of you got an email. Many of you have been responding to job club, but because some of you had not, we sent out an email to everyone because it was very important that you know we are now recording everyone who comes into the job club. We are automatically putting that into the system so that when you report it from your side as part of your contact information, it is already there and it has been verified. So it only helps you in what we are doing as far as this reporting. You will be getting other emails from us because we are also working on getting everyoneʼs resumes up to date.

Iʼve been monitoring while I was gone, your responses to employers not recalling you back, not really having a lot of activities as far as job responses. We are reading those and we understand what is going on and we are now taking action to get something done. I said it in class and Iʼll say it again, “If you are not getting interviews, there is something wrong with your resume.” That being said, now we have to correct your resumes. You may like your resume. You may think your resume looks good but it is not what you think. It is actually what the employer thinks.

So if we are going to get you to that next job, we need to do your resume. I have asked the staff to contact you as quickly as possible to start bringing you in to re-evaluate your resumes. If you would like, we would like you to start on this coming Tuesday. Send us an email, make a reservation, we can take 14 people at a time. We are starting at 9 oʼclock and will go until 12. We are very serious about this issue with the resume.

Also, we are working very quickly to try to see if we can put together a very good, effective job fair for everyone. We are going to try to do it in early December if we can get enough employers to cooperate because it ʼs the holiday season, it may become an issue but it is not going to be for a lack of trying on our part so we will be doing that for you.

So I wanted you also to be aware that on November 15th at the Waco Convention Center, there will be a Veteranʼs Job Fair that the State has asked a lot of workforce agencies across the State to do. That will start at 10 oʼclock and will run until 2 oʼclock. For those of you who are not veterans, I am going to ask you, if you would like, if may be very helpful for you to drop by around 11:30 on to that particular job fair.

We are going to give preference to the veterans up until 11:30, but if you feel like dropping in and seeing whatʼs there, I think it will be an okay idea. So think about doing that, drop in and see if you can make some kind of connection, okay? We will be calling you, you will be getting emails, you will be getting personal contacts from us — if you are getting those, then, itʼs not a personal thing. We are not picking on you. And for those of you who have sent emails in saying that someone is turning you into the State, it is not our responsibility to turn you into the State at this particular time. The State has not asked and we have not seen reason to do that, so if you are getting emails or getting letters from the State, it is not by any action that is being done here. The State has another system that they work through so that, in itself, may be why you are getting that. We will always let you know before we send anything. You will get some type of notice that you are not responding, you are not cooperating, or you are not doing something. Once you get three of those, then, we would probably say okay, we donʼt have a choice. If you are responding, if you are doing everything you are supposed to and if you get an email from us or a letter, donʼt take it personal. Itʼs just easier to send out an email to everyone than to try to screen through 1200 people about job club or about work activities, okay?

So, we will be working very hard for you. We will do everything we can to get you employed as quickly as we possibly can. I want you to keep up your spirits. I want you to think positively because if you go down, as far as your spirits are concerned, itʼs only going to hurt you when you do your job search, all right? I do appreciate it. Good luck. Let us hear from you and you will certainly be hearing from us. Thank you.Bye.

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113 Comments

  1. ljwp

    Good morning Melvin,

    Thank you for the information.

    Linda Parten

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  2. Charles Becker

    GOOD MORNING MELVIN, and JobClub memebers. THIS IS CHARLES BECKER. Thank you for the information.

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  3. Michael Dutton

    Thanks for the information Melvin

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  4. Charles Waddle

    I’m looking forward to the Nov 15 Job Fair.

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  5. tammystanphill

    Thanks for doing all that ya’ll do. All of it is not your responabliity, we have to play a important role in our life to get a job. We need to do what it takes to get noticed either with our resume or in an interview and we do have the resources to do that and it is free. I feel we all are ready to get a job and just need to take that extra step-help to get us back in the workforce.

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  6. beverlyheaton

    Good morning Melvin thanks for the information and encouraging words.

    Beverly Heaton

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  7. gaylonthreadgill

    good morning all this is Gaylon Threadgill, thanks for the information.I think things are going to get a lot worse now that we know that the next 4 years is going to Hell….my opinion only…

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  8. joancampbell

    Thanks Melvin. I think we need a job fair once a month. 🙂 We appreciate the effort.

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  9. Jeffrey Gregoire

    Good Morning all! The communication & information is always good, thank you for that. Am looking forward to hearing more about job fairs & upcoming events. Will be checking on-line as usual. Thank you again! Jeffrey Gregoire

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  10. michael calderon

    Thank you Melvin for the job fair. I spoke with Sheena last week and we did change some things on my resume to help me out. Had an interview yesterday and it went well. Should know something by the end of next week.

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  11. tommyharper

    Good Morning,

    Thank you for the information. I appreciate the work you and the TWC have done for us.

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  12. carolynwalter

    Good Morning, this is Carolyn.
    Thank you for the information. I’m praying that with the elections over, the economy can pick up. I’m doubtful, but optimistic. As for my resume, I had help with one of your employees at the session I had already gone to, does that mean I will be required to attend another one?

    I have read that Bell County is in desperate need of 911 Operators if that is of interest to anyone. Not sure who to contact but I’m sure someone at TWC can help.

    Hope everyone has a good day.

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  13. lancesanders

    Morning and thanks for the info.

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  14. Susan Wade

    Susan Wade here. Thanks for all the great information. I actually had a resume class with Rachel and Sheena last week and learned a lot of interesting things. Thank you for all you do

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  15. Mark Skinner

    Ok. From my perspective, working on the resume might help, but I honestly think that my personal situation, as is true with many others, is actually a hindrence in obtaining a job position. I’m talking about the older available workers who have some years of work experience, have developed a work strong work ethic, and are just “too” qualified. Where I used to work, they would often times tell someone they were overqualified for a job…that would get all over me. But, I’ve come to think it’s true. For people who have had success in their work careers and are looking for a 2nd chance to do something meaningful, the use of past work experiences and positions held has become a negative for trying to start a career in a new field. I know that sounds a bit like an excuse, but that’s where I am right now. However, I’ll still keep plugging away and am willing to try new approaches because what I’m doing now sure isn’t working. I was so hopeful for a different result from the election to possibly stir up the job market, but it looks like we’re gonna have more of the same.

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  16. sheilaparrish

    Good morning Job Club members,
    Sheila Parrish here. Melvin thanks for ALL of the good information. I continue to enjoy the communication through Job Club. We look forward to hearing from you all on the December Job Fair.

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  17. jannpage

    good morning, and thanks for the information. I have to go over my resume and see about changing it. I still have the notes from one of the vst to the unemployment office when we first started back in June or July. I look forward to the Dec job fair. (FROM Jann Page)

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  18. jannpage

    I have a question for Rachel or Sheena. Some time ago I sent a picture to you and today it does not show up. I wonder if there was a problem, however my computer said it was sent. Can you help me with that? (from Jann Page)

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  19. Victoria

    Thank you for the information. TSTC has an opening for a college police officer, and Hillcrest is looking for a staff accountant. Best wishes to everyone.–V. Nimmo

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  20. Brett Baldwin

    Sounds promising,thanks for the information.

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  21. sharringt0n

    Thanks for the information.

    I have noticed in the last couple of weeks a marked uptick in the number of openings in my field. Of course I’m applying to them all and I’m very hopeful. Fall has definitely always been the “hiring season” in my career history and I hope this proves the case this year.

    Mark, I know what you mean as I also have over 30 years experience; and to make matters worse I had a 15 year “mommy track” of part time work right in the middle of it. Wishing you the best of luck.

    Melvin – I have gotten three letters from the state reminding me that a minimum of 3 job search activities are required. Why are they sending me those? Any ideas?

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  22. Ron Stratton

    Thanks Melvin. We appreciate the help!
    I have not had a problem getting interviews and, in my opinion, the interviews go well also. Although it can’t be mentioned, age I’m sure, plays the biggest part in not hearing back.
    I do look forward to the veterans job fair. Those that want to hire veterans seem less likely to let age be a factor.

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  23. rhondagade

    Good Morning Everyone,
    Thank you Melvin for the information. It is much appreciated. rhondagade

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  24. Eugene Wlodarek

    As others, I appreciate the information. I am loookong forward to the job fair.

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  25. chriscutbirth

    ok

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  26. brandyrodriguez

    Thanks for the information!! Sometimes the “general” emails makes people question if everything is ok or if it is directed at them. I am probably going to come in and work on my “general” resume and see if that can help out with getting something that is out of my “specialty”.

    Thanks-
    Brandy Rodriguez

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  27. Melvin Freeman

    Hi,Melvin This another Melvin

    Job Contact:Production operator
    Devon Energy Corp
    301 W long bend Dr
    Grosbeck Tx 76642
    254-729-6000

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  28. Melvin Freeman

    Hi,Melvin This another Melvin

    Job Contact:Production operator
    Devon Energy Corp
    301 W long bend Dr
    Grosbeck Tx 76642
    254-729-6000

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  29. Melvin Freeman

    Hi,Melvin This another Melvin

    Job Contact:Production operator
    Devon Energy Corp
    301 W long bend Dr
    Grosbeck Tx 76642
    254-729-6000

    Reply
  30. Frances Gerick

    Thanks for the information, and yes I think I also should come in and have someone check my resume again.

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  31. Jann Page

    I agree with Ron Stratton-I have had some good interviews however without being said, I think age played a big part in not getting the job. I have always expected age to be my biggest hassel. (from Jann Page)

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  32. jeridsmith

    Thank you i look forward to the job fair coming up.

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  33. angeladevinney

    Thank you, Melvin. I emailed you and Rachel because I was a Day late signing in last week. By habit I always try to sign in on Wednesdays since that was my job club report date when we met in person and when the e-mail came out I thought I WAS in trouble. Phew, it wasn’t like that! I appreciate you explaining that to everyone though. If anyone knows of any LPC type jobs. I could use something with benefits. Mine are only paying $200 a month towards my insurance and I still haven’t found better insurance than my COBRA that will expire in January. Thanks all! Happy hunting.

    Angela

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  34. Donna Martindale

    I’m still logging into the site and reading the information, there has been some great information on here. I found a job, but I don’t start until the 19th of November. I wish each of you the best of luck in your job search.

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  35. sherriemorgan

    Thanks for the information Melvin. I do like my resume but as you said employers may not so I will be emailing for an appt to check it.
    I read on KWTX website that Bell county is looking for 911 operators.
    Thanks,
    Sherrie Morgan-Cole

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  36. Melvin

    Donna, please email Rachel the information on your job.

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  37. Penny Bell

    Thanks for the information…..

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  38. MARION MCKNIGHT

    Thanks Melvin
    I HAD RECIVED A EMAIL SAYING THAT I HAD NOT BEEN ON THE SITE FOR A WHILE,bUT I HAVE BEEN ON JOB CLUB EVERY WEEK.
    I DID SEND A EMAIL TO Rachel AND HOPE THAT EVERYTHING HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF.
    THANKS
    MAC MCKNIGHT

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  39. jannpage

    Rachel, thanks for the picture to update my profile. I will try to contact you about tuesday 11-13-12 for resume update. (jann page)

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  40. Jonathon Pledger

    Thanks for all your hard work.

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  41. Daniel Coulon

    Very interested in job fair. Have already done the resume thing with you but will do it again if you think it will help – call or email andappointment.

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  42. ernestinesample

    Hello everyone, Thanks Melvin. Very interested in the job fair and all the other things you have to offer. Appreciate it. I welcome your email, calls. Thanks

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  43. Gary McCully

    Good info, thanks for trying to help us.

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  44. dorothy conroy

    Melvin, thanks for all of your time and good information in this trying time for all of us.

    Dorothy Conroy

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  45. jenniferobinson

    Hello Everyone
    This is Jennifer Robinson. Thanks for the information Melvin.

    Gentiva Health Services is hiring for a Administrative Assistant.

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  46. Brett Baldwin

    I think my resume is o.k. – Rachel looked over it some time back, but I am willing to have it reviewed again. Though I don’t see how you can change a resume (past jobs) when you have had one job for the last 30 yrs.

    I am certainly interested in the job fair and plan to attend all.

    I was in upper management for many years but I can do many other things and would like to get out of management and into the maintenance/technician field as a 2nd chance.

    Great Adventure RV’s (I-35 near Lorena) is looking for a repair/maintenance person.

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  47. Brett Baldwin

    I am posting this again because I feel that people need to be aware of this:

    All recipients of Extended UI Benefits: In order to be “counted” as logged in to the Work In Texas website you MUST click on and apply for jobs that are listed under the “Match Jobs Now” tab. If no jobs are listed, you must modify/change your profile to add/delete or go to the “Job Match Advisor” tab to change work location/pay/shift, etc. Applying for jobs by location/occupation/shift does not count you as being logged in the system.
    This information was given to me by a TWC counselor.

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  48. ioniajones

    Ionia Jones:

    I uploaded my resume, but did not receive any feedback, so I assumed that it was okay. How do I know if my resume needs work, if I haven’t heard from anyone? Should I assume that not getting feedback means that its okay? I have worked for 16 years for one employer, so I find that past job information can be somewhat blurry. I do try to answer all questions concerning pass jobs, as best as I can (can remember, that is). Thanks for the job fair information for this month. I agree with one of the other jobclub members, it would be great to have a job fair every month. Have a great week, everyone!

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  49. Mark

    I would like to update/review my resume.
    Thanks for the info Brett.

    Mark Shoesmith

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  50. William

    The position in Killeen still has not been redone yet I am going to try them again today. I hope to hear good news from them.

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  51. William

    Brookhaven in West is still hiring for the boys ranch there. Either days 7 am till 3 pm. and evenings from 3 pm till 11 pm. If you have any experience with helping troubled kids or just want to help troubled kids this might be the job for you.

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  52. Sherry

    Thank you for the information. It was very helpful. I was not aware that it was MANDATORY that we participate in this discussion every week in order to be considered “actively looking for work”. I put more than my three applications every week and I get no responses from employers or actually I have received a couple of “no thank you” emails from some. With my 8th grade education and never having held a job for longer than a year, this is no surprise to me. So while receiving unemployment, I have recently (Nov.5&6) just gone to take my GED test and I am waiting for the results. I am also getting registered to go to MCC this Spring which classes begin in January. I am still looking for work because going to school would not stop me from working.After being primarily supported by a spouse all my life, since the age of 18, I have finally realized I am getting no where in life and I am trying really hard to make things better for myself and my children, one small step at a time.

    Thanks,
    Sherry Wiltshire

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  53. Melvin

    Remember, it is only mandatory if you want credit for our job club. If you choose not to participate and do your three job searches you will have no problem.

    We are here to help and assist those who participate in job club with whatever issue they may have. We work for you!

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  54. Melvin

    Mark,
    You may come in on Tuesday or Wednesday between 9 and 12.

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  55. Melvin

    Ms Jones,
    Please come so we can review your resume. After reviewing it, we can make it even better. Please let us know when you would like to come into the center. Our classes for resume run from 9 to 12 Tuesday through Thursday.

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  56. Melvin

    TO ALL VETERANS, THE JOB FAIR ON NOVEMBER 15TH IS FOR YOU.

    PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND AND BRING ALL FAMILY MEMBERS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR WORK. COME EARLY AND BRING YOUR RESUMES.

    I KNOW THE PEOPLE IN OUR GROUP UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO DRESS PROPERLY. THEY WAY YOU LOOK MAY AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO GET A JOB.

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  57. hcharwell

    THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION

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  58. Sherry

    Thank you for clearing that up for me.

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  59. Melvin

    This is a repeat of job posted on job club;

    Great Adventure RV’s (I-35 near Lorena) is looking for a repair/maintenance person

    http://www.monkeydoit.com/jobs-bell-county.php

    I read on KWTX website that Bell county is looking for 911 operators

    Job Contact:Production operator
    Devon Energy Corp
    301 W long bend Dr
    Grosbeck Tx 76642
    254-729-6000

    TSTC has an opening for a college police officer

    Hillcrest is looking for a staff accountant

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  60. jeffwhite

    Hello everyone. Sorry I am late checking in I been out all day yesterday and today driving around to various places handing out resumes and filling out applications. I thought I had a good prospect for a job. But this afternoon I received a rejection letter in mail. I know things have to get better. But with the lack of responses and no luck yet. I am getting very frustrated. Been going through a very rough time at home and no job is making it very worse on me. I had to get emergency benefits cause the other ran out. Anyways I wish everyone good luck and I hope I find something very soon.
    Jeff

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  61. Diana Marquez

    Thanks for the information Melvin..

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  62. Brett Baldwin

    Jeff White, be sure and read my earlier post about extended UI benefits!!

    Fun Town RV’s near Lorena (I-35) is hiring for all positions

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  63. kareypatterson

    Sorry computer down on Wednesday. Thank you Melvin for all the information.

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  64. Bob

    Thanks for the information Melvin. I look forward to the upcoming Job Fair.

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  65. Minnitt

    Thanks for the information. I look forward to coming in and reviewing my résumé. I also think the job fair is a good idea. Thanks again!

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  66. jenniferferris

    This is Jennifer Ferris, thank you for the information Melvin.

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  67. dennisodahlen

    Thanks for the info.and I will be there for the Vets. job fair.

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  68. Jon

    This is Jon, Thank you very much for all of the helpful information. Melvins story was uplifting.

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  69. jeffwhite

    Brett,
    Thanks for that info on the benefits and I will check out the R.V. place again Thanks sir….
    Jeff

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  70. Brett Baldwin

    Lark United Manufacturing in McGregor is hiring 60 to 80 employees paying $8.00 to $12.00 hr., depending on exp.

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  71. christiemiller

    Thanks for the info

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  72. kilgovir

    Hello,
    This is Virginia Kilgore. Thanks for the pep talk and encouraging words. I’m still looking. I remember years ago thinking to myself “if you want to work you can find a job if you just look hard enough”, well I think I’ve changed my mind. I’ve been looking and applying since April. I’ve had several interviews and if I get any feedback from the interview it is that I am “overqualified”. Hummm, sounds like a cop-out to me.
    Someday the right one will come along! Thanks, VK

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  73. shellycawthon

    Thank you, lots of info!

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  74. Christie Watson

    I am very excited the job fair on 11-15-2012.I have heard the state is a great employer as well as wonderful benefits.I would like to thank Melvin for the information provided this week.

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  75. christiemiller

    Why am I getting emails about other people’s comments? They are NOT DIRECTED TOWARDS ME AND I DO NOT WISH FOR MY EMAIL TO BE FILLED UP WITH EVERYONE ELSE’S COMMENTS. THAT IS NOT RIGHT. I AM HERE FOR ME, NOT TO GET EMAILS ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE’S COMMENTS. I PERSONALLY DO NOT LIKE THIS, I WANT IT TO STOP NOW!!

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  76. kn1964

    Good Job position, but to far from my home.
    Great opportunity for a Sales/Marleting/Customer Service person
    Job Details : Apply to MANPOWER
    This is the link:

    http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.aspx?JobId=115224323&WT.mc_n=olm_sk_feed_careerbliss

    Job Title:
    Sales/Marketing Manager
    Location:
    Temple, TX 76504
    Salary/Wage:
    $20.00 – $25.00 /hour
    Status:
    Full Time
    Temporary/Contract/Project
    Job Category:
    Sales/Retail/Business Development
    Occupations:
    Business Development/New Accounts
    Industry:
    Manufacturing – Other
    Reference Code:
    USA_72331_1350313746
    Education Required:
    Some College Coursework Completed
    Years of Experience:
    1+ to 2 Years

    Good Luck!

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  77. zshade37

    Sorry my comment is late I was unable to access internet service, and now entering a comment via my PS3. It is aslow process as I don’t have a keyboard, so bare with me. Thanks for the support and look forward to any help you may provide.

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  78. Majdi Tannous

    A job fair is a great idea. A well prepared resume is very helpful. The only thing we are looking for is the chance for us to prove ourselves. We have the knowledge and the experience, we need the oppertunities.

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  79. ls

    Thank you Melvin for the information.

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  80. daletrail

    looking forward to the job fair this thursday

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  81. edgarrichardson

    Thank you Melvin for the information

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  82. vikkireese

    This is Vikki Reese. Good Information.

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  83. Debra Wells

    thanks for the info Melvin and staff.

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  84. evelyn dickerson

    That Is Great,And I Have not been on a couple of times.My computer stop working,And i had to get another one.And i will be checking my e-mail every day for any news.

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  85. Jeremy Holt

    Jeremy Holt here and want to say good job with this link and thanks for the information.

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  86. ljwp

    Good morning Melvin,

    Are we having a Week 18 Discussion, today?

    Linda Parten

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  87. lancesanders

    Hey all, noticed nothing for nov 14h wasnt posted yet .

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  88. patriciagresham

    Hello everyone. Thanks Melvin. I know we all appreciate everything you and your staff does to help. I have a second interview for a job in my field. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  89. Debra Wells

    Hello everyone this is Debra Wells, thanks Melvin for all the info.

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  90. reginamarshall

    Thank u Melvin for all the great info.

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  91. Michael Rogers

    Thanks Melvin, I just discovered the email I received from you was in my email spam folder. Those who wonder why they haven’t heard from anyone, do check your spam folder occasionally. I started my spam folder few months due to a large amounts of solicitation from job searches or any other offer from numerous websites. Be warn or weary of Monster.com…they will spam you email to everyone…selling you health insurance, cheap auto insurance, college & technical college that offering course, etc. It is a nightmare trying to stop it.

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  92. billknox

    Melvin,
    I have submitted applications to so many jobs. I have had interview based upon my resumes and qualifications. I usually get no further than the second interview. I know my interview are on the money. Afterwards the Manager tells me I did a fantastic job. The biggest company that is giving me this problem is Best Buy, toys r us, and HEB. They will advertise on Indeed.com that they have certain position open. Based on my qualifications I then apply to the positions. I never get an interview at HEB a week later. I get an email telling me that they have decided to pursue other candidates. Then a few days later the same position comes open again. Toys r us does the same thing, I just don’t understand. Best Buy just flat out leaves you hanging. When you call to follow up, they cant give you any information or you get some other dumb reason. I just don’t know what to do. I’m trying to take care of my family and its getting really hard. I’m on the verge of giving up soon.

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  93. Melvin

    I am sending your comment to Rachel. We will make some calls to see what we can find out.

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  94. billknox

    Melvin,
    I really appreciate any help, it is much appreciated. I may have to move away from my family as a result of being unemployed. Auto Tech Trainee and Asset Protection are the most recent that I applied to at Best Buy. Toy’s r us Off Hours Stocker and Receiving Associate are the most recent. Finally HEB was Food Prep Associate and Cashier. I would be interested in what the have to say please let me know.

    Sincerely,
    Bill Knox

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  95. daletrail

    got a lot of leads at the job fair

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  96. shellycawthon

    Melvin,
    How do I change my resume? Submit a new one through this site onto my profile?

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  97. billknox

    Melvin,
    I also wanted to let you and Rachel know. About a week ago TWC was hosting opening for the HWY 6 Jail for Correctional Officers. I came out to the Work Force and printed the Mclennan County Job Application. Then Faxed it to Mr. Henry at the Mclennan Count Human Resources. I followed up a few days later and still no response. Again I don’t know what to do. Like I said it may come down to me having to leave my family and Waco, Texas. Further more I’m on Emergency Unemployment Benefits and they are a few weeks from being completely exhausted. I guess its going to take me losing everything before someone will help me.

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  98. zonagreen

    thank you for your input

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  99. billknox

    Melvin/ Rachel,
    Have you been able to find out any thing in regards. To the problems tat I was having with the Companies that I mentioned in my previous messages. Please keep me in mind. I have 81.00 left on my Emergency Benefits. I’m pretty sure they won’t extend me again. I just need a little help, thanks!

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  100. Loyd Edwards

    I’ll apologize in advance – I am receiving a ton of emails from job sites I’m registered at, I have forgetten to login to this site weekly. If anyone knows of an employer looking for an IT guy with Windows and Cisco experience, please contact Loyd Edwards.

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  101. billknox

    I still have not found a job after almost a year of unemployment. My Unemployment is about to permanently expire. I don’t have any other options but to hope somebody will hire me asap. I have had very little help, despite my efforts to find a job. What’s a person to do, I’m really about to give up.

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  102. Loyd Edwards

    I’ll bring my resume by and have you guys look at it as soon as I can.

    Thanks Melvin / Rachel

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  103. billknox

    Melvin / Rachel,
    I sent an email as requested for the job that was posted on Facebook for cashie. Is the opening for the new Grocery Store, Aldi? Please let me know what I need to do to secure the job.

    Sincerely,
    Bill Knox

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  104. MissRudd

    Mr. Knox, I will review your resume and then determine if you match the cashiers job. If you do, you will recieve a referral card through email in which you will show to the employer that you match to at the event. Their name will be written on the card, but we do not give out attending employers names to anyone before the event or before you are matched.

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  105. billknox

    I went to the Aldi job fair at the Hampton Inn. I was first instructed to go to TWC to complete an application for Aldi. Then bring a resume and dress well to be interviewed on the spot. I walk in and the aldi associate tells me to read the job description. Then she ask have you filled out an application. I respond yes man, and that I’ve done sales along with customers service for 15 years plus. She then says ok if we pick you application we will call you for an interview today. I walk out with my jaw wide open, heading home ready to give up.

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  106. billknox

    Melvin
    I have tried up until now to find a job. Rachel is angry with me because I couldn’t complete the secrect shopper job. I had lost my electricity and my mom was very ill. She or mrs williams will not respond to my emails. I applied for the Aldi Casier job. I went to the Hampton Inn on dec 19. Then was told if the like my resume they would call me for an interview. I never herd from them again. I’m giving up on people helping me. Rachel was suppose to have the people look into why. I’m not getting any job results. My resume is fine I’m know because MRs williams told me a while back. I will do this on my own from now on.

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  107. billknox

    I’m still trying the job search, even though I get very discouraged. I’m about to lose my Emergency Unemployment benefits. I’m slowly sinking into a pit of dispair. My options are getting very few and little. I applied for the Behlen Manufacturing Position today. Please keep your fingers crossed everyone.

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  108. Debra Wells

    Bill I understand exactly how you feel. I am getting very depressed and discouraged also. I will be moving in the near future to see if that changes anything. One of these days something will happen as long as I don’t starve to death first. I do not fill the bill of any of the Obama help. to old to have under aged children, and am not the right color. All they want to offer is 10.00 worth of food stamps and I don’t know about you but what the heck can you buy for 10.00 to last you a month of survival. Sorry if this sounds racial but it is the truth.

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  109. billknox

    Debra,
    Don,t feel bad for myself, wife ans daughter we get 40.00 a month for Food stamps. I’m getting so discouraged with this whole situation.

    Melvin ,
    can you and I get together Monday and talk a little? I’m sorry that I didn’t get in today. I just hope you understand that guía have been hard.

    Bill

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  110. Charlotte Wright

    I found the information helpful and convenient as to how job seekers can get the most benefit out of the job club resource.

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  111. poor

    Mr. Melvin,

    Thanks you very much for the information regarding the changes to job club format.

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  112. billknox

    I’m done wasting my time here. Im going to do this on my own. I have gotten very little help, most of the people have bad attitudes. My unemployment is now completely exhausted. I’m even a gulf war veteran, if I Inés that I would be treated this way. I would have never moved to texas.

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