Job application help

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Chief, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    i picked up a couple job applications just for the heck of it, not really expecting to get anything from them, but what do i put for position applied for? i dont really care too much about where they put me,nor do i know any of there posistions. what would be a good general "i dont care" answer?:lol:
     
  2. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    Put "willing to work any position". That will show you just want a job and are willing to do whatever it takes.
     

  3. AllenM

    AllenM Guest

    I've always wrote "Any" or "Open" when I was in that position myself.
     
  4. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Show them you have ambition. Fill in that blank with CEO. LOL And where it says "SEX", I always put "SURE". Just Kidding!
     
  5. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    Where did you pick up the applications from.
    What type of buisness is it.? that makes a lot of difference.
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Like Dano said info. Do you bring anything to the table that is condusive to what type of work place it is. If so concentrate on that and go with the strengths and experience that you may have that they can use. Spellin and legability is also important.
     
  7. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    First thing I'd do would be to change my attitude. "just for the heck of it", "not really expecting to get anything from them", isn't something you should be taking to a job interview. Show more interest. Find out what their positions. Walk in ther with your chin up and a positive attitude. Make them believe it would be difficult to survive without you.
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    Never put your finger where you wouldn't put your nose.
     
  8. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    I've always put open. Same with "pay expected" I knew what the pay was before filling out the form.
    Bill
     
  9. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Any or open is a winner:wink:
     
  10. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    ok chin up, good attitude and no government conspiracies...man this is gonna be tough
     
  11. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    oh and to give more info there heavy equipment dealerships. holt equipment(john deere) and macallister(CAT). i like to help people a lot and beleive it or not i have good people skills. but i dont have any experience selling stuff. just using it.
     
  12. AllenM

    AllenM Guest

    In that case, I would put "Sales Associate / any opening". That way when you interview, you can focus on getting a sales position, but show that you are willing to take what ever they have and learn the business to work your way up to that position if needed.
     
  13. nuthinlikeacat

    nuthinlikeacat New Member

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    Believe it or not, but good people skills can get you far when it comes to any type of employment. If you have that, then dont worry, you'll be fine.
     
  14. AllenM

    AllenM Guest

    I'll vouch for that fact! I interviewed aith AT&T for an advertized position in computer networking that listed for 35K salary, but I came up a little short of the tech knowlege to run a 200 mile stretch of WAN. By the time the interview ended the guy told me that he'd hire me for 40K salary if I was willing to spend 3 weeks working with 3 or his top network techs in Sacramento, and offered me $1,200/wk for the training time. All because he liked how personable and easy to talk to I was. Told me he had interviewed a couple techs who may have known more than me, but he needed someone who could be the face man for the company, and leave a good friendly impression when going to the offices to work on the computers along the network line.

    In the end I was unable to get to Sac due to transportation problems at the last minute which shot me out of the job, thanks to my Ex girlfriend whom I was living with in Fresno at the time. But it just goes to show how much poeple skill are worth! They can get you a long way!
     
  15. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    i'm down into the SKILLS section and it says: please indicate skills in the following areas that might further qualify you for this position.
    Retail/sales/customer service

    Farming/welding/equine


    so could i put good people and communication skills under the retail/sales/customer service?

    is being a good communicator/ people person even qualify as a skill?:confused2:
     
  16. AllenM

    AllenM Guest

    Does it have blanks for you to write in your own skill sets, or is it just a "circle the ones that apply"? I'd write a resume that builds me up and attach it to the app to supply info that the app does not allow you to.
     
  17. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    When applying for a position and you are open to anything:

    1. Need to know what positions are offered.
    2. Be specific and write down the position you want to apply for.
    3. Then add that you are flexible.

    1. All 3 of these fall under marketing a product.
    Do you have any marketing skills?

    2. Customer Service requires people skills, communication skills, and quality assurance skills.

    3. If you have any computer skills you can add will be a big help.
    1. microsft excel, word, outlook ?

    Hope this helps some and good luck
     
  18. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    On any job that has a general application I usually just apply for any available. Places that use their own applications often have it set up so that you are able to apply for a certain job.