Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Everything Else > Off-Topic

Off-Topic
Everything not about BMWs. Posts must be "primetime safe" and in good taste. No personal attacks allowed. Political posting is restricted to the Political Science forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #76  
Old 02-10-2009, 09:08 AM
Griffoun Griffoun is offline
.
Location: x
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 8,380
Mein Auto: x
Quote:
Originally Posted by SailinSand View Post
okay, they don't want to "train" anyone because of the costs associated with it?

PM me if you hve any other tips/pointers. I don't look good on paper at all
I maynot have great advices for you because I'm in the IT... but you're right, employers are cutting cost here and there, and budget for training is almost the first to go. Instead of paying some experienced individuals high salary who asks for training, or even mentioning "I learned all these from training in the past", the employers would rather hire a college kid which the salary could be half of it and train that person on the job.

Then depends on how badly you want a certain position, never say "never"! If 70% of the position is what you're looking for and the other 30% isn't, think about how much you really wants it and the prioirty. If you're hired and turns out it's not something that you like, just look for another job before quitting. Gaining experience from a job is better than not being employed at all, in a market like this.

Like Bolie's thread asking if we want to buy a house next to a school, the realtor can actually sell this "special feature" to everybody, even though most of us would consider the school to be a big no-no. It's up to you how to make the negatives to look more positive, or try to have the interviewer focus on the positives when going through your resume.

Just my 2 cents...
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 02-10-2009, 09:21 AM
dboy11 dboy11 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sonoma County CA
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 6,660
Mein Auto: 99...540i
I noticed this yesterday for circuit board designers in the San Francisco bay area...These guys are hiring...one of the top ten companies in the area to work for


Nvidia.com
__________________


Its Going To Cost How Much???????
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 02-13-2009, 06:52 PM
'Cane's Avatar
'Cane 'Cane is offline
meroglot
Location: South Florida
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 12,907
Send a message via AIM to 'Cane
Mein Auto: ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
Looks like my company is looking to almost double it's manufacturing workforce.

Check out the listings.
http://www.imclone.com/careers.php
I just noticed your location says Branchburg. My brother lives on White Birch Court. If you see him, will you kick him in the nuts for me? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 02-13-2009, 08:11 PM
tgee's Avatar
tgee tgee is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Moorpark, CA
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 10,153
Send a message via AIM to tgee Send a message via Yahoo to tgee
Mein Auto: 06 330CI Alpine ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by 'Cane View Post
I just noticed your location says Branchburg. My brother lives on White Birch Court. If you see him, will you kick him in the nuts for me? Thanks.


I finally got my first interview yesterday in almost 3 months. My fingers are crossed
__________________


-Capitalization is the difference between "I had to help my uncle Jack off a horse.." and "I had to help my uncle jack off a horse.."

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.-Robert A. Heinlein

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious-Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 02-13-2009, 08:15 PM
AndrewZ's Avatar
AndrewZ AndrewZ is offline
Ones and Zeros
Location: In Between Dreams
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 10,989
Mein Auto: Dirty-Thirty
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgee View Post


I finally got my first interview yesterday in almost 3 months. My fingers are crossed
Wishing the best!
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old 02-13-2009, 08:19 PM
'Cane's Avatar
'Cane 'Cane is offline
meroglot
Location: South Florida
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 12,907
Send a message via AIM to 'Cane
Mein Auto: ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuvThatSam View Post
Wishing the best!
+1

Good luck T.
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 02-13-2009, 08:20 PM
Boile Boile is offline
.
Location: .
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 17,965
Mein Auto: .
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgee View Post


I finally got my first interview yesterday in almost 3 months. My fingers are crossed

Best wishes.
__________________
Stop the madness: U.S. National Debt Clock
‹(•Ώ•)›
This post is brilliant. Completely spot on and chock full of useful information. Pure genius and original.
- Frank Rizzo
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 02-14-2009, 01:42 AM
chicagofan00 chicagofan00 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Phoenix
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 6,745
Mein Auto: 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgee View Post


I finally got my first interview yesterday in almost 3 months. My fingers are crossed
Congrats and best of luck!
__________________
Future
2015 M3 - Sakhir Orange

Present
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Overland Summit 4x4 - Deep Cherry Red

Past
2011 Audi S4 - Imola Yellow
2008 335i Cp - Montego Blue
Ordered: 2/24/08, Mine on: 4/18/08

View My Flickr Photos
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 02-14-2009, 02:52 AM
SailinSand's Avatar
SailinSand SailinSand is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: .
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 8,990
Mein Auto: Audi a4 quattro 6/MT
A big thanks to Marc540i for some really solid advice on breaking into sales! Its been difficult figuring all of this out, as most of my friends are bean counters and not in sales.

Talked to him last night and I feel so much better about finding a job in the near future, or I at least feel like I'm on the right track! He has a wealth of knowledge in the field and was kind enough to do some brainstorming with me!Wooohooo!

For once in my life I'm actually looking forward to finding a job and working (still in grad school). If I'm going to work I want to make it worth my wile... It would be sooo nice to eventually make more than hubby. (A little competetive). I guess eventually was the key word there, but you've gotta start somewhere!

Tgee- GL on your intreview!! keep us updated!!
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 02-14-2009, 05:27 AM
wag-zhp's Avatar
wag-zhp wag-zhp is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sacramento, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,526
Mein Auto: 97 White 328iC
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgee View Post


I finally got my first interview yesterday in almost 3 months. My fingers are crossed
Good luck!
__________________
When it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight! OohRaah!!!
U. S. M. C.
Semper Fidelis
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 02-22-2009, 11:55 AM
tgee's Avatar
tgee tgee is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Moorpark, CA
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 10,153
Send a message via AIM to tgee Send a message via Yahoo to tgee
Mein Auto: 06 330CI Alpine ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by wag-zhp View Post
Good luck!
Didn't happen....they said they didn't think the position would be "challenging enough" for me.
__________________


-Capitalization is the difference between "I had to help my uncle Jack off a horse.." and "I had to help my uncle jack off a horse.."

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.-Robert A. Heinlein

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious-Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 02-22-2009, 04:13 PM
SailinSand's Avatar
SailinSand SailinSand is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: .
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 8,990
Mein Auto: Audi a4 quattro 6/MT
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgee View Post
Didn't happen....they said they didn't think the position would be "challenging enough" for me.
I'm sorry to hear that.

I just filled out an application online...and have a friend at the company (I just emailed my resume to her so she can hand it to sales manager).
*crossing fingers*
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 02-22-2009, 04:34 PM
wag-zhp's Avatar
wag-zhp wag-zhp is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sacramento, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,526
Mein Auto: 97 White 328iC
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgee View Post
Didn't happen....they said they didn't think the position would be "challenging enough" for me.
Oh, that sucks. I hate it when they turn your skills, knowledge, intelligence, etc, into a liability. The one that really bugs me is the old "you're over qualified for the job", I mean what is that all about? I'm pretty sure most of us could dumb ourselves down and be happy with a job to keep food on the table. Sure there's the possibility that we will jump ship if a better job comes along, but in today's career climate someone that has been at the same job more that 5 years is a seasoned veteran, and longer that 10 years at the same job is becoming very uncommon. Companies are cutting people loose like never before. Saying someone is over qualified or wouldn't be challenged enough is bullhooey, especially when the employers are the ones initiating the terminations so much more often.

Hang in there. Even though this job didn't pan out, you can at least come away from it knowing they knew you were too good for them and the job.
__________________
When it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight! OohRaah!!!
U. S. M. C.
Semper Fidelis
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 02-22-2009, 04:36 PM
wag-zhp's Avatar
wag-zhp wag-zhp is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sacramento, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,526
Mein Auto: 97 White 328iC
Quote:
Originally Posted by SailinSand View Post
I just filled out an application online...and have a friend at the company (I just emailed my resume to her so she can hand it to sales manager).
*crossing fingers*
I'll cross mine too.
__________________
When it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight! OohRaah!!!
U. S. M. C.
Semper Fidelis
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 02-22-2009, 04:43 PM
BerkleyBMW's Avatar
BerkleyBMW BerkleyBMW is offline
Can't control my fingers
Location: .
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 15,162
Mein Auto: .
Quote:
Originally Posted by wag-zhp View Post
i'll cross mine too.
+1
Reply With Quote
  #91  
Old 02-22-2009, 05:10 PM
Bill-SD's Avatar
Bill-SD Bill-SD is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Bay Area
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,557
Mein Auto: 2007 335i Coupe
My company also is hiring around the country. Like gojira-san most positions require a clearance and citizenship.
https://bah.taleo.net/careersection/...ch.ftl?lang=en
__________________
E92 335i - Monaco Blue/Saddle
F30 328i - Alpine While/Black|SportLine
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 02-22-2009, 06:57 PM
Dave 330i's Avatar
Dave 330i Dave 330i is offline
The King of Common Sense
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 316
Send a message via Skype™ to Dave 330i
Mein Auto:
Quote:
Originally Posted by wag-zhp View Post
Oh, that sucks. I hate it when they turn your skills, knowledge, intelligence, etc, into a liability. The one that really bugs me is the old "you're over qualified for the job", I mean what is that all about? I'm pretty sure most of us could dumb ourselves down and be happy with a job to keep food on the table. Sure there's the possibility that we will jump ship if a better job comes along, but in today's career climate someone that has been at the same job more that 5 years is a seasoned veteran, and longer that 10 years at the same job is becoming very uncommon. Companies are cutting people loose like never before. Saying someone is over qualified or wouldn't be challenged enough is bullhooey, especially when the employers are the ones initiating the terminations so much more often.

Hang in there. Even though this job didn't pan out, you can at least come away from it knowing they knew you were too good for them and the job.
I'm stuck in the same program for 15 years. Now they are talking about ISS lasting until 2020.
__________________
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstein

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction", Sam Walton.
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 02-22-2009, 07:50 PM
wag-zhp's Avatar
wag-zhp wag-zhp is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sacramento, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,526
Mein Auto: 97 White 328iC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave 330i View Post
I'm stuck in the same program for 15 years. Now they are talking about ISS lasting until 2020.
Well, sure, but what I said doesn't apply to rocket scientists, does it?
__________________
When it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight! OohRaah!!!
U. S. M. C.
Semper Fidelis
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 02-22-2009, 10:08 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 11,022
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Anyone know a decent executive recruiter in the Bay area that can help with a VP/CTO type placement? Lot of bad recruiters out there, so hoping to hear about one that someone has had a decent experience with.
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 02-25-2009, 03:07 PM
Boile Boile is offline
.
Location: .
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 17,965
Mein Auto: .
The spreadsheet of sunshine: Who's hiring

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-...?tag=mncol;txt
__________________
Stop the madness: U.S. National Debt Clock
‹(•Ώ•)›
This post is brilliant. Completely spot on and chock full of useful information. Pure genius and original.
- Frank Rizzo
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 02-25-2009, 03:21 PM
AndrewZ's Avatar
AndrewZ AndrewZ is offline
Ones and Zeros
Location: In Between Dreams
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 10,989
Mein Auto: Dirty-Thirty
Nice find!
Reply With Quote
  #97  
Old 02-25-2009, 06:32 PM
BerkleyBMW's Avatar
BerkleyBMW BerkleyBMW is offline
Can't control my fingers
Location: .
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 15,162
Mein Auto: .
Architectural positions for Toronto and international postings.

PM me.
Reply With Quote
  #98  
Old 02-26-2009, 04:55 PM
Elvis530i's Avatar
Elvis530i Elvis530i is offline
Stimulus Package
Location: Return to sender, address unknown
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,245
Mein Auto: 2002 530i
A company a friend of my wife's works for is looking for a freelance web designer (html, css, Adobe CS) in the Southern California area. Job is in Carson. PM me for details if interested.
__________________
2002 530i | Black/sand | Rondell Style 81s: 18x8.5 Front 18x10 Rear | Koni FSD | Eibach Pro-Kit | Zimmerman X-Drilled Rotors | Axxis Deluxe+ Brake Pads | StopTech SS Brake Lines | 50w 6000k Xenon Lows/LED Fogs/Phillips Luxeon LED DRLs | Angel i Brights v3.0 | Solaris Invisibulbs | Shadowline Trim | ///M5 Trunk Lip Spoiler | 35% Madico Tint | Dynavin D99+ ///M3Evolution | Backup camera | Intake Muffler, Front Plate, Badge & Cup/Coinholder Delete | Klasse AIO+SG
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 02-26-2009, 07:33 PM
BimmerChuck BimmerChuck is offline
** Removed - tim330i **
Location: Tejas
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 200
Mein Auto: A Donkey
http://www.navy.com/findarecruiter/?...Recruiter_Text
Reply With Quote
  #100  
Old 03-01-2009, 07:55 PM
chivas's Avatar
chivas chivas is offline
You Lick It, You Own It
Location: Under The Bridge
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,414
Send a message via ICQ to chivas Send a message via AIM to chivas
Mein Auto: 98 540i/6
Looking for a web developer

it's a project for a non-profit (starter kinda) so there isn't much money involved but I am shopping around for a site developer.

email me if you're interested and i'll fill you in on the details.

thanks
__________________
americandan.com

It takes a lot of work to be lazy.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Everything Else > Off-Topic
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms