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    Default Job Question for Anyone Living in Puyallup, WA (or near it) . . .

    where's the best place ot find a job? I live in Puyallup and I've been looking at job sites/apllying to various places but I have ahd no such luck. Is there anyone who lives near the Puyallup/Tacoma area who knows of business that are hiring or good places to apply at? Thanks.

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    There are casinos in the area if I remember correctly. Not saying that's your best opportunity, but if you really need work, it's something.
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    I don't think there's any casinos within a ten miles radies of where I live though (I don't have a vehicle, and my mother cannot afford to drive me to various places that are too far away). So what exactly could I do at the casinoes though? What specific jobs would be available there?

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    I'm going to assume that you have checked the job boards online?

    It seems you're really limiting yourself.

    Emerald Queen Casino, and several smaller ones, should be within 10 miles. You could do a Google search yourself.

    There are always jobs for janitors or clean up people.

    Are you expecting to start anywhere but the bottom of the ladder?

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    I check job boards all the time, and I've applied at various corporation places (like McDonalds, which I've got an interveiw there this Sunday). I've applied for janitor jobs and anything I can get, anyting that doesn't require specific experince in something that I don't have. And I've gone to interviews for FredMyer and Target, but I got no luck there.

    I wasn't aware that the casinos were so close to where I live, perhaps I'll do a search for them then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Idealist View Post
    I don't think there's any casinos within a ten miles radies of where I live though (I don't have a vehicle, and my mother cannot afford to drive me to various places that are too far away). So what exactly could I do at the casinoes though? What specific jobs would be available there?
    http://www.emeraldqueen.com/pages/jobs.php

    ^^^According to that: deli attendant, food server, beverage server, barback (they all close Feb. 25th, so apply tonight if you see this - if not, check back, more jobs will open up).
    Apply to every single grocery store in town. For position applied for, put "Any Position Available". Then go in with a smile and talk to the same manager (not a different one) once every two weeks to see if anything has opened up. Apply at every single pizza place in town (Little Caesars, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Papa Johns, etc.). Follow up every 2 weeks. 5 grocery stores and 7 pizza places - that's 12 applications. Once every 2 weeks (say, every other Friday), take 3 or 4 hours and go to each of the 12 places. Within 6 weeks, you will have a job.

    The key is: You have to actually do it. You can't just put in the application and then forget/neglect to go in and talk to the 12 managers. Everybody does that. You have to make yourself stand out in some way. Let them get accustomed to seeing your face and your determination. They'll want you on their team.
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    Ah I see, so not only do I have to apply even more than I've been doing, but I should go in there as well. Yeah, I didn't realize that going in person to talk with the manager about the job position would actually increase my chances of getting the job, I'll definitely do that. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Idealist View Post
    Ah I see, so not only do I have to apply even more than I've been doing, but I should go in there as well. Yeah, I didn't realize that going in person to talk with the manager about the job position would actually increase my chances of getting the job, I'll definitely do that. Thanks.
    Well, yeah, for an entry level type of job, I would think you would want to put a face with the name. In fact, until they see your face (multiple times), your name and your application are just sitting in a filing cabinet somewhere (or in the manager's overstuffed e-mail inbox). This internet application stuff is over rated, IMO. Yes, it has streamlined everything and made it easier for people to apply and easier for managers to review applications, but it's still about making a connection with a real human being. You could have the best application in the world, but I'm not hiring you until I see you and I meet you. And if I'm super busy and don't have time for interviews, then I'm not going to be calling anyone to come meet me for an interview. But, if someone shows up, shakes my hand, and says, "I wanted to come down and talk to you about the job opening I saw online - I'm really interested in it - what can you tell me about it?" Now we're getting somewhere. Basically, take the initiative. Go "get the job" instead of waiting for the job to come to you. The analogy is this: if you were hungry and you saw a freshly prepared meal on the other side of the fence, would you climb the fence and go get it or would you wait and hope that the meal would come to you?

    Once you get further along in your career (and maybe more specialized), there are a lot of other factors that play into getting a specific job. But, with entry level jobs, the manager just wants to see some determination, some initiative, and some desire. That goes A LONG way. And as an ENFP, you have those people skills - the charm, the smile, the humor. These jobs are yours for the taking. You just have to go get them. They're literally waiting for you to show up and say, "I want it! I'll take it!"
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    Originally posted by INTPness
    Well, yeah, for an entry level type of job, I would think you would want to put a face with the name. In fact, until they see your face (multiple times), your name and your application are just sitting in a filing cabinet somewhere (or in the manager's overstuffed e-mail inbox). This internet application stuff is over rated, IMO. Yes, it has streamlined everything and made it easier for people to apply and easier for managers to review applications, but it's still about making a connection with a real human being. You could have the best application in the world, but I'm not hiring you until I see you and I meet you. And if I'm super busy and don't have time for interviews, then I'm not going to be calling anyone to come meet me for an interview. But, if someone shows up, shakes my hand, and says, "I wanted to come down and talk to you about the job opening I saw online - I'm really interested in it - what can you tell me about it?" Now we're getting somewhere. Basically, take the initiative. Go "get the job" instead of waiting for the job to come to you.
    That would explain why despite applying for so many job applications I rarely get any feedback from them, I'm an ENFP dammit I should already be out there making myself known!

    The analogy is this: if you were hungry and you saw a freshly prepared meal on the other side of the fence, would you climb the fence and go get it or would you wait and hope that the meal would come to you?
    Well to be honest I would hope that the meal comes to be, granted that it's a living being capable of movement and satisfying my hunger.

    Once you get further along in your career (and maybe more specialized), there are a lot of other factors that play into getting a specific job. But, with entry level jobs, the manager just wants to see some determination, some initiative, and some desire. That goes A LONG way. And as an ENFP, you have those people skills - the charm, the smile, the humor. These jobs are yours for the taking. You just have to go get them. They're literally waiting for you to show up and say, "I want it! I'll take it!"
    Well to be honest my charm can be a little, quirky and dorky to say the least, but that can be a good thing right? I'm also thinking, for this next interview, to go by my alternate name Jermaine Hubbard instead of Jeremy Hubbard, and when they ask why, I can tell them with confidance that I like to give a slight alteration to my name because I found it to be more rugged and entertain the notion of giving myself my own name.

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