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Need some advice about those job sites and posted resumes

 
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A while back I posted my resume on a bunch of job sites... uhmmm.... dice, monster, careerbuilder, et cetera. I have, other than volunteer and schoolwork, no professional experience in the field I am looking to get into. I am pretty much looking to get an entry level job in some sort of software/development/testing/design/something company.

I also have a job now that I'm pretty content with. I could stay with it if I wanted/needed or whatever. This is not an emergency for me to get a job within x months or anything.

I have been getting lots of emails from people who have seen my resume. Most emails are about jobs that are WAY (and I'm talking WAAAAY) above my skillset.


So here's the question...

if I get an email from one of these companies that I think is cool... I mean like the ad or the product they sell or the job or whatever.... meaning I'm interested in anything about it not just the job itself.... but the job is way out of my league, can I send an email asking for a lower position? Do things work out that way? Does anyone think a hiring manager would even look at something along those lines?
 
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Janeice DelVecchio wrote:
but the job is way out of my league, can I send an email asking for a lower position? Do things work out that way? Does anyone think a hiring manager would even look at something along those lines?



Why not? It can't hurt to ask. And don't sell yourself short, if you are enthusiastic about something, it shows. And this enthusiasm may be enough to get you the position, even if you don't fulfill all the requirements.

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Janeice,
Like many things it depends. If I need an architect and only an architect, it doesn't help. However, in many cases there are multiple positions and they can consider you for another one. Or create a position. Or change their mind and decide they would rather have you. It certainly doesn't hurt to ask.
 
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Actually i am experiencing the same problem that janece is having ,on my side most posted jobs requires years of experience and i dont have any professional experience and i am only interested in entry level positions,so the question comes how do you talk to them to change their mind or create another position for you?meaning how do you provide such explainations to them as most sites only have a place to enter your resumes and cover letter.And you only talk to recruiters not employees.Is it ok,to put your intentions and expectations in the cover letter requesting the recruiters to connect you with their clients regardles of the client's target?Thank you in advance guys
 
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Agree with Henry. If you appear enthusiastic, they might record your details and contact you whenever there is a more suitable job.
 
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David,
You would need to approach the company and talk to HR rather than go through a recruiter.
 
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Thanks jeanne,
But again most posted jobs are through consultation companies or recruiters,i dont know any local companies that uses JEE technologies.Is their anyway to look them up?
 
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I look.... every day.... and do research and ask people. I search college websites and look for ways for college students to find employment. My resume is posted on job sites and I get lots of emails from companies asking me about jobs that are WAY out of my league... one day I'll find a company I think is cool and send some emails

I take notes and send resumes and network with friends and family.

These companies need to find CUSTOMERS, so think of what kinds of companies you'd like to work for, then do research on those kinds of companies as if you're, well, going to buy from them. Go to websites and click the "about/careers" pages.

Eventually, you'll find what you're looking for.
 
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david mbura wrote:Thanks jeanne,
But again most posted jobs are through consultation companies or recruiters,i dont know any local companies that uses JEE technologies.Is their anyway to look them up?


As Janeice directed, an unadvertised job (or one that doesn't exactly exist at the moment) isn't going to be available through a consulting company or recruiter. You need to be talking to the actual company for that technique to even have a chance at working.
 
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