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8 months ago

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Either indeed is horrible or there are no jobs. Haven’t job searched in a few months and see the same exact jobs I saw a few months ago on there. Are there really no jobs? All I see are sale rep sales rep sales rep or and front desk associate


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    OminousNamazu

    Could be your location. I personally use LinkedIn and Glassdoor. Also, the best recommendation I can give is on LinkedIn look at major companies in your area, now look at the people who work there in titles you wish to have in the future, now go through their previous work history and note all the companies. Sometimes there's smaller ones that fail to list their jobs much of anywhere, but there own sites and sometimes there's place you didn't think of.

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      kate-the-great33

      That’s really great advice ! Thank you

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    4Ever2Thee

    So are you saying you don't want to apply to my JUNIOR FRONT DESK SALES REP NETWORKING SPECIALIST ASSOCIATE MARKETING COORDINATOR position? Are you not interested in a position with the opportunity to be your own boss in a rapidly growing industry?! lol jokes aside, indeed is pretty spammy, especially depending on the location or market you're in

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      AbsoluteMercenary

      Bruh, I had one of those damn life insurance MLM's try to contact me several times because I mistakenly applied to a "Marketing" Position. I didn't even answer the questionnaire after their webinar, and they still reached out to me and said they liked my answers!

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    Alarmed_Upstairs_858

    Indeed has lots of jobs in my area. However I agree with your assessment the companies that advertise on there are scum. Your better just applying on company websites.

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      VenKitsune

      And yet then you run in to the problem of if you don't know what job you want to apply for then you aren't looking actively for said companies that only list jobs on their own website. I'm 24 and I still have no idea what I want to do, so I'm stuck crawling through job agencies like indeed to apply and see what's available.

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    RevelationWorks

    Try searching while logged off and on incognito mode in your browser. It will tailor searches to your profile. Plus the site is *indeed* horrible.

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      Praechaox

      Do you have any ideas to improve the indeed website? I know people who work at Indeed and can pass suggestions along. From what I've seen the company culture really tries to care about the job seeker, they just don't always get it right.

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    pflurk19

    Filter and sort by date. That way, you only see new postings and get to have your resume seen first.

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      Praechaox

      Huge pro tip. I never apply to anything >4 days old. Gotta get your resume near the top of the pile

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    WTFGUY5000

    Apply directly to the company, not through Indeed. Some of them are posted because the federal law requires that job posts are posted for hiring, but employers already “unofficially” selected who they’re gonna hire.

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      lemonpee

      In state labor exchange system for free, yes; not in indeed which costs money.

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    KalEl-2016

    I use LinkedIn for job search and Glassdoor for salary info.

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    AffectionateAnarchy

    They have a lotta jobs but there's a lot of bs jobs to filter through. Like sometimes I'll look for a marketing job and there's a lot that are just standing in a costco selling direct tv for commission only but they label it marketing. And when I look for graphic design jobs so many of em pay like 14 bucks an hour like I can't be driving all over this bigass city for a lil bit of money, it's stupid

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    Go-GoPowerRangers

    It’s like, is there any actual humans reviewing any content ever?

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      ElectricOne55

      Yep that's what I wondered like is anyone even getting my resume.

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    HOLYREGIME

    I think there are no jobs. Any half decent job is few and far between. I see people saying they apply to 10 jobs a day or 100 jobs in a few weeks. How? Where? Where are all those jobs? It could be my area but I don’t see too many decent jobs just sitting out there. I look on indeed, LinkedIn, and have the 6 jobs boards saved on my laptop with my desired companies. They don’t post too often. It’s 1-2 good jobs a week for my experience level (1 year entry level-associate). Maybe if you have 5-6+ years of experience but anything less, I don’t see too many.

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      kate-the-great33

      Literally that’s all I’m hearing we are all in the boat

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    yungancestor

    I would normally agree but I got my current job because a recruiter reached out to me on indeed.

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      frnkmnst

      same

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    JKB8282

    I have found that Indeed isn't the best... I rely on LinkedIn and Glassdoor, but I normally just use these to find the job then apply on the company's website.

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      ElectricOne55

      The only thing that sucks about that is haveing 50 to 100 accounts you have to create for all the businesses you apply to.

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    Pistolero_III

    indeed has a ton of scammers too. I think the platform has a way of dealing with it, but some still get through. The classic gmail hangout meeting is one of the many red flags. LinkedIn is great, you can also try agencies that hire talent as well.

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      DrinkHops_SmokeMeat

      Lots of scams and “Marketing” companies that are MLMs and will stick you in a Sams club hounding people to buy an AT&T contract, for 70 hours a week

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    boojieboy

    I'm located within a reasonable distance of a major metro, so lack of positions is not really an issue where I am. What I \*do\* take issue with is Indeed must allow job posters to set a flag that makes their position show as "in any locality", but what gets displayed is the locality you have selected as your own location. Oh, so IBM has a senior DevOps position in their super-high tech quantum computing facility located in *<insert podunk cow-town>*? Sign me up! OH ho, and CISCO is hiring network specialists at their *<insert backwater weedpatch>* facility? AMAZING, I didn't know they have a location all the way out here! Honestly, I get it, but all this location-spoofing has the effect of (a) making me think there's more local jobs than there really are and (b) burying all the actually local jobs under a pile of false positives. Also, Indeed isn't the only one that suffers from this flaw.

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      gemst4r

      Off topic but I like your personality

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    anawkwardsomeone

    It might be recruitment agencies posting the same stuff automatically. I’ve applied 5 times to the same job ad and never even got a reply. Yet two months later I still see it being posted again every other day. Very bizarre.

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      rush22

      They're scraping resumes to "gauge the market" and/or committing investment fraud to increase their stock price by making it appear as if they are hiring.

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    shockedpikachu123

    Be careful with those easily apply jobs! It messes up the format of your resume. I had a recruiter complain to me on what he saw on his end.

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    hulks_brother

    But they have that easy apply for people on unemployment to keep up with their daily job application. Edit: I thought this was about linked in.

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      4Ever2Thee

      They have the same thing on indeed, I think they call it "Quick Apply" or something similar. I'm not a huge fan of these features personally because a lot of job seekers just run through quick applying to every job they see without actually looking at the job description and pay to see if it's something they're actually interested in. I see the value in it but it's a big time waster when not used correctly.

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    bertabugg

    Not sure where your at, I'm in CA in the bay area and have been looking for 5 months. I have been an Executive Assistant for the last 23 years and have had a few initial interviews, however, the last 3 months have been horrid, Indeed and LinkedIn shows jobs at different FAANGS and a few that are not, companies like Service Now, johnson and johnson, etc. I send out my resume a lot, some companies state that I have applied to the position already (2 months previously) and every once in a while I get the thank you, we went with someone else email. I can't believe how hard it's been and the amount of ghosting. I only know about my job market but it seems like companies are collecting resumes for when they get the ok to hire again. It is doing a number on my head.

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      thatgirl239

      I was in the hospital for a week and *almost died.* I had to cancel an interview. They told me to get in touch when I was well again. I was really sick and it took about two weeks to be in good enough shape/clear enough head to interview. Two emails and never heard a word. Come on. If you had to fill it quickly, that’s one thing but at least have the class to tell me.

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    notbizmarkie

    I’ve found the most non-sales rep jobs on LinkedIn and FlexJobs. ZipRecruiter is all sales jobs.

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    BFlynn23

    Indeed is polluted with fake/scam postings and every application I have submitted through them has either never been looked at in three weeks or was instantly denied despite having all of the requirements. Apply directly through the company website if you see a posting on indeed that you are interested in like others have said.

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    ribbitfrog

    If you are interested in working at a non profit or similar charitable organization, I've had luck with Idealist. That's how I found my current job at a domestic violence agency.

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    ElectricOne55

    Indeed already sucked back in the day with filling out 300 applications and receiving 1 response. Now it's even worse, you'll input your info into the quick apply and everything then it will make you take 2 to 3 20 min assessments with questions that are really subjective. Then a lot of the times even after that it will say you need to fill out the company application too. Like wtf, isn't that what I did this for. And if it's quick apply why did I have to take these long assessments?

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    KingShrep

    I have never once gotten a response from indeed or glassdoor during my job search days. Use Linkedin for best results.

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      kate-the-great33

      Thank you, yeah linked in is great

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    Drwolf72

    I guess we are adding to the list of sites that job seekers hate, after linkedin. If you ask me, these websites as we would like them to be useful for us, are typically not. The best website to go to is a company's corporate webpage and go from there.

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    Desertbro

    Both now and 20 years ago I get spam for Insurance Sales/Reps from every job site. They always say "your resume matches our jobs". I suspect the very same companies are telling me I need to re-up my warranty on cars I haven't owned in 10-20 years. Forget the spam, and dodge any job that sends you to another link to fill out an application.

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    BPP1943

    My granddaughter got a good job in her field of psychology and social work after looking for a few weeks!

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    roguejedi1

    What are you after specifically?

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    i-luv-animals

    I got a question for anyone working from home. Are there any companies that don't care if you have experience with the programs like Excel or Word? I've never had a chance to get any kind of experience working with any of the programs.

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      RefinedJester

      Its super easy to get certs online in those programs so you can get experience. But if you have time, just spending like 20-30 minutes familiarizing yourself could never hurt

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    Hardcore90skid

    Most people I know find jobs from Indeed. Most of my leads are from there. You have to search for what you want or put a salary at least.

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    BleuBelier88

    I use job boards as a way to see what's out there in terms of openings. Then I go directly to the company website and apply there. (This also helps with determining whether or not a position is [most likely] still open - it's not surefire, but if the position is showing up on the company website, odds are higher that it hasn't yet been filled.)

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    Lakersrock111

    Can confirm it is a crappy.

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    MysteriousB

    Indeed is one of the best for my area but LinkedIn is terrible. All of the jobs are months old or just links to an agency that is just a ploy to get your details.

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      kate-the-great33

      Sounds like it depends on the region

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    JerryGaryLarryLenny

    I get you are frustrated, but this is in no way Indeeds fault. Employers have to post directly to indeed, indeed isn’t a web crawler like Google jobs or other job boards. The likely issue is that there aren’t jobs in your area or that you are using ineffective search filters.

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    thatgirl239

    The app changed recently and it’s so much worse now. It is less organized and applicable.

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    sketchymidnight

    Indeed is pretty good tbh.

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    SeriousSamStone

    Back when I was job searching, I applied to around 30 jobs through Indeed and exactly 1 job outside of it. Guess which job I actually got? My one experience isn't definitive proof, but my experience seems to indicate that the site sucks ass at actually getting you hired.

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    OrganicHearing

    Indeed is horrible, indeed. I’ll see myself out.

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    ronintetsuro

    Indeed is where the unemployed go to die. Its lack of utilty is only outmatched by it's absolutely hellish UX. Only the infernally damned could possibly inflict something so vile upon the face of humanity. And I didnt even mention the SPAM THAT WILL PLAUGE YOU UNTIL THE END OF DAYS. You will click and click and click unsubscribe, but to no avail. You are marked for eternity, your inbox is forefit.

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    tw1080

    LinkedIn likes to keep offering me jobs....in Seattle and CA and CO. I live in Florida.

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    kac_kat123

    Ive had a lot of luck with ziprecruiter recently try it out!

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    seeLabmonkey2020

    Gotta tell you that as of three years ago or so, indeed was awesome. I found so many opportunities through it. It is still better than LinkedIn if you ask me. But that may biased to the west coast. I have noticed that (pandemic times aside) there are cycles to when companies are looking for people to hire. This is the low end of the cycle. Expect things to pick up in the second and third quarters, assuming things start looking more normal. Best wishes and good luck in your search! I know it’s tough. Hang in there

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    ChickenXing

    Sounds like just where you are. There's tons of listings in my area on Indeed, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, etc.

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      kate-the-great33

      I’m starting to see it is just where I am. Man this pandemic really hurt a lot of people. Probably made them stronger tho

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    i-luv-animals

    Try Google jobs. I just interviewed for a job I applied to 2 days ago.

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    Gaius21

    It could have to do with what you're searching for. I know for the longest time that was all I found, until I started looking up specific industries, and jobs.

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    cheesenhoney

    And customer service ha

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    Band1c0t

    I think depend your job or location, all the job I have experience with coming from indeed

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    DrGottagupta

    I’ve never got a job using indeed. Believe it or not but my last 3 jobs were found on Craigslist.

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    invbankingdouchebag

    Indeed is borderline useless. Glassdoor has gotten me many more interviews for sure.

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    PushItHard

    Do you live in the middle of nowhere with little to no economic opportunity? NYC will have a lot more jobs posted daily than rural Kentucky.

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    stormynova

    I think it's probably a mix of both. I was looking for jobs from around the beginning of October to the end of December. I started off almost exclusively on Indeed but due to the problems that many have already stated, I moved more to LinkedIn (but admittedly with just as little success). I actually got hired by a company this month for a job that I found through Indeed. What ultimately worked for me was to sign up for Indeed email alerts when new jobs with my saved keywords popped up. Every morning I'd scan through those emails and see if anything piqued my interest, which was way more efficient than spending hours and hours scanning through the same job postings I'd seen a million times. Best of luck to you :)

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    ashlaiz

    Could be your location.. although indeed isn’t perfect. I’ve gotten hired from indeed, and it is what my current organization primarily uses to hire.

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    meeseekstodie137

    it could be based on whatever covid restrictions are in your area, I know where I am right now has restaurants completely shut down and retail operating at 15% capacity for the forseeable future so the only jobs that are getting posted are one's that are clearly not real/reposted by companies on a regular basis, the rona has pretty much tanked job opportunities everywhere

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    forevernevereverfor

    What kind of jobs are you looking for

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    Grube_Tuesdays

    I feel like Indeed is targeted towards higher-earning and management jobs. You get very good listings when you filter by more than 80k salary. Then the requirements are ridiculous but that's a different story. Entry level positions have much better traction on linkedin and monster.

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    ThatWideLife

    You need to search for the jobs you want and eventually those are the types of jobs you’ll see. Make sure you do all their assessments that are relevant to the work you do it does help get interviews. I’ve had a lot of luck with interviews and offers off Indeed and Zip and best of all it’s all one click apply. Everything that requires me to create accounts and manually fill in fields I skip because it’s a waste of time and they end up selling your email to marketing junk.

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    LiftoffButNoIgnition

    I think the search algorithm just sucks fucking chunks on indeed. For example, I have done security, and given where I'm at with my life and education, and given my temperament, security or Lifeguarding have really been the best options for jobs for me in terms of enjoyment and building work experience I can use. Just all around better than working at restaurants or a cash register or whatever. But after a while, if you don't clear cookies or create a new profile or use a different device, the search seems to get really bogged down with recommended jobs. So like if I hop on indeed, instantly all I see are security jobs or law enforcement jobs and some lifeguard positions. And when I search, those things still get mixed in with the results. I would try going on a different device, and just browsing, and you'll probably see a lot more variety. You can then either directly search and apply for those positions on your account or just log in. Idk, probably not the best/only option but that's what has worked for me. Though I still end up looking more at security jobs than manufacturing or sandwich-making lol, at least until I can get an internship or something. Good luck!

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    stilettos_n_bluntz

    The last four jobs I got were on indeed so I don’t think it’s indeed I think it’s the job market right now but also scammers and shady people have also probably started picking up that indeed was a reliable place that everyone looks

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    HiFiGuy197

    We (a small 8-person firm in NYC) used Indeed to advertise two positions (administrative assistant, field technician) back in August. We received literally hundreds of resumes and it was hard to go through all of them. Initially, we did ok, but then the tidal wave started coming in. We added assessments and little questions (if you read this description and acknowledge that this job is not remote and you have to come in to our office daily, write “I agree”) to help narrow down the field. And then really threw out overqualified people or people in school for some “obviously gonna pay a lot more when you finish” jobs (e.g. nursing... due to the learning curve, we were looking for longer term employees), and we still got ghosted at interview time by about three or four people. 🤷‍♂️

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    Isexiedyourmom

    Yeah indeed sucks nuts I had to go to an unemployment class and that was their main site never been through such a waste of time in my life, the problem is everything’s online now and people can just look over your shit and be like nope next! With out seeing you go through the effort or even talking to you or if the site even gets your information to them, lol I was getting job offers from across the country, and I’m like you fools know where I’m at what’s up with this, lol don’t even get me started on indeed

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    SirSirae

    did i read that as teal'c 's voice ? Indeed !

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    DerpyOwlofParadise

    Tbh linkedIn is where the cream competes like madmen haha. Indeed is great for certain fields. All the jobs you can’t find on LinkedIn you’ll find there. Even better, if you see it on both Linked In and indeed, you’ll stand out if you use Indeed. I always came back to Indeed whenever my search was drying up. I have to say that LinkedIn has a lot of companies who post the same job for months, or repost. To me it’s really the other way ( accounting). Indeed has all the varied positions and LinkedIn is still the same as 2 weeks ago So it might be your location or field. I searched for jobs A LoT in these 7 years and I couldn’t recommend Indeed more. Lately I am annoyed with their stupid tests however. Indeed has some really unrelated and departed tests

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    old_atlanta

    Why are you job searching every few months? Are you looking for contract work?

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      kate-the-great33

      Becuz it never hurts to keep your options open to see what’s out there

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