What is Job search: Definition and 20 Discussions

Job hunting, job seeking, or job searching is the act of looking for employment, due to unemployment, underemployment, discontent with a current position, or a desire for a better position.
As of 2010, less than 10% of U.S. jobs are filled through online ads.

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    Engineering Career and job search (teaching or engineering work)

    Hello I am new here lived in New York with my 2 kids and looking for a teaching job. I applied online but can't get response from them. I have received an email yesterday stated that they are going to give me an opportunity an engineering firm. They want me to fill a form with my all details...
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    Math Job search ideas for an applied math major?

    I am an applied math major. What are some jobs you would recommend looking in to? Thank you in advance!
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    Physics Career options for a physicist (MSc)

    Hi PF, I graduated (MSc) six months ago with a 3.7/4.0 GPA and is still unemployed. During my time at university, I focused on my studies and did not give my future work life much thought. Consequently, I do not really know what my options are as a physicist. Sure, after reading countless job...
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    Job Skills Alternative new methods regaining former type of employment?

    I'm curious if anyone/any member of the forum has used newer methods like twitter, to try to regain employment in some earlier type of work that one had from a long time ago. Instead of the typical job search of going to advertisements, calling companies, finding managers to talk to by phone...
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    Other What to do in your job search if you've been fired

    Hi everyone. This scenario is not about me, but about someone I know. He had been working as a statistician/consultant but for reasons related to his performance, he ended up being fired from his company recently (if it matters, he had already thought about leaving the company prior to his...
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    Other PhD or second job search

    I'm specifically creating this topic out of concern for career prospects so I'm putting this under the career section. I'm at the stage where I have had my starting job for almost six months since leaving my graduate studies with a M.S in Biomedical Engineering where I'm performing a basic...
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    Engineering Resume advice for Engineering/Physics Job Search

    Hello Everyone I have recently been working at a construction department for my state ( I live in the USA). I have learned so many things from this job, but I am looking for something more related to electronics, programming, or technical consulting. One of my points mentions creating...
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    Academic Superheroes: Is PhD Over Supply a Symptom?

    I saw this article: Academic Superheroes over at Science Daily today and thought people might be interested. It talks about a study of academic job want adds and how the criteria are so specific it's nearly impossible to meet them all. Is this just a symptom of an oversupply of PhDs? From the...
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    Starting Jobs for PSM Grad + Physics BS?

    Hey everyone! I know this question has been asked a hundred times before, but my position is slightly different: I have a PSM (Professional Science Masters) in Nanoscience, as of Dec 2015, along with a Physics BS and am looking for starting jobs. Does anyone have any recommendations? I find...
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    Engineering How hard to get an entry chemical engineering position?

    I am a nontraditional applicant with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience. I am almost finished a master's degree in chemical engineering, but many jobs that I wish to apply to have a "bachelor's of engineering" as a requirement. And a master's as only a "preference." Would these companies still...
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    Physics graduate in need of career advice

    Hello, my name is Israel and I have a B.A. in physics from California State University Stanislaus. I graduated in 2011 in the worst economy ever and in the worst part of the U.S. to be hit by the great recession. I have substitute taught in every subject in K-12, but I am looking to get into the...
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    Why does name of the university matter so much in job search

    I am a bit frustrated with my current job search and I was wondering if people at PF could give some guidance. I am a doctoral graduate in Electrical Engineering from a low ranked university (~ 180 US News overall ranking). Although a EE doctorate most of my work was in materials...
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    New physics BS grad - job search help?

    Just got my physics BS, looking for any tips for job hunting and job titles that I could be qualified for. I've been running into constant walls trying to find jobs that I'm qualified for with just a Physics BS Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if anyone has tips for finance related...
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    Going to Grad School In Lieu of an Unsuccessful Job Search

    Hello everyone, I am wondering what your opinions are on going to graduate school if a job search isn't working out. While I would like to get a PhD, and always have, the fact of the matter is that I need money and cannot fund that type of commitment. The main problem with my resume is that it...
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    Job search question Out of the box opportunities for EE graduates

    I'm going to finish my undergrad in about 3 semesters, and I've come to realize through school and internships that if I have to do any programmming for a full-time job upon graduation, I will go insane. So my question is this, and the answer may be a simple 'no, that's ridiculous'. Are there...
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    Physics Job search - nuclear physics

    Hello, I'm a French scientific programmer with a PhD in Nuclear Physics. During and after my PhD, I worked and still work at a French national laboratory on nuclear energy working on scientific software. I'm moving to the U.S. in a few months for my American wife's career in Northern...
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    Please help me in starting my job search as an EE undergrad graduating soon.

    Hi everyone. I'm in my last semester of my BSEE degree. I want to get a decent job when I graduate in May. On paper I have a lot of things going for me, but my head is a total mess right now when I start thinking about it. I'm really scared I won't find anything, or if I do, something I...
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    Engineering Senior in Engineering Physics: Job search advice

    Hello all, I'm a senior in Engineering Physics, about to graduate in May with a bachelors, and I'm looking for a job. I'm not sure where to look. What kinds of companies hire people like me (especially companies in Illinois)? The classes I've taken include the basic physics core (mechanics...
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    Physics Advice on Unorthodox Physics Job Search

    I am a senior thesis away from completing a B.S. in Astrophysics. I am very interested in a career in Plasma and Fusion Physics, and I live near 2 national labs where such research takes place. However, I have decided not to go to graduate school. I'm poor and I already owe over thirty thousand...
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    Job search: Two critical questions

    Hey everyone, In short, I am trying to apply for as many jobs as I can. But I have two questions to make sure I am doing everything properly, from the ethical to technical dimensions. Please excuse my limited experience and naivety in some aspects; - I am applying for many places at the...