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Old 10-01-2014, 11:20 PM   #166
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So right when I was about to step into the shower the other day a cockroach ran across my foot. It was the first one I had seen in years. Needless to say the video below is practically an exact shot for shot recreation showing how I killed it.
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:09 PM   #167
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i got laid off yesterday, this is about 1 year after the regime change, and about 4 months since i had to interview for my own job.

they gave me the option of moving to minneapolis, but w my lady in her first year of teaching high school here (not yet tenured, and without proper mn teaching credentials), we are in no position to move.

i am updating my resume right now, any tips or general advice appreciated. i was a product marketing specialist (w manager responsibilities) for a large erp software company.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:04 PM   #168
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i got laid off yesterday, this is about 1 year after the regime change, and about 4 months since i had to interview for my own job.

they gave me the option of moving to minneapolis, but w my lady in her first year of teaching high school here (not yet tenured, and without proper mn teaching credentials), we are in no position to move.

i am updating my resume right now, any tips or general advice appreciated. i was a product marketing specialist (w manager responsibilities) for a large erp software company.
That sucks, been there.

Stay mentally/physically active. Don't let yourself become a sloth. It's easy to let yourself go at a time like this. Don't. Take this time to learn a new skill set that maybe could help you in your new job. Maybe even consider your own job

Don't limit yourself to the jobs that are actively available. Just about every job I've had in my career has been a job that didn't previously exist. I did my research on where the company wanted to go and pitched myself as having the skills to match their needs. Obviously the foot in the door is usually to apply for an open position, but don't be afraid to be bold

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Old 10-09-2014, 06:26 PM   #169
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sorry to hear that los.

thankfully it sounds like you still have a paycheck coming in with the wife.

like SS said and im sure you already know - stay active and contact every single person you know.

ill be looking for your follow up post in the good news thread real soon i hope
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:33 PM   #170
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That sucks, been there.

Stay mentally/physically active. Don't let yourself become a sloth. It's easy to let yourself go at a time like this. Don't. Take this time to learn a new skill set that maybe could help you in your new job. Maybe even consider your own job

Don't limit yourself to the jobs that are actively available. Just about every job I've had in my career has been a job that didn't previously exist. I did my research on where the company wanted to go and pitched myself as having the skills to match their needs. Obviously the foot in the door is usually to apply for an open position, but don't be afraid to be bold

Network. People who know people are the luckiest people of all
thanks smoot, all very good advice.

luckily this industry and area have extremely high turnover rates, i made many friends who have since left the company. i was only there for 2 years (1 as an intern and temp), but several rough leads courtesy of those peers.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:34 PM   #171
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sorry to hear that los.

thankfully it sounds like you still have a paycheck coming in with the wife.

like SS said and im sure you already know - stay active and contact every single person you know.

ill be looking for your follow up post in the good news thread real soon i hope
thanks for the support, otm.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:53 PM   #172
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Stay strong Los.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #173
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thanks chico (i always think of razor ramon)
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:04 PM   #174
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My Stepfather died today. Went out the best way possible I guess, he just never woke up. Almost 2 years to the day when my Dad died. Sucks man. Tired of this.
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thanks chico (i always think of razor ramon)
Ramon is my good friend's brother in law name. We call him razor Ramon, which fits because he is an engineer and quite sharpe.

Matty that sux. Got a friends mother recover from cancer surgery and her recovery is going bad. At the sametime I have 8 friends, family and co workers who are expecting by the end of the year. The wheel keeps turning and can't slow down
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:01 PM   #176
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My Stepfather died today. Went out the best way possible I guess, he just never woke up. Almost 2 years to the day when my Dad died. Sucks man. Tired of this.

Sorry for your loss Matty. Much love and prayers your way.

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Old 10-10-2014, 03:52 AM   #177
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My Stepfather died today. Went out the best way possible I guess, he just never woke up. Almost 2 years to the day when my Dad died. Sucks man. Tired of this.

Sorry for your loss Mattyk ,it will get better .
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:55 AM   #178
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i got laid off yesterday, this is about 1 year after the regime change, and about 4 months since i had to interview for my own job.

they gave me the option of moving to minneapolis, but w my lady in her first year of teaching high school here (not yet tenured, and without proper mn teaching credentials), we are in no position to move.

i am updating my resume right now, any tips or general advice appreciated. i was a product marketing specialist (w manager responsibilities) for a large erp software company.
SS is right don't sit around (not that you are) .I found out that you don't wait for them .Knock on doors don't wait for an opening to be posted !
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:33 AM   #179
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Sorry for your loss Matty.

Los there's enough good advice in this thread already, so good luck finding a new job. When one door closes another opens, this might be a blessing in disguise anyways.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:36 AM   #180
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sorry for your family's loss, matty.
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