Originally Posted by MagicHef
I was unemployed/underemployed for about 21 out of the last 33 months in Colorado. I would apply to a job and hear back that these companies were receiving 500-1000 applications per position.
I decided to look elsewhere and got a job pretty much immediately in Houston. I got a call for an interview literally 20 minutes after submitting my resume online to one job.There are a lot of openings in my field (engineering) down here, and it feels pretty good knowing that if anything were to happen to the company I work for, a new job would be relatively easy to find.
It works better to work through people you know if you can. That's how I found my two part-time jobs during this recession quickly. I've a great part-time gig while I update my skills now with courses. Other places were inundated with applications. But that's usually true. When I've advertised for help, I'd get a lot. I wouldn't even open all of them. Probably were more during this period.