Thread regarding West Corp. layoffs

A miserable feeling

Some say that the job market is excellent, but my experience with looking for a new job does not confirm that. I feel stuck here.
I have been looking for a better job for almost five months. How much effort did you put in until you found a better opportunity?

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It took me 6 months and then i had 3 very competitive offers from very good companies which were ready pay 40% more to what i was getting in Shitrado..!

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Post ID: @kaee+1hBxQ6ev

I'm a year in - it took my colleagues much longer than they anticipated so I take that national average of 2 months bit with a grain of salt. All depends on what you're looking for. If you take any job then yeah 2 months makes sense. If you're trying for a strategic carreer move or care about where you move to then it can take a while. Don't stress, keep it up.

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Post ID: @egaf+1hBxQ6ev

Networking is your best bet when leaving West/Intrado. I remember back in 2018 struggling to find a new job because West/Intrado is like a stain on your resume, at least in Omaha. Also doesn't help that West/Intrado intentionally picked deceptive job titles that don't match industry standards, which can affect your mobility. I found my current job through networking. So if you can try to make friends with other people in the industry, and try using recruiters.

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Post ID: @2gko+1hBxQ6ev

The national average is 2 months. Hopefully, the end date lands early in the calendar month so it doesn't look like a big gap in work history. Expect most employers to respond after 2 weeks.

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Post ID: @1ncl+1hBxQ6ev

It took me 9 months to find another job. However, the job market is much better now.

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