I am a senior software developer with 14 years experience with system development life cycle experience. I have my masters in Information Technology. My main focus is in Unix scripting, SQL and SQR. I have worked with HR peoplesoft, and many financial programs. I am making 85K+ a year and looking for something new. I want a perm position and not consulting unless I don't have to travel. Is a industry change a good idea or a bad move?
Answer: Why do you want to leave the industry? Is it because you want more human interaction? If you want to interact with people more, you can become a Project Manager. I would recommend getting your PMP (Project Management Professional) certificate from the Project Management Institute http://www.pmi.org/CareerDevelopment/Pages/Obtaining-Credential.aspx
Here are some Project Manager job openings within 50 miles of Westchester, NY. http://career-advisor.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-Project+Manager/l-Westchester.+NY/mi-50
Salary.com says that the median salary for a Project Manager 1 is $88,000/year.
Question: I have been in the retail grocery business for the past 20 years, the last 10 as a salaried assistant manager. I am looking to change careers because of the amount of hours I work and give myself a better work-life balance, my wife and kids have an absent father and husband. This environment is a real pressure cooker and makes you sweat the small things, whether it the secret shoppers, in-stock conditions and fundraising. I'm a salaried manager, and can't manage people because I am spending more than half of my time doing checking, filling shelfs most of the time. I am doing the work of an hourly employee and my job as a manager is suffering. I have been on several job interviews the past few months to no avail. I have 3 years of college with no degree and pushing 40. Is it to late to start over? I need help as with all the stress the past 6 months has affected my Blood Pressure, stress levels as well as sleepless nights.
Answer: First, calm down.You can let your job effect your life so much. You're taking it to seriously. Your job is not who you are, it's what you do.
Second, I understand how hard it is being in a job that your not happy with. If can eat you up. In order to make a change you need to plan for it.
Here are the things that I recommend you do:
- Make a list of 3 or 4 skills that you have and enjoy doing. Examples of these may be: Managing People, Microsoft Excel, Managing a P&L, Inventory Management, etc...
- Take that list to the Job Boards and search by those Key Words: Here is a search that I did for the Key Words: "Inventory Management" http://career-advisor.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-"Inventory+Management" Here is a search that I did on "Fly Fishing" http://career-advisor.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-"Fly+Fishing" And yes, there were jobs that came up:)
- Look at the jobs that come up on your search. Make a list of the job titles, Skills Needed, and Education. Are there any Job Titles and Descriptions that look interesting to you?
- More Education may be needed to progress into a position that you're interested in. Depending on what is needed, you may be able to take some courses at your local community college. Community Colleges are the best way to update skills and acquire new ones. It's usually the lowest cost option also. There are many financing options for Community Colleges, someone there should be able to point you in the right direction.
- The last step in the process is to use a Functional Resume vs. a Chronological Resume in your new job search.
A functional résumé lists work experience and skills sorted by skill area or job function.
The functional résumé is used to assert a focus to skills that are specific to the type of position being sought. This format directly emphasizes specific professional capabilities and utilizes experience summaries as its primary means of communicating professional competency. In contrast, the chronological résumé format will briefly highlight these competencies prior to presenting a comprehensive timeline of career growth via reverse-chronological listing with most recent experience listed first. The functional resume works well for those making a career change, having a varied work history and with little work experience. A functional résumé is also preferred for applications to jobs that require a very specific skill set or clearly defined personality traits...
Use this guide to make your change to your new career, and stop taking you job so seriously.
Question: Has anyone ever interviewed for a position that was not advertised? Typically, the company is looking to fire someone and replace them right away, so they do a secret candidate search. I'm a little bit leery because you can' t meet your co-workers or staff until after you accept. Also, what if they don't like me, will they do the same thing to me in 6 months? a year?
Answer: I'd be leery also. It's poor hiring practices. It may leave resentment towards you from your coworkers. It leaves you in the dark about the work environment and your coworkers. It sets you up for possible failure.
Did you ask them why the current employee is being replaced? If they can't give a clear answer, there is something wrong with management. They may not a have the job duties clearly enough defined. I would think that management may not be very experienced because they're putting you in this position.
Tread lightly into this opportunity and be sure to research the company thoroughly.
I have a problem with finding out what I need to know for most of the IT/Technical Jobs out there. I am overwhelmed by the amount of specifically engineered programs for companies as well as the amount of generally used programs in the industry.
Is there a site (or series of sites) that I can look at and get an idea of what is being used today? Also do you know where I can find information on what the Graphic Design Industry is using as well?
Playing Catch Up...
Answer: The best source to find out the skills and programs that are used in the I.T. Industry are Job Openings. In the I.T. Industry employers are usually specific on the skills that are needed. This is tells you what's in demand.
I have done some searches for you, to demonstrate my point.
I searched on the Keyword "VM Ware" (who makes a series of virtualization solutions for desktops to data centers). This search shows 410 job openings: http://career-advisor.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-"VM+Ware"
Next, I searched for the Keyword "Citrix" (which is a competitor of VM Ware). This search shows 5,307 current job openings: http://career-advisor.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-Citrix
You can also search by local companies to see what types of skills they have hired for in the recent past. Such as, a local company where I am is FedEx. I narrow the search by job titles and location to see the skills they use. http://career-advisor.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-FedEx/sb-pd/fcs-MEMPHIS,+TN
Here is a search for Graphic Designers where you can search the job description to see what they are using: http://career-advisor.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-"Graphic+Designer"
Question: First interview went well. Two positions, two hiring managers. Discussions ensued. Now I have a second interview with Vice President and one of the hiring managers. Have never interviewed this high up before.
What questions are appropriate to ask when they say "do you have any questions"? (Besides 'when can I start?)
Answer: Do research on the company if you haven't already. Learn everything you can about the company. Review the About Us section of the company web site. Use Google, Google News, and Google Finance (search by company name) to get the latest information and news. I would also recommend using Twitter Search to search for the company name: http://search.twitter.com/advanced. Visit Message Boards to research what's being discussed. If you have a connection, use it to get some insider information on management and staff, as well as the company in general. I would imagine that there will be at least a couple questions that come out of your research. An example would be: "When you financed that widget deal in Germany last year, how did you hedge your currency risk?"
Were there any questions that you wanted to ask in the first interview but forgot or did not think it was appropriate at that time? Ask now, because you are in contention for the position if your meeting the VP.
The two most important questions are:
1. What is the next step in the hiring process?
2. What is the time frame for this process?
These questions show your interest in the position and your eagerness to close the deal.
Question: I have suffered two layoffs from my QA biopharmaceutical positions. After hunting I have landed again a QA job in some biopharmaceutical company, but I am also considering Sr it recruiter position in a start up home based company for work flexibility.
I am in a real dilemma of making the right decision between monthly job income but routine long hours (QA Pharma) and flexible recruiting job but unsteady income
Also I am thinking of taking SAS clinical courses If I take up recruiting job so that I can shift in IT slowly
Please help me to make right decision
Answer: You have to realize the up an down nature of recruiting. It is true that there are times that when you can make very good money. There are also times when the economy slows and hiring decreases (such as now). If your family can take the up and down nature in your income then it may be for you.
If you work as a recruiter for more then 2 or 3 years, it will be very difficult to get back into QA if you want to. After 3 years it will be difficult for Hiring Managers to see you as a QA professional. Are you ready to give up your QA career?
Question: I graduated in May with a Business Management/Organization Development degree. I've been working in auto sales for the past 7 years, and I'm ready to make a change. I'm just beginning the search for employment, and I really don't have a clue where to start. I posted my resume online (monster), and I've been searching the newspaper on a daily basis, but no leads so far.
Can you share some stories as to what's worked/not worked for them?
The first thing that I would recommend is to join the Society for Human Resource Management http://www.shrm.org/. This is the Professional Organization that governs your major (Organizational Development). Check out all the O.D. Jobs that they have on their site.
You can also join your local SHRM chapter to meet other O.D. Professionals in your area. http://www.shrm.org/chapters/ This is the best way to network in your field.
Here are some other Organizational Development jobs to get you started: http://career-advisor.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-"Organizational+Development"
Question: Recently we just went through a third round of layoffs and they said a fourth is coming. So I updated my resume and got it out there.
My phone has been ringing off the wall. I have talked to other IT people and they said the same thing. I am not bragging but I am scratching my head. Usually during a recession it’s the IT people that get laid off first. I don’t want to leave my company but afraid that I will be cut next. Its easier to get a job when you have a job.
I am in Boston area. I know at the other branch office in Houston they have a high turnover. As in enough people are quiting. So I am guessing that Houston is doing OK.
Answer: As recently as October of Last Year the Boston Globe ran a story about how well the I.T. Job Market was in Boston. http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/articles/2007/10/14/information_technology/
Yesterday, I heard from somone at CareerBuilder.com that Boston ranks number 3 in the amount of I.T. Job Postings on CareerBuilder.
I would be concerned that the I.T. Market in Boston may take a hit considering the hign amount of Financial Institutions that are in Boston such as BlackRock, John Hancock, New England Financial, etc...
The good news is that Boston has always had a high tech job market and always will because of the technology that spins off from M.I.T. and Harvard. http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/
Questions: I am a member of a local Business Association and will be giving a talk about unemployment and how to kick start a job search. For you hiring managers and HR professionals, would you mind answering some of the questions below?
1. When a position is not listed in the newspapers, Internet job sites or company job site, would it be OK to send in a copy of your cover letter and resume seeking a certain position? Answer: While it is best for your chances to apply to a perticular position it's OK to send your resume. It will mean more work for the H.R. Professional to keep track of your resume till there is a position. Part of my job description is to keep in touch with Professionals interested in some day working for my company. It's also good advertising and marketing for the H.R. person to keep a good relationship with all people outside the company.
I have heard of some companies not taking unsolicited resumes. These are usually companies that do not have a good process in place to manage their applicant pipeline.
2. What happens if you are not sure of the exact title of the position you are seeking? For example, many companies use different job titles. So if you are not sure what the job title is, can you just place a similar title close to the position you want? Answer: It's OK to place several job title's on your resume of positions that you are qualified for. This will allow you to stand out to recruiters and hiring managers. Place these Job Titles in the Objective part of your resume. Make sure that you're generaly qualified for that Job Title.
3. Do you recommend calling the company to find out the hiring manager's name and title? Or, do you send your resume in blindly? Answer: There are tools on the internet now that make it not necessary to call the company to find out who the Hiring Manager is. The main one being http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=jobsinsider_download&trk=hb_ft_jobsins
4. Keywords. Are they really needed? Why? Answer: Yes. Most companies use software called "Applicant Tracking Systems" (ATS). This software allows the H.R. Department to manage a large number of resumes, contact information for candidates, email messages with candidates, notes about conversations with candidates, etc...
These receuiters search resumes by Keywords. If you don't have the relavent Key Words for your occupation you may miss a chance with that company when a position becomes available.
5. Objective. Is it really needed? Why? Answer: Absolutely! It's your opportunity to let the hiring manager know exactly the type of position that you are looking for. If done correctly, it will get you an interview. That's assuming that you're qualified for the position that your objective states. Many people want positions that they are not qualified for and that leads to disappointment in their job search.
Question: Hey I am so frustrated and down at this point . I was a former Entrepreneur who salvage and sell my shop 3 yrs ago due to the owner of my property being negligent . I have been in litigation with him and a huge lawsuit since ( Yes I am suing ) for loss of my lively hood and business clientele everything . we are probably FINALLY 2-3 months from settling .....or jury trial ..
I have just started seeking employment again in a different field ( customer service , clerical ) because like all I still have to put food on my table for my children. And I am going bonkers staying at home !!
It seems that even before I went on my own venture and opened my own business that I had ZERO trouble getting a job ! I could walk in a place and get hired on the spot . I haven't went door to door yet . I thought I could get a Career change by searching and Applying on '' Monster.com '' I guess I feel sort of like embarrassed or get a bit of anxiety when I even go into public any more , Now it seems that EVERY job I apply for here on '' monster '' I get the same sad email saying they have found a better candidate.
Is this because I have been out of the work industry for 3 yrs ?? It isn't that I don't have the skills . When you hire 9 employees and a full staff you sort of gain qualifications to be able to answer phones and file at least ....
I even did the agency thing .. get all dressed ,spend the gas and look at a girl 7 yrs younger then me tell me Oh I have perfect places for you and NEVER get a call. I'm feeling like I am branded damaged goods.. What is hurting me the worst ? Any suggestions, I'm a honest eager 35 yr gal who needs a simple but respectable job ?
Answer: Not knowing the details I would guess that it's one of two things.
1. Your resume does not accurately explain your Entrepreneur experience as it relates to a clerical position (since that is the position that you're seeking). When you explain your accomplishments while an Entrepreneur, explain them only as they relate to typical clerical duties. Such as, "responsible for administrative duties to include payroll, employee benefits administration, and hiring." Your goal is to have your potential employer look at your resume and see an Administrative Assistant not a Entrepreneur.
2. Depending on what you did as an Entrepreneur, your computer skills may have suffered during that time. Clerical positions are very computer oriented these days. Many Administrative assistants are not only asked to use Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc... but more advanced skills. Some may need HTML skills to update company websites if it's a small company. Some may need Database skills to include a solid understanding of SQL and Access. So, if any of what I'm saying looks foreign to you, you should take some computer classes to update your skills. You can find these at your local Community College or a Computer Training Company such as New Horizons (http://www.newhorizons.com)
I may have made generalizations not knowing the specifics of your experiences and education but I hope it helps.
After waiting four months with one employer-I finally got interviewed -for there position -one I never applied. The position is quite entry level and during the interview did not discuss salary.
Question: So not to waste everyones time should I dare ask during the second interview what the salary range is going to be? I know this may not follow the wisdom of todays interview standards.
The position I am still interested in is still listed on the company web-site but the interviewer had no knowledge that the other position was still available. Interviewer flew in from the corporate office - to help expedite things. So needless to say I am quite confused-not what I expected and
didn't know how to best handle this situation. Assume the interviewer was honest but...............
Answer: I believe that the wisdom of todays interview standards are quite different. While an interviewer does not want to scare you away with a low salary, it's also important not to waste each others time.
Some interviewers believe that if you hear in detail about the position and any other benefits that it may have you'll be interested in a lower salary. Does this help you out? No.
The reality is that you have a certain salary number that you can't go below. We all have bills that we have to pay. Most of us have spouses and children that are used to living a certain lifestyle.
I think that the initial interview is where you should have found out about the salary range of the position. The interviewer is wasting a lot of time and company money by not finding out your salary range.
Be sure to ask if you talk to them again.
Question: I've worked in clothing retail (Cato Fashions) since age 16. I worked every position in the store up to store manager in 5 years (7 total positions) then as a secretary & then as a store manager/DMIT (district manager in training) for Burkes Outlet for a year until I was put on bed rest due to pregnancy. I've been a stay @ home mommy & part-time student on & off @ Stephen F. Austin State for the last 5 years, so I've been out of the loop for a while.
I really need help with my resume. Years ago, while working with Burkes, I posted my resume on monster & received a ton of other job offers, but now I'm wondering if being at home to start a family for the past 5 years has in fact jeopardized my chances of getting a job. I felt it necessary to explain why my last job was so long ago by adding that I've been at home until my little ones were finally @ the age to enter a daycare program, but I wonder if this has hurt me (adding this fact.)
As a manager, seeing a 5 year gap on a resume w/no explanation would concern me. I'm not sure I would even contact that individual.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as it has become imperative that I return to work. I have a family of 6 & this extra income is in great need & promptly!
Answer: Most moms returning to the work force worry about the gap in their resume. But you don't have to organize your resume by date, which emphasizes gaps. You can organize your resume by types of positions, for example.
Create a Functional Resume:
A functional resume focuses on your skills and experience, rather than on your chronological work history. It is used most often by people who are changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history. Here is a link to a sample Functional Resume: http://jobsearch.about.com/library/samples/blresumefunct.htm
Don't lie, but don't get defensive about the time you've spent raising your children. Resumes are about highlighting how your experience can help you contribute in the position that you are seeking.
Be creative, is there something that you did as a stay-at-home mom that can relate to the position that you are looking for? Time managment fror PTA program? etc...
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Question: After 16 years in the Mortgage industry, here I am looking for a different way to travel. I have over 20 years of managerial experience and have just watched the residential mortgage market approach the brink of collapse.
I am now faced with the daunting task of entering the job market again and am just pondering the thoughts of what lies around the bend in the road. Or, more commonly the ole' there's a light at the end of the tunnel,,,God I hope it's not a train!!!
At the present time I am looking for some direction and completely open for suggestions!
Here are some possibilities:
- You can stay relevant to your experience and move into the banking industry. While there is not great deal of growth in Banking there are pockets of stability it you land a position.
- I have heard that Insurance companies are looking ex mortgage pro's. Maybe you can transition into Insurance Underwriting? Here are some Insurance Underwriter job openings for you: http://career-advisor.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-Insurance+underwriter
Look at this as an opportunity rather then a catastrophe. Is there something in the back of your mind that you have always wanted to do? Your dream job?
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I'm not really picky, just need a part time job, like 3 or 4 days a week.
I can't afford the gas at 4.50 a Gallon here in Knoxville, TN to just run around wasting time filling out applications. I'm starting to get really worried/stressed as I can't afford to drive much and starting to get into debt.
where do I start?
SnagAJob.com is the web site that you need to go to. You can search over 100,000 part-time and full-time hourly positions.
I worked for a large cable, Internet and phone company for over two years but was let go due to a department merger. I was low on the seniority list and you know how that goes, last in first out. Even though this company has a lot of open positions in other departments, it is not their policy to place the people they lay off. Instead, they encourage you to apply for the open positions if you want to continue working for the company, which I do because of their perks and benefits.
I applied for several jobs on their web site that I thought I was qualified for. I got called for one interview but did not get the job. Aside from applying for their jobs, I've been job searching on Monster and signed on with a temp agency. I had an interview yesterday with a company that found me through Monster. I thought the interview went very well. The person that interviewed me told me she was impressed with me and that she would be making her decision next week. I believe I have a good chance at getting a job offer with a salary very close to what I was making at the cable company.
When I got home, I had a call from a department supervisor at the cable company and I have an interview with him next Tuesday. I really want to get back with this company but going to this interview is not a guarantee of a job offer. If I am offered a job from the interview I had yesterday, I do not want to turn it down because it's a sure thing, On the other hand, I want to get back with the company where I have two years invested. I know this company and if I ace the interview, it will be a couple of weeks before I get a job offer. Even if I don't ace the interview, I want to keep interviewing with them in hopes of getting back in.
My question is, should I accept the sure thing then quit if I am offered a position with my old company? I just don't feel right about doing that, but I don't want to reject the job offer in case my old company does not hire me back. Please help!
Answer: It is perfectly OK to accept the sure thing then quit if you're offered a position with your old company. While you may be burning a bridge with the sure thing company, people do that all the time. They will understand. They may not like it, but they will understand. In this economy I recommend never passing up a sure thing.
I hear many people today say that they're always open to interviewing for other jobs. I think people are starting to realize that now and in the future people change jobs on a regular basis. The advent of Contingent Work in America is going to make everyone always searching for that next opportunity.
Ok is the job market as crappy as it seems or is it my imagination? My husband has tried and tried and tried and tried and tried tried and tried and tried and tried and tried tried and tried and tried and tried and tried tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to get a job at Boeing but it seems that nothing has worked. He has tried to advance at his current place and can't (personally I think he is being discriminated against cause he works primarily with females) and it all seems to come down to EXPERIENCE. How can someone get a better job today when they don't have experience. My husband has a bachelors AND masters degree now and he STILL can't get a job. WHY IS HE BEING OVERLOOKED???? I tell him he needs to get a better resume but how do we find someone who will fix/ write a new one to get placed on the top of the pile? Not even the internet filters seem to work when he adds the "secret language" of resumes. He's had 5 interviews at Boeing and they STILL overlook him. WHY WHY WHY???
I myself have literally given up looking so I don't have to be turned down so many freaking times . Yet I myself want a better job too.
Anything would be appreciated!!
Answer: The job market is crappy. There's no doubt about that. Unfortunately, you can't give up. Job hunting is not a sprint but a marathon.
- Does your husband use his cover letter to explain in detail how his education and experience makes him a good fit for the position that he is applying for?
- Does your husband use social networking sites such as www.linkedin.com to find the names of hiring managers that may hire someone like him? Here is some information about how to contact them http://career-advisor.net/2008/05/19/dont-use-online-applications/
How he can get experience to put on his resume:
Not knowing what your husband does or want's to do, the below information is generalized of course.
Temporary Employment Agencies
While this may seem like a risky move for your family, it may also be a way for your husband to beef up his resume with the right experience. Many temporary agencies offer Health Benefits while you're an employee for them.
There are technical agencies for information technology, engineering, and scientific personnel; there are marketing, advertising, and creative staffing services; and there are temporary firms that specialize in placing medical staff.
In addition, sometimes organizations recruit and hire temporary employees that work exclusively for them. Places like universities and government agencies maintain their own pool of qualified temporary personnel to handle special projects and events, fill in for leaves of absences, or take on departmental overflow work.
Whatever a job seeker’s interest or skill level, there is probably a temporary service that can help. And if it is a specific industry that the job seeker wants to break in to, taking a three-month assignment at any level might just be the way to get their foot in the door.
Volunteering for an organization is one of the best ways to experience the work environment and determine if this is the right career choice before making a final commitment. And because most volunteer work is done for non-profit or altruistic organizations that support the greater good as in health care, environmental concerns, political endeavors, the religious sector or other community issues it is a great way to give back.
Question: How best does this work?
I'm looking for a new Sales job in the Tampa area coming from Denver. Should I get a Tampa # to help? How do interviews work...they pay for me to fly there or I set up a few and fly there?
Should I move with a job 100% or if determined move without one?
Any help much appreciated
The US Census Bureau keeps statistics on how many people move and why. Between 2006 and 2007, 38.7 million people moved in the United States: 25.2 million stayed in the same county, 7.4 million moved to a different county within the same state, 4.9 million moved to a different state and 1.2 million moved to the U.S. from abroad. Of those, the number of people that moved for employment reasons was 21%. Is that number going to be higher for 2007 and 2008? Probably.
My experience as someone that hires, has taught me to look for local candidates first. It's hard to make an out of state move for most people. Employers don't want to take that chance that a candidate will back out or move back a year down the road.
In this economy it's going to be difficult to get employers to pay for relocation costs. This of course is a general statement. If you're a highly skilled worker that is in high demand, an employer will do what they need to do to hire you.
In short, employers feel that candidates that make a move from out of state are a bigger headache then they want.
Here are four tips Job Hunting out of State and making yourself look more attractive to potential employers.
- You have to convince the employer that moving is no big deal for you. Offer to not receive relocation if you can afford it. If you've moved before, tell them how easy it was and how experienced you are at it.
- Job boards: If you post your resume on job boards such as Monster or Careerbuilder or www.Atlantaitwork.net. You should list your address as an address in the location that you want to move to. If employers search for resumes on these, they usually will search for people that live within at 50 mile range of the job location. So, if that Tampa employer wants to hire a new sales person, you're resume will not show up in their searches if you have your Denver address on your resume.
- Cover Letters: Use your Cover Letter to let them know number 1. Convince them that it's not a big deal to move.
- Interviews: It's not unreasonable for you to request a phone interview before an in-person. It will let you and the hiring manager know if it's worth the time and money to fly for the in-person.
I'm exploring how effective Twitter Search is for Job Hunting.
For those who don't know, here is some information on Twitter:
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email or through an application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. For SMS, four gateway numbers are currently available: short codes for the United States, Canada, and India, as well as a United Kingdom number for international use. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email.
Twitter Search - http://search.twitter.com/ searches the tweets of this Micro-blog. From personal experience I have seen a few recruiters on twitter. This made me wonder how many Job Openings are posted to Twitter.
Using the Twitter Advanced Search http://search.twitter.com/advanced, here are some searches you may want to try.
Oracle DBA Jobs located in Atlanta
Technical Recruiter Jobs
The key to searching for Jobs is to click box that says "Containing links" at the bottom of the advanced Search form. This makes sure that you will be only searching links that contain URL's. This makes sense because with a 140 word limit on posts the recruiter is going to want to redirect you the full job description on another site.