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Seven Costanza
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How did you find your first real job?



I graduate in December from my graduate program, so I have been working on the job hunt.

I am finding it pretty overwhelming so far. All the jobs are looking for years of experience. Most of the jobs that don't require experience aren't exactly the career that I am looking for.
Also, I hate the feeling of applying through a company's website. It feels so impersonal and like I am just dumping my resume into a black hole.

How did you go about obtaining your first job? Any tips for a noob?







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Paul Allen
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re: How did you find your first real job?


classifieds in The Advocate





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dallastiger55
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re: How did you find your first real job?


Gave the manager a hand job





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Roy Oldhafer
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re: How did you find your first real job?


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I hate the feeling of applying through a company's website. It feels so impersonal and like I am just dumping my resume into a black hole.

Thats how it is nowadays.
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Any tips for a noob?
Start dumping into that black hole.






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Paul Allen
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re: How did you find your first real job?


Classy.





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Jim Rockford
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re: How did you find your first real job?


I've been approached for every job I've ever had. I've never applied for anything.

:OT Baller:

Seriously though, like Kramer, I've fallen arse backward into every opportunity I've had.

ETA: If you have friends/relatives in the field you're interested in, ask around. It's not what you know, it's who you know most of the time.



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Chimlim
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re: How did you find your first real job?


Classifieds on NOLA.COM
Monster.com

Don't get discouraged. Looking for a 'real' job can be a pain, but be patient about it.






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Seven Costanza
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I've been approached for every job I've ever had.


What caused them to approach you?






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The Calvin
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re: How did you find your first real job?


what's your career field?





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I Love Bama
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re: How did you find your first real job?


Fraternity brother





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Seven Costanza
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what's your career field?


Biomedical Engineering
I am not looking to do sales.



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Jim Rockford
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What caused them to approach you?


Mostly just having connections and being in the right place at the right time. Example: The guy who lived next door to my parents was starting a new division at his company, I was finishing up grad school at the time, and one thing led to another. Things like that.



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Roy Oldhafer
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re: How did you find your first real job?


Indeed.com





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lsu480
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re: How did you find your first real job?


A friend hooked me up






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Brageous
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re: How did you find your first real job?


someone that worked there told me about it and I got hired

csb






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J Murdah
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I am finding it pretty overwhelming so far. All the jobs are looking for years of experience. Most of the jobs that don't require experience aren't exactly the career that I am looking for.
why do all grad expect to get their dream job right out of school. Sometime you need to earn a little experience first.
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Also, I hate the feeling of applying through a company's website. It feels so impersonal and like I am just dumping my resume into a black hole.
not the case, usually. Thats the way it is now. You're resume will be reviewed when they need someone. I got calls months after I graduated because a company had my resume in their file.






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link
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re: How did you find your first real job?


my dad totally owns a dealership





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Traveler
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re: How did you find your first real job?


I was recruited right out of school. Knew someone that worked there and he passed on the word to HR that I was looking. They made me an offer the same day we met.





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GrizzlePickle
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re: How did you find your first real job?


I walked into the NAVY recruiting office in Cortana Mall





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Polycarp
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re: How did you find your first real job?


Word of mouth.. Sacking them groceries for $1.65 an hour. ahhh, the days of .25 tips





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