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Seven Costanza
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The Wild West
Member since Aug 2012
1936 posts

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?


Paul Allen
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Boca Raton, FL
Member since Nov 2007
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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


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.
This post was edited on 8/19 at 5:42 pm


Chimlim
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2005
12805 posts

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
LSU Fan
The Wild West
Member since Aug 2012
1936 posts

re: How did you find your first real job?
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I've been approached for every job I've ever had.


What caused them to approach you?


The Calvin
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re: How did you find your first real job?
what's your career field?


I Love Bama
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Alabama
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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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The Wild West
Member since Aug 2012
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re: How did you find your first real job?
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what's your career field?


Biomedical Engineering
I am not looking to do sales.
This post was edited on 8/19 at 5:43 pm


Jim Rockford
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re: How did you find your first real job?
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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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Downtown Scottsdale
Member since Oct 2007
87071 posts

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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Member since Jun 2008
31820 posts

re: How did you find your first real job?
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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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Member since Feb 2009
17929 posts

re: How did you find your first real job?
my dad totally owns a dealership


Traveler
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I'm not late-I'm early for tomorrow
Member since Sep 2003
16743 posts

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
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2011
1768 posts

re: How did you find your first real job?
I walked into the NAVY recruiting office in Cortana Mall


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Polycarp
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Feb 2009
3791 posts

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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