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How to get job in field by breakabond - Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:28:36 EST ID:eiOCF28z No.38252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Got 4-year degree, but no employer wants me.

What are my options, how do I get a job in my field? I'm being vague because I'm looking for general info for job-getting.
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Jack Grandshit - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:30:51 EST ID:3zXn8Of8 No.38273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What is your field.
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William Podgehone - Tue, 09 May 2017 13:26:54 EST ID:EPhW1MgY No.38299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38273
As if you'd know what to do. Cmon man.
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Esther Borryford - Wed, 10 May 2017 14:14:57 EST ID:3nyL+YLL No.38300 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38252

How can you expect to get any advice without giving any information?

Apply for jobs if you want a job. There you go.
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Jenny Smallfoot - Thu, 11 May 2017 12:03:50 EST ID:+r4O5D5B No.38301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm not OP, but I have a 4 year degree in molecular biology. The field I want to apply it in is brewing quality control, so I'm getting a certificate in brewing processes from a top brew school to buff up my resume and get more familiar with the industry. That's in October, and I'm hoping to network with the instructors as well as with their reference/job ad networking they've got with it.

tl;dr Any tips for cold calling or otherwise injecting yourself into the job market?
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OP - Fri, 12 May 2017 11:03:08 EST ID:EPhW1MgY No.38304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38301
>networking
>extracurricular certifications

Fuck life. Just, fuck it. It's either effort or working as a delivery driver.
So tired of it. Just wanna slam a big shot and go night night, but then my parents would be sad.
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William Bedgesitch - Fri, 12 May 2017 13:31:02 EST ID:Y2hoDt8D No.38307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38301
Hey you sound proactive, that's a good start. I had a career in recruitment and the most important things we looked for was a good job history or education history, try not to leave any gaps in your resume. Phoning companies and asking about work is an excellent way to get yourself noticed, even just ringing up and explaining where you want to be and asking if you can come and do a week or so of unpaid work to see what its like. I know nobody wants to do unpaid work but it definitely can lead to networking and employment opportunities.

Kind of unrelated but the most important quality many employers agree on is consistency, even if you're shit it you're consistently shit and always work to that standard employers will still pick you over someone who is brilliant sometimes and shit other times. This is partly why they all like to see no gaps on the resume, it shows you're consistently eager to do stuff.
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Samuel Murdson - Wed, 17 May 2017 02:48:04 EST ID:zRO/6wM7 No.38311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38304
just enter god mode yo. this world isn't a given. u need to go ham.
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Charlotte Hirringfuck - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 22:55:51 EST ID:LehgMG16 No.38321 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38304
you are faced with one really difficult choice,
work hard to get a job or get drunk and don't
I think the fact that the former is so difficult means that the latter is your only choice. Really unfortunate that it was impossible for you to do the former, but you know what they say, when live gives you lemons fall on the ground and cry about it
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OP - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:03:39 EST ID:hNxW20rE No.38339 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>38321
I like your attitude!

Here I am months later, still no job after hundreds of applications sent out to entry-level computer-science positions.
I think it was around my 3rd year in college when I realized that this degree wasn't teaching anything CLOSE to what is actually being used in the real-world of Software Engineering / Development.
The almost useless and expensive computer science degree is more like a stamp that just barely gets you considered. You have to actually go above-and-beyond, self-learn, because the CS field is growing so quickly, and my school's curriculum barely covered the relevant applicable experience needed.
#jaded
#bitter
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Caroline Chuffingforth - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:24:23 EST ID:Y2hoDt8D No.38340 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38339
Then do something about it stop wasting time when the industry changes so fast. Self learn and maybe write develop some software in your spare time that you could show off to prospective employers. You never know you could even develop something you can make money off but I recommend not making money a primary concern.

Alternatively you could go into teaching.
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fuck you - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:20:19 EST ID:hNxW20rE No.38343 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38340
I'd rather kill myself to be honest.
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Nicholas Dumblebuck - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:21:57 EST ID:tyt26SZk No.38346 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38339
>You have to actually go above-and-beyond

You don't say.
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Charles Fobbleshit - Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:42:16 EST ID:NEiuWQhu No.38355 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>38252

Just don't take it personally lil nigga times is tough
you gon b allright


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