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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 04:41 PM
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2. it helps to have a well-connected family member.
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  -hey kids! Want an entry-level job after college? Well guess what: you need experience! WindRavenX  Jul-31-07 04:37 PM   #0 
  - Like when I tried to find copywriter jobs.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jul-31-07 04:41 PM   #1 
  - Seriously, is there a way to address this?  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 04:42 PM   #3 
     - Not that I know of.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jul-31-07 04:48 PM   #6 
     - Internships  dropkickpa   Aug-01-07 10:52 AM   #63 
  - it helps to have a well-connected family member.  datasuspect   Jul-31-07 04:41 PM   #2 
  - Sometimes it 's the only way.  barb162   Jul-31-07 11:45 PM   #52 
  - They have to do it that way; so they can claim all sorts of Americans aren't qualified.  HypnoToad   Jul-31-07 04:46 PM   #4 
  - $12/hour and a BA required?  datasuspect   Jul-31-07 04:47 PM   #5 
  - And quite a common requirement too; it boggles the mind.  HypnoToad   Jul-31-07 04:48 PM   #7 
  - HT is right...and yes, it's laughable  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 04:53 PM   #13 
     - do you have a strictly scientific degree  datasuspect   Jul-31-07 04:55 PM   #17 
        - Just a basic biology degree, but with quite a bit of lab credits.  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 04:59 PM   #21 
           - that is very curious  datasuspect   Jul-31-07 05:05 PM   #24 
              - the salt lake area has a TON of biotech companies, actually  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 05:07 PM   #26 
                 - i'm not all too familiar with utah  datasuspect   Jul-31-07 05:11 PM   #27 
                 - By-pass HR and find out  edwardsguy   Jul-31-07 06:12 PM   #29 
                 - job search sites, including monster, suck balls.  Lance_Boyle   Aug-01-07 02:22 PM   #68 
  - If I do not get a real job by November 21st, I am fucked. My loans kick in.  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 04:49 PM   #9 
  - you can put off the loans for quite a long time.  datasuspect   Jul-31-07 04:51 PM   #10 
  - With the world's problems, you'd think they'd want more scientists and such...  HypnoToad   Jul-31-07 04:53 PM   #14 
  - I 'interviewed' for one of those.  trogdor   Aug-02-07 12:48 PM   #79 
  - I just want to say one word to you - just one word.  KG   Jul-31-07 04:48 PM   #8 
  - not too far from the truth  datasuspect   Jul-31-07 04:52 PM   #11 
  - Have you considered graduate school?  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-31-07 04:52 PM   #12 
  - I'm concerned about the moneys.  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 04:54 PM   #16 
     - What's your field of expertise?  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-31-07 04:55 PM   #18 
     - Yes, w/ a focus on evolutionary bio/genetics. I also have a BA in English.  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 04:57 PM   #19 
        - Well there you go.  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-31-07 04:58 PM   #20 
        - I am going to look into grad programs  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 05:00 PM   #23 
           - Great! Good for you. n/t  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-31-07 05:06 PM   #25 
        - you are in an excellent position to market yourself  datasuspect   Jul-31-07 04:59 PM   #22 
     - What's your GPA as an upperclassman?  trogdor   Aug-02-07 12:50 PM   #80 
  - Get a volunteer position at exactly the type of place you want to work.  applegrove   Jul-31-07 04:54 PM   #15 
  - I've had exactly this problem lately.  Akoto   Jul-31-07 05:21 PM   #28 
  - EXACTLY. Isn't that the most fucked up shit ever?  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 07:01 PM   #31 
     - Don't ask for too much money  Nikia   Aug-01-07 07:09 PM   #75 
  - I know. It takes a long time to break that cycle  EstimatedProphet   Jul-31-07 06:18 PM   #30 
  - ex-circ. activities were mostly GLBTQ advocacy work  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 07:14 PM   #32 
     - Are you looking in that career direction?  EstimatedProphet   Jul-31-07 07:29 PM   #35 
        - no, not really. It's my stuff I'm passionate about in my free time...  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 07:31 PM   #36 
           - No, I'd say the opposite  EstimatedProphet   Jul-31-07 08:11 PM   #38 
  - They expect you to do an internship  Susang   Jul-31-07 07:18 PM   #33 
  - Yeah...  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 07:21 PM   #34 
     - Amen  MountainLaurel   Aug-01-07 10:30 AM   #61 
     - Oh, I'm with you there  Susang   Aug-01-07 06:37 PM   #71 
  - Check out the temp agencies.  hedgehog   Jul-31-07 07:58 PM   #37 
  - they've never called back  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 08:13 PM   #39 
     - Did you do a temp agency interview?  Nikia   Aug-01-07 06:54 PM   #72 
  - Wait until they start telling you about having too MUCH experience...  leeroysphits   Jul-31-07 08:17 PM   #40 
  - Oh man, I feel your pain  BluePatriot   Jul-31-07 08:52 PM   #41 
  - I know you have already graduated from BU but can you maybe do an internship in UT?  KitchenWitch   Jul-31-07 08:55 PM   #42 
  - I also feel your pain  Seashell Eyes   Jul-31-07 09:03 PM   #43 
  - In my workplace, most of the time when a full-time job is advertised,  raccoon   Aug-01-07 09:53 AM   #59 
  - It's so shitty that they do that  Seashell Eyes   Aug-02-07 12:24 PM   #77 
  - *waves*  BluePatriot   Aug-01-07 12:56 PM   #67 
     - Hi! I work in a lab doing data analysis  Seashell Eyes   Aug-02-07 12:21 PM   #76 
        - I work at a freight forwarder  BluePatriot   Aug-02-07 12:46 PM   #78 
  - i thought you needed underpants  pitohui   Jul-31-07 09:19 PM   #44 
  - That there is the reason so many people end up getting jobs that don't involve their degrees.  LostInAnomie   Jul-31-07 09:28 PM   #45 
  - I don't know if this would be an option for you  jaredh   Jul-31-07 10:59 PM   #46 
  - Any temp or seasonal jobs  Nikia   Jul-31-07 11:03 PM   #47 
  - Check out the NOAA officer corps.  cloudbase   Jul-31-07 11:19 PM   #48 
  - That's ALWAYS been the way of it.  Prisoner_Number_Six   Jul-31-07 11:24 PM   #49 
  - maybe you aren't aiming high enough?  mopinko   Jul-31-07 11:26 PM   #50 
  - Sounds like you've got a bunch of HR geeks who know nothing of your skills  bushwentawol   Jul-31-07 11:43 PM   #51 
  - The rule of thumb is 100 resumes...  Godhumor   Aug-01-07 02:38 AM   #53 
  - Unless you're in a high demand field. I apply for one job online, get a call back in 1.5 hours - lol  BlooInBloo   Aug-01-07 02:54 AM   #56 
  - This is why kids should work through high school and college  MonkeyFunk   Aug-01-07 02:41 AM   #54 
  - lol! It's been like that for 20 years. Every year, kids think it's new...  BlooInBloo   Aug-01-07 02:53 AM   #55 
  - Get over it?  Sock Puppet   Aug-01-07 08:19 AM   #58 
  - and I'll be joining Sock Puppet.  Seashell Eyes   Aug-01-07 11:28 AM   #66 
     - I'm in  DS1   Aug-01-07 06:54 PM   #73 
  - What about your resume?  RogueTrooper   Aug-01-07 03:28 AM   #57 
  - With your resume  Nikia   Aug-01-07 06:57 PM   #74 
  - My son had absolutely no problem landing a good job with city hall,  Joe Fields   Aug-01-07 10:25 AM   #60 
  - Have you applied through the personnel dept at the Univ (if you are in SLC)?  kath   Aug-01-07 10:34 AM   #62 
  - You also need connections.  electron_blue   Aug-01-07 11:00 AM   #64 
  - If you're willing to relocate...  DontBlameMe   Aug-01-07 11:08 AM   #65 
  - Internships are the way to go. A paid tryout.  triguy46   Aug-01-07 02:23 PM   #69 
  - paid internships?  AllegroRondo   Aug-02-07 12:52 PM   #81 
  - Sounds as though they're not clear on the meaning of "entry-level." n/t  Orsino   Aug-01-07 02:34 PM   #70 
  - I work in IT and I see this all the time. I saw a job listed the other day  GreenJ   Aug-02-07 01:14 PM   #82 
  - They shouldn't be calling these jobs "entry level" if they require experience.  Left Is Write   Aug-02-07 01:19 PM   #83 

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