Liferhacker answers your FAQ.
I have no relevant experience in the field in which I want to work and am having a hard time constructing a coherent plan applying for jobs. How can I convince an employer to hire me?
No Experience, No Job
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Robbie Corcoran made our lives so much easier.
Check out the results of his entry-level job research.
It will definitely help you get started on your job search process.
After reading the title, don’t you just wish you had twitter?
You would have access to all these amazing tweets.
It’s never too late to jump on board.
It’s not even a question, and yet, this command will probably be the first thing you’ll have to answer in your job interview.
Having a phone interview in just a couple hours, I am my own guinea pig for this post. I have been counting down the days since last week for this Friday. Ahora mismo, I can assure you that I’m sick to my stomach and am using all the self control in me to not projectile vomski.
“Tell me about yourself.”
Oh, how I hate those words. Ask anyone who has already done an interview. I’m giving you the greatest advice: PREPARE TO ANSWER THIS NON-QUESTION.
What the HR person really wants is a quick, two- to three-minute snapshot of who you are and why you’re the best candidate for this position. Obviously, you won’t start off by saying, “Well, I’m 5’10 Capricorn. Love long walks on the beach. I’m the best cook I know.” Wait…that wasn’t obvious to you? (It’s ok, it actually wasn’t that obvious to me from the get-go. I almost started by saying, “I’m a tiny Asian.”) Well, this just in: job recruiters DON’T CARE. They are not interested in you as a person. Recruiters want to see if you can do the job.
I found this site to be pretty helpful. Interview Coach Sally Chopping walks you through the steps on how to answer this question that isn’t even a question but is worth about 3 questions. Read the rest of this entry »
Yes, the Senior Meeting is available online! Click the link below to get started.
Dear Class of 2010.5/2011:
Welcome back to your last semester/year of college. Congratulations for coming this far! If you haven’t noticed by now, Demetri Martin is gracing posters all over the campus with 2 Important Things:
1. Senior Meeting 2011
Monday, September 13
12:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm
**All Seniors must attend ONE session in order to participate in recruiting/MOJO job listings/graduate school listings.
Tuesday-Friday, September 14-17
Get your resume ready for action this year!
Bring it in for editing and strategizing.
We can’t wait to see you all at the Senior Meeting!
10. Real Estate Agent
Stress Rank: 191
Stress Score: 73.063
Hours Per Day: 9.5
Time Pressure: High
Competition: Very High
“Real estate agents and brokers work long, erratic hours, spending much of their showing properties to clients. They must be extremely independent, and able to handle sales quotas and deadline pressures. Because they work in an extremely competitive field, successful agents and brokers are expert salespersons,” says CareerCast.com.
Ok, so Britney doesn’t have a job for you. But, you should follow her advice. Why don’t you do somethin’? GottaMentor writes about how you can “up” your chances of being employed.
Dear Class of 2010,
What they never tell you about leaving Middlebury: when the bubble bursts, reality will hit you. It may not hit you hard, but it will hit you. It’s not pleasant, but it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, chances are, the better you are prepared, the less likely you will be negatively surprised. Here are some common difficulties which you may encounter.
“You are infinitely better off making $25,000 and being happy than making $50,000 and being miserable. No, the extra $25,000 is really not worth the misery. Happiness is priceless.”