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#541 RedvsBlue  

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:25 PM

Good advice. The legal job market is awful right now but you seem to be making the best of the situation. Have you considered looking for a judicial clerkship?


Applied for a few but no bites. They're just as competitive, if not more competitive, than firm jobs. Everything is hard to get into with the legal market right now.

#542 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15987 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:32 PM

I want to go for a Finance MBA and work in the accounting field directly at some point so it would be a good stepping stone for that. You are right though, the more work days is a big bummer.


The best way to get ahead that I've found is to leave.

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#543 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4376 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

Applied for a few but no bites. They're just as competitive, if not more competitive, than firm jobs. Everything is hard to get into with the legal market right now.

I hear you. I was in your shoes back in 2010. It's par for the course in this profession. Keep at it, I'm sure you'll find something. 


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#544 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:45 PM

I want to go for a Finance MBA and work in the accounting field directly at some point so it would be a good stepping stone for that. You are right though, the more work days is a big bummer.


Ask if they will let you keep your vacation time.

#545 mask-air-raid   Mr. Encyclopedia of Soda Banned   5809 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:18 PM

It might help if we knew what field you're planning on entering.

Personally, I graduated from law school about a year ago and still don't have any solid prospects so I started volunteering with legal aid back in February. I'm carrying a case load of about 10 clients and while I'm putting in about 25-30 hours a week I'm not getting paid for I am building up my resume with actual law practice experience.

I think using a volunteer job to build up your resume is a great idea though and while it hasn't quite led to a paying job for me yet I'm getting experience that should put me ahead of other job seekers.


Thanks. Basically, there is a revolving door with sales back home. Last year was the best year for entering, but people with jobs get jobs.

For stuff under my major, I can do better than most, but dumb people have higher GPA than me.

So I need anything general.
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#546 Zoglog   Blogging = AIDS CAGiversary!   6498 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2014 - 01:12 AM

I'd research it a bit first before thinking it is a good idea. Go to someplace like gaijinpot, there are lots of English teachers over there. From what I understand the field is pretty glutted thus leading to very few jobs, and many that do pay very very low pay and treat the teachers pretty poorly.

 

I do kind of know a girl who did it and liked it, but she was rich so she didn't have to worry about the whole money thing.

Yes ELT is not the best job to have in Japan. Pay is not high. I think JET gives you about 40k a year, and it's tax free plus you don't have to pay for housing. It's pretty good for the time period. I think it's pretty impressive he got in despite being 30+ years old.

 

But what you do after it is always up as a ?

I had a friend that did JET for many years after college and came back. Job hunting was not the easiest thing.



#547 FlyingAce39   Flyin' High Again CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

I'm hunting for just about anything here in Atlanta. I quit my part-time warehouse job of 4 months. I was promised to be brought on full-time at $12-$13 an hour within one month, but I ground it out for 4 months at $10 an hour. 30 hours a week. Not bad money, except I have to drive an hour there and an hour back. And my old '92 Chevy S10 isn't exactly the most fuel-efficient truck. Got tired of being kicked around like an old soccer ball, so I quit in hopes to find something closer to home. I've got enough to cover my expenses for a few months, but I still need something more stable and something that pays better. I'm tired of living at home.


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#548 JaytheGamefan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4137 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:01 AM

I've been trying to find steady work for a while, and finally got accepted by Apple's work at home advisor program. I've passed two interviews so far and after the third, I'll be approved for training in August.

http://www.apple.com/jobs/us/aha.html



#549 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9949 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

Ask if they will let you keep your vacation time.

I did just that and they said they should be able to add an extra couple days.  Plus I get to convert all my current time (salary gets all time off up front while hourly accrues it) so I start off with a good bank built up.  Officially accepted yesterday and sign the papers next week!


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#550 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

I did just that and they said they should be able to add an extra couple days. Plus I get to convert all my current time (salary gets all time off up front while hourly accrues it) so I start off with a good bank built up. Officially accepted yesterday and sign the papers next week!


Sweet!

#551 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15987 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

I did just that and they said they should be able to add an extra couple days. Plus I get to convert all my current time (salary gets all time off up front while hourly accrues it) so I start off with a good bank built up. Officially accepted yesterday and sign the papers next week!


Congrats. Make sure they state the vacation days in the letter or in an email. "We should be able to" can quickly turn into no additional days.

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#552 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15987 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2014 - 01:05 AM

Anyone going through a job search now? The wai-a-ting is the hardest part.

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#553 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2957 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2014 - 01:27 AM

I moved so I am in that process of getting use to the area and wondering where the best place is to apply.


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#554 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15987 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:35 AM

you moved without a job?  ballsy.


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#555 mask-air-raid   Mr. Encyclopedia of Soda Banned   5809 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:48 AM

Anyone going through a job search now? The wai-a-ting is the hardest part.


I like that song a lot.

Anyway, I'm applying for GameStop's seasonal openings. I didn't even get considered for the three or four new jobs over the summer at my home store and the manager made up some excuses. Now he talks to me like he knows me or something.

What's a good seasonal job that requires no experience? I'm tired of being compared to morons who just get jobs because they got jobs.
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#556 Burning Karma   Shepard of Fire CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 03:39 PM

Anyone going through a job search now? The wai-a-ting is the hardest part.

I'll be going through it soon. Luckily I have a job so I don't have to get a new one.


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#557 el swordo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1734 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2014 - 05:56 PM

Anyone going through a job search now? The wai-a-ting is the hardest part.

Nah the hardest part is trying to pretend you're not about to throw up in the interview.  


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#558 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15987 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:13 PM

Nah the hardest part is trying to pretend you're not about to throw up in the interview.  

hahahah i got over that a long time ago.

 

 

I'll be going through it soon. Luckily I have a job so I don't have to get a new one.

 
that makes is so much easier to get a job.
 
 

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#559 wwe101   waiting for hitman 5 CAGiversary!   2214 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2014 - 10:30 PM

I've been out of school since May with an Electrical engineering degree and have only had one interview since then. I check indeed multiple times a day, have talked to multiple recruiting firms (all seemed shady), and have talked to multiple professors and friends who have found jobs with absolutely no luck. I really don't know what more I could do at this point.
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#560 Dead of Knight  

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 11:43 PM

Just started a new job this week.  Much higher pay, higher position, more say in what goes on.  Going pretty well so far.  The commute is amazing and it's 9-5 so that helps a lot too.


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#561 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15987 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2014 - 12:18 AM

Just started a new job this week.  Much higher pay, higher position, more say in what goes on.  Going pretty well so far.  The commute is amazing and it's 9-5 so that helps a lot too.

I will be sacrificing a good commute and good hours for more money.   Guess it all works to be the same thing in the end.


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I'm 100% shocked that books still exist in today's day and age. I thought they'd be out by now. They make up like 1% of today's entertainment and unless you're 60 or older, stray away from books and start emersing yourself with real entertainment.

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#562 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2957 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2014 - 12:20 AM

you moved without a job?  ballsy.

Yep I was looking and Mom said to hold off until we moved. I'm one county north of where I was and hope to get something rolling this month. I just hope my 9.5 years in retail means something.

 

Just started a new job this week.  Much higher pay, higher position, more say in what goes on.  Going pretty well so far.  The commute is amazing and it's 9-5 so that helps a lot too.

Sounds great. My commute to the nearest city is 15 minutes.


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#563 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15987 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2014 - 08:21 PM

Still waiting.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuck

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#564 mask-air-raid   Mr. Encyclopedia of Soda Banned   5809 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 08:49 PM

I think I should be a day trader. I have bad luck, but my intuition would help. Sure beats walking into a group interview with a 40 year old person who's had a different job every year since high school.


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#565 2DMention   Cyberpunk CAGiversary!   3822 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2014 - 09:20 PM

I got hired at a grocery store, but they haven't gotten back to me in a week and I called and the guy that's does the hiring is from another city. The piss test place called me and asked me to verify some of the prescriptions I take yesterday, so maybe that's holding it up.


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#566 Dead of Knight  

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 11:31 PM

I will be sacrificing a good commute and good hours for more money.   Guess it all works to be the same thing in the end.

Somehow I was able to get a 25% pay raise with less hours and a shorter commute.  Really lucked out.


RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi

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#567 TrevorPhillips  

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 01:29 AM

I've been out of school since May with an Electrical engineering degree and have only had one interview since then. I check indeed multiple times a day, have talked to multiple recruiting firms (all seemed shady), and have talked to multiple professors and friends who have found jobs with absolutely no luck. I really don't know what more I could do at this point.

Colleges are SCAMMING you. There is no use for college in this age. You are now young and in debt because you fell for the scam. I did not go to college and do not worry about debt, and I can live the lifestyle I WANT without having to WORRY ABOUT PAYING BACK COLLEGE TUITION. I also think that some of you CAGers are having trouble because you are worrying about your lifestyle and low paying jobs. It has gotten to the point where I don't worry about that anymore. Employers having to worry about Obamacare doesn't help.



#568 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15987 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2014 - 01:35 AM

Colleges are SCAMMING you. There is no use for college in this age. You are now young and in debt because you fell for the scam. I did not go to college and do not worry about debt, and I can live the lifestyle I WANT without having to WORRY ABOUT PAYING BACK COLLEGE TUITION. I also think that some of you CAGers are having trouble because you are worrying about your lifestyle and low paying jobs. It has gotten to the point where I don't worry about that anymore. Employers having to worry about Obamacare doesn't help.

Idiot.

College like everything else is what you make of it. Some people use it well. Some don't. It's not a scam. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be commanding the salary I am now without a college degree.

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#569 TrevorPhillips  

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 01:44 AM

Idiot.

College like everything else is what you make of it. Some people use it well. Some don't. It's not a scam. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be commanding the salary I am now without a college degree.

What They Tell You

College is built on the hopes and dreams of people who were told they can be anything they want. They make it seem so simple. Get a degree and then you'll be able to get that job you always wanted. You might as well go ahead and buy that astronaut suit because you're going to be in outer space in no time.

 

 

Why It's Not True

The job market is incredibly competitive and there are a ton of people just as qualified as you trying to get that same job. And those people are probably better connected. I've never in my adult life had a job actually care if I have a degree or not. All anyone in the real working world cares about is whether or not you can actually work. The only job that will ask for a cllege degree is sperm donation. And I needed a Master's Degree for that job so I didn't get it.



#570 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15987 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2014 - 02:00 AM

Lol. What do you do?

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