reply to post by SantaClaus
I did stipulate that the type of work you're looking for matters. I am a media specialist, so maybe I was asking for this, as typically, to make a
living you need to create your own specialty or even your own company.
This is true, and on top of this your location matters greatly. However even Media Specialist can be considered a wide array of possibilities as far
as job titles.. And perhaps your first job with a media related company won't be what you want, but a "foot in the door" type job?
Perhaps I am a moron based on the fact that I won't settle for a labor job or a cubicle job.
I was not calling you specifically a moron but was speaking in general terms, I see I came off wrong.
But the notion "I am to good for this" attitude won't help.. especially if you have no current job, you have under 2 years experience in your field
and your fresh out of college.
-Does this have anything to do with you being a mason? Nothing against masons, but nepotism runs deep in lodges. Methinks maybe dad's friend helped
Yes. Being a Mason helped me for a most unusual reason.. On the application / test I was given a large part regarded college fraternities and
especially officers of college frats. It looks good on resumes to be in a College Frat because it shows ambition, leadership and charm I suppose..
Well I said I was a Mason, they consider that an even more prestigious fraternity and it looked even better to be an officer in that.
My boss is female. The recruiter was not a Mason. Only one guy in the office is a Mason.
But I won't lie. It helped a good deal.
-Are you a person of color? Fortune 500 companies (especially) will often hire to balance numbers even if it requires hiring under-qualified
I am pasty white. My boss is black, if you wish to know.
-Four other companies looking at you? Holy hell what did you do, perform some sort of middle-class miracle???
Not at all, big corporations typically hire from resume hosting websites. They type in the area code and look at all updated files within the last 72
hours within 10 miles of the zip code. It then pulls out only the resumes that have specific key words in them. I am very good at making resumes....
and no matter how much a company hates it, I never stop updating my resume. I had forgotten it, and updated it two weeks ago to add some of the
licenses I now hold with the state and it turns out my company is not the only one looking for qualified people.
One interview I have tomorrow is in the same building one floor down.
If all you say is true, you're obviously a qualified person, but you also specialize in something not many people do. And everyone's life is walked
in different shoes.. Twas your destiny to get the end of the stick without all the poo on it.
I am a very unqualified person. Young, White, No edykation.
I am however very good with words, and I can talk people into hiring me. I profess no special ability, I am very good at history and political
sciences but that doesn't do jack in my field..
It differs from field to field, in your case you may have to have significant background as far as working. Perhaps you need a portfolio of the works
you have done (media is so vast I don't know what you do) ..
But advice would be to post your resume, make sure its damn good and then be sure to update it every 72 hrs at least and research good "key words"
Not just "anyone" can get a job with a great company these days. Now people need quite a bit of luck, and generally prior experience too.
Ya .. I know.. but I know for a fact that many big corporations are looking for employees all the time.. but finding the quality people is hard.
Companies spend millions trying to find them. It takes a bit of effort to make sure YOU are found.
I have seen some perspective employees that where utterly embarrassing.. people who drop off resumes with contact e-mails like ghettohoe09 or
sexappeal123 and the format was middle school quality.
And the people who showed up for interviews and didn't wear a suit.. mind boggling. You can bet, they won't find the job they are looking for.
Those are the morons I happened to be speaking of.
All in all I blame the education system for not teaching kids a couple of things..
1. How to make a GOOD resume.
2. How to sit in a job interview.
3. How to answer career testing.
4. How to market your self.
5. language to use when presenting your self.
6. How to prepare taxes. This has nothing to do with anything, but it just really bothers me high schools don't educate kids on their own
That's about all I have.