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How did you get employed immediately after graduation?

  1. phillippeengel profile image78
    phillippeengelposted 5 years ago

    How did you get employed immediately after graduation?

  2. CZCZCZ profile image83
    CZCZCZposted 5 years ago

    I chose to work for a company for free part time for 3 months during the summer.  I decided that the experience in a "grown up" work environment was worth it.  I had a part time job that previously was a full time position but allowed me to scale back my hours and only work in the evenings from 4 - 8PM.  I would go to the company I was an "intern" at from 9-3 and then head over to my other job which was teaching swimming lessons in the evening.  I made more money every summer prior to my senior year summer, but as August approached I was offered a full time position starting at about 2 times what I could have earned just doing lessons full time. 

    While I gave up a little bit of income and worked more than I would have liked to during the summer, it was what got my foot in the door and allowed me to show a business that I liked that they could use my skills and I could perform.  I had a double major in History and Political Science and was able to get into supporting early stage technology companies with business support services, so I say go for what you want to do and find a way to make the sacrifices to get in.  Also be ready to put in long hours when you are on the bottom, I consistently would work 12 hour days without overtime, but that is what allowed me to move up in the company and earn more in the long run as well as being a great job preserver when times got lean for a couple years during the down turn. 

    I saw a lot of friends struggle to get a job and see a lot of young people struggling now, however I also know that sometimes there is a lot of entitled expectations and a lack of drive to put in the work load that it requires to have a successful career in this economy. 

    If you do not know someone at a business that will let you come on board and work as an intern to get the experience start going to meet up groups and other industry events and put yourself out there.  Showing that drive and determination to be successful often is enough to get noticed.  I hired many college students for side projects and internships when working at a bigger company simply because they approached me and asked if there is anything we needed help with and they could do it at a decent rate.  Most companies have tasks that they need to have accomplished, but maybe not enough to justify hiring a full time position yet, so put yourself out there and start networking and you will be much more likely to find that entry job you are seeking.

    1. phillippeengel profile image78
      phillippeengelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer!

  3. tmbridgeland profile image82
    tmbridgelandposted 5 years ago

    I applied for and was accepted into the Peace Corps. So basically I worked for US government for two years.

  4. The Scentsy Mom profile image60
    The Scentsy Momposted 5 years ago

    I went back to bartending at local night clubs. I also joined a work-from-home company that has brought in more income than bartending has. Visit https://danasimone.scentsy.us or https://danasimone.velata.us for more information.

    I am currently in school again studying religion and Christian counseling. I hope to one day work as a youth pastor or as a cousnelor at a church.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Way to go! Your future sounds very bright because you've set yourself up for success and, importantly, you have a PLAN and you are open to different ways of achieving your goals. I think that's very key--and very admirable. Way to go, Scentsy Mom!

  5. watergeek profile image97
    watergeekposted 5 years ago

    I joined the US Peace Corps. Went to Botswana and lived in Maun, next to the Okovango Swamps. A couple buddies and me used to take our cameras and camp out in the bush, photographing wildlife. That was part of their job working with a United Nations Development Project. Mine was helping the local government body become more efficient - training staff and helping to budget.

  6. Laura Schneider profile image92
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    I started sending out resumes about 4 months before I graduated to all kinds of places, dream jobs and jobs that didn't even need the diploma after all. Over 200 resumes went out, maybe as many as 300 (I'm trying to remember how much of the expensive paper I had left).

    The last week of school (finally!) I got a summer Internship (better than nothing) that led to a full-time job that has shaped my way of thinking ever since and changed the course of my career.

  7. ackman1465 profile image59
    ackman1465posted 5 years ago

    I spent my last six months in college spreading my resume around like confetti in a hurricane, to any company which I thought - even remotely - might be hiring for positions that I might like.... I also took every interview I could at the "Placement" office... and I kissed up to anybody who exhibited even the slightest interest in me....

    When all was said and done, I had to choose from amongst four good offers....

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Way to go!!! That's how to get the job done. Woo-hoo!

  8. abhilashatech profile image58
    abhilashatechposted 3 years ago

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