10-23-2004, 04:32 PM #1
Searching for a job after college
Hey everyone...Im graduating college this spring and i was wondering if anyone has any pointers to give me on finding a job. I feel completely clueless and frankly this whole thing is pretty intimidating.
I use the career services center offered here but its pretty much only useful in the immediate area (delaware, pennsylvania and maryland). I want to stay in my hometown area of nyc and the surrounding scene.
Im thinking of picking up the ny times tomorrow and trying the classifieds. Anyway, if anyone has advice for post-graduate job searching, or is looking for someone graduating with a bachelors degree w/ major in finance feel free to let me know.
10-23-2004, 05:24 PM #2
dont even waste your time, bro go to grad school...
10-23-2004, 08:12 PM #3
unless you have a 3.5GPA or above along with internship experience, your going to have a tough time, especially with the job market the way it is...good luck
10-23-2004, 09:04 PM #4
if i were you I wouldnt be so quick to brush off your career services center. Thats the best place to look. Yes their jobs are mostly in the current location but youre going to have to suck it up. If you join a good company thats pretty big you can usually transfer over somewhre else. Classified are crap. You and 1,000,000,000 other jobless people are looking in there, most of them with much more expericne than you. Best place is hit up people you know, network. If youre looking for a job in sales for exmpale just an example, lets say pharmaceutical sales. Hang out at clincs and hospitals with resumes, then when you see someone quickly introduce yourself, give them a 30 second spiel on yourself and ask them to pass on your resume. say thanks and leave.
10-23-2004, 09:55 PM #5
I got a job doing some volunteering work at a local hospital.. i used to volunteer 6-10 hours a week they asked me to work.. pay's good, full health/dental/optical ins, its within my major, and my schedual is very easy to work with..
10-23-2004, 10:48 PM #6
Where I used to work (big bad multi-national corporation in the defense industry) they'd hire anyone with any degree to work in manufacturing engineering. That's mostly paperwork, figuring out when to order stuff to keep the assembly line busy, following up on problems, lots of reports, an ocassional presentation. Interface with mechanical and electrical engineers, find out when they'd be done with their magic, and factor all that in as well.
I spent 5 years doing budgets for about a dozen bomb projects in ME. Once ya figure out what's going on, it's pretty easy. But you'd be surprised how many people in those kind of corporate jobs haven't a clue as to what they're doing. Absolutely not a clue. Once I figured out how to do the budgets right, I automated the stuff on 5 PC's, and got the entire month's work done 3 days, and at ten times the accuracy of the other guys (who weren't needed anymore 'cause I did it all by myself). After the 3rd day, all I did all month long was read the paper, essentially. Occasional favors, odd jobs, etc.
Anyway, if you were pretty good and could schmooze, you'd get promoted into management. Me, I don't put up with much (and I blew some whistles on 'em for poisioning workers, which made me personna non grata), so I played with my stocks in the dot-com boom, made some $$$ and got out.
Long story short, there's lots of other stuff you could do with a finance degree. Work for one of those "payday loan" companies, maybe open up a franchise or two or three. Get into the used car ("We Tote the Note") or rental furniture business. Not glamorous, but very profitable. And it won't require a Masters, which you can always work on part time somewhere.
Just a few suggestions . . .
10-24-2004, 12:44 AM #7
thanks for the suggestions and heads up so far everyone...keep 'em coming
10-24-2004, 12:58 AM #8King of Supplements
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Maybe look into a graduate school for sports management. You could be the next Theo Epstein, he got a job as the GM of the Boston Red Sox within a year or two from getting his degree in sports management. And he's doing pretty well with the decisions he has made with the Bosox so far.
10-24-2004, 12:22 PM #9
i looked at places online for a few months right before i was grad and networked every person i knew in the area of work, or near it..
10-25-2004, 12:20 AM #10Originally Posted by Decadbal
10-25-2004, 06:25 AM #11Originally Posted by helios
use as many connections as you can or go back and get your masters! the market is flooded with college grads..
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