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What was your first job out of college and how did you get it?

 
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im about to graduate shortly and was curious....did you "know" someone somewhere that kinda got you in? did your schools career department set you up? or were you just real agressive and found the job on your own/or just got lucky?
 
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excuse my french but im scared shitless because im afraid that i wont find a job after school because all the employers require experience..which i have none of..im really hoping my school can give me some sort of entry level postion or internship or something to help me.
[ April 26, 2005: Message edited by: m brown ]
 
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i spent about 3-4 months looking for mine...i must have applied for about 60+ jobs.

i spent all that time honing my resume and interview skills, until i managed to get my current job.

since i didn't have to much experience (apart from a 1 year cooperative education placement), i highlighted my ability to pick up concepts quickly and friendly nature...luckily i got on with the person who interviewed me, as he is now my boss.

in australia at least, graduate recruitment is picking up again, and the positions are there if you're willing to work for them
 
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I graduated uni in august 1996, got a job offer day on 26 December and started working on 2 January 1997.

Must have sent over a hundred letters (no internet connection at the time) and gone through dozens of interviews all over the country.

Ignore clearly idiotic requirements, more often than not an HR department in such situations is just fishing and doesn't know what they want.
Don't waste time applying for what are clearly (from the job description) senior level jobs.
 
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I found a java training college that would teach you java and they would find jobs for their top 5 candidates. The course gave me knowledge more about design methods and a really general look at the different java technologies, but I landed up at the top of the course. They placed me in my first job. After a year I couldn't handle working for that company any more, so I phoned the course guys up again and they placed me in a new job no problem!

Do they offer those kind of courses in your country?

Cheers,
Rachel
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When you are a fresher you should not care about the salary being paid, you should just get an entry into the industry learn things & hunt for a good job.
 
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