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Old 03-27-08, 09:00 PM   #1
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looking to start work in december?

i should finally have my BA degree by then. is there any special thing you have to do to find jobs that start at a certain time? december is the time that i will need the job. i can't start before then because i wouldn't have my degree. i can't start after then cus i'd need the money.
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On the job application there is usually a spot that you fill out that asks: "Date you can start"
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stay in college as long as possible.. fail a class... forget to register.. anything.. take more student loans... it is all downhill after that man..
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Every college calls it something a little different, but they generally have a "Career Placement" office or some such thing, where employers submit jobs they need filled for students before or after graduation. Also, those guys who line people's apartments with concrete are always hiring. Until then you could be a mod for Bikeforums, I've heard it pays well.
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stay in college as long as possible.. fail a class... forget to register.. anything.. take more student loans... it is all downhill after that man..
Find a different career dude, seriously.
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Old 03-27-08, 09:26 PM   #6
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I'm not worrying about the job hunt until summer or fall when I can find employers who have vacancies to fill. Worst case, I'm going to let the university I'm going to help find me a job worst case, when I graduate in December.
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Most companies will only hold a resume/Application for 3-6 month's before they purge the info out of Current searches. My suggestion would be to start your search in September and good luck to you.

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i should finally have my BA degree by then. is there any special thing you have to do to find jobs that start at a certain time? december is the time that i will need the job. i can't start before then because i wouldn't have my degree. i can't start after then cus i'd need the money.
I would start looking late summer. When I graduated college all my classmates including myself had gotten jobs before graduation. A few of them relocated to their new job and finished up school via the distant learning program while working. It is hard enough to find work if the right opportunity came up I'm sure your teachers would work with you.
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You may have to wait till January or February. December is usually a slow time for hiring.
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You may have to wait till January or February. December is usually a slow time for hiring.
Not if you have a belly fully of jelly and a jolly laugh.
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Old 03-28-08, 09:37 AM   #11
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you know, my school's career center appears to suck. i went there and some lady basically just gave me a bunch of places to search. they're actually supposed to find the jobs for you? (they should with the debt i'm going into! *******s!)
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you know, my school's career center appears to suck. i went there and some lady basically just gave me a bunch of places to search. they're actually supposed to find the jobs for you? (they should with the debt i'm going into! *******s!)
Ugh, I hope mine doesn't do that. Nothing like being out of work and owing tons of student loans.
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you know, my school's career center appears to suck. i went there and some lady basically just gave me a bunch of places to search. they're actually supposed to find the jobs for you? (they should with the debt i'm going into! *******s!)
They will not find a job for you. You can't really expect them to do that. They are there to help tell you where to look.

Also keep in mind there is no guarantee you will find a job in December. SOmetimes you get lucky, sometimes not.
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be prepared to take a less than ideal job if you don't have any money and can't hold out for something better.

i had decent luck with temp agencies right out of college. the jobs were entry level for sure (data entry, filing, answering phones, etc.) but almost all of them wanted to hire me full time after my contact had ended.
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Temp agencies are a good start. The pay sucks, but it gets your name known and a track record. I initially started out that way before finding tech related jobs in my first run at a career. This second run, I hope I can find something decent, skip that step.
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Temp agencies are a good start. The pay sucks, but it gets your name known and a track record. I initially started out that way before finding tech related jobs in my first run at a career. This second run, I hope I can find something decent, skip that step.
yeah, it's definitely something you want to use as a stepping stone... rather than get stuck doing temp work for long periods of time. some people end up in an endless circle of temp jobs. yuck.
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stay in college as long as possible.. fail a class... forget to register.. anything.. take more student loans... it is all downhill after that man..
I went the opposite way. I got out of school as fast as humanly possible.
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The key is having a skill or background people can pick up on. For example, when I started as a temp, I made some suggestions on a company's IP network (they had a badly misconfigured mail server which was fixable with a couple lines in sendmail.cf), got that fixed up for them, then was offered a permanent place as an assistant sysadmin.

The trick is to judge when moving on is your best bet.
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I'm not worrying about the job hunt until summer or fall when I can find employers who have vacancies to fill. Worst case, I'm going to let the university I'm going to help find me a job worst case, when I graduate in December.
Have to be a contrarian.. You should be looking at interviewing right now and applying like crazy, for positions that open up for august. If you get a job, they will hire you fully knowing that you wont start till Dec.
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I went the opposite way. I got out of school as fast as humanly possible.
It was a joke.. but most folks I know at some point will pine away for the simplicity of college life. I graduated early from college, took a job at a company called SAIC, and 6 months later gave all my buddies in college the above advice. None believed me, but all came back at some point and told me I was right.

Left SAIC and joined the Corps.. never looked back, couldn’t think of a better career. But still,,, 3 hours of class... a couple hours of studying.. great waves right on campus... Coeds...beer.. come-on
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Old 03-28-08, 03:07 PM   #21
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Have to be a contrarian.. You should be looking at interviewing right now and applying like crazy, for positions that open up for august. If you get a job, they will hire you fully knowing that you wont start till Dec.
Depends on the field, but many employers will not hire someone that they have to wait for so long. They may make an exception for someone with a special background or experience.

However, I agree that goldfishin should start looking now. This is the time to get familiar with the job search process. Time to:
- refine your resume
- learn about the industry / companies / positions you may be interested in
- practice interview skills
- go to informational interviews
- establish a network of useful contacts

Don't expect to be offered a job now for December, but if you get a head start you will be better prepared to take advantage of the openings you find in the fall.

Good luck!
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Old 03-28-08, 08:20 PM   #22
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Have to be a contrarian.. You should be looking at interviewing right now and applying like crazy, for positions that open up for august. If you get a job, they will hire you fully knowing that you wont start till Dec.
i don't quite understand that.
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i don't quite understand that.
Lets see. Feb/Mar/summer is when companies bring in students (in my fields and definitely a few others that I know if ) for interviews. Most of these positions start in August/Sep. While there might be new positions that open up in Dec, the bulk of the hiring is done over the summer. Hence, even if you are looking for a job starting in December, its pretty important to get your resume out there, right now!
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