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Old 06-09-2013, 06:28 PM   #26
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> Unpaid, entry level internship
> Requires one year Westminster and corporate experience

Wut.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #27
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> Unpaid, entry level internship
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Wut.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. A lot of entry-level jobs these days have absurd expectations. I once saw a job that was literally the one rung higher than "laboratory dishwasher" and for their prerequisites they listed that not only ought you to have your Ph.D. already but that you should also have 10+ years' experience in the field. What the hell.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:44 PM   #28
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Yeah it's crazy. I've been lucky so far, need to up my game.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:54 PM   #29
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orchestra/chamber music is my job

(I might apply for a job at In-N-Out soon since I already know a couple of people that will recommend me, and they'll likely let me work only 1-3 a week once school kicks in since they're hiring a lot right now. Since I'll probably be a dual-enrolled college and high school student, I'll need the extra money to pay for classes and gas.)
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:19 PM   #30
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If you play Viola you'd have to try fairly hard not to find a paid quartet gig. Whether the pay is worth it I don't know.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #31
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Got my first job today. I'm scorekeeper/clock-keeper at the Pro Am Basketball tournament. It's decent work, 20 hours a week at $8.25 an hour. Trying to find something else to fill in the other time.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #32
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Start back to 'work' tomorrow, a three day a week voluntary role at a small lobbying firm in central London. I'll get some more research experience, this time in greater depth about a small set of issues, but I'll also get some more campaigns experience which will be good as they tell me I should look in to being a campaigner. Much more of a casual work ethic and dress code than my last job, which will be nice I suppose, but I'm basically going to keep this one as long as I need to i.e. until I find an actual policy job.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #33
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Just found out I got a grading position in the history department for fall 2013! WHOOO!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #34
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Grats MG, you're on a roll lately.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #35
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Grats MG, you're on a roll lately.
Thanks deo, that means quite a bit to me! Been really doubting my viability in all areas lately.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:04 PM   #36
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Anyone have any tips on applying for jobs that you're wildly unqualified/inexperienced for? For context, it's a department head role at the NGO I already work volunteer at and it's in the policy sector I specialise in but it involves knowing how to do things I'm still being trained to do.

Thinking of applying for shits and giggles (and application practice).
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:25 PM   #37
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Always apply for roles you think you're unqualified for. Even if you don't get it, you'll have more of an understanding of what they're looking for at the next level.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:19 PM   #38
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Mozz, that's... surprisingly good advice.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #39
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Yeah that's the general plan. I've done it before and it's led to a job elsewhere, but this is like... I'm so not up to the standard for this job it's not even funny. Still, could be fun, and my line manager thinks I'm good at what I do (inexplicably). Ta.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:32 PM   #40
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So, my job as scorekeeper ended yesterday, and I turned in my last time sheet today.

So now I have to find another job. I had put in three applications before but none of them ever got back to me, I'm hoping applying to the local Subway will get me somewhere.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:51 PM   #41
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I'm a camp counselor during the summer and I teach swim lessons at the y in the school year. I'm in high school so it's all I can get, or really need.
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #42
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Yeah, I got a job, which I'm actually doing right now (currently on break). I work as a senior video game tester. No biggie!

...Seriously though, although it can be tough work the pay is not the best, it's a great job ^^
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #43
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Yeah that's the general plan. I've done it before and it's led to a job elsewhere, but this is like... I'm so not up to the standard for this job it's not even funny. Still, could be fun, and my line manager thinks I'm good at what I do (inexplicably). Ta.
So I applied for this. My application ended up being better than I thought it would be but, still, I'm not holding my breath.

With the sad truth that I'm not likely to get a well paid job in this field without more experience, I'm currently applying for a) full time and paid work and b) part time unpaid work.

I'm willing to put in more part time unpaid work because it would allow me to continue doing what I'm doing now, doubling my experience yield, but also allows me the flexibility to quit only one to move on to something with money behind it if I need to.

Here's hoping!
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #44
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> Copy opening section of most recent CV in to application form
> Heinous syntax error in second sentence

Well that's fine, I didn't want those last three jobs I went for anyway.
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So I applied for this. My application ended up being better than I thought it would be but, still, I'm not holding my breath.

With the sad truth that I'm not likely to get a well paid job in this field without more experience, I'm currently applying for a) full time and paid work and b) part time unpaid work.

I'm willing to put in more part time unpaid work because it would allow me to continue doing what I'm doing now, doubling my experience yield, but also allows me the flexibility to quit only one to move on to something with money behind it if I need to.

Here's hoping!
I didn't get the job. I was longlisted (read: I was one of the 10% who followed all intructions) but they weren't looking for an entry level graduate. My application was apparently good and I now need more project management and campaigns experience. Woop.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:07 PM   #45
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I'm still in High school, but planing on going to University and getting a Architectural Drafting Technician certificate and taking it from there. If I can get a job with that I'll deal with it, considering the area seems to be based on experience rather than fancy degrees.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:58 PM   #46
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So now that summer has ended I'm no longer a Summer Camp Counselor. (thank you captain obvious)

I found myself unemployed, which isn't really a bad thing for a sixteen year old but for some reason I don't like it, so I went to find myself a job.

I applied to be a busboy at a local restaurant, they never called or anything.

I went and applied to be a swim instructor at the Y. It turned into one of those times where it's actually bad to know the person who you want to work for since the aquatics director laughed me off the pool deck.

Then I went and applied to work the front desk at the Y. The person interviewing me was a lady I've known since I was 9 years old so a lot of the interview was her saying "wow, you used to be my camper and now you want to work for me."

Remember how I said that sometimes it's bad to know the person who's interviewing you for a job? Well...
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This wasn't one of those times, I got me a new job!
I mean, it's minimum wage but I don't really care about that.

YAY, MONEY!


EDIT the first: I've finally figured out how to do spoiler tags! Yay!
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:09 PM   #47
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So now that summer has ended I'm no longer a Summer Camp Counselor. (thank you captain obvious)

I found myself unemployed, which isn't really a bad thing for a sixteen year old but for some reason I don't like it, so I went to find myself a job.

I applied to be a busboy at a local restaurant, they never called or anything.

I went and applied to be a swim instructor at the Y. It turned into one of those times where it's actually bad to know the person who you want to work for since the aquatics director laughed me off the pool deck.

Then I went and applied to work the front desk at the Y. The person interviewing me was a lady I've known since I was 9 years old so a lot of the interview was her saying "wow, you used to be my camper and now you want to work for me."

Remember how I said that sometimes it's bad to know the person who's interviewing you for a job? Well...
Spoiler: show
This wasn't one of those times, I got me a new job!
I mean, it's minimum wage but I don't really care about that.

YAY, MONEY!


EDIT the first: I've finally figured out how to do spoiler tags! Yay!
Spoiler: show
Spoiler: show
Spoiler: show
Spoiler: show
Spoiler: show
Spoiler: show
Congratulations!
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:28 AM   #48
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:43 AM   #49
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:12 AM   #50
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