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Kickstart


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# Thread - 2009-03-13 at 4:05 AM
So recently I turned 18 and I have decided that I should get a job . It seems like a daunting task and I feel silly when applying to certain things due to the way certain automated questions are posed (such as "What level of education have you obtained?" where the lowest option is high school diploma/equivalent and I'm still in high school ). I also felt dumb when creating my "resume" with not having any job experience at all. But even though the task seems impossible, I am pushing forward and have applied to things that interest me; I have applied to the standard things like a few grocery stores (those are the ones with the automated questions that are make me look dumb(er)) and I applied for an internship with a stock-brokering firm and to banks as a CSR/teller (I would really love to get a job where I can learn more about finance/economics and gain valuable experience since that's what I am going to college for).

So I have a question for everyone: How did you get your first job? What should I put in my resume? Do you have any other ideas for jobs that might be good for me?

I would greatly appreciate any insight you have to offer and am looking forward to hearing about some other peoples ventures into the world of employment !
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RevaN






Location: Heiligenkreuz
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# Answer: 1 - 2009-03-13 at 10:22 AM
hehe bad time to start working i think atm it's more important to get any work than to get your favorit work. ask father/mother/cousin/friends/.. for a job. Sometimes they can help u to get a good one.





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RevaN






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# Answer: 2 - 2009-03-13 at 10:23 AM
also... damn i forgot your birthday.... happy birthday mate (sry for being so late)


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LavIsInTheAiR


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# Answer: 3 - 2009-03-13 at 5:06 PM
wait for mmc to become rich and then apply to revan for a job =PP


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StarSky


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Location: Ha?furt
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# Answer: 4 - 2009-03-13 at 5:15 PM
Its not that hard. Its all about knowing the right ppl, or ppl who ppl or even more. For me I asked my sis she said one of her friends who plays tennis with her has a boy friend who owns a company (which was growing exponetially).
So she asked her gf her gf asked her boyfriend. I emailed him and he sayed yes without even knowing me at all =)

So my resume would be. Get to know the right ppl and its so easy to get anywhere u want to.


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CeLeRitY







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# Answer: 5 - 2009-03-13 at 5:25 PM
the problem is, what do you do, if you dont know the right ppl?


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NiCo__


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# Answer: 6 - 2009-03-13 at 6:17 PM
then your fucked.


youve had no work experience by 18 lol in scotland we get several weeks experience in different sectors when were only 12 !!


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LavIsInTheAiR


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# Answer: 7 - 2009-03-13 at 7:41 PM
hm seems much easier in music... just let others hear u and if ur good, they invite u for another gig, and another gig, and another gig not a stable job with a monthly salary, but can be very good money from time to time


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Kickstart
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# Answer: 8 - 2009-03-13 at 8:32 PM
Yeah I would say knowing people is important, even here it works basically the same way. My dad owns his own company but its in construction, and I have no desire to still be roofing/siding/installing windows and all that other fun stuff years from now, and I would like to do something that would actually benefit me . I will keep on looking though ^^

EDIT: thx for the happy bday revan


Last edit by Kickstart at 2009-03-13 at 8:33 PM (1x Edited)
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n0el







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# Answer: 9 - 2009-03-14 at 2:37 AM
i got my first job when i was 14 from connections from my mom then my next job i got from my friend's dad, so ya id say your best bet is going with people your parents know


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Predatory fish


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# Answer: 10 - 2009-03-15 at 1:38 PM
to put it in simple terms:
if u are incapable, you will need personal relations, if you are capable, not
cause u are capable, dont worrie, Kickstart, if u dont have relations to get a job

well, why dont u wanna study at the university?

another possibility is to absolve traineeships, not too many and not too long, but it could give u first some work experience and second help to find the right job for you
this is the point, u have to find out what ur interests and skills are and for which jobs they are quite useful? maybe a job center could help you to do so

another possibility would be to go abroad and get some work experience there

there are sooo many possibilities


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n0el







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# Answer: 11 - 2009-03-17 at 3:09 AM
but the economy is terrible so its really hard to get a job in the us unless you have a connection


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NiCo__


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# Answer: 12 - 2009-03-18 at 12:15 AM
u should see the UK btw, english ppl basically eating out of bins the economy is such a disaster.


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n0el







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# Answer: 13 - 2009-03-18 at 1:02 AM
at least they have houses bunch of homeless mother fuckers in the us


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Kickstart
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# Answer: 14 - 2009-03-18 at 4:59 AM
My mom has a friend that she played soccer with who is an accountant. My mom emailed her about seeing if the company she works for has any openings and she said her company normally hires college students that have taken some higher level accounting courses but that she would set up meeting with some other guy over lunch that would be able to talk to me about some other options (whatever options means). Although accounting isn't what I want to do per say it is closely related to finance. Should I follow up on this (originally I wasn't going to but I think it could turn out to be a good networking experience or they could give me some more ideas). What do you guys think I should do?


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StarSky


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# Answer: 15 - 2009-03-18 at 7:16 PM
Id try to get experience in as many as possible parts of the field u wanna work for. And tho its not finance its still nice to see what u can do there, as some fields get more or less interesting once u tried them more.
So Id do that unless u get a better option. But if u have already the offer Id use it since it might insult the other guy then.


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