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How did you get your first job?
14 Replies - 1705 Views - Last Post: 13 April 2009 - 06:46 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:16 AM
How did you guys get your first jobs? Any advice?
Replies To: Advice?
Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:27 AM
I also got a certificate from a local polytechnic institute. They offered job placement assistance in the form of recruiters. The recruiter got me in the door and I did the rest. Maybe at a just-starting-out level, recruiters work well, but once you get the experience under your belt you're probably better off using networking, like LinkedIn and the the like.
Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:49 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:17 PM
i got real lucky with getting my foot in the door. I applied for a million tech jobs and actually got a programming job by applying for a tech support job.
Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:53 PM
24-18 months ago I was looking for a job with a fresh degree and no experience. I applied for over 40 jobs around the country and recieved 20 interviews. I ended up being offered 2 jobs and being able to take my pick. I went for country lifestyle!
Patience and Enthusiasm (oh and the ever important, spelling and grammar!)
Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:33 AM
I went for a position which I didn't think I'd be able to get but the key is to present yourself correctly on paper and also in person.
Good luck on the job front!
Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:17 AM
Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:53 PM
Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:58 PM
When I finished my CompSci degree I already had 1.5 years in the company and had understood the software and the direction the company was going, so I was able to get myself into an open position on the Development team.
But in this economy ... good luck!
Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:10 AM
Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:46 PM
By becoming involved in an open source project it sends the message that you like what you do, and can work with others. It can even give your employer some nice code samples.