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Old 03-08-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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I understand that part of it. What I also understand is that, in this economy, people don't really have the luxury to focus on what it is that they won't do. He wants to work in an office 9-5, no weekends. Doing what? If not sales, then customer service, perhaps? Claims specialist? They may not be sales positions, but they come with their own frustrations.

Look, we all have aspects of our jobs that we don't care for. But we all have to start somewhere. And if you have to spend a year doing something that's not your dream job - so what. It's a lousy year, not a life sentence. But that's for the OP to figure out - what he can and will contribute to a prospective company.
I can't contribute much to a sales force. lol. Well, I probably could, but I just sincerely don't want to. Again, I have yet to come across a sales job that is 9-5 working hours.

The past eight years of my life I have been doing jobs that I consider miserable. It really is looking like a life sentence at this point. So I will wait and look for a job that is not sales.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Up North
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The website indicates that they charge ALUMNI for career services, not current students.

Are you on LinkedIn? You should be setting up informational interviews in the insurance industry with alumni you find through LinkedIn. If you can't message the people through LinkedIn, try to find them through the alumni directory at USF Alumni - Search Alumni Directory. Informational interviews are a great way of networking since there is no expectation of actual job leads, but could potentially lead to them later.
Wow, as a current student this is great advice I will be remembering thank you!
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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What did you expect when you majored in Business or Management? You didn't expect a nice consulting job in the office, did you?

You keep refering to your school as a big university. It's not a big deal at all. USF is no better than FAU or FIU or UCF.

You are in Florida, where the job market is not good right now or ever. Are you willing to look for a job in NYC, DC, or Atlanta? You will to work from the bottom up from an office job.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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What did you expect when you majored in Business or Management? You didn't expect a nice consulting job in the office, did you?

You keep refering to your school as a big university. It's not a big deal at all. USF is no better than FAU or FIU or UCF.

You are in Florida, where the job market is not good right now or ever. Are you willing to look for a job in NYC, DC, or Atlanta? You will to work from the bottom up from an office job.
"You keep refering to your school as a big university. It's not a big deal at all. USF is no better than FAU or FIU or UCF." When the hell did I mention that smart one? In one post I mentioned USF as a populated school. ONE, not two, not three, therefore your comment of "You keep refering to your school as a big university" makes no sense at all.

I am not willing to relocate to NYC or DC. Those cities are crammed, stressful, cold, expensive, and just downright miserable places to live. I love to visit them, and have many times, but to live there is just not my thing.

I like Atlanta. I stayed there for a summer back in 2010 and I would be willing to move back for a job opportunity. I am generally open to moving for employment, but I won't take a job in the Northeast or Midwest. Anywhere else would be just fine.

And no, I didn't expect some nice consulting job. I wanted an entry level job in the insurance industry, as I have stated many times in the thread.


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Old 03-16-2012, 02:13 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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For a price, they can set me up with alumni interviews. I am going back to the career center today to clarify if it is a flat price or if each interview is charged independently.
Please tell me that you found out they weren't charging for interviews! If they are than that is truly outrageous and you need to make some calls, or submit an editorial to the school paper if there is one. No school in their right mind should be doing that to its students/graduates.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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I am not willing to relocate to NYC or DC. Those cities are crammed, stressful, cold, expensive, and just downright miserable places to live. I love to visit them, and have many times, but to live there is just not my thing.


You sound like you're entitled. Have fun at your sales job, IF you do get it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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To the OP:

Don't take these people seriously. People on this board tend to get a thrill out of bashing others and being condescending for no reason.

A business degree from USF can get you a better position than sales, though do realize that competition is fierce these days. Try banks; you might have to get your foot in the door as a teller, but you can move up quickly and maybe work as a loan processor or in collections - both have set schedules and are routine desk jobs, but the pay isn't very high. Data entry might be a possibility, too. It's not very mentally stimulating, but it's a start.

I know exactly where you are coming from. When I graduated with a BA, I was willing to look at just about anything but sales were out of the question; I was ready to enroll in grad school before I sunk to sales. Sales is not for everybody, and unless you fit that mold then you will be absolutely miserable doing it, no questions asked.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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I think your expectations are not realistic, especially in this economy. You didn't do any internships and you are a general business major. You are competing vs kids who had tougher majors at USF(like finance) not to mention those at better schools like UF and FSU.

Your first job doesn't have to be your career job.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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I think your expectations are not realistic, especially in this economy. You didn't do any internships and you are a general business major. You are competing vs kids who had tougher majors at USF(like finance) not to mention those at better schools like UF and FSU.

Your first job doesn't have to be your career job.
So true. And yeah, it is tough out there and I have to take what I can get. I applied for a few sales jobs last Thursday. I have a very social personality, and I am quite manipulative to boot, so I think I know I will be good at it. Its just not what I wanted to do I suppose.

I have been doing nothing productive since graduating in December and if I remain this bored for another month I am going to go crazy. I'm even considering getting my Starbucks job back.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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So true. And yeah, it is tough out there and I have to take what I can get. I applied for a few sales jobs last Thursday. I have a very social personality, and I am quite manipulative to boot, so I think I know I will be good at it. Its just not what I wanted to do I suppose.

I have been doing nothing productive since graduating in December and if I remain this bored for another month I am going to go crazy. I'm even considering getting my Starbucks job back.
You should if you're still unemployed 3 months from now.
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