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Old 07-07-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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It's not what I want to do at all. It was so boring.
Welcome to adulthood

I was a telemarketer when I was 16, and I stuck with it for 9 hellish months. Why? Because that's what responsible people do. I'm proud to say that I've never been unemployed a day in my life since 16.

Learn the value of hard work and stick with it! It may not be what you want to do and it may be boring as sin, but that's what you have to do sometimes.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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So how are you paying your bills now?
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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I was wondering why I went to college to get a customer service job.
I cannot answer that question, but maybe I can help you feel a little better. After all, it isn't the best time to be looking for work. Even in the best of times, it is a challenge to all of us. I'm 54, and have been working since I was 16. I've NEVER liked looking for work. In all those years, I've only met one person that did. She made a game of it, challenging herself to see how many job offers she could get in a month. Even after she took a position, she was so "jazzed" by the process that she continued applying, interviewing, and fielding offers for some time.

She was an exception.

Back to you.

Call centers are TOUGH. I didn't make it more than 1.5 days, when I tried it, years ago. I still shudder at the thought of it. If you can do that, you can do anything.

So, what do you like to do? What about journalism attracted you? Are there things in the job market where you are that would allow you to do those things, until a journalism job opened up? Could you freelance for organizations with newsletters? Could you be a copy writer for a print or online publication? Have you checked out any of the online authoring spots?

What if you created your own job. Use those journalism skills to sniff out a story called the story of your future life.

Stop feeling glum. You are young, and you will never be as well positioned to leap into your future as you are right now. Go!
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:54 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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To get a job in broadcasting you have to either know someone who us in the field or go to a small market.

Defintely not going to find a TV job in a city big as NY
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:25 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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To get a job in broadcasting you have to either know someone who us in the field or go to a small market.

Defintely not going to find a TV job in a city big as NY
How about some constructive advice, Mr Career Advisor?
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:14 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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How about some constructive advice, Mr Career Advisor?
If I knew the answer to getting a TV job I would have one because I had the same goal when I graduated college but ended up finding out that you don't get a job like that from applying online. You have to know someone in the field. After another year of career advising I will start trying to find ways of getting that TV job.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:25 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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If I knew the answer to getting a TV job I would have one because I had the same goal when I graduated college but ended up finding out that you don't get a job like that from applying online. You have to know someone in the field. After another year of career advising I will start trying to find ways of getting that TV job.
Just curious but what are you planning on doing in "that TV job"? Anchorman, sports editor? If your planning ahead for a viable career produces anywhere near the results you've obtained thus far where the upcoming year's dates are concerned then best you started 15 years ago on that master plan.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Subarctic Mountain Climate in England
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In terms of finding a job relevant to my degree and which earns me enough money to pay for my own place, I'm "no good" at job hunting either! Been to plenty of interviews, work trials and assessments though, and failed them all. Others could say "there's no such thing as failure only feedback".
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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If I knew the answer to getting a TV job I would have one because I had the same goal when I graduated college but ended up finding out that you don't get a job like that from applying online. You have to know someone in the field. After another year of career advising I will start trying to find ways of getting that TV job.
I used to be a Career Counselor and I would at least offer some sort of constructive advice by telling the jobseeker that the field is extremely competitive and it's all about who you know. The odds of getting a job in this industry is very slim but if they really want this, I would advise them to get an internship or do some volunteer work on a film/TV set. Also, working as an extra can also help as well. Of course, you also want to help them find a job that will pay the bills in the mean time while they try and pursue their dream. Just because it did not work for you TVSG does not automatically mean it would not work for someone else. You are correct, you cannot just submit an online application to gain a position as a TV journalist. It's about networking, which is essential in any field.

You know TVSG, it's time to think outside the box and encourage your clients to think beyond the "job application". Did you know, TVSG that the job application is NOT a candidate's best friend? It is a document that is designed to reveal your flaws so that HR and hiring managers can quickly screen out candidates. Just thought that I'd give you some constructive advice from one career advisor to another.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:13 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I used to be a Career Counselor and I would at least offer some sort of constructive advice by telling the jobseeker that the field is extremely competitive and it's all about who you know. The odds of getting a job in this industry is very slim but if they really want this, I would advise them to get an internship or do some volunteer work on a film/TV set. Also, working as an extra can also help as well. Of course, you also want to help them find a job that will pay the bills in the mean time while they try and pursue their dream. Just because it did not work for you TVSG does not automatically mean it would not work for someone else. You are correct, you cannot just submit an online application to gain a position as a TV journalist. It's about networking, which is essential in any field.

You know TVSG, it's time to think outside the box and encourage your clients to think beyond the "job application". Did you know, TVSG that the job application is NOT a candidate's best friend? It is a document that is designed to reveal your flaws so that HR and hiring managers can quickly screen out candidates. Just thought that I'd give you some constructive advice from one career advisor to another.

I believe I stated that you have to know someone in the TV business
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