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Old 01-24-2014, 06:29 PM
 
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Its cute how optimistic college students are about landing a job right out of college.
Plenty of students land jobs even before college. They start applying now and not waiting until after graduation to apply.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Also if you are interested in getting a government job you may want to start the process now, it can take several months to get through their process for some positions
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:56 PM
 
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Went through this 2 years ago and this is how I approached it:
1. Determined ideal job based upon what I loved and what I had experienced (internships, jobs, job shadowing, etc)
2. Found mentors (~15) through career center and Linkedin in the area
3. Started talking with them and did side projects for startups and on my own while getting feedback from mentors (show them how I worked and gt time to see what they were like)
4. Identified open positions with large companies that fit my criteria
5. Incorporate mentors into job search and ask if they could provide introductions to hiring manager (these were all with small to medium companies)
6. Apply for all jobs at same time
7. Took a month and a half to apply, interview and make decision. Asked each company that gave me an offer to give me 2 weeks to decide (they all said yes).
8. Weighed offered positions with those my mentors helped line up for me
9. Made decision in March, graduated in May, and started at beginning of June
10. Worked for the company for 2 years and transferred into a much more senior role with one of the companies run by one of my mentors
11. Going to start my own company with the help from all original mentors
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Passaic, NJ
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Is it normal to accept a job offer, but then decline before even starting it if something better comes along?
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