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Old 03-26-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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I have an associates degree, with noo specific concentration
what would be some good places to apply for jobs
I plan on going to Columbia College
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Too vague a question, IMO. What did you concentrate your undergrad study on/in? What are you going to study at Columbia? Concentrate on your area of interest. It's a big city, with lots of jobs. You have to exert some effort to find them. Check with the placement/assistance office at the school. Read the job listings in the Chicago Tribune. Chicago Reader. Craigs List. The online job sites. See what's being looked for.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You can start by proof reading your posts and using correct grammar. Spelling mistakes and bad grammar won't find you an office job at least. If your looking for decent money in Chicago, a bartender or server might be your best bet. A basic community college associates doesn't hold up against the competition your going to face if your looking for a corporate job. Good luck OP.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: River North, Chicago, Illinois
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As the other posters more or less said, I don't think your associates is going to be worth much for jobs to hold while completing a bachelor's. I'd just go for whatever you can get that pays the best. Bartending or similar tips-oriented jobs tend to fit that bill, or if you have any ins at government jobs they can be convenient - but it does help a lot to know someone.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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You can start by proof reading your posts and using correct grammar. Spelling mistakes and bad grammar won't find you an office job at least. If your [you're] looking for decent money in Chicago, a bartender or server might be your best bet. A basic community college associates doesn't hold up against the competition your [you're] going to face if your [you're] looking for a corporate job. Good luck OP.
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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You can start by proof reading your posts and using correct grammar. Spelling mistakes and bad grammar won't find you an office job at least. If your looking for decent money in Chicago, a bartender or server might be your best bet. A basic community college associates doesn't hold up against the competition your going to face if your looking for a corporate job. Good luck OP.
Ironic.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Damn it, scooped! (And I missed the other your/you're mistakes).
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Sorry, I couldn't resist.


Earlier in my career, when I was unemployed, I responded to a job advertisement, submitted my resume and was invited to interview for a pretty good job. Interviews with the department manager and one of the two owners of the company really liked me. It looked like I'd get the job. I was hurting for $$$ at the time. The job had wonderful travel benefits, fully paid by the employer. Good salary. The owner told me he never hired anyone without his wife, the co-owner, interviewing and approving a candidate. My interview went well with her. She talked about how important "detail" was in the work. Writing, etc. She asked if I was a detail-oriented person. I replied, "absolutely." She then leaned across the desk and handed me back the resume I had submitted by mail. It had red marks written on it. Red notes in the margins. She corrected all of my errors. I didn't spell-check the resume, nor the transmittal letter. Politely, she told me she'd never hire someone like me. Someone who didn't care enough about detail when looking for a job, who would probably care less doing the job once I had gotten it. I was floored. Terribly embarrassed. And a good job which I had "in the bag" disappeared. Though I make some mistakes writing on forums such as this, I became very careful in important business and personal communications. It was an expensive lesson learned.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I KNEW I would receive some sort of heat and that my post would be criticized. Regardless, I probably would have done the same thing. But, I think my point was clear and a difference between your vs. you're is usually not going to make or break any first impressions on a forum.

Obviously I was more leaning toward the title alone being "Emloyment" and the use of "noo" or lack of punctuation. I really don't perform a full proof-read on my posts. I most certainly do on my resume though!
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Ironic.
Whats also ironic is that my first "your" was properly used.

You got me on the second though.
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