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  • #121597
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    How easy is it for you to find a job in your field? Yeah, the job market is down, i know. But I graduated a while ago and have been applying for jobs left and right. Plus I have no real work experience. Employers are less willing to invest in and train new graduates. So frustrated!!!

    [Message last modified 01-18-2010 06:53pm by Bhoc-Gai]

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    It’s pretty hard and different for everybody. I graduated with no work experience, NADA! Not even at a grocery store or mall. I really struggled, but then I became more focused on what I want and studied for it. Eventually I got a job and I’m not doing bad. I work in IT, and I don’t think we’re as bad. I guess it’s the same advice. You gotta know what you want and have clear goals. It’s easier to find something if you know what you’re looking for. You gotta be the best at it, but not always better than the ones hiring you. If you’re not the best, then the best will win the job. Most of all, it’s about connections. With connections, u don’t even need to be qualified. Unfortunately and most likely, you may have to settle for less and take what’s there….and maybe beg for a job from those that didn’t go to college, which I see all of the time in the Khmer community.

    #121630
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    A friend of mine working at IT, he started only get $9.50cents per/hr. How can he survive with that salary??? I though maybe IT new employee gets pay about $15.oo per/hr. but its NO!!!! He spent 2 years in Algoquin College for that skill…and he paid fee school $8,000.oo to complete it. So!!!

    How long will he get back those amount of money????
    Mennnnn, IT not my type that I want…

    Hey Big_machine,

    How much do you get per/hr???? Please telling me a truth ok!!! thank………

    [i]Originally posted by I3ig_Machine[/i]
    It’s pretty hard and different for everybody. I graduated with no work experience, NADA! Not even at a grocery store or mall. I really struggled, but then I became more focused on what I want and studied for it. Eventually I got a job and I’m not doing bad. I work in IT, and I don’t think we’re as bad. I guess it’s the same advice. You gotta know what you want and have clear goals. It’s easier to find something if you know what you’re looking for. You gotta be the best at it, but not always better than the ones hiring you. If you’re not the best, then the best will win the job. Most of all, it’s about connections. With connections, u don’t even need to be qualified. Unfortunately and most likely, you may have to settle for less and take what’s there….and maybe beg for a job from those that didn’t go to college, which I see all of the time in the Khmer community.

    #121649
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    if you haven’t already, consider going to an employment agency. most companies aren’t willing to invest in someone with little experience, so they’ll use employment services to see if a person is a good fit for their company. sometimes, you may have to just settle for something that you might not want to do exactly and work your way into the field that you desire. i wish you luck.

    [i]Originally posted by Bhoc-Gai[/i]
    How easy is it for you to find a job in your field? Yeah, the job market is down, i know. But I graduated a while ago and have been applying for jobs left and right. Plus I have no real work experience. Employers are less willing to invest in and train new graduates. So frustrated!!!

    [Message last modified 01-18-2010 06:53pm by Bhoc-Gai]

    #121668
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    I got paid more than that. If he getting paid that low, he’s probably not good at negotiating and maybe got low education? It takes a while to pay back school loan, but you might not get a job without the school.

    [i]Originally posted by KomLostBong[/i]
    A friend of mine working at IT, he started only get $9.50cents per/hr. How can he survive with that salary??? I though maybe IT new employee gets pay about $15.oo per/hr. but its NO!!!! He spent 2 years in Algoquin College for that skill…and he paid fee school $8,000.oo to complete it. So!!!

    How long will he get back those amount of money????
    Mennnnn, IT not my type that I want…

    Hey Big_machine,

    How much do you get per/hr???? Please telling me a truth ok!!! thank………

    #121680
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    If somebody went to a university, then the school is a good place too. That’s where more companies go to than any place. Doesn’t even have to be their own school. Just go to career fair and try to look on their website.

    [i]Originally posted by inspiration[/i]
    if you haven’t already, consider going to an employment agency. most companies aren’t willing to invest in someone with little experience, so they’ll use employment services to see if a person is a good fit for their company. sometimes, you may have to just settle for something that you might not want to do exactly and work your way into the field that you desire. i wish you luck.

    #121697
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    I am sorry to hear that. It was easy for me to get a job…only bc I was in the healthcare field program. They came to me when I was in school and offered me a job and they were willing to pay for my loans. The only commitment I had was to stay with the hospital for 2yrs.

    Knowing people and letting them know that you are looking will help you greatly. I wish you the best of luck.

    [i]Originally posted by Bhoc-Gai[/i]
    How easy is it for you to find a job in your field? Yeah, the job market is down, i know. But I graduated a while ago and have been applying for jobs left and right. Plus I have no real work experience. Employers are less willing to invest in and train new graduates. So frustrated!!!

    [Message last modified 01-18-2010 06:53pm by Bhoc-Gai]

    #121712
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    That’s a great idea. My company and my wife’s company as well only hire temp for the past year or two. If the person does well, they offer them full time permanent position. That’s what I had to do as well when I first hit the job market 16 years ago. I sent out at least 30 resumes a month and nothing come out of it. Temping and volunteering is a great way to get valuable work experience. Yes even volunteer work experience is valuable it really pays to do good work.

    [i]Originally posted by inspiration[/i]
    if you haven’t already, consider going to an employment agency. most companies aren’t willing to invest in someone with little experience, so they’ll use employment services to see if a person is a good fit for their company. sometimes, you may have to just settle for something that you might not want to do exactly and work your way into the field that you desire. i wish you luck.
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    [i]Originally posted by Bhoc-Gai[/i]
    How easy is it for you to find a job in your field? Yeah, the job market is down, i know. But I graduated a while ago and have been applying for jobs left and right. Plus I have no real work experience. Employers are less willing to invest in and train new graduates. So frustrated!!!

    [Message last modified 01-18-2010 06:53pm by Bhoc-Gai]

    [/quote]

    #121729
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    I graduated with a degree in Environmental Science in May. I have had lots of experience in this field, as i decided from the getgo to only work in my field of study. I am still having trouble finding a job in my field. Thankfully i have a good job right now but I would like to work in the field that i studied, but i do have an interview for a position in north dakota later on this week which should be interesting. Wish me luck.

    #121745
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    Good Luck camboi

    #121759
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    thanks, still nothing yet but hopefully. Although Obama did say he wanted to put a freeze on Government spending next year which will make it tough for me.

    #121780
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    maybe there will be some “Green Jobs” for you. let’s see if this Obama stimulus package is going to result in green jobs, as the media keeps repeating.

    U of M grad?

    [i]Originally posted by camboi86[/i]
    thanks, still nothing yet but hopefully. Although Obama did say he wanted to put a freeze on Government spending next year which will make it tough for me.

    #121795
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    sure am
    did you go there too?

    [i]Originally posted by troiscouleurs[/i]
    maybe there will be some “Green Jobs” for you. let’s see if this Obama stimulus package is going to result in green jobs, as the media keeps repeating.

    U of M grad?

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by camboi86[/i]
    thanks, still nothing yet but hopefully. Although Obama did say he wanted to put a freeze on Government spending next year which will make it tough for me.

    [/quote]

    #121811
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    no, across the river on Grand Ave.

    I’m/was a Scot.

    [i]Originally posted by camboi86[/i]
    sure am
    did you go there too?

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by troiscouleurs[/i]
    maybe there will be some “Green Jobs” for you. let’s see if this Obama stimulus package is going to result in green jobs, as the media keeps repeating.

    U of M grad?

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by camboi86[/i]
    thanks, still nothing yet but hopefully. Although Obama did say he wanted to put a freeze on Government spending next year which will make it tough for me.

    [/quote]
    [/quote]

    #121827
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    I work in the Healthcare field so my job was so easy to find. Well, 5 years ago anyway. I got offer two place to work. One was in the clinic the other was in the Hospital.I choose to work in the hospital because I want more experience, since then I been working in the hospital almost 6 years now.

    #121841
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    Are you a nurse?

    [i]Originally posted by meartukdob[/i]

    I work in the Healthcare field so my job was so easy to find. Well, 5 years ago anyway. I got offer two place to work. One was in the clinic the other was in the Hospital.I choose to work in the hospital because I want more experience, since then I been working in the hospital almost 6 years now.

    #121856
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    Thank you.

    [i]Originally posted by Somalie[/i]
    I am sorry to hear that. It was easy for me to get a job…only bc I was in the healthcare field program. They came to me when I was in school and offered me a job and they were willing to pay for my loans. The only commitment I had was to stay with the hospital for 2yrs.

    Knowing people and letting them know that you are looking will help you greatly. I wish you the best of luck.

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    [i]Originally posted by Bhoc-Gai[/i]
    How easy is it for you to find a job in your field? Yeah, the job market is down, i know. But I graduated a while ago and have been applying for jobs left and right. Plus I have no real work experience. Employers are less willing to invest in and train new graduates. So frustrated!!!

    [Message last modified 01-18-2010 06:53pm by Bhoc-Gai]

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    #121872
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    excellent suggestion. i went to an agency after turning down a job i was offered while still in school (didn’t like the people nor the setting) and was with the agency for about a month then i got hired by the company. it worked out well for me and that’s why i’m all for agencies.

    [i]Originally posted by inspiration[/i]
    if you haven’t already, consider going to an employment agency. most companies aren’t willing to invest in someone with little experience, so they’ll use employment services to see if a person is a good fit for their company. sometimes, you may have to just settle for something that you might not want to do exactly and work your way into the field that you desire. i wish you luck.
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Bhoc-Gai[/i]
    How easy is it for you to find a job in your field? Yeah, the job market is down, i know. But I graduated a while ago and have been applying for jobs left and right. Plus I have no real work experience. Employers are less willing to invest in and train new graduates. So frustrated!!!

    [Message last modified 01-18-2010 06:53pm by Bhoc-Gai]

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    #121887
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    well LPNs are replacing RNs in a lot of healt care settings, so no it’s not looking so good in my job field.

    [i]Originally posted by Bhoc-Gai[/i]
    How easy is it for you to find a job in your field? Yeah, the job market is down, i know. But I graduated a while ago and have been applying for jobs left and right. Plus I have no real work experience. Employers are less willing to invest in and train new graduates. So frustrated!!!

    [Message last modified 01-18-2010 06:53pm by Bhoc-Gai]

    #121903
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    What type of job have you been looking for? If it’s IT, it’s a bit difficult. Engineering and landscaping is also hard. Alot of people have relocated just to find a job. If you are willing, all the jobs are in healthcare and in insurance. When the market is down, these are the 2 jobs that stays afloat because they’re a necessity. Per example, in MA, Argonaut Group (commercial insurance), continues to grow and expand and so does Liberty Mutual and Amica, etc.

    Visit Monster.com and if you’re in Boston, check out Bostonworks.com. There are plenty of jobs that are available but it all depends on your skills, education, and if you’re willing to relocate.

    #121919
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    It’s tough everywhere it seems. Even healthcare industry is affected and has never been this bad!!

    [i]Originally posted by Bhoc-Gai[/i]
    How easy is it for you to find a job in your field? Yeah, the job market is down, i know. But I graduated a while ago and have been applying for jobs left and right. Plus I have no real work experience. Employers are less willing to invest in and train new graduates. So frustrated!!!

    [Message last modified 01-18-2010 06:53pm by Bhoc-Gai]

    #121940
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    Actually even people in the health profession are having difficulty finding a job. Many of my classmates who graduated with a nursing BSN are still looking for a job.

    [i]Originally posted by ChanKimSear1[/i]
    What type of job have you been looking for? If it’s IT, it’s a bit difficult. Engineering and landscaping is also hard. Alot of people have relocated just to find a job. If you are willing, all the jobs are in healthcare and in insurance. When the market is down, these are the 2 jobs that stays afloat because they’re a necessity. Per example, in MA, Argonaut Group (commercial insurance), continues to grow and expand and so does Liberty Mutual and Amica, etc.

    Visit Monster.com and if you’re in Boston, check out Bostonworks.com. There are plenty of jobs that are available but it all depends on your skills, education, and if you’re willing to relocate.

    #121959
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    If you don’t have any experiences, then invest on internships. I’m currently interning while going to school. Intern at places that is geared towards the profession you’re looking to get into. It’s not that hard to ask to work for someone for free, just to gain experiences. Do it for at least a month or two & build up your references/resume that way. It takes a bit of a struggle to achieve an ultimate goal, especially if you’re a newb.

    #121976
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    To all the experiences/ new grads, you all need to join the network groups around your area. Get your name out there and you will never who might be able to help you out. In addition, you need to participate in the groups example: if you join a specialty group such engineering/healthcare/financial/software development/IT, you need to do some presentations to show the group that you have the skills/knowledges. Basically, you advertise/sell yourself to the crowd to let them know that you are capable. In addition, you get to learn new stuffs in your field, job market and etc. Don’t be shy and scared.

    *** I have joined a couple of groups in my area and I got interviews from the referal in the group***

    #121993
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    What field are you in, if you don’t mind me asking? When you’re seeking for a job, it’s hard. But, when jobs find you, you’d get a call left and right. Back to when I just graduated from school, I was in the same shoe as yours. I had to downgrade to get a job that paid me less and was a little to no relevant to my field of study. While busy with working, I didn’t really have time to find any other jobs, just had some time to update my resume online (monster, dice, careerbuilder, etc). But, jobs found me. The staffing agency called me and informed me about the job opportunity in my field. Again, I was willing to get a low pay just to set my foot in the door, working in my field of interest. I knew the agency was taking advantages of me being new and inexperienced. But, it was all worth it because I needed a job and experiences in my field. Now is the different ballgame. The ball is with me as I have enough working experiences. I know how much I’m worthed and before I begin having a conversation with them over the phone, 1st I’d ask is, how much are you paying me an hour?

    [i]Originally posted by Bhoc-Gai[/i]
    How easy is it for you to find a job in your field? Yeah, the job market is down, i know. But I graduated a while ago and have been applying for jobs left and right. Plus I have no real work experience. Employers are less willing to invest in and train new graduates. So frustrated!!!

    [Message last modified 01-18-2010 06:53pm by Bhoc-Gai]

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