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  • #121597
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    Bhoc-Gai
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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]

    #121614
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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
    Avatar of KomLostBong
    KomLostBong
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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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    inspiration
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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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    I3ig_Machine
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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
    Avatar of I3ig_Machine
    I3ig_Machine
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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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    Somalie
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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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    theaprum
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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]

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    #121729
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    camboi86
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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
    Avatar of Bhoc-Gai
    Bhoc-Gai
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    Good Luck camboi

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