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Jobs News Reddit - 1 hour 26 min ago

Currently studying PR & set to graduate next spring. I am not sure what kind of "first jobs" post graduation are feasible for someone in the field. Advice from anyone in the industry about how to get my foot in the door?

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Really stressed with current job. I want out but I’m not sure what my options are.

Jobs News Reddit - 1 hour 40 min ago

Hi all, I’d really appreciate any advice on this situation.

I graduated a year ago with a degree in business management. It gave me skills in project/group management and accounting, finance, managerial skills etc. Yes, I know I could have studied something more specialised, but I honestly wanted to get any degree to gain my independence and it’s too late now.

My first job I took out of college was in sales, and is still the same one I have now.

I don’t know if it’s my company or the market/territory I’m selling to, which is more limited and I feel I wasn’t assigned a very lucrative one, but my job is really making me feel stressed lately in terms of meeting quota. Even though it has afforded me great experience and is a reputable company in its field. I get LinkedIn messages with job/interview offers for sales positions all the time but I never considered responding to any of them until now.

I live in a high cost of living area in the US so the consequences of unemployment would be serious. I have siblings in this area but they only could offer so much support before I’d need to find a new job.

What are my options considering my educational background? I know business management is quite broad but I do have good people skills, very good writing skills, could do payroll or accounts payable work if needed, have basic SQL knowledge, and a passion for dance and writing. My brother was also telling me getting AWS certification would be a good way of making myself more employable.

I suppose I would like to eventually get a state or federal job because of the stability, but don’t know what my options would be there with my degree and experience. Or if it’s simply a matter of looking into other sales jobs or other kinds of private sector jobs. I’d really appreciate any insight, thank you very much.

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How do these people get job offers dressed like that?

Jobs News Reddit - 2 hours 4 min ago

I had an interview (three to be exact) at a job fair for a hotel. A day before the job fair, yhe company sent us an automated reminder, and under that, gave us tips for success, like dressing in business professional clothing, arriving 20 minutes early, etc. So, I took their advice. I wore a dress shirt and tie. I was definitely not wearing a suit to an interview for a food service position, even if it might give them a good impression of me.

On the day of the job fair, I see people roaming around the building where the job fair is taking place. Some women were wearing dresses, some wearing wearing blouses, some men were wearing short-sleeved polo shirts and button-up shirts, and some came in suits. At least these people tried, even though I don’t agree with the logic behind wearing a suit to an interview for a food service position. But, at least it wasn’t as bad as the ratchet looking people I saw today.

The amount of people I saw wearing sweatpants, jeans, and untucked shirts was astounding. A person who I saw wearing jeans was applying to be a fine dining cook. I’m not going assume that he doesn’t look like a chef, but, his attire made him seem like he’s nowhere near that level. I know attire doesn’t correlate with experience but if you’re at a job interview where they suggest you wear business professional clothes and you don’t, you’re hurting yourself.

As the day progresses and people were getting hired, I noticed some people that came in all ratchet and unkempt were getting job offers. I was discussing with a few people how it was possible for them to get job offers dressed like that.

I realized that the company was just taking anyone because the hotel is opening in a few months and they need as much people as they can get.

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Did I get the job?

Jobs News Reddit - 3 hours 45 min ago

So I went for an Interview at Red Robins on Saturday and after the interview was over the manager told me to come in on Wednesday to fill out paperwork... does this mean I got the job or...

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When to say no to an interview? i.e Lack of company info

Jobs News Reddit - 4 hours 4 min ago

I recently saw a job listing that seemed interesting and suited my skillset, so thought I would send in my CV on the off chance that I'd hear something back (I do this once every few months to ensure that my application technique is honed).

Whilst the role and potentially salary are also an attractive prospect, I'm finding it difficult to actually find any concrete evidence of the company (within the content management and marketing field) actually providing any of the services they are claiming to offer.

They have a well-designed website but it clearly hasn't been updated for a few months and their social channels are quiet to say the least.

I feel like I should trust my instinct and say thanks but no thanks on this one, but would like a second opinion.

Any help is appreciated.

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Advices to convince a recruiter ? (IT company for a business analyst job)

Jobs News Reddit - 4 hours 8 min ago

Hi,

I've recently had 2 interviews/tests for a company (IT company, with a kind of googleish mindset, for a business analyst job). The manager was quite confused about my profile and personality and told me "I have a dilemma, I think you could be a good match for the job but I'm not entirely sure. There seems to be some discrepancies between your profile and who you seem to be in reality, so call me tomorrow and convince me why I should hire you"

I didn't lie or anything on my resume ^ ^ it's just that I'm an engineer with a rationnal/logical way of thinking but I tend to think to much and I'm better to give advices for helping someone to decide than to decide myself (which is not that good in this case, they prefer someone who takes decision and fail than someone waiting to have all the information before the take the perfect decision). But also I'm much more interested/affected by the human aspects/interactions/feelings which is often "not compatible" (I mean that in my behaviour, it makes me look like I'm the kind of person I described in the first part of the paragraph).

So here I am, can you tell me your thoughts/advices about this situation ? I can't seem to find the right words to convince him, I've already said a lot of things but maybe I have change the way to tell them to be more concise ?

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Trade Schools in Northwest Indiana that don’t require community college enrollment?

Jobs News Reddit - 4 hours 34 min ago

Looking to get into a trade after trucking. In my area everything seems to be under the Ivy Tech umbrella. In order for you to get into an apprenticeship, or trade it seems you need to enroll in college. The college makes you take a placement test which worries me as I wasn’t the best high school student.

Is there anyone in my area(long shot) or anyone who has encountered a similar situation?

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Would this email mistake cost me the job

Jobs News Reddit - 6 hours 11 sec ago

I accidentally sent a draft of an unfinished thank you letter after my interview. I quickly edited it and forwarded a new one. Do you think this small email mistake could ruin the chance of a job opportunity?

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Rejected Two Months Ago and Now Got This Email??

Jobs News Reddit - 6 hours 5 min ago

I got to the final round and was in the top 3 for consideration but didn't receive an offer two months ago. The person back then said I was an excellent interviewer but they decided to go with someone with more experience. What do you guys make of this email? Do I have to reinterview for the role or do you think I could receive an offer? The email sent is below. Hi, "Checking in. Are you still interested in a Sales Operations Analyst role? We have another opening that you might be a good fit for."

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Short Resume or Longer Resume?

Jobs News Reddit - 6 hours 17 min ago

Whats the optimal page length for someone who is wanting to start a professional work environment. Should I list my jobs I had during Middle/High School or not list them as professional jobs as all of them were casual student jobs?

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Not sure what to do in this situation.

Jobs News Reddit - 6 hours 21 min ago

Hi there.

I've been working at this gas station for like 2 and half years. I transferred to this store awhile ago and a new manager took over. I always do as she says, if she tells me clean this or stock that I will with no resistance. We talked about mutual hobbies and she tried to argue with me that her favorites are better than mine and immature nonsense, so I stopped having such convos with her. I am always nice to her since I ask her to give me specific days off and she does it.

So she is close friends with two of my male coworkers. They do whatever they want in the store, get anything they want, leave anytime they want. None of the other employees have that benefit. So there are 3 people in the morning, just killing time around and when me and my other coworker come for the next shift, the manager demand us to do everything.

It is that time to promote somebody and she did not even bring me up I have been working for 48-55 hours and I always stock and all and in the end, she does not appreciate my work to promote me. One day I did not stock a lot and checked the camera to count the amount of time I was stocking.

Now she is planning to give me a write-up for getting overtime because she was away. I was not the only person with the OT but wants to write me up. I called the supervisor and he did not seem to care much, he said just to move on. I want to avoid getting one. I find it highly unfair to get treated like that when I contribute so much in the store. Any advice?

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Working for a startup Cannabis company?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:48

I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with this and the sort of culture that came with it. It sounds like any other business where there's a product and people buy it. The job is accounting so it doesn't matter what the product is to me but I'm more worried about the culture because I'm not a cannabis user. It would be a significant pay increase and increase in responsibilities which is why I'm even considering it. A recruiter reached out to me about it so I'm taking it worth a grain of salt but I might as well learn more about it if I am being serious about going through the job process.

The company is expected to grow to other states which is why they are hiring another accountant to take care of receivable and payable. It's been in business since 2014 as a vodka distillery and recently added edibles to their product line.

What was the cannabis culture like? What was working for a startup like? What is a red flag to look out for?

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Work/Life - Fear/Action?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:28

Should I continue working for a company I dislike because it offers income security, or take risks to create the life I want?

Context: I'm 29, currently working part-time (3 days) as Marketing Communications Coordinator for a company I don't care about in an industry for which I feel less than apathetic. I've been here for 3 months. The pay's good: 60k pro rata ($36k), potentially going full-time in a bit over a month. Unfortunately, I dislike the industry (automation and instrumentation supply) and the people I work with directly are, to put it bluntly, asshats. Poor communicators who frequently pass the buck to me when they screw up, making me wear and fix issues which are rarely if ever even close to within my remit; my manager also attempts to micro-manage my workflow without knowing about three-quarters of what I do. There is also a huge amount of mindless admin and ordering which could be automated for each department but for some reason a company which deals in data tech is unwilling to incorporate the simple yet necessary infrastructure to support it (I suggested it, and costed it, and they rejected the idea).

I'm not unrealistic, I know any job will require tasks I dislike be completed on a daily basis, but the only tolerable aspect of the job is the marketing and content design, and that's only a very small part (15% at most) of what I do.

I make up the rest of my income working at my Rock Climbing Gym casually and with intermittent freelance media production (videography/editing/voice over) work.

My skillset lies in content creation with a focus on writing, voice work, and film and videography (cam op/cinemtographer, director, editor). These skills and their practice are what I love to do, but I don't get to use them in this markrting job. I haven't managed to find my footing in media production aside from intermittent freelance work, and in my town (in NSW, Australia), the media production ecology is nepotistic and borderline inaccessible for latecomers.

As much as I want to be bold and pursue my passions - here or in another city or even country - I am for perhaos the first time in my life terrified of sacrificing the little security this job offers to pursue the things I want to do the most due to the fear of failure. My safety net is modest at best (bipolar; poor finance management until 8 months ago; student until last year).

Any advice would be hugely welcome.

As would job offers ;)

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Interviewer said he would tell me the decision on Monday, he e-mailed me on Monday to tell me that the decision instead will be made Tuesday morning. What do I make of this?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:40

As the title reads, I got an email today and he told me they will be making their hiring decision tomorrow. This is for an internship position in which he will be hiring several interns. What do you think I should make of this?

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Asking for a letter of recommendation?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:10

I'm leaving my current job on good terms later this week after two years and change. Someone suggested I ask my current supervisor for a letter of recommendation. Does anyone else recommend that? I wasn't planning on it until the suggestion.

It's not something I've done in the past though I've only changed jobs once before this time.

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Filling out a Job Application for the local pizza place

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:09

I’m 17 years old and a senior in high school other than being bilingual what other subjects of special study/research work or special training/skills should I put

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what does a shift manager do?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:01

I mean compared to a general manager?

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What to expect my first day?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:52

So I got a job at Marco’s pizza and I start tomorrow. I’m pretty nervous because this will be my first job and it’s an entirely new environment. What should I expect to learn/do on my first day?

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Ever worked as a sales rep for a beer company.

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:48

A big beer company is hiring sales relief positions near me. The job description makes it sound like a merchandising position. Anyone ever had a job like this before?

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I turned down a golden part time internship for a worse full time one...that now has the workload of a part time—can I ask for less hours?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:47

To elaborate: I’m a college student, and was offered a part time (2 days a week +home work) internship assisting the editor in chief at a fiction print magazine this summer. I’m a creative writing major, so this seemed like a golden opportunity. However, I was also offered a near full time (32-40 hours, my choice) better-paid internship doing social media for a small nonprofit. I took the latter. I asked my boss upon my hiring if there was any way to work out me doing the other internship two days a week and she said no, they needed me there at least 4 days/week.

Now, 2 and a half weeks in, I’m realizing that there isn’t enough work to do. Not even close. I’m only coming in 4 full days a week and I feel like I’m sitting on my hands most of the time, dragging out projects that would take an hour or two max. When I ask my boss for more stuff to do, she seems like she’s struggling to come up with busy work for me (I spent 4 hours today writing out a schedule for blog posts. Not writing the posts, just making a schedule. Because she didn’t give me anything else to do). Normally I wouldn’t mind (I’m getting paid okay for easy/boring work), except I turned down this AMAZING opportunity to be here, so I’m kind of/very annoyed. I still feel as though I can do both.

What do I do? Do I ask my boss if she’s holding back on work for me to do? Do I bring up again I would like to do this other internship concurrently (it might still be possible to accept it)? Is it a big red flag to ask for less hours? I just feel useless and like I’m wasting this small nonprofit’s money on my payroll. Ugh! Any advice is welcome.

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