fl0w wrote:Pearalegal wrote:kurama20 wrote:Pearalegal wrote:Yeah, basically...if you can do it, its just a good life decision.
It's like a Catch 22. I think the thread should be renamed "if you can do it".
I'm probably biased, because I had more than a few offers coming out of school and I was an effing Anthropology major. Not one of those offers came through the career services department at my school.
You need to work hard to get a job...I started researching and applying on my own in November of my senior year. I think far too often a new grad sits back and uses career services or other type postings. I dunno.
i agree with this. i didn't get my job through career services. i got it because a friend of mine was talking to a managing director at a consulting firm who said "do you know any tech savvy people that can actually carry on a conversation?" my friend knew me.
introduced us, had coffee with the managing director, led to interview, was hired.
In college you think it's a bunch of Bullsh** but networking is one of the most important tools you will ever learn how to use.[/quote]
I hear this a lot on here, so I must admit it that it holds true for many college students...but who in the hell doesn't know that networking is the most important tool for getting a job ( along with interview skills)? I mean most jobs are so based on who you know and your interviewing skills that it isn't even funny. I was actually quite shocked when I first heard about the top law school model of getting a job (ie jobs actually come to you and basically get offered to you on a silver platter based on what school you go to and your grades). I thought that that was the strangest thing that I had ever heard, and I couldn't figure out how law firms/companies could afford to do that. It also seemed to me like a good way to get a lot of employees with no real social skills and no idea how to behave in the work place. I'm also shocked at the amount of people that "interview poorly" who are attending top schools (according to a mentor I have). She/he told me that many kids at these schools simply have no interview skills whatsoever and don't know how to handle themselves in a professional atmosphere. I just don't get that; I mean how do you go through your entire college career without knowing how to properly interview?