T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

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T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:23 pm

T14 3L here. My grades are almost near top third in my class but still remain jobless. Can any1 share similar stories if and when they got a job during 3L, and when would be the moment to start panicking? I am also near the point of panic, but am still holding out hope.

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:31 pm

What school?
Was your GPA always above median or did you recently bring it up?
Are you a transfer?

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby minnbills » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:36 pm

Top 1/3? You will get a job. So don't panic.

Do you have a strategy? An area of focus? I would start with that.

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:59 pm

minnbills wrote:Top 1/3? You will get a job. So don't panic.

Do you have a strategy? An area of focus? I would start with that.


Not really just sending my resume and transcripts out like wild fire at random hoping someone will bite.

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:00 am

minnbills wrote:Top 1/3? You will get a job. So don't panic.

Do you have a strategy? An area of focus? I would start with that.



When you say a job, do you mean any job? Or do you mean a decent paying job (I.e. One paying 100k+)

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby JohannDeMann » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:04 am

Are you getting interviews? Is there room for interview improvement?

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby jessuf » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:56 am

I didn't get my job until end of May. Pretty similar stats.

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby jessuf » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:
minnbills wrote:Top 1/3? You will get a job. So don't panic.

Do you have a strategy? An area of focus? I would start with that.



When you say a job, do you mean any job? Or do you mean a decent paying job (I.e. One paying 100k+)

lol I just saw this. Are you OP? I am pretty positive he means "any job." Do you think something like 90k is not decent paying?

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby bballbrett5 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:
minnbills wrote:Top 1/3? You will get a job. So don't panic.

Do you have a strategy? An area of focus? I would start with that.


Not really just sending my resume and transcripts out like wild fire at random hoping someone will bite.

Is there anyone you can ask/beg for a job or a lead? In my experience, blindly sending out resumes is a pretty worthless pursuit.

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby 15 styx » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:13 am

What happened with your SA?

FWIW: If the OP has a typical T14 tuition debt obligation, s/he will likely need $125k (minimum) to wipe away the debt within 5 years.

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Re: T14 3L graduating jobless- when to start panicking?

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:21 am

bballbrett5 wrote:Is there anyone you can ask/beg for a job or a lead? In my experience, blindly sending out resumes is a pretty worthless pursuit.


Lol 1) that is an absurdly fast time table to put on oneself for paying off student loan debt--even if it is ideal. 2) There are these jobs called public sector positions that allow other options.


OP you can and should definitely end up with a job. Really you should already have one. You are doing something wrong. Whether that be poor interview skills, typos on your resume, being too picky about where you work, just not applying enough or whatever the case may be you are doing something incorrectly. Have a neutral third party analyze what you've done up until this point and go from there.




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