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17 October 2006 @ 12:47 pm
Jorb Fare  
Augh well that was quite embarassing. This was my first job fair - the last two big jobs I got by word of mouth and then just Craigslist - so I was entirely under-prepared.

I DID bring a whole bunch of resumes, most of which I didn't end up giving out, but I actually didn't know that people really dress up all nice-like for stuff like this. Well I mean I couldn't have done that because I had class right before that but I was pretty out-of-place in my sweat-caked beanie and offensive shirt.

So I went up to a few people, explained myself, they sort of grimaced at the mention of "Linguistics major," but things got a little better after mentioning my Sun and Autodesk internships - but most importantly I did give out my resume to a few people. So it wasn't a total bust.

I'm not too worried about my future despite the fact that I'm looking for a job over half a year before I graduate, but this was a good experience so I know more about what to expect. Also I'll know not to eat directly after going to one of these since I was so agitated that I ordered this massive sandwich from the Stevenson Coffee House and gave myself a stomach ache.
leggy_apple on October 17th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
I also ate a Stevenson sandwich, then a bowl of soup, then a chocolate chip cookie. and ended up with a massive stomach ache and wanted to throw up. the whole time watching everyone coming out of the job fair all dressed up. they looked dumb.
haley: el grouchohome_grownhalo on October 18th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
for when you actually do plunge into the career world, i would recommend a "job seeking skills" class. i had to take one to graduate but it made a huge difference. a lot of subtle details give away whether you are professional or not. certain phrases on your resume, for example.

i say this because that class told me EXACTLY what to wear and their standards were surprisingly rigid. it also trained me how to ace an interview. this class means a major advantage.

and that's an amusing shirt. what do you think of the church?
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on October 18th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)
That's actually what I came away with from this job fair, actually. A flyer about different skill training classes that are coming up at the career center this quarter. I will definitely be taking a few.

What's funny about my last two internships is that neither of them really required that I really go to an interview, actually - they were a lot more laid back and just asked that I start working (and fill out the usual forms).

I think organized religion is an important and necessary part of human society, but I wouldn't be caught dead partaking in it on my own free will.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on October 18th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
I realized I said "actually" thrice in the last message, and twice in the same sentence.
שירן shiranne シラーン 冉施安gogalucky on October 22nd, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
ugh stupid picture stupidd ugh
שירן shiranne シラーン 冉施安: validatedgogalucky on October 22nd, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
your icon duh you raper
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on October 22nd, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
:\ everyone else seemed to think it was ok
שירן shiranne シラーン 冉施安gogalucky on October 22nd, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
no no no no no i liked the otherrr onnnne

ok actually closer up it looks okayy but still gosh
שירן shiranne シラーン 冉施安: stupidhappygogalucky on October 22nd, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
oh god i just noticed it again and it's so horriblbllbe
westothemax on October 25th, 2006 07:41 am (UTC)
Want to work at UCSF?
I'm not sure if this is the type of work you even want to do, but the IT department I work in is looking for help.

We're always looking for help, so I'm sure we'll have some sort of position open next summer or whenever you're done with school.

See job posting here: http://tinyurl.com/sddfr

(Don't apply to that, unless you want to starting working NOW)
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on October 25th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Want to work at UCSF?
Whoa, thanks for the offer. I worked IT for the last two summers so I'll definitely keep this in mind.