I'm looking for a job...help a Jake out?

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    Sep 21, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    I've been spending countless hours emailing these elusive and puzzle-like websites to places that never reply. Not sites like monster.com, not college sites, not even personal references or temp agencies. I've even had an interview at a club where the guy wanted to hire me and gave me his contact info, but hasn't returned my calls or emails. Even my roommate came home once recently telling me that he doesn't want to hear about my lack of employment because it "annoys" him. I know...I was confused too when he said this. But never the less it took it that he was not a good person to help me find a job either.

    I'm looking for a job to fill the next year, not necessarily a career. I'm planning to go back to grad school in the Fall of 2012. I would like to go into any medical, science-based research, or university setting. My interest is behavioral neuroscience, but any field even not related I'd be happy to fill. Outside of that I'm interested in music and video production. Then outside of this, I'll take any position that is clerical, administrative, office work in general.

    If anyone would like to help me out in finding VIRTUALLY ANY job I would appreciate it, especially in the form of a private message. I'm willing to relocate to anywhere in the U.S. considering New York City has not been an ideal city. It's a fun city, but hey if someone offered me a job in Denver or D.C. for example I'd move in a heartbeat.

    If anyone would like to FLAME me and blame my lack of employment on my online personality instead of the high unemployment rates, then I'll put you on ignore immediately. icon_biggrin.gif I have no time for flames.

    Please don't reply with any pep-talks, "think positive" or "hang in there" proverbs, words of advice on what you think I need to do that is not directly correlated with applying for a position, or send me any "it gets better" videos. I just need actual tangible physical address, emails, and human beings to contact to fill positions.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    11337S saidwow, if moving out of new york city isn't as high,
    if not higher, on your list than getting a j-o-b, idk..

    get the hell out of there!
    asap!

    I live here. So getting a job here would be easier than anywhere else because it does not require moving. But I already said I'm willing to relocate.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    Jake, your video editing skills are good. You could easily do commercials for start-up and small businesses, at a cut-throat rate to build your clientele. It may not pay like a "real" job at first, but it's income. That has a future if you play your cards right. That also counts as self-employed, so you don't have to put empty spaces in your job history on resumes and applications.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:46 PM GMT
    11337S saidrelevant:

    [Maslow's Rainbow Thing]
    Are you saying he just needs more sex? You might be right. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:50 PM GMT
    You haven't said what are your interest areas, degrees, talents, and previous employment history. I think we need to know more to give you specific leads.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidJake, your video editing skills are good. You could easily do commercials for start-up and small businesses, at a cut-throat rate to build your clientele. It may not pay like a "real" job at first, but it's income. That has a future if you play your cards right. That also counts as self-employed, so you don't have to put empty spaces in your job history on resumes and applications.


    This sounds really good, but I'm just looking for something to fill the next year as I'm looking to go back to grad school in the fall of 2012.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    11337S said
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    Patti Smith, speaking to Jonathan Lethem at Cooper Union, gave this advice to artists looking to come to New York: "New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling. But there are other cities. Detroit. Poughkeepsie. New York City has been taken away from you. So my advice is: Find a new city."



    Yes I'm aware of this. Do you want to tell me this a third time?
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    Sep 22, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidYou haven't said what are your interest areas, degrees, talents, and previous employment history. I think we need to know more to give you specific leads.


    Any job that is not McDonalds like. I edited my OP and the 2nd paragraph in bold goes into a little bit more specifics.
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    Sep 22, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidJake, your video editing skills are good. You could easily do commercials for start-up and small businesses, at a cut-throat rate to build your clientele. It may not pay like a "real" job at first, but it's income. That has a future if you play your cards right. That also counts as self-employed, so you don't have to put empty spaces in your job history on resumes and applications.


    This sounds really good, but I'm just looking for something to fill the next year as I'm looking to go back to grad school in the fall of 2012.
    You don't need to make it full-time if you don't want to. You can make it temporary. It's still a way to fill the gap between jobs. That's the most important part.

    As the saying goes, it's easier to find work if you already work. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 22, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    Not sure if this will help, but this approach got me better results when searching when I first got to SF. I used Indeed.com a lot and instead of searching by job title, I started searching by my specific degree and some more specific skills I had. This turned up more leads of people who were looking for what I had. Found out that titles can be all over the place and most employers don't think beyond a specific task they need a warm body to tackle at the moment.

    Also, your vocalizing exactly what you're looking for is a big part. You just gotta let everyone know and be as specific as possible. Right before I landed my current gig, I put up to-the-point description of what I was looking for and what I offered in the Craigslist resume section. That resulted in a really good conversation with a startup founder that further articulated my search and prepped me for the interview for the job I did land a few days later. Also, this job showed up from an ad this startup had up for a very brief window. The listing wasn't up at 8am, showed up on another check on CL at 10am, app sent by 12pm, interviewed at 4pm and started the next day. My career is in the startup world though, so things move extra fast and crazy. Tenacity is key in this market.
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    Sep 22, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
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    paulflexes saidJake, your video editing skills are good. You could easily do commercials for start-up and small businesses, at a cut-throat rate to build your clientele. It may not pay like a "real" job at first, but it's income. That has a future if you play your cards right. That also counts as self-employed, so you don't have to put empty spaces in your job history on resumes and applications.


    This sounds really good, but I'm just looking for something to fill the next year as I'm looking to go back to grad school in the fall of 2012.
    You don't need to make it full-time if you don't want to. You can make it temporary. It's still a way to fill the gap between jobs. That's the most important part.

    As the saying goes, it's easier to find work if you already work. icon_wink.gif


    I agree with everything Paul says 100%. I was unemployed for well over a year. I had my sister take a look at my resume and she knew that I was taking some products from a network marketing company and had worked it a little. She had me put it on my resume and I had a job a week later. After I had been with the company for a while, I asked my District Manager why she hired me over other candidates and she said that it was not only my experience, but that I had some current experience on my resume even though it was not really related to what I do.
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    Sep 22, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    I might have to do what Jake's doing and just self advertise everywhere too!
    I need work ASAP!!!
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    I looked for video editing temp jobs.
    http://www.indeed.com/q-Video-Editor-jobs.html
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    Break out your lucite heels and work the pole.
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    I concur with the previous poster regarding temp agencies. After leaving my previous company, I found my current job through a temp-to-perm contract.

    Furthermore, quite a few companies are going down that path because there is less liability on them if the employee doesn't work out. Most pharma companies are hiring in that manner, at the very least.
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    dude, don't write off the careerbuilders/monsters/jobing, etc.

    I've worked in a university setting since graduating college in 2006. I've worked at three different universities....in admin, mostly undergrad admissions counseling and advising and currently im at a university in the career services department....

    all those jobs were gotten from the above mentioned sites.
    Decent pay too.

    I've literally had multiple places contact me at one time to set up interviews, it was nice. even in this shit economy 3 months ago I was "recruited" by a university
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    Sloan-kettering has a bajillion lab tech positions. I have five friends who worked there after college/before starting grad school. You could also try some of the other universities and research centers in the city.
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    Move to Denver.

    Plenty of jobs here and we can always use more hot Jews.

    Plus, no one will call you a fag.

    :-)
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    viitz saidIf you really just need an income you could just go do some temp jobs through an agency. It doesn't really matter what they give you..


    I applied to 10+ temp agencies in New York. No replies.
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    skifan08 saidSloan-kettering has a bajillion lab tech positions. I have five friends who worked there after college/before starting grad school. You could also try some of the other universities and research centers in the city.


    Already signed up with them and have been applying for jobs on their website.
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidYou haven't said what are your interest areas, degrees, talents, and previous employment history. I think we need to know more to give you specific leads.


    Any job that is not McDonalds like. I edited my OP and the 2nd paragraph in bold goes into a little bit more specifics.


    On the other hand, if anyone has any open McDonalds type jobs that Jake doesn't want... I'll take them.
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    viitz saidIf you really just need an income you could just go do some temp jobs through an agency. It doesn't really matter what they give you..


    Yup, just do something to fill your time.. administrative work, service industry... whatever!
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    start workin that corner.......before it gets cold outside icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    viitz said
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    viitz saidIf you really just need an income you could just go do some temp jobs through an agency. It doesn't really matter what they give you..


    I applied to 10+ temp agencies in New York. No replies.


    Did you go in person?


    No, usually when I go anywhere in person people give me a card and tell me to apply online. I'm not sure if the temp agencies will do the same but I fear they will.
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
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    viitz saidIf you really just need an income you could just go do some temp jobs through an agency. It doesn't really matter what they give you..


    Yup, just do something to fill your time.. administrative work, service industry... whatever!


    Yes this is what I said in my original post. Thanks for reading.icon_rolleyes.gif