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    =How did you land your First Professional Job?

    Was it at the University's Career fair?
    or
    Was it through Networking?
    or
    Was it from Classified/

    Share, how you landed your first professional job...
    (Please the choorioon ka stall on Eid and the "Do-You-want- fries with that" doesn't count)
    The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~e.e. cummings

    #2
    Originally posted by Ask99 View Post
    Was it at the University's Career fair?
    or
    Was it through Networking?
    or
    Was it from Classified/

    Share, how you landed your first professional job...
    (Please the choorioon ka stall on Eid and the "Do-You-want- fries with that" doesn't count)
    1) Did two internships and they both were offered from the school's career fair

    2) one of the job offers i had, my resume got passed to hiring manager from someone who i just randomly met (right place, right time kindaa deal)and asked for my resume.

    3) Job i am working at was a classified job and some other offered positions were classified too.


    So in short, there is NO short cut or single approach to get a job, you have to explore through each and every way possible to apply for jobs. If you are just looking to find job through only a selected channel then you are basically kicking urself in the back...even in good job market.

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      #3
      Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

      I got my first job through networking. second job, third job and now fourth one

      Wow, I never got a job through classified or any other way, if I think of it. Guess I am good in networking
      People are afraid of what they don't understand

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        #4
        Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

        First job, newspaper ad
        Don't be hurtin' and hatin' cuz my phone is so cool!

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          #5
          Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

          I got my job from newspaper ad.
          Last edited by shining_star; Nov 27, 2008, 01:18 AM.
          Success starts with beginning...

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            #6
            Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

            First professional opportunity was a 16-month internship through the University Career Center... since then pretty much all subsequent jobs have been either through networking or through niche job boards online.
            For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining - and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction - Khalil Gibran

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              #7
              Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

              on line, on employment pages of educational organizations & universities.
              Difference between God and humankind: God can say, 'be', and it becomes, but humankind has to act on what it says.

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                #8
                My friend was in same company , so I was hired to develop a library management system
                I don't pretend to be a man of the people. But I do try to be a man for the people

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                  #9
                  My first professional job was actually by responding to a newspaper ad. That company was hiring multiple analysts and had many openings, so I think that helped as well. Typically, if a company has only one opening, they won't hire a "green" or no-experience person.

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                    #10
                    Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

                    Newspaper ad.
                    Fools never disagree.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by TLK View Post
                      I got my first job through networking. second job, third job and now fourth one

                      Wow, I never got a job through classified or any other way, if I think of it. Guess I am good in networking
                      OR maybe good at something else

                      What do you do may I ask ?

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                        #12
                        Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

                        First job was an internship turned into a permanent post. Second was a consultancy project, that resulted in a full time post offer.
                        Third was through networking.
                        The Thread Killer!

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                          #13
                          Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

                          Was part of PPP, got me a job at Steel Mill through them. Then switched to Nawaz and got a railway job.

                          Just kidding, never worked in Pakistan
                          Paisa Koi Cheez Nahi Hai - Jay-Z and JD

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                            #14
                            Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

                            First job I got through a friend whose dad owned a CA firm. 2nd job was internship.
                            I'm like the whole library in Kemet with Annunaki genetics!

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                              #15
                              Re: =How did you land your First Professional Job?

                              First professional job was through a "blind" application, ie I applied for a job at that company without referring to any job ad.

                              10 1/2 years on, I am still working for the same company, but in a different role and a different country.
                              The Pakistani Brain of the Austria (formerly known as "The Pakistani Brain of UAE")

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