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Summer Return

When college graduation came near, I slacked tremendously on my tumblr time, but now I’m back. I moved back home, saw all my friends and finally settled in. So what now? Well, I’m still looking for a full-time position but I have an interview this Thursday with complete confidence in myself. I spent all day putting my writing portfolio together and researching the company more and more. Some people come out of college still nervous or unsure if they’re ready for the next step, well not me. I know I’m ready and experienced for whatever is thrown my way (thank you York College). But with our without a job, I’m going to keep my tumblr game up.

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Final Countdown

This past weekend was the last full weekend of my college career. With only 2 finals ahead of me, the only thing left to do this last week is take it all in… and continue to apply to jobs left and right. Am I worried about graduating without a job? No way. Right now my focus is on enjoying my final week of college here at my second home in York. Sure, I’ll keep applying to full-time jobs but don;t let the treacherous job hunt bring you down.

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Interview tomorrow, but not ideal

Tomorrow I have an interview for an inside sales position. The base salary is very impressive and then commission on top of that. So whats the problem? Well for one, I want a job in communications but sadly the job hunt isn’t going as well as I would like and this interview is for a position outside Baltimore where I have no contacts. Yes, I would rather find a job in or near my home state, NJ but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet. Besides, some communications positions ask if you have sales experience so we shall see.

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Half Way Through Final Semester Senior Year

I’m officially halfway through my last semester at YCP. It’s sinking in more and more that my last experiences are happening. For example, my last St. Patrick’s day at YCP just happened, and winter intramurals are coming to a close. Time is flying by and soon enough it will be graduation day and I’ll be eating at the same restaurant my parents took me to the night before I moved into my freshman dorm. Very bitter sweet.

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Teenage Job

I worked at my towns local rec center (The Vernon PAL) at the age of 17 all the way to last winter (almost 5 years) and I told myself on my last college break I will never return because I’m graduating soon and will have a real job soon. Where do I find myself at this current moment? I’m sitting in the office at the rec center blogging because I’m once again working at the rec center. Not saying I dislike the place, in fact I love it; my childhood was built around this building but I am sure ready to move on.

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Job Searching Online

Yes, the internet is a great tool in job hunting but it is sure hard to find legitimate job postings. Also realized there are numerous words company’s like to use to avoid using the words “sales position”.

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Timehop 3 years ago

For those of you not yet familiar with the Timehop app, it’s an app that allows you to see your photos and updates from this exact day in history that you uploaded to Facebook and Instagram. Well 3 years ago from today, I posted a status saying how good it was to be home. That was my second semester of freshman year and today I’m in my last semester of my senior year. This app really allows you to look back and see how time has been flying by and I recommend downloading it.

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Possible job opening you say?

That feeling you get when someone in your network says they know someone who might have a job opening for you. I’ve said it before and I will say it again… network, network network. It’s about who you know!

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They are all your professors

I recently had a conversation with a sports management professor (not my major) who had insight on the sports PR field which is what I was contemplating on pursuing. Even though I was not one of his students, he still met with me and treated me as one. I got great advice and a new outlook on my possible career choices. Long story short, all professors from all majors are there to help anyone, you just need to ask.

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Stay in touch with your network!

Today I was running through my to-do-list and 5 things I had written down were to email people who I have connected with professionally through internships, met through social media or sparked a conversation with in person and exchanged contact inofrmation. One thing my father has drilled into my head since day 1 of college is to always keep in touch with those who can benefit you professionally whether it’s helping you get a job or if you need advice about a certain field. Yes, you may be extremely busy right now (I know I currently am) but you need to keep your professional network close to you. There have been countless times I have sought advice from my network for things such as cover letter/resume advice for certain industries, application processes, job openings and more. I’m not telling you to straight up ask for advice or a job but say hi first and see how they’ve been personally and how’s work going. It’s all about who you know these day and you may find that to be a disadvantage many times but there will be that one time you will love that unwritten rule. So just take 10 to 20 minutes of your day to think about who you haven’t talked to in a while and email, call or even text them (if you’re on that level of comfort with them) just to catch up. By doing this now, you’re already ahead of the game.