Continued from last night.
>experience finding a job/career
>advice regarding jobs/careers
>your own stories related to jobs/careers
OP here, I am 24, with just mundane retail experience, but I want to get into a path that will help me find a career for life. I'm thinking about going into Best Buy to try to get on GeekSquad, it's not prestigious or anything but I need to get out of these shit dead end no prospect jobs I've been gravitating towards.
Building a resume on livecareer, would anyone mind looking at it?
Warning, seriously shitty resume.
i best you have not taken on or designed a single project since the last thread OP
what about all that second-rate advice we shouted at you
your problem isnt skills or experience you're either lazy or depressed. either way see a doc for some happy pills you'll do fine
I may be lazy and depressed but that's something I strive to overcome without the need of medication.
I have some small projects, like setting up a headless raspberry pi media server, some small programs in Python etc.
Sure, should I put that under achievements?
You think I don't tell myself that every night when I'm in bed waiting for sleep? I'm trying to get a job at Geek Squad and get control of my life. It sucks watching my life pass me by.
>get job as paper delivery boy
>rolling in cash no kids for 2-3 blocks have
hahaha stupid poor kids have no ambition
>be in highschool
>have job at grocery stocking general warez that is not foodstuffs (seasonal, cleaning, books/mags, etc)
>move out from home as a teen cause im dumb
>need money so i have to do this for a couple year till i graduate..
>>few years ago just graduating highschool
>week before prom
>buying self z5500 speakers as gift to self for grad at PC parts store
>ask guy running cash if they are hiring
>YOU WORK FULL TIME?!
resume same day interview next day started on the last day of school
> years later company folds
>spend a year playing SC2 and BF Bad Company 2
>ok need job now hippy
>walk into old competitors store with resume
>oh you used to work at XX cyber???
>hired on the spot
>Roomie recommends me for helpdesk job
>hired as sysadmin
>free travel and training
maybe ive gotten lucky rolls so far
/autobio till now
Also, would some good references help? I've managed to make a bunch of friends with people high up in business/tech fields. One of them is a Senior HR manager for a tech staffing firm, she says she would be able to send me to any firm with her recommendation and they would hire me p much no questions asked but she wants me to earn it myself since I would respect myself more for it.
yeah like "personal experience" or "skills" section write brief bullets of what was needed, what you used to do it, and how it applies to where you're applying
making a cover letter with a brief statement of your intentions and availability. it sounds corny but it's your change to quickly try and swing things in your favour
Graduate high school work at a tire store
get Associates Degree in some computer bulshit.
get job placement for $8.50 an hour
a year year later steel mill calls I now make $140,000 a year pouring molten metal into a copper mold surrounded by water
fuck all the hippies that say do a job you love money won't make you happy
I work in a shithole make a ton of money and I'm happy and the family's taken care of relax when you have time off with the kids money makes everything easier
I went to a state college, got a meme degree in CS, and took an 87k offer right away doing software development. CS is literally a get rich quick scheme. Who cares if it pops or gets over saturated in a few years, it doesnt take more than a couple years of education/training to break into a new field
35, been a manager at a uranium mine in Australia, pays well at over 300k but I feel like smashing my head against the wall at the end of most days now. Really wishing I'd gotten a better career.
should be a mechanic, i hear its fulfilling
satisfaction of a job well done
cant get the job done when it never stops
now get back to work. Those schedules and efficiency reports dont do themselves
well... do anything that does not involve headhitting. lol.
yeah it's true though big-engine diesel people can make some good scrill as well.. but yeah not 1/3 a mil stop complaining about your slave life with that money
nah fuck that. i've done well paid shitty work for years and it feels like pissing your life down the drain. I'm now having a nice long holiday (which i guess i can only do because years of well paid shitty work) but quitting shitty job and happiness returns to life so fast.
>Cashier at hardware store making 8.00/hr most customers are friendly but deal with occasional angry/drunken construction worker
Fast forward 1 Year
>Get job at metal factory making 10.50/hr now work with puerto rican ex-cons but work is good and banging Qt azn bitch after work
Fast forward 3 months
>Get job at startup near my college doing Android dev for 12.00/hr thought it was a great opportunity at the time, til i realized what a shit show the company really was and that they were trying to build a business by hiring college students at laughable wage instead of paying full-time engineers
Fast forward 1 year
>Get internship at well-known tech corporation at 24.00/hr thinking I have truly made it, doing software dev with a team of interns, make good connections with management, befriend coworkers and hook up with Qt intern at a party after work
Fast forward 1 year
>Hired by same tech corp. as full time software engineer at ~40.00/hr life is good, have nice apt in metro area, thinking i have made it, but strangely feeling depression due to some personal circumstances and personal neglect, but finding ways of dealing with it through meditation and lifting.
Overall i think i've been blessed
Community college and worthless experience for the majority of fields. No one wants a peace corps fuck, they want intelligent individuals with work specific experience or at least something to show competence in that regard.
>graduate uni with cs degree
>no internships but I made a game for Android
>this got me a job at corporate giant as Android dev
>in the first week there i asked my manager for a weed hookup
>he ended up loving me
>we got laid off from corporate giant, but he dragged me on to several other jobs, each with higher pay than the last
Long story short, nepotism is the most important thing in IT.
yeah i get what you're saying but I ain't that sort of person. I dream work when i work. makes me a fucking dominator but unhappy.
nah still don't particularly want kids. no amount of picking up hotties in bars or getting handie js at lunch helped.
>I can't find a job
You're better off asking >>>/adv/, but it's probably because you haven't demonstrated you're able to _hold_ a job. You need to explain why you left your positions. Were you laid off, were you fired? You need to explain that shit.
Also, make sure you aren't branching too far away from your branch of work with that resume. Some would say networking is more powerful than that piece of paper because those people have jobs.
>work in a factory, the work and money are both meh
>get CS degree
>work as a web developer for a year
>the ceo tells me in advance that they are not keeping me because they don't have enough work
>my manager gets drunk and tells me that I am the worst developer he has ever met and that I should change careers asap
>next day he tells me that he might have been drunk but he actually meant what he said
How do I step my game up, /g/?
Your resume is filled with a whole lot of nothing. Employers would rather hire someone who's worked at McDonald's for 3 years which guarantees dedication than someone who's been flipflopping all over the place like you have. Get internships in places that matter, no one gives a damn that you help out at the soup kitchen.
Also, don't put failed degrees on your resume, make something up to pad the years.
I got fired yesterday from my IT manager job. I'll be honest that I made an inappropriate joke which was the excuse they used. What actually happened is the company got acquired and they wanted to nix my position and bring in a desktop tech. This is the third acquisition I've gone through after being hired where this has happened.
I'm going to freelance websites and IT consulting. At this point, I've been F'd over by so many companies I don't recommend working for anybody. Do your own thing or get a partner who can market and sell while you do the grunt work. You'll never be free in a corporate IT job. Job security is a lie.
Ive never been fired but ive left becasue i went off to college during the first job and my, aling with everyone elses "term of service" ended. Im literally applying to anything and everything.
>4 yr skill gap
I went off to college
no i dont do drugs
I am a former Infantry Marine and then worked as a Private Military Contractor in Iraq for a few companies. Now I am a full time student.
Can I just pay someone to change all those years of war-stuff into a good resume? I know that's a bit lazy but I really, really don't feel like it at the moment plus I'm not sure if I would be the best at it.
By the time I am ready to actually start submitting it I should have A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA, CEH, OSCP (yes many of those are redundant, it's just the way my education is progressing). Also I know certs are dumb, blah, blah, blah but someone with my background needs a way to get the foot in the door. Also the OSCP is most definitely not dumb.
Basically, I ran the entire department at the place I got hired. I was the Infrastructure Engineer/Desktop tech. The company that bought us had a team of IT folks and they run all their apps in the cloud and use google apps for business. Since they are centrally managing in the cloud, the only thing they need to deploy on site is their new core router with a site-to-site vpn and a DC that will be remotely controlled. At this point they don't need somebody with all of the extra skills as they can handle that at home base.
I know this is going to sound stupid and like a lie but I promise I am not liying; there is stuff on my resume right I would rather not put on a public doc do to my own and others OPSEC.
And no I don't mean super secret ninja stuff; I mean names, locations, etc.
I will try to edit it in a bit though, might as well get started.
Not just IT man, getting job is more easier if you got acquaintance that know how you work and your work ethics or at the very least know you and remember you
A tip from muh senpai : when you got a job, make sure you are known, either by your accomplishment or your social nature, that way you can earn promotion more easily
is this better or worse i cant even tell
leave out left due to
say completed service term as contracted or something. you fulfilled it, it was not a challenge or something you would have done if not required type of tilt
it's all about being up for new challenges and not in a spot for now money
Put education at top. At this point you're not going to be applying for real software engineering gigs. And take out skills unless you actually put languages you're proficient at.
This basic format has gotten me a few jobs and I have some interviews lined up for my next one.
I think its proven to be pretty good. Its to-the-point as far as "I am a developer, here is proof, hire me"
More than likely a software job. Unless you actually want to do hardware then you can go into government/private for network stuff or go do fab shit. You'll more than likely just do software like the fucking rest of us.
I take it you're in Canada because "Computer Engineering" is basically a more generalized computer science in Canada and it is pretty common
The CTO at my last job had a 4-year CE degree and like ten years programming experience
I would use it to get development/technical specialist positions
CE is basically introductory electrical engineering (circuitry, etc.), some introductory computer science (boolean logic, memory management) and then the rest I think is stuff anywhere between CAD and actual programming in stuff like Java and C#
At least that is what it is like for a friend of mine in Canada. I don't know what CE is like in the US but I don't think it is very different.
I don't even really consider myself a mid-level developer. I'm aiming for a $70,000 CAD career next which I think is median salary according to the ESDC.
I basically just did contract work and co-op work terms during my time in College and as of last week I graduated. If anything I'm still entry-level relatively speaking.
Do you have any suggestions?
christ, do people actually use this word?
in my experience it is the people who lie most who get the job. some people will see through it but there have been plenty of times where i've said "no they're obviously full of shit" only to be overruled and stuck with a lying moron
>Currently full-time student at local community college (I know).
>IT degree, Computer Networking
>Doing well so far, in the second semester
>Third semester is the first COOP semester
>In constant fear just thinking about the interview
I mean, I've been in an interview before, but that was for a shit cashier job at a retail store where they have low expectations.
I was guaranteed the job anyway because the GM had a hard-on for my friend who I put down as a reference.
>In constant fear just thinking about the interview
The strongest and most valuable asset for me was to just remain calm and talk to the interviewer as a normal human being.
On multiple occasions I was complimented by interviewers for two different jobs because of how calm and cool I was. Setting yourself apart from the rest of the nervous students this way is HUGE.
If you believe the company would be lucky to you have you rather than vice-versa this is rather easy. Just relax man and you'll be great. This is a skill in and of itself.
At the Uni I'm going to, the CE course is just EE with 2-3 courses replaced with CS courses.
It's because of this that I'm wondering if CE is even worth it, or if I should switch to EE with something like CS as a minor.
>It's because of this that I'm wondering if CE is even worth it
I can tell you that CE is seen as decent in terms of employability. You're seen as above the 2-year computer programmer graduates and yet a tiny notch below the 4-year computer science graduates.
If you have a choice right now between CS and CE I would go with CS, however if you're already on your way to CE just keep going and pick up a Microsoft or Oracle certification some time.
CE + Cert > CS
CS > CE
Again, my frame of reference is in Canada. And remember work experience trumps any sort of differences between degree reputation.
Everyone's stressed out when they start out, after your second or third interview you'll figure it out.
interviews are easy as long as you're not a spastic retard
bathe, groom yourself, and for fucks sake wear a goddamn tie. even if you don't need one for the job, always wear one for the interview. try to cover any tattoos and remove piercings, you're unlikely to get in trouble for them after being hired though.
give a firm handshake, avoid uh's and uhm's, and avoid giving simple answers to questions, more than just a yes or no (unless of course it's an obviously simple question)
check out the companies website and have a couple questions prepared to ask the interviewer
don't ask about salary (at least at the first interview)
try not to over- or under-sell yourself
show up about ten minutes early, give yourself time for traffic (if you're not familiar with the area, do a test drive out there a day or two ahead of time so you don't get lost)
lastly, and most importantly, be prepared to bullshit if necessary.
Are you thinking of applying in the US? If you are it's customary to keep it down to 1 page or most of time the recruiters won't read it if you're entry level.
oh, and once you actually have some real IT experience, if you're applying for a variety of different jobs, tailor your resume for each application around whatever the specialization is (networking/server/database administration etc)
>Is the CS portion of a CE degree used mostly to get software related jobs?
Really it depends on the job you're going to be getting
If you're going to be a programmer CE is better than EE.
If you're going to be working with hardware in the back room of a major telecom company, EE is better than CE.
If you're going to be some dude that helps out with the SQL databases and cloud platform then CS is better than both
You should ask yourself what are you going to be doing? What can you see yourself doing 40 hours a week without losing your mind?
I'm Canadian. In College one of our early courses (3-year program) was how to write a resume and they basically recommended the format I have. I imagine the difference in the volume of applicants between the countries probably has something to do with it
Yes, EE will contain less programming in general and more hardware circuits and power stuff. It depends on what you like, you should consider if you like software or circuits more.
Just got a job as a Enterprise Java developer, pay is good and great perks. Also doing PL/SQL. More of a C stack programmer.
Wish me luck bros.
In which path would you like to go?
Also, use LinkedIn. Have a nice photo, a nice description. Talk about what you like to do. Which tools you use. Events you have been.
Also change that shitty template.
Could help you more, if you're still around ?
Should have answered your question I guess, I've been looking at Geek Squad (which is where I'm going to take my resume) since it's probably the entry level I have most luck getting. I used to think I was interested in programming but as a career I don't know if I would find it all that fulfilling. I enjoy the idea of setting up and maintaining networks and am studying for and hope to have completed by this summer my CCNA.
Nothing physically, the closest thing to setting up networks I've done is in Cisco simulators and such.
I know I should order some hardware to actually use in my home, but honestly strapped for money and uncertainty of the right way to do it all has left me doing nothing.
My priority right now is moving out of this shit job I'm in.
>Combined education & CERT's (remove national service)
>Move education/CERT's to top
>Replace volunteerism with Charity work and move to bottom
>Move skills to under education/CERT's add what you're working towards
>Move your name and address to the side, it's your CV not a story
>maybe a summery at the top, you know some cool shit about the time you wrestled a bear idk
Just fuck my shit up /g/aylords.
This one's a little old, but the only difference is that my GPA is a little lower now (3.80).
Never had a real internship before, so I desperately need to score one next semester. I submitted this resume to a career fair (didn't really attend though) and got one hit from a telecom company, but that sounded a little boring.
I find that the case at every job I've worked at, my current one is low stress, low responsibility, but my boss is gaslighting the fuck out of me and it's degrading my sanity and morale the longer I stay, I think I'd welcome the bureaucracy of a job like GS at this point.
>tfw this shitty resume got me a job doing cutting-edge research and now i'm bro-tier with IT helpdesk guy
You talk more about your projects than your skills. Also, why aren't your skills below education? Are your projects more important than education? If not, why more space for projects than education?
Same for work...
1. Change win32 to Win32
2. Change 2d to 2D
3. Change 3.35 to 3.75 (lie, 3.35 isn't impressive)
4. Change present to Present
5. Indent Languages, etc. beneath Skills just like everything else beneath Work Experience is indented (it looks misaligned)
6. Change api to API
7. Change git to Git
8. Change win32/winapi to Win32/WinAPI
9. You change between using seasons like Fall and Summer to using months like February and September
ALSO YOU MISSPELLED FEBRUARY RETARD!
should be "R",
Also why is R even in quotes
Also R is a language
Change Unix to UNIX
Your indentation beneath professional experience looks fucking retarded
Why are you even mentioning High School?
ALSO YOUR BLOCKS (SQUARES) CHANGE TO BULLETS (CIRCLES) RETARD!
>masters of I.T.
I don't think that is a real degree. Having a masters of I.T. is like having a masters of biology.
You get a masters to specialize in something.
Get a BSc in Computer Science if you can then go from there
> MISSPELLED FEBRUARY
HOLY SHIT HOW HAVE I MISSED THAT TILL NOW FUCK I'VE ACTUALLY SENT THIS TO PEOPLE
3. Change 3.35 to 3.75 (lie, 3.35 isn't impressive)
Would it be weird to remove the overall GPA and leave JUST the GPA in major? I'd rather just take it off than lie about it, even if that means taking off both of them.
Are apprenticeships a good route to go down? I'm UK, so is there any well known ones that stand out and I should be looking for? Also, what are some generally "good"/recommended IT professions/roles to pursue as a potentially career choice? I'm somewhat lost in just how many roles there are and I wanna ensure I pick a "good" one (availability, lifestyle, pay, etc.) As you can prob tell I'm new to this all but I think it is for me, willing to learn just need to pick something and go down the right path.
in biology we just use R for its statistical computing, so it's equated to a program. it's a software environment.
"R" is in quotes because most biologists are literal retards
>blocks to squares
because finished in LibreOffice™®©
When I was researching the job many websites had something along the lines of "having a masters will allow you to go into academic or research" also would I have more of a chance with a BSc of computer science?
Just lie about it, no one cares. You get IT jobs by making shit up and not getting busted. "Contribution" to an open source project can get you hired if the HR has no clue about development.
There seems to be a lot open in that area at the moment if you've got a CS background/programming skills and a little job experience. I'm wishing I bit into the CS meme instead of wasting my time for 4 years with nothing to show for it.
R Programming Language
>Would it be weird to remove the overall GPA and leave JUST the GPA in major? I'd rather just take it off than lie about it, even if that means taking off both of them.
I've never put a GPA my resume because my work experience speaks for my academic ability. To put GPA on a resume is strange to me but to each their own.
IT Recruiter here.
9/10 would call. ALWAYS take your resume to a graphicdesign/UI/UX before you submit it.
A clean organized resume with a nice layout will bump you to the top. It helps it stick out in a pile of MStemplate resumes. Also, use high def .pdf for digital copies.
How do I know what I want to do?
Community college nearby offers general computer courses along with a more specialized networking course. What exactly does networking involve? (sounds stupid, but) What would be an average day as someone in a networking related job?
I would guess 25% of your time is spent typing xxx.xx.xx.xxx numbers
25% of your time is spent doing cable management
50% of your time is spent helping 30 year old women find the pictures of their kids they downloaded from google onto your company backup server
I assume this is the why don't I have a job thread
I have no money and have an hour walk to the nearest town (which is shit). And I live in America.
I want money to buy expensive audio equipment and left-handed musical instruments and otaku paraphernalia
I need something to do that gets me money
I tried cracking open SICP but haven't touched it in a while not sure why
probably because I felt like I needed to know more math things before I started computer science
That pre-calculus class I took senior year probably was worthless
I have no solid long-term goals thus no tenacity
Tell me to do something
Today I watched the new Star Wars in IMAX because my mother wanted me to
when she's not around I sit in bed all day listening to music and contemplating what I am to do with my life
the NEET schedule is:
>sleep till 3
>parents get home
>dad is disappoint
>go into basement
>play star citizen
>jack it to zooskool
>play kerbal space program
>go on exhentai
>have to go to sleep because parents get up at 4 and they'll be mad
I watch Fox News and browse /pol/
I ought to read more but can never find an engaging book
of the books I own I have Stormbreaker and Dracula on my shelf and I don't want to read either for different reasons
I listen to jazz, post-rock, whatever you call what ミドリ does, and Dimmu Borgir
> I have some small projects, like setting up a headless raspberry pi media server, some small programs in Python etc.
dude, that's literally worse than nothing. you didn't show any initiative at all, thats all basic stuff that can be done by following a guide.
I'm american going to UQ right now.
I almost got meme'd into going to QUT for a Bachelors of Computer Science.
Now here's a little information you need to understand what I'm about to say. In Murrica, when someone gets a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science, we say "I have a Bachelors in Computer Science".
But in Australia, they have a different system, and they have both an actual degree called a Bachelors of Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
The BSc is credible and recognised internationally, while the Bachelor of Computer Science is about the equivalent of a trade school certificate in the US.
Thank fuck I clarified that before wasting my money on a BS in CS.
depends on the grad school, i'd say. i think as long as you have any diploma or degree you can get into a higher program in australia. (i have a conditional offer for Stanford right now, i'm pretty sure if i had a BS of IT Stanford would tell me to fuck off, but other schools, i can't say) i'm talking about the differences that employers will care about.
have you been informed that fox news is not actual news? that they are statistically the most inaccurate "news" channel in the world, because their business is in "entertainment news", e.g. asserting bombastic claims and statements in order to awe and shock viewers, rather than providing objectively correct information from which the consumer can form an opinion? You must research this thoroughly.
Just got back from orientation at LaunchCode.org's CS50X class. There are about 200 people signed up to go through CS50X in person over the next 16 weeks. 2/3 college-age women, rest are neckbeards/asians/etc (i qualify as neckbeard i guess)
they seem confident that they can place anyone who passes the course in a programming internship at the very least. One of the speakers did HALF of cs50x last fall and now has a job as a full stack web developer.
looks like i'm going to get a jobby soon guys, pretty cool
No job yet. But I have been turned down multiple times this year just because I cannot work till May. Any advice on my resume?
>someone's a nervous wreck
>JUST BE CALM! :^)
This is like the "works fine for me" for the nerve-wracked.
My pre-interview two-cents: set time to prepare, research the company, have a fake conversation with yourself as if you were talking with your interviewer. Do this the day/afternoon before the interview at the LATEST. Then take your mind off of it, enjoy the rest of the day--and make sure you get enough sleep. Wake up, go over what you studied to get yourself in the mood for the interview.
dont mix fonts
don't use anything bigger than 12pt
make it less boring, pad it if you need to
list school, years attended, notable coursework
use complete sentences in your summary if you're not going to bullet. write out your github link. if you're confident you can contribute to UI, UX, or framework, include that; it's important. for teaching assistant, list specific situations that you shined.
get certifications. nobody gives a shit if you're fluent in a language if you're not certified.
>black lives matter (more than white lives)
watch one of the redditor mods now track my posting waiting for some minor infraction so he can ban me and pretend it wasn't because I called him a cuck
you ever saw one of those 20-something does-nothing-with-her-lifes touting their political views declaring that you are evil for wanting that racist Trump in the white house and that she is smarter than you because she watches 'the news' (I assume CNN). Also that 'educate yourself' line. I love that. As if you aren't going to find a news source that doesn't have a bias of any kind. Not like she'd know the difference. She'd probably think the 'fact' in politifact makes that site any less full of shit.
What's with the 'once again'? I didn't see you imply implications before. The lack of female contact must be messing with your mind. Or my mind. Difference is that my problems in that regard stem from my being over the age of 18.
I did list all those things but deleted them because 4chan. I didn't use complete sentences because otherwise I would just be saying I am.. I am.. etc I was advised against that.
ah, seems the modern republican party's appeal to the lowest common denominator using FUD tactics has yet again failed to falter in it's recruitment of the uneducated, unengaged masses.
you've been cucked if you think the republicans of the last 100 years represent any of the ideals the party was founded on.
oh, okay, I didn't realize you edited as well as redacted
>I am I am I am
use 3rd person transitioned to 1st. i.e: "A porn-oriented NEET with a passion for bad anime, I am extremely skilled at shitposting, prolapsing my anus accidentally after eating too many cheetos, and downloading obscure porn .NZTs from usenets. I look forward to applying my masturbation skills in the workplace to completely reduce the net productivity of the office and will work hard to download nothing but malware to the servers you gave me admin privileges to."
How do you manage to make your random nonsense typing form english words? When I type random nonsense it looks like fanopvsdnvpokrn- -ir npan- avnpoera vgnpv napivnregkpmvl;mnapvoeqn which doesn't mean anything in any language I know.
I'm curious, because I do not know which direction to go after graduation. My degree is Associate's of Applied Science in CyberSecurity, which the coursework was focused mainly on network security. Throughout the course work I have gotten CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, Network+, Security+, Linux+, CCNA Security, LPIC-1, and Suse Certified Linux Admin certs. I'm just not sure what salary I could demand and exactly which direction I want to head for best income potential. I would ideally like to get into cloud security, but I feel like I am the shakiest on cloud technology.
i insult you by calling you uneducated, (true, not in education) and unengaged (true, not in employment or training) and this is what you respond with?
if you had any sense at all you would be agreeing with me, and realising that you need to get your shit together, and that all of your decisions up until this point have been based on a grand delusion that has yielded for you precisely nothing.
failed to collage
will go back and finnish some day, but my degree will be in memematics instead of engineering because I didn't get my head st8 until too l8.
currently working in manufacturing for a well known car company.
got to build that work experience, spent too many years on-off between school, bands, NEET. can't/shouldn't put most of it on my resume.
"production associate" aka factory bitch. Hired through temp agency. $17/hr
my feet hurt every day.
>tfw just started firmware development internship for HPC storage company last monday
writing C code for storage servers is like a baptism by fire. I'm learning a lot, but definitely hoping to work a little higher on the stack when I graduate.
How you find a job are "implementation details" others don't want to be bothered about. Your parents care about how you manage to find a job just as much as a web browser cares about how the network card manages to send frames. I.e., not at all. They expect a result, they don't care about the "how" and don't want to be bothered by it just as a browser doesn't give a shit about a network's card problems with sending and receiving frames.
had a collage gf, she moved on with her life
then i had to move back home because no income :^(
when I already had a gf it was fine bringing her home around my folks but idk how to handle meeting a new girl when i'm a 25 yr old formet neet with a messy room full of computers. Don't care too much these days anyways because girls don't care about Linux, they can't skateboard, and they can't play guitar.
I could be making bank if I took tons of overtime, but I hate working. If I could do it while still looking like a "team player" I would work like 4 hrs a day. maybe 32 hours a week absolute MAX.
I think I am going to rise up real fast at this meme company though because I 1. know basic and advanced electrical principles (not really needed) but mostly 2. Am a native english speaker and not dumb as a fucking rock. Apparently I am due for "special recognition by management" or something because I haven't obviously fucked anything up and don't need to be told what to do 5 times in a row
google asked me for my resume a couple days ago
I doubt it's going to go anywhere because I've never taken a coding course in my life, I just did their coding challenge and they sent me an email asking for it.
aside from that I work a dead end job moving tables, because nobody wants someone who hasn't gone to college and I can't afford to go to college.
unwilling NEET here, I haven't had a job in 8 or so years, and I can't even remember exact dates of when I was working, plus to top it off I have a felony on my record. wat do?
>inb4 kill self
I look at this as the part the movies usually fast-forward through as the "training montage".
I want to save up enough money to afford to live 1. by myself 2. within walking distance of campus when I finally go back to school. Tired of living with retard-bros, and when I lived off campus it was too easy to say "fuck it" to the drive -> parking situation. Downside of going to school in a beautiful location are the rents, hence previously having to have 6 people in a 3 bedroom house and slowly going mad/ even when I had my own bedroom had to share kitchen and shit with retards.
IDK, just can't afford to fuck this one up. I think I need to stick around at least a year and a half for maximum "reliable dude" points, I have too many 4-6 month jobs on my resume already which I feel is kind of a red flag (correctly so) for employers.
aaaaaaagh but theres a cute girl at work I just need to ignore her. BAD PENIS
consentual, relationship, not a one night stand
she got mad when I found out about her whoreness and told her mom about what a terrible rapey person I was
I was thinking Chicago and that thing in California from a while back. Being american european governments aren't my biggest concern, but would Chancellor Merkel have been so hasty to take in all those syrian refugees had America not elected a muslim?
it is my belief that Herr Merkel is currently riding a certain non-pork eating penis and that is the reason for her turning such a nonchalant eye to what's going on in her country.
>tl'dr riding brownie dick
What is the general consensus on finding an internship?
Can I just pester professors or are there specific websites I should monitor over the Spring semester?
any keywords other then software engineer, intern, and information technology I should use?
I should add I would like a job either working in systems administration or software development.
I'm not too worried about experience, I've already interned via my 2 year schools co-op so I have a good reference for hands on desktop/laptop support.
I work over the school year only. I can't work my normal job over the summer so I'm starting to look now so I won't have to be homeless or work a 7.50 job.
is there like a guide that shows you what tech certifications are required to eventually become a systems admin? I program and network in my spare time but my job right now isn't even related to technology. Wtf do I do?
ti's 97% who you know 1% who you blow and 2% wishful thinking and hope
seriously if you want a job you've got to know the guy doing the hiring or one of his bosses, then you have to hassle them with how awesome you are at everything and beg to work for them
1/10 you get a job which is the best odds you're going to get
See if you can trim it down to one page. You mention freelancing so I assume that's graphic design, and I see related things on your resume, but if you're applying for a technology job they're not really looking for GD experience.
I personally don't like things like the Area of Expertise and Targeting sections, I feel like they're just a waste of space. Let the bullet points from your work experience speak for all that, and in a quicker, more concise manner.
Also don't be afraid to talk yourself up. Maybe instead of "Maintained client server.." say "Administered cleint server..."
Some of your points seem like fluff, maybe they can be cut to make it one page. Also the mini paragraphs for each work experience probably aren't needed, as I said earlier let the bullet points speak for themselves.
I get the feeling you were in the military, I was too. If you have a clearance, brag about it. Throw in some buzzwords for the jobs you're looking at, and remember that your resume doesn't have to be perfect. I cringed reading over mine what with the bullshit entry about Python and Puttign that Fort Huachuca is in New Mexico when it is actually in Arizona, but I still managed to bumble my way into a help desk job.
Go to community college, get your AA in whatever field you choose, and get a job at the local coffee shop or student store or some shit. Since you're on /g/ I can only assume you want to do something related to technology, so consider computer science or something similar. It's not hard, it's just a grind. But if you like it then you won't mind.
But seriously, that's where you should start if you don't have too many big opportunities. CC is dirt cheap pretty much everywhere and it's basically cheating for easy credits if you plan on advancing to university. The small job working at/near the school will give you the chance to network. That's probably the best thing you can do for yourself at this point in your life.
Good luck, dude.
I'm in a CC doing a shitty 2 year computer technology degree that is going to take me 3 and a half years to complete. I have no job experience and I can hardly remember the networking and programming that I've done over the years due to my lack of interest and motivation (doing enough just to pass). Since high school I've only been interested in information to confirm my hatred for how the world works. I'm 23 now and my current situation is leeching off my wage slave mother to sustain myself. I want to do something with my life but I really dislike the process of getting hired and pretending to care about my potential job that perpetuates this culture of consumption and its' disregard for environment, biodiversity, and the well being of others. In essence, it feels as though nothing really matters. Admittedly though I did have a moment of enlightenment recently when I thought I was in love with someone; I'm over it, and it now seems most females are in it for the financial security.
Does anyone here feel the same way about the human experience? I'm going to assume not because everyone seems to be engaged in the topic of this board. I would have asked /adv/ but it seems I would get a more mature and intellectual response here. Also, if you do happen to think this way, what motivates you in life or what drives you to learn?
talk to a shrink man. I shared and still share alot of the same opinions you do. It helped alot. also once you get your BS, try to do something fulfilling like peace corps, mercy corps, or WWOOF.. still havent found anything to motivate me though ;_;
No, I've always felt a need to accomplish something to prove I'm better than others. I don't actually care about money, I care more about status and legacy than anything else. I couldn't give a fuck if I was a filmmaker or an entrepreneur, status is what I'm after.
Whether that's because of childhood experiences or a natural drive I don't know.
What I do know is that there's absolutely nothing wrong with feeling the way you do.
>But it seems a bit late to switch careers now that I'm in my 30s
My brother has been a mechanic in the army, ambulance driver, electrician and is now a manager in Vestas where he oversee installations of off-shore windmills.
Age is no problem as long as you can commit yourself to the job.
To me it's similar to listing, "I bathe regularly and know how to dress myself" on your resume. It should be a given.
>obtaining adequate financial stability
Is this really necessary? Is it like putting your foot down and being like, "I'm no cuck, now pay me a reasonable wage for my contribution?"
I've only worked really shitty, low-paying rando no experience necessary jobs so far, but I will say my most successful interviews have been when something happened earlier that day that made me angry and spiteful. I think I passed it off as confidence or something.
>nobody wants someone who hasn't gone to college and I can't afford to go to college.
Find a scholarship in a place where education is free.
If you have decent enough grades, there are scholarships in Scandinavia/Europe with support.
I was actually in a similar situation to you a month ago. I'm in my final year studying Computer Science, but I've never had a proper interview in the field before.
My first coding interview was actually pretty easy, and I got on well with the interviewer. Found out the next day that they found someone better who they thought could pick up the slack quicker (they had just moved into town, and were building up). I was pretty disappointed to be honest.
The day after that, I got an interview invitation from one of the world's biggest tech companies, to say I was nervous is an understatement. I did a lot of prep for it; the interviews stretched on for about three hours. However, once I settled down and figured out what they were looking for, it was actually a pretty fun experience; and I got the job with them in the end.
Most people who are interviewing you will probably be engineers who were once in your shoes. If you remember that, and do some research on the roles you're going for (like what exactly they will be looking for etc), the interviews can be a pretty fun and interesting experience. You learn a lot from them actually.
ITT: faggots without a portfolio
>Daily reminder that if you wanna work in CS you better have a bunch of links to your work
>Daily reminder that if you don't have links, stop posting on /g/ and start working
>years working in tech support
>Today get an impatient fuck on the chat, and a literal Mexican retard on the phone at the same time
>Mexican shitstain "no, no i wont pay repair you fix 5 year old computer for free"
>Impatient ADD fuck gives me a bad rating anyways after I solved the problem because I took a literal minute to answer him, have in mind these are fucks that take 2 - 4 MINUTES TO WRITE A SINGLE LINE OF TEXT
I am Hispanic and I hate Mexicans so much, scum of the Earth. I am voting for Trump.
I'd rather do that, I have gone to construction expos and tried those wielding simulators. I heard the pay is good, and honestly I'd rather do a job where I don't have to interact with people AT all.
Don't give up hope negro, I did this exact thing every day for about 3 years when I was working in Canada.. Just save up money and do it bruh. You can still weld on the side for extra cash.
You think that now. Money CAN be great..but don't kid yourself into thinking you would love it. A lot of us don't. It gets old working in rain, extreme heat, extreme colds..
You still interact with people, but instead of retarded costumers you get retarded site managers, about 1 in 10 is actually good at their job, The rest is straight up retarded.
also if you ever decide to go into the welding trade, Get every license you can.