This system is obnoxious, yes, but even beyond that, I'm personally worried. If I can't even get an interview for a job in my field that I was qualified for, how am I ever going to find anything? I've read from people in museums on LinkedIn and some other places that you should volunteer and intern and it's a slog and you have to gain experience - well, ok, but am I supposed to keep living with my parents in a city where I don't have any friends for three years so I can spend one day a week inventorying collections? I don't want to do that, and I am not pleased about entering a field that relies on un- or under-paid labor and often requires a master's degree, meaning it's something only people who can afford to not make money for a while can do. I already have $20,000 in student loans from undergrad - admittedly by my own choice, and that's fine - but it means I can't take on more for a master's and certainly not if I'm going to have to volunteer for another year after getting that master's. But I have no earthly idea what else I'm going to do or what I want to do.
Eravial wrote:Damn capitalism.
Eravial wrote:It seems to me that the only people who make money in this country are businesspeople.
Sonic# wrote: by building more connections.
Someone may have told you this, do not listen to them. You should have had the name and a personal email address and phone number of either the head of their HR or the person responsible for hiring the position. Then you should keep in casual but regular touch with this person, say an email or phone call once a week to know how they are coming along/if they are interviewing yet. This serves two purposes, first it keeps you informed so you're not so frustrated, second, and more important, when the hiring people start to choose interviewees when they pull up your resume they are reminded of your pleasant voice/polite correspondence gives you points to the interview yes pile vs the no pile.octarineoboe wrote: if you don't want people to call you asking for more information,give it to them before they need to ask.
monk wrote:You should have had the name and a personal email address and phone number of either the head of their HR or the person responsible for hiring the position.
rowan wrote:Eravial wrote:Damn capitalism.
People whine and complain that we're losing our cutting edge in technology and science. But we won't pay people a decent wage to do those things. Well, guess what? Of course we're losing our cutting edge.
monk wrote:This is why those internships and one day a week deals work, it lets the people who already work at a place get to know you and decide if they want you around full time because they know you and like you
monk wrote:so what you're saying is that great girl wonder beat the pants off you?
great girl wonder wrote: Small talk can lead to big talk.
octarineoboe wrote:what I don't get is how I'm supposed to do that AND pay for things like rent, and food, and utilities. The minute someone gives me a viable suggestion on this I'll implement it, but otherwise volunteering/interning is a method that works if you have the resources. For me, living on my parents' resources isn't worth the sanity cost (though that's a whole other rant).
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