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#11 quark

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Posted February 09 2016 - 10:03 PM

"You need to choose your own level of involvement.

 

What do you mean by that?

 

Do you recommend going back to school?  Or just getting a shitty part-time job and calling it a day?

 

Sometimes there is a level of self-entitlement that comes attached with a university degree. There are people that honestly think a job will fall into their lap (I'm not saying that you are). You've already begun by volunteering. If it doesn't work, you'll move onto something else.

 

As for going back to school, yes. Not just for the credentials, but because you may make a few connections.

 

Have you ever thought of teaching English abroad? (not as a career, just to pump up your resume)



#12 r0llinstoned

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Posted February 09 2016 - 10:12 PM

You could always move to Chatsworth

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Posted February 10 2016 - 08:20 AM

In this job market, I can't imagine why any employer would seriously consider hiring somebody without experience in a similar or identical position.  It just isn't necessary.  When I have an opening, I usually have at least 50 people with significant experience apply for it.  I haven't hired an inexperienced applicant in nine years.


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#14 I'minmyunderwear

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Posted February 10 2016 - 03:52 PM

In this job market, I can't imagine why any employer would seriously consider hiring somebody without experience in a similar or identical position.  It just isn't necessary.  When I have an opening, I usually have at least 50 people with significant experience apply for it.  I haven't hired an inexperienced applicant in nine years.

 

move out of the big city and it becomes near impossible to find a qualified applicant for anything.  after my last promotion, it took me 6 months to find a decent replacement.

 

obviously it also makes a difference what field you're in.



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Posted February 10 2016 - 04:00 PM

move out of the big city and it becomes near impossible to find a qualified applicant for anything.  after my last promotion, it took me 6 months to find a decent replacement.

 

obviously it also makes a difference what field you're in.

 

We also struggle to find people in my field, we can't hire fast enough, honestly.  It just depends on the field, like you said.



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Posted February 10 2016 - 05:11 PM

There's also two issues:

 

1.  I have a commitment to my volunteer gig

2.  I want to travel before being locked into two-week vacations

 

So I'm thinking I should just do anything part-time, save up, travel, and then go back to school in five years for an MSW.

 

?


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Posted February 10 2016 - 05:12 PM

We also struggle to find people in my field, we can't hire fast enough, honestly.  It just depends on the field, like you said.

 

Ooh, what field?


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Posted February 10 2016 - 05:18 PM

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#19 Karen J

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Posted February 10 2016 - 06:03 PM

move out of the big city and it becomes near impossible to find a qualified applicant for anything. 

 

Most of the small towns in this state have lost all their good jobs in every field.


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Posted February 11 2016 - 03:27 PM

There's also two issues:

 

1.  I have a commitment to my volunteer gig

2.  I want to travel before being locked into two-week vacations

 

So I'm thinking I should just do anything part-time, save up, travel, and then go back to school in five years for an MSW.

 

?

 

School social work might be right up your alley.  You get to do some good and get summers and vacations off.






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