Does the first job after college always suck?

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    I recall doing power point presentations from Morning to Evening also ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    I recall doing power point presentations from Morning to Evening also ;-)
    Aah I show my age .. these were before powerpoint ... these were in "lotus 1-2-3" and printed out in black and white on transparency paper ...

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    Computers? When I started working anything with a keyboard was for the secretaries. Although I knew how to type (learnt before going to uni), I never mentioned lest I asked to type a letter. Back then, admitting to having typing abilities automatically meant you were a secretary.

    Fresh meat (grads) had to put their time in. It was rather like a boarding school (loads of "school ties"), complete with fagging.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hongkong7:
    My first years out of uni(maybe the first 10 years out) were by far the most fun and i have ever had and all the best memories and friends are from those first years out.
    Hear hear. Same for me.

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    Worked 6:30am 'til 10pm most days for peanuts for the first 3-4 years of my city career. Sucked hard but was expected in my industry and I got a tonne of great experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ethan:
    actually i think the first job is very important... sometimes I think ya it's hard to enter a field as a fresh grad, but it's even harder to switch fields after. people look at ur resume based on ur experience and the industry you went into.

    And so no, no way is selling memberships at california gonna do any good for you. it's not like any financial institution or big company is gonna hire u for a finance job because they think your california fitness experience is value-adding to them.

    what experience do you have from summer jobs/internships before? ideally what type of job do you want to get?
    I can whole heartedly support this.

    I changed field and now earn big bucks but it took a very long time and a lot of sacrifices and very hard work. Employers want to see that you have a clear view of what you want to do and have worked hard to get there from your uni days. Don't try out different things and hope to change career every couple of years, or you will never have a career.

    Internships are a good way to get started because your employer doesn't pay you, and you can then use that experience to land a good job.

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