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The Career Contender – Introduction

The topic I have chosen to write about for the next 20 or so post is “Building a Better You: A recent college graduate quests for a job.” I figure that since I am going through the process and already doing research on it, that it would be a wonderful choice. My hope is that I can create a good resource for any one prospecting a new career. There should hopefully be tips for the young and 0ld , or at least a few refreshing points that one may have forgot. I created a rough table of contents that should give you an idea of where we will be going.

  1. Who am I?
  2. What do I want to do?
  3. Where do I see myself in 5 years?
  4. Resumes
  5. Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com
  6. Online Applications
  7. Cover Letters
  8. Interview – First Contact
  9. Interview – Preparation
  10. Interview – Appearance
  11. Interview – Composure
  12. Interview – Thank You Cards
  13. Interview – Call Back
  14. Interview – Basic Negotiating
  15. Interview – Contract Negotiating
  16. Interview – Finalization
  17. First Day on the Job
  18. Conclusion — Etc.

The series will start on Monday and a new section will be posted every weekday. If you feel passionate about a subject that is not included, please feel free to submit your ideas via email or in the comments section of any related post.

Happy Hunting!

I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

Fallen off the face of the earth that is.  I would have updated last night but the internets was teh slowzor.  Let’s see, what happened since Thursday…

Hockey games.  We swept Wayne State.

Resume is 90% done and in final editing stages.

Did laundry, twice.

Worked out and played hockey yesterday.

Saw Elizabeth for a week and a half straight.

Researched and purchased a DS homebrew device.

Set up Elizabeth’s new MP3 player.

Now it’s time for me to get back to getting things done.  Laundry, workout, cleaning and Life Development work needs to get done.

With great knowledge

…comes great responsibility, is half the battle, is power, corrupts absolutely.  Pick which ever you think best fits the situation, but it doesn’t change the fact that I am graduating.  The University of Minnesota has found it to be that I am qualified and have met all requirements to be presented a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  Ok, so I don’t have the diploma yet, but I have gone through the formalities and I know I passed my final today.  (More than just passed I would say.)  Econometrics has succumbed to my will.  However, I am not without battle scars to show the treacherous path that I have walked.

I’m going through these Monster Cookies at an alarming rate.  I can safely say that it is not helping my exercise goals.  I really need to build that exercise app. for the site to apply more fictional accountability.

You may notice that Gravatar as well as twitter has been added to the site.  If you aren’t part of either app. may I suggest you sign up.  It will increase your happiness by 5 points.  (You can sign up for both by clicking on their respective links.  I promise that it is supper easy.)  Becasue I have installed both these apps, I figure that I might as well partake in both.  This is why I’m now working on an icon to represent myself.  I’ve not had to make a small icon for a long time and since I want it to be used globally across all apps I figure it should be neat.  So I’m trying to make a neat icon.  Yup, a neat icon.

People don’t say the word neat enough.

During my last commute home from school, I once again came to the conclusion that as a race human beings don’t deserve the right to drive.  Everyone is a terrible driver; including myself.  I’d like to think I’m better than others, but that is pretentious and I’m sure from a different set of eyes I would be dangerous and aggressive.  This is why I think we need to phase out “driving” and”roads” altogether.  I have a solid idea and plans for implementation that need a little more work, but I think that it would be the very beneficial solution to many of our problems.  It would cut down on CO2 emissions, general stress levels, accidents, reliance on petrol, commute times, shipping costs and countless other issues.  Just saying that if anyone is interested in talking about it, I’ve got a lot of ideas.

Next task to work on will be the resume.  If anyone knows of a position for a Econ BS Major, Math Minor and Management Minor give me a heads up.  In the mean time it’s time to lay the groundwork for a productive future.  Here’s hoping that all the knowledge I’ve collected doesn’t corrupt me.