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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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I have never had a real job in my life..i've just lived off my parents and my trust fund some relatives left me. i have like, zero experience...and i dunno what to do. i don't need a job, but i would really like to get one and rack up some experience...even in highschool we were required to have 100 hours of work/volunteer experience, but i never did it ( yet still graduated). I feel like a big reject. anyone have any suggestions on how i can get some experience ( beef up my resume and stuff)? i don't care if its paying or not...just some worthwhile (ie. not mcdonald's or anyting)
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Like cars? Apply at a Canadian Tire or something like that. Have any experience with electronics? Apply at your local electronics store..even with no experience if you can exude a sense of general or advnaced knowledge of a item that she but a good headstart into getting a job.
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i don't need a job, but i would really like to get one and rack up some experience..
Go volunteer somewhere. Perhaps the local hospital (my wife did that) or maybe a charity (soup kitchen, Goodwill, Big Brothers).

For gosh sakes, if you don't NEED the work to survive, go help someone else.


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Look at your interests for inspiration! I was "fortunate" enough to be a geek in high school and did computer work for a small company when I was in high school. That turned into a major in college and a job with the technology department of an investment bank now. If you like cars, look into being a mechanic or electronics worker as rhigareda suggested. If you have the money and time, enroll at a local college for some introductory classes in things you may be interested and see what happens! You could end up really liking plants and getting a degree in horticulture and becoming a wine maker for all you know! :-) In fact, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. ;-) Wine maker sounds pretty cool actually!

As for McDonald's, while it's not for everyone, I believe every job is worthwhile and contributing to society. We will always need services and any working person should be respected for having a job, no matter how trivial we may think it to be.




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[quote author=super_fly link=topic=25383.msg343186#msg343186 date=1121307047]
I have never had a real job in my life..i've just lived off my parents and my trust fund some relatives left me. i have like, zero experience...and i dunno what to do. i don't need a job, but i would really like to get one and rack up some experience...even in highschool we were required to have 100 hours of work/volunteer experience, but i never did it ( yet still graduated). I feel like a big reject. anyone have any suggestions on how i can get some experience ( beef up my resume and stuff)? i don't care if its paying or not...just some worthwhile (ie. not mcdonald's or anyting)
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adminstrative work is an option if you have good typing skills--working retail--voluneer, like geezer suggested is a good one--special needs programs are always looking for extra hands--do a search, especially during the summer, local YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Little Brother, Sister program--

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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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well..i am actually in university right now (going into second year this fall)..and all those volunteer positions get filled by over-achieveing highschool students... like,i tried volunteering with the YMCA for youth programs this summer and the lady pretty much told me that they prefer giving them to highschool students to "give them a step up for the future"..whatever that means...
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work at Walmart!
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[quote author=super_fly link=topic=25383.msg343211#msg343211 date=1121308428]
well..i am actually in university right now (going into second year this fall)..and all those volunteer positions get filled by over-achieveing highschool students... like,i tried volunteering with the YMCA for youth programs this summer and the lady pretty much told me that they prefer giving them to highschool students to "give them a step up for the future"..whatever that means...
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u should check out student employment opporunities at your school--

i first job was a campus job and i worked in the computer labs-with no working experience (all my previous experience had been in voluneering)--working in the computer labs is the best because u can get all your homework done
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it would help if you told us what you are studying
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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thanks everyone for replying...

i am currently studying for a BSc in biology, with a specialization in human physiology etc (i want to go into athletic therapy when i graduate).So far, I've sent my resume to several places, including to 2 professors at school who are looking for lab aides, to a local college that needs a sports aid assistant on weekends, and filled out a volunteer application for my local hospital.
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