Poor, out of work college student needs help
No, this isn't SPAM-although if anyone wants to give me a few $$ I'll be more than happy to accept. :D
I'm home on summer break-and having a difficult time finding a job. I live near a lot of office buildings, fast food places, stores. Unfortunantly-I haven't been able to find much work.
I'm somewhat limited to where I can work-because I have no access to a car and bus services are not constant.
Also, I go to school in another state-so I can only promise to work during Summer, January Term and Spring Break.
That being said-if anyone can have any tips for finding jobs, or most importantly-landing jobs-I'll be very appreciative.
When I go in for applications, I dress nicely(black slacks/blouse or nice sweater).
I have a resume completed-and am going to hand it out to a company tommorrow. They don't have any openings right now-but they said I could hand off my resume.
My main problem seems to be that no one is hiring right now.
Thanks for any tips.
bugs are smarter than we are
Unfortunately, without having reliable transportation, any employer is going to be somewhat worried that you will be able to make it to work on time. Are you trying to find work in a field related to your major or are you open to other jobs? I'd also consider contacting nonprofit groups - they may be able to hire someone for short term periods that would fit a college student.
Good luck, and don't give up! You never know who might say yes
If there is any form of government near you, try that. The provincial and municiple gov'ts here are big on hiring summer students. As well if there are any universities or colleges nearby, try those as well. I worked at my university one summer and it was a sweeeeeet job. If you keep in contact with any of your profs, maybe you could ask them for suggestions. In fact, one of my profs got me that sweet job.
Another tip, even if you get offered a crappy part time job, take it and keep looking. For one of my universities summers, I had a crappy part-time job and a awesome part time job for the first half of the break. Then in July I got a really good full time job and was able to do that along with my cool part time. And then I told my rotten part time managers to screw off. No, I didn't but I wanted to...man that job sucked. The point is keep looking, you never know what you may find.
I don't know what there is in the states for internet job searcch engines, but here the human resource department of the government runs a job bank that is great! If you could find some good job sites, it could help as well!
Oh, I thought of another tip. If you get any kind of funding for you school, they often want to know how much money you earned in the summer or if you didn't..why not. So its a good idea to keep a list of all the places you applied to.