Career Goals

Security Industry Specialists ajqS28
Dec 28, 2018 19 Comments

I am 25 years old, and I have been looking for a job relating to my bachelor's degree for four years. I want to make a career for myself and feel stuck due to not being offered any Entry level jobs outside my field. I am trying to make a career transition into Human Resources or Recruiting. Does anyone know of a way I can do to make the transition? I have a degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media, so it catches people off, guard. I love being creative but, it is not my main career focus. I love Digital Marketing but, I can’t get my foot through the door due to my lack of experience in both realms. I have worked for my friend's startup, and I have volunteered for family friends real estate business. I just don’t have the 4-6 years of experience requested and I can’t afford to wait any longer. I feel like the Recruiters are not listening to me and only seeing my degree instead of my ambition to change my career. I have almost felt like giving up and starting my own company. I want to provide myself with the experiences I am lacking.

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  • Intuit gyrshj
    Modern society for u, that’s why we need to stop letting companies abuse h1b, our country has our own employment problems. It pisses me off when I see Chinese and Indian folks doing QAs and administrative jobs on h1b while some of our own citizens don’t have a job.
    Dec 28, 2018 3
    • Amazon aSoL84
      Isn't that frustration one of the reasons why trump was elected?
      Dec 29, 2018
    • Intuit gyrshj
      Not his fan, but he does have a point on some stuff
      Dec 29, 2018
    • OSIsoft luvs2
      H1B abuse was something both sides were against. It’s just the method of addressing it that differed.
      Dec 30, 2018
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng Calidude
    How can you judge someone just from ethnicity .. these Indian or Chinese people may just be US citizens like us ? You can’t just look at people ethnicities and judge. Based on my understanding you can’t get a H1B visa for doing admin and marketing jobs etc .. It has to be something like software Engineer or engineering manager , product managers etc .. something which companies can’t find it locally ..
    Dec 28, 2018 4
    • New / Eng i i i
      Hard to say if hr/recruiter is allowed to be h1b-ed, there is a list somewhere at dol.
      Also h1b does not require 'we could not find any locals'. Is job title in that list? Boom, h1 approved.
      Dec 29, 2018
    • Microsoft rickg
      H1b requires LCA which effectively means the firm couldn't fill the position with local applicants in suitable amount of time.
      Dec 29, 2018
    • New / Eng i i i
      'Could not find locals' is LC. LCA is to protect H1B rights.
      Dec 29, 2018
    • OSIsoft luvs2
      Lol its just trolls hijacking the thread to spew their nonsense. H1b isnt fucking up marketing jobs. Not to come in with a easier to swallow fact though. OP isn’t getting admin and marketing jobs because their major was probably complete bullshit compared to what is expected of the role they’re applying for. How to fix that? Nepotism. So o guess we can go back to blaming cheap immigrant labor.
      Dec 30, 2018
  • Symantec WhiteHat_1
    Here are some hard truths:

    1) If you can’t find a job in this economy you aren’t trying hard enough

    2) You should be applying for 10 jobs per day if you are in a large metro. There should be hundreds of openings for entry level jobs

    3) Getting an entry level job is a probability crapshoot most of the time. So volume is key in terms of applications

    4) Don’t be overly picky about your entry level role especially if you are getting into business support (hr, finance, accounting, marketing, communications etc) It’s relatively easy to take experience at one company and trade-up to a better company with a couple years of experience.
    That said, larger companies with brand names are better than smaller companies.

    5) Try to get into an entry level development program for new grads in hr or a role targeted at them. A coordinator role would be better since that can lead to HR generalist roles
    Dec 29, 2018 2
    • Security Industry Specialists ajqS28
      OP
      I have done everything you have mentioned and still can't find a job. Over 4,000 jobs and internal data bases for a bunch of Bay Area positions.
      Dec 29, 2018
    • Symantec WhiteHat_1
      If you have applied for 4000 jobs and haven’t gotten an interview there must be something seriously amiss with your resume. (e.g. red flags)

      Questions for you:

      1) Do you have a long gap in employment or a long string of non-professional jobs

      2) Have you changed jobs extremely rapidly (5/6 in two years or something)

      3) Are you eligible to work in the US

      4) Do you have a criminal conviction

      5) Do you have an extremely low GPA (<3.0) that you are putting on your resume

      6) Do you have anything else wacky (weirdly worded objective, 10 page resume, etc.) that could give you the auto-reject

      7) Is your degree from an accredited college?

      8) Do you live far away from the area where you are applying for jobs?

      Also, assuming you don’t have any Of the above I would also consider doing the following:

      1) Tap your network for referrals at companies for positions you want

      2) Make sure your resume is including business related skills/classes and experience (excel, business courses, anything that sounds like project management or financial work)

      3) Use recruiters. They do place college grads. Articulate your story to them and let them articulate it to hiring managers. They can help bypass resume screen issues
      Dec 29, 2018
  • Williams Lea Tag / Mktg GayDude
    l hear your pain. Let me advice you couple things;

    -How is your linkedin ? On point ?

    -How many jobs are you applying daily/weekly basis? Are you keeping a spreadsheet of them?

    -Do you go to networking events ?

    -How is your resume ? Did you really take hard look at it ? Optimized, used key words ?

    -Are you open to contact jobs?

    -Where do you live ? Do you live in a big city ?

    4 years is a really long time to get a full-time job in a field. It is really long and it messes up your psyche as well. l think there is something that you don’t know or don’t do right, buddy. l wanted to write these questions to ask yourself. Don’t forget; it IS possible and you WILL find it ✨🌸🎈
    Dec 29, 2018 1
    • Security Industry Specialists ajqS28
      OP
      I have done everything you have mentioned and still can't find a job. Over 4,000 jobs and internal data bases for a bunch of Bay Area positions.
      Dec 29, 2018
  • Microsoft UndaDaSea
    Apply to become a recruiting coordinator at Amazon
    Dec 29, 2018 0
  • Genentech 🍀field
    Catch 22. Look for an HR coordinator or recruiting job at a staffing agency. My friend was a banker then ended up working for randstad. Now he’s a recruiter at some company.
    Why don’t you want to stay in the creative field?
    Dec 29, 2018 0
  • Security Industry Specialists ajqS28
    OP
    This is not about H1B visas. Yes, there are rare circumstances where people on visas take the jobs from US citizens. Like myself but, I can't do anything about that. I can't control people coming here to work, and they leave. It sucks that the jobs I want to be in are not saved for Citizens. This is about inequality in the Silicon Valley for educated young professionals that want to make career changes. I'm a women and have my bachelors degree it should be a higher priority to employ US Citizens.
    Dec 29, 2018 1
    • Medallia hFEH36
      We cud be leetcoding together
      Dec 29, 2018
  • Xilinx peng vi
    Let’s leetcode code and get a sw engineering job
    Dec 29, 2018 0

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