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Life Lessons - HOW TO GETAND KEEP A JOB (LESSONS IN PASSIVE...

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HOW TO GETAND KEEP A JOB (LESSONS IN PASSIVE CORPORATE AGGRESSION) PART 1: THE ATTACK Preliminaries Spend money and time on the hunt! You can't catch big fish without bait and effort. Purchase short-term medical insurance through NCSU No drugs when interviewing -follow-up medical exam will include drug test Setting Priorities: Rank These Location Timing Job Content/Company Resumes and the Hunt Tailor the resume and cover letter to the specific job available Appearance is everything (show examples) Take the FE Exam Join ASME and other appropriate student chapters of national professional societies -do they make you look more marketable, or do they lead away from the image you want to present? The Career Center is worth using Use the shotgun approach Follow-up contacts are important -they raise your name to the top of the pile Expect non-response: rule of 15 contacts = one success (life insurance agents are told to count their contacts and think of it as building 100 points toward next sale) Looking for sources If you know the type of work you want to do, look at the Thomas Register to find out the companies that make the products you want to work on: ~.ww.tl~on~asnet,co~~. Then contact them. If you want to locate in a specific region, contact the local Chamber of Commerce and find out what companies are in the area. For example, you need to find a job in Winston- Salem: look for the CoC website and see what info they can provide. Also, look in the Yellow Pages under topics such as consulting engineers, etc., to find smaller companies in the area. Interviews
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