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I guess I need to tell you a bit about me so we can narrow this down. I will graduate this fall with a B.S. in psychology from Illinois tech. I have relevant work experience in survey data and stats for some big name companies. I also managed computer labs and other employees. I worked on a project for Calamos investments and I'm currently interning at a multicultural marketing agency in downtown Chicago. Lastly, I'm bilingual. I really don't know how much a person with my skills is worth. Salary.com makes the amounts fluctuate way too much. I have tried to network but I haven't made any relevant connections. My resume is up on monster and career builder. I had a couple of job offers in which they wanted me to drop out from school and work for them full time. I turned them down. Any suggestions on what else I could do? This is really frightening to me. My friend graduated 6 months ago in business and he is working at the mall for 6.50 an hour.

Asked By: k k - 5/28/2007
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It's all about networking.People land a job not because of their credentials (or not exactly because of them) but rather because they have a network of friends and acquantainces here and there. Talk to everyone you know, let them know you're in search of a career opportunity. One day the phone will rind, one of those... More
Answered By: zap - 6/5/2007
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i thought a person like u, with that much of experience in hand would likely to get a good offer ill begin my 2nd year this fall. keeping gpa up is one thing, gettin experience is another thing. and getting a job after that will be another thing. whatever, for me, i just let destiny leads.
Answered By: Nano - 5/28/2007
 
First, get the right degree. Second, go to the right college. Third, make good grades. Since it's too late to address these, check with the college placement office. Do they conduct any job fares?
Answered By: jdkilp - 5/31/2007
 
A word of advice: don't worry....with your experience and qualifications, job offers will come. Take whatever that comes first to gain further experience. It will do wonders to your CV. If it is not your ideal job, look for another. Someday, you'll land into a good one.
Answered By: jason l - 6/4/2007
 
You are one, out many others who will be graduating in near future, with some what better degree, better institute, may with better grades too... More
Answered By: Gudsud55 - 6/5/2007
 
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