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How to effectively find job in chicago and suburbs being a college student?

I am in undergraduate, second year program. To find internships I need to still take more classes to get enough skills. I am in Computer Science program. There are of course jobs for students that only require basic skills and high school diploma. Currently I am looking for position in area of data entry, sales/cashier, bank teller. Where else should I look? PC technician might be good for me too? But here I might need to get A+ to have chance. I have sent more than 20 applications (resume) via CareerBuilder, Monster, ERecruiting and Craiglist. So far its been about month and I did not get any call But once my friend called and told me they asked him many questions about me (from reference). I made couple times follow-up calls but did not get call for interview. I speak two languages. In addition to English that I speak on conversational level, I speak Polish very fluently. Can you suggest me some methods to have better luck in job hunting? Regarding on-campus jobs, it is hard to find and there is no much positions in my school. And now is summer so there is nothing much there.

Asked By: master343 - 7/5/2007
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What's the long-term goal in mind? You don't really need a side job as a student in college. Focus on your grades, and take leadership in your school by starting a club. For instance, I worked with the University Venture Fund to gain firsthand experience in venture capital acquisitions and have learned so much. The... More
Answered By: blue.financer - 7/9/2007
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The information you're giving is kind of confusing. First you say you want a job and that you're a college student and then you say you want an internship. Those are two different things. A job is going to pay you while and internship will not because in essence you will be paid by gaining the experience... More
Answered By: annazzz1966 - 7/6/2007
 
I'd recommend possibly calling places you already applied (sending in resume itself won't get you a job). Visit some places, go talk to managers, etc. That will show them the level of interest you're on, and employers want to see the enthusiasm in a potential employee. Good luck !
Answered By: Random22 - 7/7/2007
 
Try www.Cachinko.com, it seems like the best social networking site out there to help you find jobs and share any job leads with your friends. Good luck!
Answered By: constructive33 - 7/7/2007
 
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