Got my first job! Anyone else on the hunt?

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    I feel like venting somewhere (other than with the family).

    Just got my offer for my first job out of school. I've interned with multiple companies since I've been in school, but this will be my first real gig.

    I studied Industrial Engineering, and I'm taking on a Product Management role with a tech company in the Bay Area!
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Very exciting news! Yes, this is a tough time to find work, so pat yourself on the back.

    Best of luck to you, and I hope you enjoy your new career!
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Good for you! I am employed, but looking to trade up and move on. It's slow going, but I am making some inroads.
     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You may be the grunt of the litter for a while, but with time comes trust.
     
  5. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I have a new job starting...sometime soon. Probably late Jan. I have to wait on the clearance paperwork to go through. It sucks waiting that long though. The good news is it is a decent raise. The bad news is it's 3 hours away. This will be my third move in 5 years. At least I will be two blocks from the beach this time.
     
  6. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    I am in the job market. Not always a fun adventure.

    Congratz on getting a job!
     
  7. Reventon macrumors 6502

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    Congrats to you. I've been in the job market since April, so I know full well how tough it is to find a job these days. Good luck.
     
  8. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Congrats OP!

    I myself just left the job market to finish school. 9 classes left and I'll be on the job hunt again too :p
     
  9. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Congrats. It's extremely tough out there and I'm still working on finding the "right" job.

    I had to go in with a buddy on a business venture about 6 months after I graduated, because I hadn't found any semblance of a full-time job available, not even interviews.

    Since then, August of 09, I've only had 3 interviews, so consider yourself very lucky to get this opportunity and definitely make the best of it.

    Enjoy the Bay Area!
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Just got my first job, bagging groceries a month ago. It took me three months to find that one, this market is tough. :(
     
  11. SlovakApple macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, congratulations! I am looking for a job too (after finishing uni in Aug 2010) but nothing yet. I hope that I will land something in 2011. :D
     
  12. TattooedMac macrumors newbie

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    I got laid off 2 weeks before Christmas so im in the market as well......

    Prob not so hard to find work in my area of expertise tho :)
     
  13. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Way to go! It's a crappy job market relative to a few years ago. I'm always looking at moving from the public to private sector, but only if the job really stands out and is me which thus far I have not found.
     
  14. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a

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    Which is??? Tattoo artist?
     
  15. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Oh, you're the guy who got the job.

    I hear that next year American business might actually create two jobs. :D
     
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    Says the guy to the left of the Messiah.

    But in all seriousness...congrats OP! You should be proud!
     
  17. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks guys!

    I'm really excited. I'll have the summer off, and plan on doing some traveling. Spend all my money, then start work and make some of it back!
     
  18. Thomas Veil, Dec 25, 2010
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    Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    (Deleted because I don't want to descend to the level of the poster, especially today.)
     
  19. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    But you had to editorialise anyway? :confused:
     
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    When do you start? That sounds like a great gig!
     
  21. fanbrain macrumors 6502

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    I was laid off 18 months ago and still haven't found any stable work.

    Designing home theaters, performing acoustic calibration and designing home automation systems are skills I just can't sell right now.
     
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    Descend to my level? Really man...really??? :confused:
     
  23. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I start sometime in August or early September (whenever I choose). I need to figure out my summer plans now...
     
  24. simshalmed macrumors newbie

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    Well myself searching job related to health care...any such idea on this.
     

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