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    Well fanatics it's about time for this guy to start the job search since I will graduate in May. I'm looking for something in the social services area and am willing to go anywhere. Anyone have some helpful tips? Already tried out the career fair but no luck.


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    Re: Job Search Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by wags View Post
    Well fanatics it's about time for this guy to start the job search since I will graduate in May. I'm looking for something in the social services area and am willing to go anywhere. Anyone have some helpful tips? Already tried out the career fair but no luck.
    Mediation is the fastest growing area in the social services. If you are good at facilitation, negotiations and interpersonal relationship skills, I'd suggest you start there. And better money than most social service jobs.



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    Get to know a lot of people and build relationships. The first 2 "real" jobs I got after college were because of my contacts and the people I met in my internship.


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    Re: Job Search Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Get to know a lot of people and build relationships. The first 2 "real" jobs I got after college were because of my contacts and the people I met in my internship.
    This. Know the right people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Mediation is the fastest growing area in the social services. If you are good at facilitation, negotiations and interpersonal relationship skills, I'd suggest you start there. And better money than most social service jobs.
    Thanks, I'll have to look into that!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Get to know a lot of people and build relationships. The first 2 "real" jobs I got after college were because of my contacts and the people I met in my internship.

    This is the key



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Get to know a lot of people and build relationships. The first 2 "real" jobs I got after college were because of my contacts and the people I met in my internship.
    Always good advice, however it gets increasingly harder the farther away from Ames I'm looking.


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    Best of luck. I started my job search the summer before my senior year and didn't get a formal offer in my field until about 9 months after that.

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