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#2 - nicopwnz (05/03/2013) [-]
Can I have a job?
Can I have a job?
#18 - rappwr (05/04/2013) [-]
Kinda what am expecting as well.
User avatar #74 to #18 - wellfuckmylife (05/04/2013) [-]
"Need experience for job" - ANY KIND of experience
"Experience on *work name here*" - Experience on that job

This is how it usually is. Businesses do not want workers who don't know how to work. So even working in McDonalds is (Y). Well, at least in our country it is that way.
User avatar #95 to #74 - rappwr (05/04/2013) [-]
Are you trying to tell that whole McDonald's personell in Estonia are Russians, because they have what it takes to do the job and average Estonians do not? : D
User avatar #100 to #95 - wellfuckmylife (05/05/2013) [-]
Not that.. :D

Well, maybe.. Because most Estonians want big money. They also don't want to work as McDonalds cook because they consider this place "humiliating".
Russians are survivors. They can make anything for vodka money... and most Russians don't know Estonian, so it's the reason too. :D

And Hello, fellow Estonian! :)
User avatar #26 to #18 - legalloli (05/04/2013) [-]
internship.
User avatar #76 to #18 - kernelstack (05/04/2013) [-]
Tbh, most businesses overinflate their job ads to filter out useless applicants. I say, just go for it and **** them all. Be confident that you're the best man for the job. Prep yourself that way. Your confidence will show in any job interview. After all, businesses are just businesses with ordinary people running them. Not some beyond-reach, godlike establishments. They need you as much as you need them.
#49 to #18 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Volunteer work? :)
#64 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN (05/04/2013) [-]
That's one of the reasons I started my own business. It's called Read 'n Style, LLC. We're going to design and sell a small pen like device that will scan the text and read it aloud to the user. It's going to help people with reading difficulties. My partner and I just made the top four in the Morris new venture business plan competition and we have to present our business plan in front of potential investors on Friday.

<--------- Pic related. It's a picture of our business plan.
#85 to #64 - bluelight (05/04/2013) [-]
can you hire me i need a good job
User avatar #98 to #85 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN (05/05/2013) [-]
What are you good at and where do you live?
#86 to #64 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Have you thought about having it upload it to a computer as well for making older books in e-books simpler. Or just becoming a spy and stealing government documents with a pen swipe.
User avatar #97 to #86 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN (05/05/2013) [-]
Yeah. There are some competing products that already do that but we are going to differentiate ourselves by not offering those features that wouldn't benefit our target customer group. (Dyslexics) Our product is going to be specifically designed with them in mind.
User avatar #93 to #86 - wtfduud (05/04/2013) [-]
That was already invented 6 years ago.
User avatar #94 to #93 - wtfduud (05/04/2013) [-]
Source: A girl in my class was testing a prototype at the time.
#83 to #64 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Best of luck. May you make millions.
#99 to #83 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN (05/05/2013) [-]
Thank you man. I'm really nervous about this presentation.
Thank you man. I'm really nervous about this presentation.
User avatar #19 - sirfisticuffs (05/04/2013) [-]
So you're telling me that philosophy and art aren't going to open up that many doors for me?
#24 to #19 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
I'm also surprised, with my English Major
#37 - sheperdofthestars (05/04/2013) [-]
MT WE GUISE.

MT WE.
#16 - weenieandthebutt (05/04/2013) [-]
Physics masters degree with a 2:2 here! The saddest thing is that I'm too underqualified and under-experienced to get the good graduate jobs but too overqualified for the 			****		 basic jobs. I did my degree for 4 years where I was worked like a dog, I did well in every single year except for that one where I went through a psychological phase and partial depression. Because of that, it severely bought down my grades where I missed out on that crucial 2:1 which most employees ask for.     
   
Without sounding like a bitter arrogant dick, I'm pretty sure my 2:2 in masters physics is worth more than a 2:1 in a bachelors degree of a Business related course. Their workload was no where near as much yet they got all those high profile bank jobs earning £££.
Physics masters degree with a 2:2 here! The saddest thing is that I'm too underqualified and under-experienced to get the good graduate jobs but too overqualified for the **** basic jobs. I did my degree for 4 years where I was worked like a dog, I did well in every single year except for that one where I went through a psychological phase and partial depression. Because of that, it severely bought down my grades where I missed out on that crucial 2:1 which most employees ask for.

Without sounding like a bitter arrogant dick, I'm pretty sure my 2:2 in masters physics is worth more than a 2:1 in a bachelors degree of a Business related course. Their workload was no where near as much yet they got all those high profile bank jobs earning £££.
#21 to #16 - tagerh (05/04/2013) [-]
well its not so much about what degree you have, especially here in canada. majority of our degree programs come with a co-op option, or co-op mandatory terms. my engineering friend already has a job with Toronto Hydro and he's 18... maybe a little more research wouldve been better.

BUT this is coming from a Business major, so i could just be being a dick. I think anyone in southern ontario with a physics degree wouldnt have any trouble getting a job

#34 to #21 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Why would it coming from a business major make you a dick? I'm a business major and oddly enough I already have a job lined up and I haven't graduated yet. I think going with a major where you are more likely to get a job is the smart thing to do right now.
#70 to #16 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Maybe someone should have looked hard the field of physics and gotten a ******* doctorate in a doctorate dominated field.
User avatar #71 to #70 - weenieandthebutt (05/04/2013) [-]
Yeah because a Masters is simply not prestigious enough.......
#72 to #71 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Not in physics. It isn't. Otherwise you'd have a ******* job. There's no shortage of physicist jobs.
#92 to #16 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
thats the glorious joy of capitalism here! yay!
#39 to #16 - holmesc (05/04/2013) [-]
overqualified to get basic jobs?
Now that's unheard of, so you're saying you can't do something simple like retail temporary because you're too smart?
User avatar #42 to #39 - weenieandthebutt (05/04/2013) [-]
Yeah, 'cause they know you're obviously not going to work there on a long term basis and that you're more suited towards the 'brainy roles' as opposed to one's of physical labour. At a university level, you were used to that mental challenge so without that mental challenge in a basic retail job, you'd get bored and demotivated which employers don't want.
#45 to #42 - holmesc (05/04/2013) [-]
Damn.... I better start thinking about all of this.
User avatar #48 to #45 - weenieandthebutt (05/04/2013) [-]
Not saying that university as a whole is not worth it but you can still get far in life without having to go to uni. Some people just slowly work their way to the job until they get a decent paid job that they actually enjoy. Don't feel discouraged about the idea of going to uni but at the same time, don't feel too pressured into getting a degree.
#33 to #16 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
You sound bitter and arrogant. How are you defining the "worth" of a degree? I would define a degree that can actually get you a good job as having a higher worth.
#78 to #16 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
"Better a diamond with a flaw, than a pebble without."
-Confucius
Hang in there bro
#56 to #16 - mcinoid (05/04/2013) [-]
Just because you did more work than a business major doesn't mean you're qualified for a job at bank where practically everything the business major learnt could be applied.
#12 - Metallicock (05/04/2013) [-]
**** this college ********

So are you guys aware the college debt now exceeds credit card debt in the U.S.?
The loans colleges offer are similar to that of the ones offered on houses by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac partially responsible for the inflation then recession of 2008 and crashed the housing market. On top of that, when the recession hit, the cost of college tuition actually went up instead of going down like the cost of other things did.
Colleges spend recklessly for things they don't need just to impress potential students with new libraries, sports stadiums and housing, when in reality, they could work together to make tuition lower and more affordable by cutting all the ******** spending they do that in no way improves the quality of the "education" you receive.

I get that it is a supply and demand sort of thing, but how valuable is something when every one else has it? More college students than ever are having to move back in with their parents after they graduate (and when the loan payments are due) because of the incredible debt they are in. They cannot afford a house, they cannot finance anything new, hell, half the time they can't even find a ******* job related in their field and they end up working at some restaurant of damn near minimum wage.
User avatar #35 to #12 - volxc (05/04/2013) [-]
yep, and the funny thing is that the government thinks it is helping people pay for school by giving out low interest government loans, but really it just encourages colleges to raise tuition more because they know there is more money out there.
#43 to #12 - Thinngol (05/04/2013) [-]
Don't remind me. I just filled out the paper work for my first $60,000 medical school loan. 1 down 3 to go.
User avatar #80 to #12 - treska (05/04/2013) [-]
In my country, we dont pay for college. I guess we don't have that amount of freedom..
#13 to #12 - Metallicock (05/04/2013) [-]
Don't you find it funny how it's only colleges telling you how important college is? Don't you find it funny how all the statistics making college look good come from the monopoly known as the College Board (the people who make money off of colleges)?

Oh lets not forget to mention that that 4 year degree that colleges advertise most them time isn't true. It's more common now for students going for a 4 year degree to spend 6 years to get it which in turn means more money spent meaning more college debt meaning the college gets richer. This being the case, why would they even bother to make the education more efficient? Oh and remember that guy who went into the same field as you? Yea, he now has 6 years of experience on you, 7 if you want to count the year it will probably take you to find an entry level position in the same field as you (if you still have interest in that field anymore)

There is nothing wrong with wanting to better yourself, but spend your money wisely and spend it to gain knowledge THAT WILL ACTUALLY HELP YOU, not for a **** piece of paper that "will help get you a job".
#22 to #13 - tagerh (05/04/2013) [-]
wut? lol, i get your point but let me ask you one question


are you saying on average do college graduates (not liberal art majors, i mean BBA, BSc, BMath) On average dont make more than their high school graduate counterparts?
I just finished my first year here and I've learned more about the business world and how a business operates and the outer economic factors that effect businesses than i ever have in my other 18 years. Education is an investment, it can go good or bad, you gotta put in the research and dedication to make sure that YOUR particular one will pay off
User avatar #79 to #22 - Metallicock (05/04/2013) [-]
It really depends on your degree
User avatar #36 to #22 - volxc (05/04/2013) [-]
I see what you're saying. I have so many friends that are like "herr derr. I'm a college graduate working for papa johns pizza now. Why can't I find a job with my psychology degree???" It is no longer enough to just get a degree. It needs to be in something that can actually get you a job in a particular field. That's a large reason why I chose accounting. A business degree is a good plan
User avatar #14 to #13 - Metallicock (05/04/2013) [-]
Disagree if you want, but this is how I see it
User avatar #20 to #14 - allamericandude (05/04/2013) [-]
1) Most colleges offer financial aid. There's also outside scholarships and grants you can get--even if they're small.

Deux) DUE to the recession, most big-time employers will simply ignore applicants without college degrees. They want well-educated workers so they can get a quick return on their investment.

III) A lot of colleges offer assistance getting co-op jobs or internships to gain work experience in your field of study while you earn your degree (these are things I am currently looking at getting).

Part 5, prologue) I'm currently in a degree program which will probably take more than 4 years to complete. But this is okay, because I think that the education I receive will be worth my time. I'd rather get a decent 5- or 6-year degree than an inadequate 4-year degree.

Part 5) Nobody's forcing you to go to college. If you think you'll be better off without it, that's a gamble you're more than free to take. You might even be right.
User avatar #81 to #20 - Metallicock (05/04/2013) [-]
For what I want to do, I feel it is the wiser choice not to go
While I am not forced, I am highly pressured to go. Ever since I was a kid in elementary school I was told by the Schools, my parents, my relatives and society in general to get good grades (which just to clarify is important regardless of your plans) so that I could go to a good college. Things change, and it's getting to the point where it's just not worth it anymore for most students. We need more small businesses and entrepreneurs in this county. We rely to heavily on big corporations.
User avatar #84 to #81 - allamericandude (05/04/2013) [-]
Getting a degree doesn't mean you have to work for a big company. Getting a degree can also help you start a small business, too. Not just by having the knowledge to run a business, but it also helps when trying to convince investors and banks to give you start-up money.
#61 to #12 - ushuaia (05/04/2013) [-]
Lol, college is free in so many countries
Algeria-Argentina-Bhutan
Cuba Brazil Denmark
Egypt Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece
Italy India Malta
Mauritius Morocco Norway
Pakistan Saudi Arabia Scotland
Spain Sri Lanka Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey Barbados Kenya
Peru Uruguay

Next time try to be born in one of those
User avatar #82 to #61 - Metallicock (05/04/2013) [-]
Ill talk to Buddha next time I die
#29 - leopoldstotch ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
Oh? You wanna entry level job? Need at least 2 years of experience and (insert list of certifications)
Oh? You wanna entry level job? Need at least 2 years of experience and (insert list of certifications)
User avatar #28 - chiktikkavaspaus (05/04/2013) [-]
"Internships"

That's what they're supposed to be for anyway, helping you get a job. But I can't even seem to ******* land one of those.
User avatar #4 - kwanzalord (05/04/2013) [-]
why is life hard?
#63 - doyoulikeapizza ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
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User avatar #23 - mightypower (05/04/2013) [-]
Final year of German with Computer Science, have the option to go to Germany(or anywhere actually) for a year. Hope I can get a good career out of this!
#77 - tasomo (05/04/2013) [-]
Truest god damned thing I've read in years.
User avatar #38 - babyanalraper (05/04/2013) [-]
In Sweden, you're essentially guaranteed a job if you graduate as a civilingenjör (civil engineer directly translated), which is 5 years of physics, maths and other science stuff (there are many types of civilingenjörer). The unemployment rate in this group is so low that it can be explained with people switching jobs, and that guy I know who's a house-husband with a degree in civilingenjör specialized in sound, which would be 5 years + some more for specialization. Uhh, the Swenglish is horrible in this text.

DL;DR With the right degree you'll get a job in Sweden.
User avatar #90 to #38 - swimmingprodigy (05/04/2013) [-]
not just sweden; engineering is very in demand throughout the entire world. Im studying civil engineering in college in America and I also am pretty much guaranteed a job once I graduate, especially here in New York City
User avatar #96 to #91 - swimmingprodigy (05/05/2013) [-]
damn straight
User avatar #30 - rabidgerbil (05/04/2013) [-]
i completed all the work required for a Certificate 3 in Business & Front line management, but right after i sent the money off to pay for it all they changed the requirements needed to be awarded it, sent my money back to me and never gave me the certificate. bastards.
#58 - thisotherdude (05/04/2013) [-]
Police and investigations studies here, I'm almost guaranteed to get into the training program after my two years, and from then on out it's gonna sweet government paychecks and pension. Gotta love it when pretty much all of Canada is desperate for new members.
User avatar #62 to #58 - godtherapist (05/04/2013) [-]
My cousin has been applying to get on a force for nearly four years. Just because you have a police foundations does not guarantee you a job.
User avatar #65 to #58 - dabombmanater (05/04/2013) [-]
Thats very specific though. If you were applying for a business job they would think you were joking. Im going for RCMP, but im spending 4 years getting an undergraduate degree and being in the army reserve during that time. It leaves more options than just police someday.
User avatar #66 to #65 - thisotherdude (05/04/2013) [-]
True enough I suppose but as it stands I have no plans other than joining the EPS.
User avatar #68 to #66 - dabombmanater (05/04/2013) [-]
I mean, as long as you're completely dedicated than its fine. Im just a strong "don't put all your eggs in 1 basket" kinda guy. But seeing as how you're going to the academy pre trained in police methods you'll be a step ahead of someone like me even though I took longer to get there. So I can't judge.
User avatar #3 - curtdogg (05/04/2013) [-]
I have a BA in history specializing in Eastern Europe. I work as a laborer at a nursery breaking my back for 8 hours a day, and on weekends I spend my days teaching kids about medieval arms and armor with historically accurate fights both unarmored and armored...
#17 to #3 - maulingo **User deleted account** (05/04/2013) [-]
Just saw you live in Washington state... Guess theres a shot! If you are hispanic ofc. Since it's their turn. Free telemundo for everybody!
#52 to #3 - takers (05/04/2013) [-]
relevant
#5 to #3 - ncsutroll (05/04/2013) [-]
you got a history degree what the **** did you expect??
#6 to #5 - northyrn (05/04/2013) [-]
Well, there were a few U.S. Presidents with history degrees; Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush. So I suppose there are no real limitations on the degree, it depends how well you apply the skills/lessons you've been taught and how motivated you are to succeed.   
   
gif sort of relevant.
Well, there were a few U.S. Presidents with history degrees; Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush. So I suppose there are no real limitations on the degree, it depends how well you apply the skills/lessons you've been taught and how motivated you are to succeed.

gif sort of relevant.
User avatar #9 to #6 - trollwoopnazi (05/04/2013) [-]
Do you plan on being a president?
User avatar #10 to #9 - northyrn (05/04/2013) [-]
It is the land of opportunity...
#7 to #3 - maulingo **User deleted account** (05/04/2013) [-]
You majored in history... specializing in Eastern Europe... Hope you got some nice conversation skills... since... You will most likely NEVER use it outside of a classroom.

The info above maybe COMPLETE and utter **** on my part. But I just can't see something like that degree being used for anything else than becoming a teacher, or teach kids on the weekends.

You could write a book I guess, or help someone that is already writing textbooks for history.
User avatar #15 to #7 - weenieandthebutt (05/04/2013) [-]
To be fair, doing a history degree does demonstrate your ability to write, argue, research, analyse etc so it's not a Mickey Mouse degree by a long shot but at the same time, it's a degree that's taken to expand knowledge on your self interest as those which are picked to 'pay the bills' (reason why I picked physics instead of gaming or something as a degree).
User avatar #46 to #15 - dayasalion (05/04/2013) [-]
a...gaming degree?...
User avatar #1 - badjokesjimmmy (05/03/2013) [-]
Has to count? More like has to degrees

Get it? cuz decrease?
User avatar #8 - iforgetwhattosay (05/04/2013) [-]
depends on the degree. if you apply to the right job with an engineering degree you have a better chance of getting a job than if you apply for a job with a psychology bachelors degree.
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