Friday, July 18, 2008

Job Market Realities

Trying to help my friends get a job at the company for which I work has made me realize how competitive it is to get a job here (my roommate alone has had two interviews in two different departments). Or any major company in New York for that matter, especially with today's economy. It has made me realize how lucky I am to be working here, and how amazing it was that I received the break I got.

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DrunkBrunch said...

Do you need events people? Email me :) I'm going to Nobu today! And, apologies for less than sober txts on Friday!

KJS said...

I'll send you an email now. And I loved the drunk texts from you and DrunkTodd!

LuLu said...

Okay, this post is scaring me. My move isn't for another 6 months but scary!

KJS said...

Don't be scared. Or ... BE scared. That can be the funnest part of making a transition like the one I made!

Hope for the best, expect the worst, and remember that you only live once!

Anonymous said...

I will be making the move to NY from Texas at the end of August. I will be jobless and was thinking of looking into staffing agencies. Now that I know you had a positive experience with one I feel a little bit better about my decision. Can you offer recommendations for what staffing agencies are good/bad, etc? It would help tremendously. If email is a better forum to answer this question, Thanks!

KJS said...

I had a positive experience with Forrest Solutions (212-986-3600):

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have been reading your blog quite a while. I found your blog from a blogroll of another blog. I do not remember what was the name of the other blog.

I have been living in New York City for more than 10 years. I would say that you are more New York than I am. I think it is because that you probably made a diligent in learning how to adapt to living in New York City and in search of the authentic experience, and also because you are a college grad as well as a professional working and living in this wonderful City. I read some of your past post entries, and I am impress by how much you have achieved.

As of now, I am a college student at CUNY Baruch College. I really enjoy and appreciate the advices you gave on this blog. I also had empathetic feeling to many of the opinions you have on this blog. Right now I am major in advertising and marketing, and will do minors in corporate communication (PR), and chemistry and physics. I am thinking of moving to San Francisco or the San Francisco Bay Area if I can not find a job or what I love to do here in New York City. So may be I am keep checking back on this blog for more smart advices on how to get a job and become as successful as you are in New York City?


Anonymous said...

By the way, my college friends and I are going to this networking events. If you see this in time and is interested, please feel free to come. It is free, and the info and registration is here

My friends and I are just bunch of college juniors and seniors trying to "network" and connect with people, and hopefully make new friends, get some mentor, someone who can give us guidance and advice or has connection to someone who could, to get a job, get into graduate school, to build business relation and relationship in general. I am trying to learn who are the people I meet, what do they do, what value do I have that I can offer them, how and what can I do to help them.

In fact, as I am writing this comment, I wonder if there is some people who came to you, or you have met someone, whether you asked or not, helped you and somehow connected the "dots" in your life so that you get to accomplished and achieved the success you have today?

How many people really get lucky in New York City?