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Joined: 06 Dec 2012
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Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, International Business
GMAT 1: 750 Q45 V49
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Applications Done, Now What For a Job? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 19:52
Long story short, I'd been eyeing grad school for some time, got a pretty serious injury at work, surgery, workman's comp, whole nine yards. Used the time to study for the GMAT and then apply to some grad schools. I can't, however, go back to my last job.

So my question is, what sort of jobs should I be looking at here before grad school? I'm assuming right now I'm going to get into one of the schools that I applied to so I'd be leaving in the fall. Anything I can do to bolster my resume at the moment?

I'm planning on focusing on marketing for business school, but I have degrees in finance and political science. I've kicked around Kaplan instructor (got a 750 on the GMAT) and also calling someplace like H&R Block to see if they hire for clerical work for the tax season. I live in a medium sized town at the moment, if that makes a difference.

I'm not looking for specific job suggestions, but more in general what I should be looking for that would put me in a better position after school to land a more serious job. Since most traditional jobs are out because they want someone for longer than a few months (and I'll need time off for the interviews I'll hopefully get) what can I seriously dig around for?
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Re: Applications Done, Now What For a Job? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 13:01
Entrepreneurship. If you can start a little something, that would look the best.
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Re: Applications Done, Now What For a Job? [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 06:36
Hey cwary,

I'm kind of in a similar situation. After asking for my work recommendation, the company I was working for wanted to hire someone else for my job. I am currently looking for internship opportunities for the summer in the field I want to go into (investments). I understand you are in a smaller town, so it may be difficult for you to find a marketing internship, but call up a few companies and see if they have anything available. If you do apply for some full time jobs, make sure that it is somehow related to the field you are looking to go into. I have been volunteering in my community as well during my time off, so that can help your resume too. Best of luck!
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Re: Applications Done, Now What For a Job? [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 08:30
mtt240 wrote:
Hey cwary,

I'm kind of in a similar situation. After asking for my work recommendation, the company I was working for wanted to hire someone else for my job. I am currently looking for internship opportunities for the summer in the field I want to go into (investments). I understand you are in a smaller town, so it may be difficult for you to find a marketing internship, but call up a few companies and see if they have anything available. If you do apply for some full time jobs, make sure that it is somehow related to the field you are looking to go into. I have been volunteering in my community as well during my time off, so that can help your resume too. Best of luck!



I've been volunteering as well, here and virtually helping out with some non-profits and their social media strategies, which I think will be good. Right now I'm just waiting on my decisions to see what I'm going to be doing, whether it's looking for a job for two years before I possibly apply again or finding a summer internship. There is a large CPG company close to here I might be able to get some kind of internship out of.
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