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On campus jobs - August 2nd 2010, 07:19 PM

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I'll be starting university for the first time in the fall. There are opportunities to find jobs on campus and they will be posted online at the end of the month. I'm guessing that I'd have to apply online but I want to do something else to stand out from other applicants.

I was thinking that I go in person, introduce myself, and tell them that I have applied online. Do you think this is a good idea? Are there other strategies I can do that will make me stand out?
   
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Re: On campus jobs - August 2nd 2010, 07:37 PM

Going in person may annoy them, to be honest. The best thing to do would be to call a week or two after you applied and check the status of your application. With a lot of students applying, they probably may be annoyed if everyone of them would show up. And they may not even see you without an appointment depending on the position.
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Re: On campus jobs - August 2nd 2010, 07:51 PM

Just call to find out the status of the position. Be polite.


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Re: On campus jobs - August 3rd 2010, 04:21 PM

I have a job on my college campus. I applied during the spring break, when hardly anyone else was applying, and for me to be job searching when everyone else was being lazy made me stand out.

I applied for a position to work with code, so when they asked me for samples of my work I sent them samples of not only web pages I had done, but stuff they would be familiar with, like HTML for myspace. Turns out my boss is young guy who used to make myspace codes and was very impressed by that.

At the interview I just tried my best to really connect with him so he would decide to hire me, and it obviously worked. I do that by laughing at their jokes, pointing out common experiences, stuff like that. It makes them feel like they already know you, and then they're more likely to hire you.

Apply in person if you're allowed to, but if you apply online I wouldn't go there in person. Use your judgement, though, if that's the kind of person you are then you might want to do that, because you want the department that really wants you.

College kids are still kids - you can stand out from the crowd if you act more like an adult. Just act mature, be quiet, be respectful - you know the drill Adults like to hire other adults. It will also work out to your advantage that you're freshman - they like to hire people they can keep for a while, and most campus jobs will keep you working there until you graduate.

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