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keep ya head up bro. they are out there. simplyhired.com is real good about pinpointed specific jobs. check them out if you havent...
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I graduated in 2010 from high school. Been working at a grocery store (stop & shop) for 2 years.

Not a bad job, I get overtime on sundays (I get paid $9.25/hr which is above CT min wage) and on every holiday I work. If I don't work the holiday I still get 4 hours bonus pay as long as I don't call out the day before or after a holiday.
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I graduated in 2010 from high school. Been working at a grocery store (stop & shop) for 2 years.
Not a bad job, I get overtime on sundays (I get paid $9.25/hr which is above CT min wage) and on every holiday I work. If I don't work the holiday I still get 4 hours bonus pay as long as I don't call out the day before or after a holiday.

Where do you live in CT because I live in CT as well?
post #3474 of 5907
Residential Real estate agent.
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I work in a outdoor store and i'm trying to get my certifcate in IT and then join the ARMY.
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Where do you live in CT because I live in CT as well?

Monroe Connecticut. Right near where that whole incident in Newtown occured. I work in that town (newtown)
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Wishing that I could get a job. It's dead out here I swear.

If by Washington State you mean the Seattle area then I would suggest checking craigslist obsessively. Small companies are much better to work for (one man IT department means no one looking over your shoulder). They often post fairly misleading ads (since they have no idea what they need), but they are generally more flexible when it comes to qualification requirements so you have a good shot at getting the job if you ace the interview (hint, small companies care more if they will want to hang out with you than they do about your Java skills). I got my job from a listing asking for a 3 month temp web developer at a local company with less than 50 employees. Thier IT was outsourced, a total disaster, so I just started fixing things for people around me. I was hired permanently by the end of the first week and only do design when I have nothing more interesting to work on. I've been in IT (and done web development consulting on the side) for a decade now, and the trick has always been positioning yourself to be the first interview. That's how I made my way out of giant corporate helpdesk/datacenter hell, and I've since moved three times and pulled off the craigslist thing within 2 months each time.
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If by Washington State you mean the Seattle area then I would suggest checking craigslist obsessively. Small companies are much better to work for (one man IT department means no one looking over your shoulder). They often post fairly misleading ads (since they have no idea what they need), but they are generally more flexible when it comes to qualification requirements so you have a good shot at getting the job if you ace the interview (hint, small companies care more if they will want to hang out with you than they do about your Java skills). I got my job from a listing asking for a 3 month temp web developer at a local company with less than 50 employees. Thier IT was outsourced, a total disaster, so I just started fixing things for people around me. I was hired permanently by the end of the first week and only do design when I have nothing more interesting to work on. I've been in IT (and done web development consulting on the side) for a decade now, and the trick has always been positioning yourself to be the first interview. That's how I made my way out of giant corporate helpdesk/datacenter hell, and I've since moved three times and pulled off the craigslist thing within 2 months each time.

Unfortunately I am not in the Seattle area. I see large amounts of job postings there. Even if I had the ability to live in Seattle and get a job out there I don't think i'd be willing too. All of my friends and family live in the Tri-Cities. I'm really bad about looking on craigslist. It slips my mind for some reason. I will start looking there much more often. I actually landed an interview off craigslist once but the place I interviewed for ended up not needing the position they where hiring for. It was a small local business.
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Wishing that I could get a job. It's dead out here I swear. I'm a 2012 high school graduate. I've been building/repairing/troubleshooting computers since my freshman year in high school. I took advanced computer engineering my senior year in high school and I also went to a vocational/trade school for 3 hours a day for "Computer Design." I'm currently enrolled in community college working towards a computer engineering degree and I STILL can't get a job. I've applied at Best Buy and been interviewed for both Geek Squad and Customer support positions, called back to check on the status of my interview/showed my interest but never got a call back. I've had an interview at Staples for an "Easy Tech" position, showed my interest and again never got a call back. Naturally i'm resorting to getting any job I can. I have previous work experience at a Kroger store .
Go2worksource.com, Indeed.com, Amazon Jobs and Snagajob everyday.

I have no clue what it's like wherever youre from however because you're a student, I assume you have time off in the summer. I'd look to see what construction jobs are available in your area. I've worked as a construction laborer in PA. Standard union starting pay for the work I did was 21 d/h. I had a lot of fun doing it. Did things like aid operators, aid construction carpenters, construct rebar for concrete walls, laid sideways, laid parking lots, etc. Worked a bunch of overtime, made a lot of money for an 18 year old. It's hard work so if youre the typical pasty white, skinny computer nerd you won't get hired.
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Unfortunately I am not in the Seattle area. I see large amounts of job postings there. Even if I had the ability to live in Seattle and get a job out there I don't think i'd be willing too. All of my friends and family live in the Tri-Cities. I'm really bad about looking on craigslist. It slips my mind for some reason. I will start looking there much more often. I actually landed an interview off craigslist once but the place I interviewed for ended up not needing the position they where hiring for. It was a small local business.

Yeah it can be tricky. The Tri-Cities isn't tiny so there are probably some postings out there. I agree that Seattle is unlivable (it's like Dallas with more rain and fewer strip clubs, or an overly pretentious Chicago with more college graduates and fewer drug dealers). The real point I was trying to make though was the best positions are often the ones that don't have extremely specific ads (or have lots of qualifications that seem to be an illogical combination someone randomly created by doing a few Google searches). If you wan't the freedom, and the challenge, of making your own hardware and software roadmap for a company then that's the way to go. There's less money in it, but sanity is worth more to me the the potential rewards of fighting eight other techs over a promotion to middle management. Never again...
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