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A Hacker's Guide to a $50,000 a year job

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                       ....Career Opportunites...
                 aka: A Hacker's Guide to a US$50,000/yr Job


 Just graduated from College? GPA to low to get a good job? Try this...


 Call your University Alumni office and request information on Career 
 Counseling. Get the Name, Address, and Phone Number of a Career Counselor.  

 Send a letter to the Career Counselor explaining that you would like 
 information on Career Counseling options, and ask that they WRITE you back 
 with the information.

 You should receive a letter back from the Career Counselor of your school, 
 along with lists of names, phone numbers, and a bunch of other Crap. Throw 
 all that sh*t away, EXCEPT for the letter from the Career Counselor.

 The letter should be on University Letterhead. Scan the document. (If you 
 don't have a scanner, see my file on Burning Kinko's.)

 Use Photoshop or the like to wipe out all the blah, blah, blah, the Career 
 Counselor wrote you. The only thing you need are the Letterhead and the 
 Career Counselors Signature.

 Write your own letter talking about how great you are and what a benefit you 
 would be to any Employer. Make sure you signed the letter (with the 
 Counselors scanned signature of course.)

 Print the letter out, preferably on like paper as the original document and 
 in color if necessary (have you read my file on Burning Kinko's.) Also, for 
 good measure, use the Letterhead logo to make a good looking envelope.

 Now then, Scan in those horrendous College Transcripts detailing your 2.01 
 GPA. Use Photoshop to doctor them up, and then print 'em out. Note: It is a 
 competitive world, TRUST ME! Make yourself a Genius (note the capital G) 3.0 
 is NOT competitive. 4.0 just barely gets you on the playing field. 4.2, 
 you're lookin' good!

 Ok, now you're a genius with an illustrious (sp?) GPA to prove it. Let it be 
 known. Write one HELL of a Resume'. If you're not too good at making 
 Resume's, call Kinko's and ask them to fax you samples of the different 
 Resume' styles they have. Find one you like, and recreate it. I recreated 
 ALL of their Resume' styles using nothing more than Word 5.0. Believe me, 
 it's EASY to write a nice Resume' when you're following a model. Important 
 Note: When filling out your Resume', if you need/want to embellish a bit on 
 your Work History, make up the great job positions you've had at Fortune 500 
 companies, make up Supervisor names, and then consult the alt.2600/#hack FAQ 
 for phone numbers that ALWAYS RING BUSY. Gosh darnit, everytime they try and 
 touch base with your past employers the dang lines always busy. Oh well.

 Alright, now you have a bunk letter of recommendation from the Career 
 Counselor of your University, you have bogus College Transcripts, and you 
 have a Resume detailing your faux-exemplary College credentials, and 
 prevaricated Work History. The only issue left is: where do you wanna work? 

 Wherever you wanna work, find out the address for the Dir. of Personnel, 
 Admin. of Human Resources, or, ideally Department Head for Career 
 Recruitment. Career Recruitment are those guys from BIG corporations that 
 recruit hot prospects right out of College.

 Did you get the address? Good, now get like 10 more for 10 other places 
 you'd like to work.

 Make 10 packets (Letter of Recomendation, Resume', Transcripts, Envelopes) 
 and send them to your 10 potential employers. Wait a couple of weeks and...



 Not to brag but there is a real beauty to this that really makes it the most 
 viable way to get a job. See one of the hardest things about finding a job, 
 especially with a big corporation, is determining what position you wish to 
 apply for. I mean, I've never seen anyone get a real job by applying for 
 position 'OPEN'. When you want a good job, you have to know in advance what 
 position you wanna fill...unless you let someone else determine that for 
 you. See the beauty of the described method (and you'll find this out if you 
 try it), is when you start you get calls from employers, they'll ALREADY 
 have a position in mind that they want you to fill..

'Hello' 'Hello, is Torre Moss in?' 'This is he.' 'Hello, Torre, this Bill 
 Blass at Micros0ft, just got your Resume'. Looks good. We've got a position 
 open in Marketing we think you would be PERFECT for, can you come in for an  
 interview?' 'Ahhh sure, I just have to fly to Colorado first and thank 

 And it's as simple as that....really....and think about it, what do you have 
 to lose?


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