Resume Submission?

I submitted my resume to a few companies about 3-4 months ago for internship but got no response as I was late in sending the resumes.

But now suddenly I have started receiving emails saying that my resume has been received and they ‘ll contact me if my qualifications meet the job req…..huh?

On 6th I got an email @ my gmail add (from which i sent those internship mails) from a company stratustech based in NJ. I checked my archives and found that I never emailed a company called Stratustech….creepy

And today I got an email from NTTMCL which is based in Palo ALto, CA at my yahoo email add, which I never used for sending out any email to a company…

….Its a pleasent surprise :) . neways I was thinking that it is time for me to start job hunting as my grad is approaching. The market is bad (atleast thats wot I hear)…so I have this unknown fear….if i’ll ever get a job or not :p. If someone has tips/personal experiences on “How to get a job in X days” then please let me know. I would be posting my resume as soon as I am done with all the exams and stuff.

I researched a bit on How to get a job and surprisingly found that the online websites for jobs (such as monster…etc), Newspaper Ads, Jobs thru Campus constitute of a low % of getting a job. The factor that helps people getting most of the jobs is contacts….yes even in USA too. I read somewhere that about 60-65% of the people get their jobs thru personal contacts or a reference.

I am still wondering as to what will be my field of job? Since I am majoring in Computer Science (Networking option) I can try for a Network Admin @ entry level. I am not that bad at programming either so I might also lookup to b a programmer (initially only :P). I have heard about consultancy (but not sure if everything is true) that its really a fun to do job. You get different projects and have to travel (which I love to) to various parts of the US and thus work under different people atleast u don’t c the same boss for a long time, moreover it gives a chance to crib about more people every now and then :).

Back to present –> Gotto study for the test which is at 6:00 pm PST (5 hours later).

Ohhh BTW I have been checking my yahoo mail everyday but today I noticed that it has been upgraded to 250 megs from 100 megs… I have no clue as to when it hapened :P.

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  • http://www.neerajpoonam.com/wp Poonam

    I think the market is much better than when I graduated last year in December. I think there are more opportunities available, especially in California. Silicon Valley is the best place to start searching for an IT person.

    I am a consultant, if you have any questions I can help. I am an IT consultant for Accenture (they have an office in St. Fran.). Shoot me an email if you want more info on what consultants are all about.

    Tips? Well, go to job fairs. Best place to get a job I think. Utilise your university’s resources to the fullest, like job listings, if they let you post resumes on their site (at my univ. we had a whole center for jobs and all and you can post your resume on their website and even apply for jobs from there).

    Have a powerful and well organized resume. That’s your selling point. If you have a resume that you whipped up in five minutes, trust me, companies can tell.

    Ya use your contacts. That’s true too. I tried getting jobs thru other people that I know (mind you, I didn’t know anyone at Accenture prior to getting the job).

    Ok. Hope that helps. Oh ya, go ahead and post on Monster. My brother got his job in town by posting on Monster, so you can be lucky like that.

  • http://www.neerajpoonam.com/wp Poonam

    I think the market is much better than when I graduated last year in December. I think there are more opportunities available, especially in California. Silicon Valley is the best place to start searching for an IT person.

    I am a consultant, if you have any questions I can help. I am an IT consultant for Accenture (they have an office in St. Fran.). Shoot me an email if you want more info on what consultants are all about.

    Tips? Well, go to job fairs. Best place to get a job I think. Utilise your university’s resources to the fullest, like job listings, if they let you post resumes on their site (at my univ. we had a whole center for jobs and all and you can post your resume on their website and even apply for jobs from there).

    Have a powerful and well organized resume. That’s your selling point. If you have a resume that you whipped up in five minutes, trust me, companies can tell.

    Ya use your contacts. That’s true too. I tried getting jobs thru other people that I know (mind you, I didn’t know anyone at Accenture prior to getting the job).

    Ok. Hope that helps. Oh ya, go ahead and post on Monster. My brother got his job in town by posting on Monster, so you can be lucky like that.

  • http://www.thinkmantra.com Gaurav

    hey Poonam, thanx!!

    I haven’t tried univ’s resources yet, but they do provide stuff like On Campus Interviews…etc.

    I’ll contact u thru mail or YIM!

  • http://www.gsharma.com Gaurav

    hey Poonam, thanx!!

    I haven’t tried univ’s resources yet, but they do provide stuff like On Campus Interviews…etc.

    I’ll contact u thru mail or YIM!

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