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06-07-2012, 04:48 PM
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I applied to over 50 companies and only ever got one interview ... only got actual rejections from a handful. Yeah, never go to school for worthless degrees ...
I've learned this the hard way too. I've actually started compiling a list of these life lessons for my future kids. I'm going to tell them that I'd rather they pursue a passion as a Starbucks barista than go to college not having a clue on what they want to do and waste my money because they felt like a degree was their golden ticket to a job at Google. It's not.

Although I strongly believe in not having regrets in life, for the sake of conversation, I wish I didn't spend my college years worrying about my parents approval and just went out and did what I was passionate about. Now 3 degrees later including an MBA, I've been unemployed for over a year and wish I went to culinary school instead. It's clear my passion is food and helping people, and its too late for me to go back and get the education and skills needed to pursue careers in those areas.

Edit: Do you send the same resume to each company, or do you tailor it to each specific company/job?


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I've learned this the hard way too. I've actually started compiling a list of these life lessons for my future kids. I'm going to tell them that I'd rather they pursue a passion as a Starbucks barista than go to college not having a clue on what they want to do and waste my money because they felt like a degree was their golden ticket to a job at Google. It's not.

Although I strongly believe in not having regrets in life, for the sake of conversation, I wish I didn't spend my college years worrying about my parents approval and just went out and did what I was passionate about. Now 3 degrees later including an MBA, I've been unemployed for over a year and wish I went to culinary school instead. It's clear my passion is food and helping people, and its too late for me to go back and get the education and skills needed to pursue careers in those areas.

Edit: Do you send the same resume to each company, or do you tailor it to each specific company/job?
Well, here's the thing ... I was doing animation/visual effects and we sent tailored demo reels (plus resume and cover letter) ... I worked my ass off, got into each and every elite class, made contacts, etc. After 2+ years of applying (and some multiple submissions to the same 50 companies who "weren't hiring at the time") and working dead-end jobs full-time while doing so, I've learned the unfortunate lesson that (especially in this business) it's ALL about who you know and has nothing to do with what you know ... People I went to school (who were god awful, btw) got work. GOOD work. I'm so effin' jaded it's not funny ... I now take care of my daughter at home and have plans start my own business when she gets a little older. I won't be doing the exact same thing, but still creating stuff ... I'll actually like my boss for once too.

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Edit: Do you send the same resume to each company, or do you tailor it to each specific company/job?
I always used to tweak my resume and cover letter depending on the position. But these days the latest trend is forcing applicants to apply online.

A lot of these companies require you to register for their HR website and upload a resume which then auto-populates the fields for you (but never correctly, so you spend fifteen minutes trying to correct and re-format all the answers anyway.) I'm pretty sure they're using some sort of script to search for keywords before any actual human ever looks at them. So it's a good idea to insert buzzwords from the original job listing since you basically have to retype your entire resume anyway.

Ironically, the robo-applications almost always seem more attentive than an actual Human Resources department... in terms of a follow-up anyway. I've gotten way more rejection emails from them.

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it's ALL about who you know and has nothing to do with what you know ...
That's pretty true for a ton of different areas of work.

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I knew a few, including a couple at Pixar ... they were on the bottom of the ladder though. What sucks is I decided to go that route because I thought there would be more work than illustration/graphic design work (I didn't want to work for advertising firms). EHHHH!! Totally wrong. Oh well, I had fun at least.

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My brother got a graphic degree (SFSU, IIRC) and even did work on a few films while in school (background stuff, mainly B movies).

Did a few free lance things after graduation (got jobs through professor's connections).

Worked a few other things (tow truck driver, real estate with wife, etc.).

EVENTUALLY, introduced to company that does custom tree houses (after my uncle ordered one from them; and eventually really "talked up" my brother). Had a "stop on by when you have a few minutes" interview that went on for like two hours with relatives in tow.

Now works design and production of not only all the custom tree houses, play structures, shooting galleries (for amusement parks/fairs), "atmosphere" for resort bars, etc., plus lots of promo work for movies, TV shows (through those contacts he had from school). Often goes to ComiCon(s), major media conferences (to set up creations).

(Company even had a "Dirty Job" for Mike Rowe -- carving out the inside of a tree house -- which never really came together.)

The company's work has been seen on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

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My brother got a graphic degree (SFSU, IIRC) and even did work on a few films while in school (background stuff, mainly B movies).

Did a few free lance things after graduation (got jobs through professor's connections).

Worked a few other things (tow truck driver, real estate with wife, etc.).

EVENTUALLY, introduced to company that does custom tree houses (after my uncle ordered one from them; and eventually really "talked up" my brother). Had a "stop on by when you have a few minutes" interview that went on for like two hours with relatives in tow.

Now works design and production of not only all the custom tree houses, play structures, shooting galleries (for amusement parks/fairs), "atmosphere" for resort bars, etc., plus lots of promo work for movies, TV shows (through those contacts he had from school). Often goes to ComiCon(s), major media conferences (to set up creations).

(Company even had a "Dirty Job" for Mike Rowe -- carving out the inside of a tree house -- which never really came together.)

The company's work has been seen on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Wouldn't a certain place in Paso Robles, would it? I've been to their workshop a couple of times. They really create some amazing stuff (Pirate ships, tree houses, etc).

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Wouldn't a certain place in Paso Robles, would it? I've been to their workshop a couple of times. They really create some amazing stuff (Pirate ships, tree houses, etc).
Yep.

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Very, very cool gig. I'm jelly!

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Thanks for this tidbit that I will likely never have to know.

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Thanks for this tidbit that I will likely never have to know.
I feed live shrimp to my eel sometimes, he gets super excited about that. No need to kill them!

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I feed live shrimp to my eel sometimes, he gets super excited about that. No need to kill them!
You have an eel? That's pretty rad. Never heard of anyone with an actual Eel.

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You have an eel? That's pretty rad. Never heard of anyone with an actual Eel.
Yup, he's pretty cool.

one of these: (snowflake eel)



Tons of personality too. Like having a snake, but more active and less work. Plus, for whatever reason, my wife loves him even though she hates snakes hehe.

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Wouldn't a certain place in Paso Robles, would it? I've been to their workshop a couple of times. They really create some amazing stuff (Pirate ships, tree houses, etc).
My dad lives in Paso.

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Very, very cool gig. I'm jelly!
Do you follow them on FB -- great, fun pictures.

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