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5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job

Adam Starr

February 05, 2010


Be Realistic


It’s called the dream job for a reason. That reason is that while it does exist, you’re going to have a hard time finding it, let alone landing it. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have aspirations or that you shouldn’t constantly strive for bigger and better things. It does mean, however, that most of you will not be working at Google anytime soon. Unless you are going to a top-tier school, serving as the captain of the lacrosse team, acting as student body president, majoring in engineering and graduating cum laude in between starting your own business and volunteering in the developing world, you may have a tough time getting into the Googleplex. Are there exceptions? Sure. But understand that graduating from your college with a 3.0 G.P.A isn’t exactly a ticket into the most competitive jobs in the nation.

The Good News:

Just because you didn’t get a 4.0 doesn’t mean you are damned to an eternity of unemployment. It just means you still need to prove yourself. Instead of lamenting your misfortune, pursue a job that will give you the skills that globally minded companies like Google look for, like intelligence, creativity, and measurable results. Work hard, innovate, and get promoted. Who knows, maybe in five years you’ll have developed just the skill-set that they will be looking for in 2015.


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    Tatiana1990

    almost 2 years ago

    4 comments

    I loved this! It's very relatable and helped me at a very crucial time in my life. Very helpful and a definite must read!

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    sdean2773

    over 2 years ago

    6 comments

    I agree. This article really opens eyes and gives great information!

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    Frank_Ball

    almost 4 years ago

    19756 comments

    Please keep your comments on topic to the article -- Any comments posted with embedded links leading to questionable infected sites outside MonsterCollege will be removed and the poster's account will be banned from MonsterCollege. Thank you.

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    AshleyNB87

    over 4 years ago

    10 comments

    Good reality check for most all recent grads.

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    Jonny_Utah

    over 4 years ago

    232 comments

    Agree.

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    Keila13

    over 4 years ago

    176 comments

    Really good information

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    azulneko

    over 4 years ago

    40 comments

    i'm going to miss my summer vacations the most -_-