Job hunting in Boston
April 21, 2014 8:06 PM Subscribe
I want to work in the Boston area. I'm graduating college soon. Have you found work in the Boston area through a temp agency? Would you recommend one in particular? Or, alternatively, do you have concrete advice about finding work as a recent graduate without connections?
posted by topoisomerase to Work & Money (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been sending out resumes and cover letters for the past few months, with no luck so far. My school's career center hasn't been all that helpful (the center told me to reach out to family members and family friends for leads; my cover letters and resumes have been fine).
I know I have a previous question asking about science jobs in my AskMe history; I've since realized that I don't actually want a career doing research. I would be fine with temping, though my ultimate goal is a steady, full-time job. I have experience writing/editing newsletters, documents, and training manuals for on-campus clubs. I have some graphic design/marketing experience (also for clubs), and I'm comfortable working in an office environment (I worked as a front-desk receptionist one summer). I have good interpersonal skills, and I can give decent presentations. I'm also proficient with Microsoft Office, some Adobe Creative Suite applications, GIS software, and Python.
Please point me in the right direction! I would love concrete advice, such as "I had a good experience with such-and-such agency." Advice like, "I think you'd be a great technical writer," is less helpful, even though technical writing sounds pretty sweet.