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How did you get your first ever job?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by fastlaner, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. fastlaner

    fastlaner Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I am facing a strange situation, I have never had an actual "job" and spent my time building internet businesses, however I am currently down to only one SEO client so at the start of this year I started looking for a job so I could get a steady paycheck to cover my bills and keep the SEO business as a side gig.

    In my town there is little jobs to start with and I have social anxiety disorder so I don't have much in the way of connections, I have asked my friends, applied for at least 100 jobs, even asked if I could do a voluntary position but still nothing!

    It's been very demoralizing considering I have decent skills with IM, I figured I would get hired for a sales job or something but its just not happening.

    I know times are difficult due to the economy but I can't help feeling I am missing something and that's why I'm getting rejected.

    What I'd like to know is how you landed your first ever job (full time)?

    Thank you in advance guys.
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    My first and only full time "job" was because a friend recommended me to another friend of his. I was good at assembling and fixing computers, they offered me a job as a technician of sorts and I took it. I ended up hating it, but I probably wouldn't be where I am now, had I not taken it in the first place.

    I've never had to put together a CV or anything like that though. If clients ever asks for my credentials, I point them to some of my previous work and clients.
     
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    giraffewarrior Registered Member

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    Honestly, every "real job" I got was through somebody I knew either directly or indirectly. It might help to broaden your circle of friends and acquaintances. Get out of the house more; it's something that we all gotta do more of, anyways (myself 1000% included).
     
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    stephane05 Registered Member

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    Get out of your comfort zone but at the same time leverage your strengths. Why not target new SEO clients online? Maybe restructure your business to better compete in a changing environment. The traditional economy is not where the action is at. You want to move out of being influenced by big business, not into it. Upwork...
     
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  5. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    It was at a Subway sandwich shop. My girlfriend (now wife) worked there, and I hung out there when I wasn't in class (freshman in college) and she was working. The owner liked the cut of my jib, and one day they were extremely shorthanded. She tossed me a shirt and visor and told me to get changed and get behind the line.

    Ended up working there on and off for the next couple years.
     
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    Nothing quite like satisfying customers with a good cock-meat sandwich.

    My first job was at a retail store. I would fold a table of 200 shirts only to watch the next kid who was looking for an extra large throw the entire stack of shirts over.

    Every job I've had(5) except one was due to a friend or connection who worked there.
     
  7. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I actually wrote about my first job here back in February for a member who felt like they were unemployable.
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/im-unemployable-what-the-f-ck-is-going-on.820777/#post-8640872
     
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  8. Floopa75

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    First job was a gas jockey. Wasn't bad but my coworkers were garbage. Alcoholics, people that had their kids taken away for abuse, egomaniacs. Plus it was boring because it was almost always dead.
     
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    i went for the interview and got the job :p
     
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    Burger king was my first job haha, went to the interview higggghhhh as hell & got the job. It fucking sucked but gave me the drive I have today to never work a dead-end job as I noticed I was going to be the 40+ year old working their for the rest of my life if I didn't change my habits.

    I was a little hoodlum high school drop out who sold drugs and had a circle of friends that are now dead or in jail & if it wasn't for burger king I don't know where I would be today!
     
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    I walked into a pet store and asked if they need someone to clean all the bird cages. It was a shitty job, but I remember it fondly as the people were very nice and i love animals
     
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    Dishwasher for two years then said fuck this shit and started IM. Never looked back since.
     
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    Through my friends. They suggested, I applied. Got it.
    Was in the summer restaurant as a barman, though
     
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    Do illegal activities count as a job ? :D after I finished school 18/19 y/o I was doing blast fishing for 1 year lol. Too lucky I'm still one in piece :D before that a was working in my free time in a print shop.
    How I got these jobs: friends ...
     
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    I applied to one job...they hired somebody else, after 1 month the guy they taken was livin and they called me, asking if im still interested. I worked for 3 years as IT technician at that job.
     
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    Till now never worked for real 9-5 job.
     
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    was looking for some money just extra expenses ...Saw ad on newspaper they needed someone who knows Facebook and twitter..dint know shit about IM learnt a lot from there...
    75% marketers i met they dont know half of the shit that BHW people know if you are regular here the stuiff you get to learn here makes you best candidate...I dont even have degree
     
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    Prolactin division : massage maternals' breasts whom lack of milk; when I was 22. I saw their ads and after a short time training, I worked in the gynecology ward. It's a good job, the market is huge but when their husbands are at present, I make them nervous at first. I handled about
    1200 yong mothers in less than 2 years.
     
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    Study hard. Got an internship in 3rd year. Get back there and work 9-5 after graduating :)
    Then quit after 1 year.