On Entry Level Jobs

Everyone has some morsel of advice for the job hunt. What no one ever seems to say is that it can take a long time to actually get a job. Sometimes I wonder about entry-level jobs, though, when they’re advertised like this:

Senior Democratic Senator is seeking highly qualified applicants to fill entry-level office positions. Applicants must be extremely motivated, have outstanding interpersonal skills and great attention to detail. Relevant experience on and off the Hill is strongly preferred. Tasks will include basic clerical and front office duties as well as answering phones and scheduling.

The Senator wants someone who has gobs of experience already for an ENTRY-LEVEL position. It’s hard to get a job these days right out of college without having any sort of internship/unpaid experience first, maybe one that even leads into a job. And society wonders why our generation still lives in our parents’ homes.

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One Response to “On Entry Level Jobs”

  1. Jon Says:

    Hey, my dad’s college buddy is a newly-elected congressman from Iowa (Bruce Braley, IA-01). I could pass along a good word, though do Iowa reps have actual staff needs?

    Just think about it – you could be working for a freshman congressman from the state that produced the most hopeless democratic presidential nominee of 2008!

    I was going to email this to you, but I thought you’d be more excited to have a comment. 😉 Hope you’re doing well!

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