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Old 04-19-2010, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Applying for Summer Jobs

For people with actual jobs here, not college bums. I'm looking to apply for summer work, but one place that lists on the University site is in another state. They want a cover letter, resume, and references for an application. However, unless they provide room and board, I won't apply. Should I write out the whole thing and ask if they provide r+b in my cover letter, or is it acceptable to first send an unofficial email asking questions about the position, and then send a cover letter with resume? Will that hurt my chances of getting the job?

This is for a basic lab tech position at a particle research place.
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you still make like 20 grand working in canneries up in Alaska? Sure, you live in a tent city and are treated like an Asian at a Nike factory, but it's a lot of money towards college loans or for maxing out your Roth IRA...

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Old 04-19-2010, 08:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For people with actual jobs here, not college bums. I'm looking to apply for summer work, but one place that lists on the University site is in another state. They want a cover letter, resume, and references for an application. However, unless they provide room and board, I won't apply. Should I write out the whole thing and ask if they provide r+b in my cover letter, or is it acceptable to first send an unofficial email asking questions about the position, and then send a cover letter with resume? Will that hurt my chances of getting the job?

This is for a basic lab tech position at a particle research place.
I'd send your packet, and then if you are lucky enough to get picked ask them before going to interview.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's an open job in NYC. The people hiring are kinda desperate at this point.

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Old 04-19-2010, 01:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It depends on how desperate you are for a job.

If you need a job and you don't have a couple of extra hours to get your resume, cover letter and references together, then ask. They probably won't reply--they're more likely to if it's the east coast.

If you're not desperate, take the time to apply, and then ask once they show some interest in you. Don't waste their time by taking an interview and then asking about room and board, as them as soon as they ask you for an interview.

If they don't do room and board, ask them if they know anybody in your area, or anybody that would. Every time someone shows interest in you but rejects you, ask them if they know anybody who might want to use you, ask for contact information and contact the other person yourself. Ask for advice, ask for information, but never ask for help.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go to the Career Services office and set-up an appiontment. They will help you right a cover letter and resume, after all ytour tutition is paying them so you might as well take advantage of it.

I would personally ask the person you would be working for that you really would like to apply but would need room and board at the school see if they can do that
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Should I write out the whole thing and ask if they provide r+b in my cover letter, or is it acceptable to first send an unofficial email asking questions about the position, and then send a cover letter with resume? Will that hurt my chances of getting the job?
Just apply. If they want to interview you you can ask those questions before or during the interview.
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