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Well I certainly think you should apply for the job, whats the worst that can happen? People in this thread all seem to think you already have the job. More than likely they will consider you over qualified and you wouldn't even get the offer.

Personally, I think working is better than not working generally. The longer you are out of school without a position the worse off you will be, that's a fact.


...there's no guarantee that you'll get the job. Apply if it will make you feel better. I recently just did this for a temporary position (not mail room clerk, but pretty close) at a local insurance company, thinking pretty much the same thing as you are (networking opportunity?!) and didn't even get a rejection letter...
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...there's no guarantee that you'll get the job. Apply if it will make you feel better. I recently just did this for a temporary position (not mail room clerk, but pretty close) at a local insurance company, thinking pretty much the same thing as you are (networking opportunity?!) and didn't even get a rejection letter...
In that case, I would advise andyrising to not apply to this job.
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Current President and former CEO of GEICO started in the mailroom as far as I know.
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Tony Nicely (Geico's CEO) says he started in the mailroom. I foresee some snarky comments about Geico following this post, but ultimately, CEO of a top 3 auto insurer is still CEO of a top 3 auto insurer.

What working full-time (in any position) proves is that you have work ethic. No one here seems to have mentioned that (I don't think), but I think that's the most important part. Employers want to know you have a job, not just to prove that you can both work and study at the same time (although that is important), but to show that you are a working type of person.

It's unrealistic to think that you'll be studying 8 hours/day; and even if you did, studying full time in the comfortable home that someone else is providing for you still looks lazy. It shows no real-world capabilities. Passing exams is important, but a candidate that can study hard but can't work hard or communicate well is completely worthless.

Have you ever had an interviewer ask you what you'd do if you won the lottery? The answer they want to hear is "Well, I think I'd still be working here. I love my job; I love to work."
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Tony Nicely (Geico's CEO) says he started in the mailroom. I foresee some snarky comments about Geico following this post, but ultimately, CEO of a top 3 auto insurer is still CEO of a top 3 auto insurer.

What working full-time (in any position) proves is that you have work ethic. No one here seems to have mentioned that (I don't think), but I think that's the most important part. Employers want to know you have a job, not just to prove that you can both work and study at the same time (although that is important), but to show that you are a working type of person.

It's unrealistic to think that you'll be studying 8 hours/day; and even if you did, studying full time in the comfortable home that someone else is providing for you still looks lazy. It shows no real-world capabilities. Passing exams is important, but a candidate that can study hard but can't work hard or communicate well is completely worthless.

Have you ever had an interviewer ask you what you'd do if you won the lottery? The answer they want to hear is "Well, I think I'd still be working here. I love my job; I love to work."
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Now wait for the haters to nitpick on your last paragraph.
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Have you ever had an interviewer ask you what you'd do if you won the lottery? The answer they want to hear is "Well, I think I'd still be working here. I love my job; I love to work."
LOL what a donkey response.
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Have you ever had an interviewer ask you what you'd do if you won the lottery? The answer they want to hear is "Well, I think I'd still be working here. I love my job; I love to work."
I have never been asked such a question, but if someone did I'd have a hard time not going with a humorous answer. "Two chicks at one time".
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I have never been asked with such a question, but if someone did I'd have a hard time not going with a humorous answer. "Two chicks at one time".
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Have you ever had an interviewer ask you what you'd do if you won the lottery? The answer they want to hear is "Well, I think I'd still be working here. I love my job; I love to work."
What a donkey answer! I have nothing against work but, come on.
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