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  • Looking over this job application for frys...

    i feel vastly underqualified for any other job than mcdonalds

    i have no work experience, only a high school degree, and some college.

    and i'm 18. and cant bull**** very well.


    think i stand a chance of getting a job at any computer and car-audio related place?

  • #2
    Sure! Haven't you ever been frustrated with the people who work at the local electronics shop? If you've built a car computer you've got a leg up on most of them!

    Don't underestimate yourself. If Fry's is looking for more than you have, start with some place like Circuit City or, if you must, Radio Shack. And don't bull****. You don't want to work for somebody who doesn't want to hire you based on who you are and what you know (and can learn).

    Good luck!

    -- divideoverflow
    (burger king -> construction -> cell phone installer -> cell tech -> computer tech -> lan admin -> tech support manager)

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    • #3
      to date I have no certifications or degrees, and I've worked for three companies (err, that includes my current college...) doing IT stuff (changes due to working arround school, not performance). Like divideoverflow says, if you'e built a car computer you've got a leg up on most of them. Even if you've only researched it a lot, you've probably got a leg up on them. The valuable experience comes from mucking with stuff in your spare time. No need to be a bull**** artist for that.
      car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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      • #4
        If anything, make sure to follow the interviewer home and take a photo of his family. You can show it to him next time you talk, and he'll be a lot more willing to hire you.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Banderon
          If anything, make sure to follow the interviewer home and take a photo of his family. You can show it to him next time you talk, and he'll be a lot more willing to hire you.
          LOL.


          Hey, awesome! now that i finally got rid of the 84 camry, i got the blandest most non-descript vehicle ever to roam the streets of San Marcos. Yes, it's the silver corolla! they'd never suspect it. :P

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Walleye
            i feel vastly underqualified for any other job than mcdonalds

            i have no work experience, only a high school degree, and some college.

            and i'm 18. and cant bull**** very well.


            think i stand a chance of getting a job at any computer and car-audio related place?
            Are you kidding. This is Frys Electronics were talking about right. Just from the info you have gained on this sight then you already know more than 3/4 of the people that work in the computer department and mobile audio department at the Frys here in Phoenix.

            Don't BS prospective employers. That will only get you in trouble once you get hired. Be yourself. If they don't want you for who you are then you don't need them. You'll find something. Looking for a job is a job in itself.

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            • #7
              just try to bull **** I got my first stereo job by bull ****ing on my first day as a stereo installer I had only wired 3-4 stereos and amp's in my life and knew nothing about what I was doing by the end of my second day I had the job in the bag I just bull ****ed my way in and figured out how to do the job after I got hired 10 years latter I am regaurded as one of the best installers out there

              and as a manager I can tell you that I am am going to hire someone that shows they realy want the job over someone that dosn't even if I can see through the bull **** as long as they want it I will teach them how to do the job if I have to

              pick somthing you know a little about stereo or computer retail install whatever put in a app and bull**** till they think you can do it even if they know you can't your letting them know that you will try your best to learn to do the job the real trick to getting a job that don't require a degree is to show you want it that's it don't quit if the first guy second third ect says no keep trying let the next guy know you have been applying at other places again let them know you want it or you will end up at mc donalds

              my first stereo job lasted 3 years before I left for more money and it was the sixth stereo shop I put in a app for


              good luck hope this inspires you

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              • #8
                on my first day as a stereo installer I had only wired 3-4 stereos and amp's in my life and knew nothing about what I was doing...good luck hope this inspires you
                I'm inspired...... to never go to an install shop again.
                If at first you don't succeed, so much for skydiving!

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                • #9
                  hey port, i've been reading your posts on various threads, and i must say, they are generally very helpful and knowledgable... and i appreciate the responses, but man you need to learn how to use the . key..
                  VIA EPIA 533 MHz
                  256 MB RAM
                  7" Lilliput VGA Touchscreen
                  20 gig HD
                  Media Engine 2.1.4
                  GPS - Earthmate/SA2004
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nav_Attack
                    hey port, i've been reading your posts on various threads, and i must say, they are generally very helpful and knowledgable... and i appreciate the responses, but man you need to learn how to use the . key..
                    I saw him use a comma once. Does that count

                    Sorry Port. I just had to say it.

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                    • #11
                      You could pretty much duplicate your post for me except I don't have a high school diploma, I'm 40 and anyway catalog order places don't pay well for the most part. Anything in retail sales isn't going to pay very much. At least not for the salemsman. If you like dealing with people, you can do well. But if you are looking for a tech job and want to be in support then they are good places to start. The boss probably won't be expecting much from a newbie. Showing up on time and being ready to work counts for a lot at least in my book. And from personal experience, I can tell you that you won't be up against much in any sales position. I started in sales of beauty supplies, believe it or not. I like the sales part but not the customer part. Moved into car stereo sales and then installation for a little while. I have had a lot of jobs over the years but have been in the computer support field for a bit over nine years now. Just keep your eyes open, you'll get the job and try not to take anything personally. I think you'll find that experience is not as important as attitude, at least at getting a job in sales. In other words, go for it, do what you want to do and don't be afraid to ask questions or even to crash and burn occasionally, it will only teach you more in the long run and the pain goes away.
                      Stop Buying New Music CD's.
                      Hit The RIAA where it lives.

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                      • #12
                        When I am honest which what I know and what I am willing to learn as the job goes, all I get was a "Thankyou for interesting with our company, but ...... "
                        But when I am bull $hitting on the resume, apps, I get the job.
                        Once I get the job, if I don't know, google is my best friend or just ask. Don't assume you know the thing and did it wrong.
                        2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                        89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Walleye
                          i feel vastly underqualified for any other job than mcdonalds

                          i have no work experience, only a high school degree, and some college.

                          and i'm 18. and cant bull**** very well.


                          think i stand a chance of getting a job at any computer and car-audio related place?
                          You sound vastly overqualified for working at frys. And that wasn't sarcastic
                          My Carputer! (More Car Pics at the end)
                          2 Kicker Comp 10"
                          Epia M-9000, 256 MB DDR, 120 Gig HD
                          Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen
                          Check it out?!

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                          • #14
                            This thread applies to me too, and in a big way. I'm 20, and very well versed in computer hardware/software. I've been doing computer installs/repairs/upgrades for people since I was like 13. However, I have virtually no professional work experience, which is what a lot of places look for.

                            I think the fact that Walleye is on this forum indicates that he knows a lot more about hardware than he gives himself credit for. I also think that working at a place like BestBuy or Fry's, we would both get bored rather quickly.

                            But neither of us has work experience that any store would consider viable, so where else can we go?

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                            • #15
                              I'm not saying that it'd be easy, I'm just saying compared to the employees there, you should have no problem getting accepted.
                              My Carputer! (More Car Pics at the end)
                              2 Kicker Comp 10"
                              Epia M-9000, 256 MB DDR, 120 Gig HD
                              Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen
                              Check it out?!

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