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How do you find jobs that are comfortable for you with the appropriate major you took?

For example, if you major in mathematics. How do you find a job that pays well and isn't a workload.

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Natalia’s Answer

The best way to secure a well paying job after graduation is to do internships/co-op placements during your four school years and get experience, but even doing that does not necessarily guarantee people a high paying job as soon as they end their graduation. However, internships/co-ops are a good way for you see what you can do with your degree and even though your workload won't be insane since you're only an intern, you'll be seeing from up close what other people in your own field have to deal with.

Unfortunately, after you graduate, it is impossible to know how intense your workload will be until you start actually working in that position, the best you can do is read the job descriptions carefully and see what interests you the most.
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Brandon’s Answer

There are multiple ways you can go about looking for work. The more common way nowadays is to sign up on job searching websites like LinkedIn. With LinkedIn, you can see the description of jobs that are suitable for you and fit your criteria if what you want in a job. In some cases, there might be people that reach out to YOU for a potential position. I would keep in mind however, that there will be many jobs that will post only SOME of the duties that will be required of you, not all. For some people, they won't even know they have additional tasks to do until they signed all the paperwork and is considered an employee.

Looking at company websites can also help you find more positions. There are some companies that won't post their jobs on job searching websites, but will post all of their available positions to their own website instead.

Going to a recruiting agency is another possible option. With recruiters, they can help find some potential employers that are looking to hire somebody of your skillset. These positions can also be ones that are not advertised publicly, but require connections to even be considered. For recruiting agencies, if they do help you find and land a job, they will take a certain amount from your paycheck for a certain amount of time (typically a year) as payment.

Finding a job that "isn't a workload" and "pays well" will be difficult to find depending on what kind of job you are trying to look for. All jobs will have their ups and downs and will also depend on a lot of factors. One of the major factors you have to think about is whether or not you have the skillset needed to work the job and whether it will actually benefit how you work. All companies want to hire the best candidate they can for the job, whether it is from the newest person that just graduated college to the most seasoned veteran that has years of experience. If you have the experience you would have a better time negotiating than if you have no experience and only a degree. When looking for a job you always have to think about how does this position help you in your career, rather than how much money you can make at the moment (unless you desperately need money).
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Jane S.’s Answer

Do you look for work that interests you or matches your resume? You might consider having different resumes that stress the skills you develop in mathematics. But the chances are that you may not immediately see “looking for math majors” in ads. The previous answer is great! You don’t want to work too hard, and you want to make good money - so does everyone else! Make a list of your skills and accomplishments, and then see what you can find. Your first job will give you another set of skills - but make sure it lasts at least a year.
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Dana’s Answer

When looking for jobs, I would pay attention to the roles/responsibilities section of each job description. Often that will give you a gauge of the types of responsibilities you will have day-to-day and key metrics your success in the role will be measured on. It can be hard to get a true sense of a role when you are in the initial process of selecting jobs to apply for and even early interviews, but this can be a good starting point to understand at a high level what to expect from the role.

Once in the interview process for any role, I would focus more on whether or not your prospective manager is someone who can advocate for your professional growth - whether that is helping you learn new skills that are of interest to you, identifying opportunities to take on leadership roles (formal or informal), or providing honest feedback to help you grow in your career.

I would also be open-minded as you continue to look for jobs - many people end up in roles that don't match their major, but those roles often provide them invaluable experience to get to the next step in their career!
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Jimil’s Answer

Finding a job that is comfortable for you, with an appropriate major, can take some time and effort. Here are a few tips to help you find a job that aligns with your skills and interests:

Research different industries: You can look into different industries that use mathematics, such as finance, data science, or engineering. You can also research specific companies within those industries to see what types of jobs are available.

Network: Networking can be a powerful tool for job searching. Reach out to people in your field, attend industry events and conferences, and use professional networking sites like LinkedIn to connect with professionals in the industries you are interested in.

Utilize online resources: Job search engines such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Indeed can be helpful in identifying job postings that align with your skills and interests. You can also explore professional associations, online job boards, and recruiting agencies that focus on certain industries.

Consider other options such as freelancing, starting your own business, or consulting, especially in the field of data science and analytics.

Tailor your resume and cover letter: When applying for a job, make sure to tailor your resume and cover letter to highlight your skills and experiences that are relevant to the job you are applying for.

Be open to relocating: While you may have a specific location in mind, being open to relocating may increase your chances of finding a job that aligns with your skills and interests.

Ultimately, finding a job that is comfortable for you, with an appropriate major, takes time, effort, and patience. It may take some time to find the right opportunity, but by doing research, networking, and being persistent, you can increase your chances of finding a job that is a good fit for you.
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