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#1 gardenstatepkwy

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

12/4 1-5PM

 

http://devils.nhl.co...ge.htm?id=73935

 

Has anyone here been to one of these?  How many organizations/companies usually attend? What kind of positions are they looking for? 

 

I'm not actively looking for a job right now but if a job in my field were to be available with the Devils I'd consider it :koolaid:


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:47 PM

Wow, I already have tickets to that game, but wouldn't mind working at the Rock if that is an option.  At least in my field...

I only live about 15 minutes from there...but I would assume they wouldn't be trying to show off IT or Telecom jobs at the Pru center, or would they?


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

Wow, I already have tickets to that game, but wouldn't mind working at the Rock if that is an option.  At least in my field...

I only live about 15 minutes from there...but I would assume they wouldn't be trying to show off IT or Telecom jobs at the Pru center, or would they?

 

From what I have heard, its mostly ticket sales/cold calling jobs.

 

Since the new owners have money, they might be interested in hiring people in different areas but not sure.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:05 PM

From what I have heard, its mostly ticket sales/cold calling jobs.

 

Since the new owners have money, they might be interested in hiring people in different areas but not sure.

I could only assume these guys get paid mostly via commission, right? I inquired about season tix a few months ago and I swear the guy called me every week for the next 3 months.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

I could only assume these guys get paid mostly via commission, right? I inquired about season tix a few months ago and I swear the guy called me every week for the next 3 months.

 

Pretty much.  I get calls from them all the time too.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:56 PM

I did one of these before.

 

It's mostly internships. Unpaid ones at that. Which is cool if you are just starting out but if you are looking for cash then avoid.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:06 AM

They pay the interns now.
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:11 AM

You probably need a bachelor's in order to get any of the good positions.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:23 AM

12/4 1-5PM

 

http://devils.nhl.co...ge.htm?id=73935

 

Has anyone here been to one of these?  How many organizations/companies usually attend? What kind of positions are they looking for? 

 

I'm not actively looking for a job right now but if a job in my field were to be available with the Devils I'd consider it :koolaid:

I've never gone to one but I used to get a heads-up about these things all the time when I was going to college for sport management.  Usually there are multiple professional teams from various sports there, mostly hiring for internships or entry level positions.


You probably need a bachelor's in order to get any of the good positions.

You would need a bachelor's degree for almost any full-time position in pro sports.


Edited by devilsfan26, 15 November 2013 - 12:21 AM.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:12 AM

Last year it was essentially an internship fair. Complete waste of my time and money honestly. The only group that I visited that claimed they were hiring for paid positions were the Trenton Titans, who ceased operations a month later.

 

Maybe it'll be better this time around but I'm not willing to sink the money into it to find out.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:58 AM

It's a little ridiculous that they charge up front without even making a list of employers available.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

It's a little ridiculous that they charge up front without even making a list of employers available.

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Exactly.  That's how "legit" this job fair is.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:00 AM

There goes my dream of working for the Devils.  I'm no salesman.  :yucky:


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:08 PM

There goes my dream of working for the Devils.  I'm no salesman.  :yucky:

maybe theyll be hiring cleaning people... that sounds like it might fit your dream job working for the devils lol
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:23 PM

maybe theyll be hiring cleaning people... that sounds like it might fit your dream job working for the devils lol

 

Real nice dude.

 

But seriously, if I were presented with those two options as my only possible career choices with all things being equal (pay, hours) I'd probably take the cleaning over the cold-calling of people all day. Sales is just not for me. 

 

I'm an engineer, not a pitchman. As that very affable fellow from Office Space said, "I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people!" 

 

Let him be the salesman and deal with the people :thumbsup:


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:25 PM

Real nice dude.
 
But seriously, if I were presented with those two options as my only possible career choices with all things being equal (pay, hours) I'd probably take the cleaning over the cold-calling of people all day. Sales is just not for me. 
 
I'm an engineer, not a pitchman. As that very affable fellow from Office Space said, "I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people!" 
 
Let him be the salesman and deal with the people :thumbsup:

haha im with you man i cant stand most people.. however last thing i would be doing is cleaning some dirty ass bathroom
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:18 PM

Oh sh!t, a fellow engineer?  Don't worry gardenstatepkwy, employers love engineers.  Assuming you didn't graduate with a 2.0 (also assuming you're a recent graduate, apologies if I'm off base) you should have a job in no time.

Although let me just comment on something else you said about people skills - employers REALLY love engineers that aren't socially incompetent.  Sell yourself as an engineer with people skills.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

Oh sh!t, a fellow engineer?  Don't worry gardenstatepkwy, employers love engineers.  Assuming you didn't graduate with a 2.0 (also assuming you're a recent graduate, apologies if I'm off base) you should have a job in no time.

Although let me just comment on something else you said about people skills - employers REALLY love engineers that aren't socially incompetent.  Sell yourself as an engineer with people skills.

 

Haha thanks for the words but I'm not unemployed.  ;)

 

I have a good job but was said when I made this thread that if there were an opening with the Devils that was agreeable with me I'd consider jumping ship :dizzy:


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:33 PM

How about for a retiring cop?


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:20 PM

If they're hiring mostly for internships, why is it on a Wednesday afternoon right around finals time? Do it on a weekend game, and I'm sure it would help out the NJIT, Rutgers-Newark, Seton Hall crowd more. You'd probably get a lot of kids from all the state colleges, except maybe Stockton, if you do something like this on a weekend. If you have time to do this on a Wednesday afternoon, you probably cant afford tickets in the first place.


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