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College classifieds and success
The online college communities offer great opportunities for students to share their college experience. They give students the occasion to make known issues they face during courses, to communicate with other students on matters concerning the campus and the activities performed here. Of course, one popular way of bringing to the public’s knowledge what is new on the campus, what is required and what individual students need or are able to offer is given by college classifieds. Every student sees at least once in a week such college classifieds. In their traditional appearance, college classifieds are written down on paper and posted on boards in the colleges or on the campus location. However, in their less traditional “configuration”, college classifieds get to be posted as free classifieds on the Internet.
The same as the free classifieds displayed on boards or even the same as the advertisements in newspapers within the specifically classified ad pages, college classifieds posted online have the same purpose: to market an image, be it the image of a product to sell or to purchase, or the image of a student looking for lodging or for a job. Marketing your or your products’ image with the help of online free classifieds brings its own reward from the very beginning: you do not have to pay anything for seeing your college classifieds on the Internet. However, although the financial effort is practically nonexistent, you will have to be patient as to the response to your free classifieds, although there exist “hot” items – in the college marketing area – which get to sell pretty quickly. For instance, I once followed two college classifieds announcing the selling of the Norton anthology of English literature at a considerably low price. The two free classifieds mentioned just these data: the title, the edition, the cost necessary to acquire the items, and a cell phone number. They surely had their immediate effect.
College classifieds generally come with such kind offers, especially if the student marketing certain articles really needs the money. Moreover, students posting college classifieds are well aware of the reality that the majority of those who see the free classifieds is formed from students, the same as they are. Thus the offer in the college classifieds is adjusted according to a preliminary estimation of the demand and of the resources that students have access to in order to be able to acquire the corresponding item.
What happens with college classifieds posted under the classification of “jobs”? Do all college classifieds requesting employment find their favorable outcome? Well, the matter is fairly similar to what is happening the rest of the free classifieds in the employment area. Therefore, free classifieds, concerning college students or anyone else, require a higher degree of involvement. Indeed, free classifieds market your skills – in the manner in which you had the inventiveness to present them – yet there is need of supplementary effort. After you have posted a number of free classifieds, a good thing would be to check out the free classifieds which come with proposals of employment. Those free classifieds are expecting responses in their turn.
The advantage of college students is that they could find jobs on the campus. A good thing to know is that previous volunteer work presented in your online classifieds may weigh more than enough for an employer to choose you. However, the prudent thing to do is not to get your hopes too high; indeed, if you have relevant previous experience, your classifieds will most likely result in a success. Yet for the student who did not have the time necessary to do anything else besides attending courses and improving on his studies, the element of appropriate experience is lacking. Even if every classified you post displays your skills and studies, experience weighs quite a lot from an employer’s point of view.
However, do not get disappointed. Many students eventually make ends meet by choosing entry level jobs, where experience is not a must. Of course, payment is not the best one could get, yet since you are just at the beginning, you can consider it a good start. Many classified ads offer students entry level jobs within the campus, or in laboratories, or as baby-sitters. Even if, when browsing such ads, you don’t exactly feel like opting for such occupations, they represent the next best thing to nothing. Therefore, in case all the classifieds you have checked leave you with no other option, you might want to give a second thought to such jobs. Of course, no one says you have to get a work activity below your standards: what you do during your student years will most likely be temporary and will probably happen within the college perimeter. And, who knows, when trying new activities, you might just discover something you are good at and you actually like.
About the Author: College Classifieds are a good strategy for students looking for a job, for housing or for customers for the various items they could sell. Moreover, since we are talking about Free Classifieds , they do not demand any financial effort from the students posting them.