The Onion has an awesome article that will resonate with everyone who’s ever been told by an elder to just show up at a business and ask for a job:
I mean, I don’t know why you’re on your computer all day when you could get hired on the spot if you’d just show some gumption.
my parents say I should offer to work for free for a week to prove myself to employers
Ignore your parents! They are forbidden from giving you advice.
is my parents’ advice destroying my job search?
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