Everything I Need to Know About Finding a Job I Learned from Weird Al Songs

By: Willow

I would say Weird Al music is my secret shame but it’s no secret, and I have no shame. I own many CD’s, have seen him twice in concert, and don’t you dare test me on his lyrics because I will get very competitive and win. Weird Al however is so much more than clever lyrics and amazing videos. His music is so insightful that I created an entire list of lessons I learned from his music that will make you a pro at the entire job finding process, from searching to retirement.

When looking for a job remember this: it’s ok to not know things. Ask questions of people who know more than you. Talk to your parents, older friends, and the staff of Career and Internship Services to help you out.

Dare to Be Stupid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMhwddNQSWQ

Although you may not be sure exactly what you want in a job, think about what you want in your life. Create a vision for yourself and start exploring ways to fulfill that vision. Maybe you find you want to work at a big company, maybe a non profit, maybe a small business. Do some soul searching and find yourself a personal mission statement.

Mission Statement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4

While applying for jobs make sure to show your future employers that you have a four year degree. Don’t just tell them, show them. Do this by making sure your cover letter and resume are free of spelling and grammar errors.

Word Crimes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

And with cover letters don’t go crazy, it’s important to show you are qualified for the position but less is more. Remember the Human Resources department has to go through tons and tons of these things. Make it easy on them.

This Song is just Six Words Long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNEfuM0c7EM

Now, with your stellar resume and to the point cover letter you landed a job interview, here’s what to remember.

When going to the interview be sure to dress to impress. Be yourself, but don’t be tacky.

Tacky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq7Eki5EZ8o

Make sure you give your best representation of yourself in your interview, you want to be honest and genuine. Show your interviewers why the real you is best for their team. Be honest about your experience and how they have made you the awesome person you are.

Perform This Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss_BmTGv43M

Watch what you eat before you go into the interview, you don’t want the meat sweats.

My Bologna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_G7HHJ0GE

If you use these tips (and all the awesome services at Career and Internship Services) you will for sure find your own work paradise.

Amish Paradise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfZLb33uCg

When you do get that beautiful opportunity that is your own career paradise, be a good co-worker, and team player.

Stop Forwarding that Crap to Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCSA7kKNu2Y

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