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Tina Samson - Employed (2 part-time jobs)
Tina Samson - Employed (2 part-time jobs)
School: University of California at Santa Barbara
Major: Political science and communications
Current town: Santa Barbara, CA
Salary: $15/hr at eFORCE; $12/hr at Christie Communications
Age: 21

I never thought I'd have two part-time jobs -- or that I'd spend half my day working from home.

I knew the job search would be rough. I started looking at the start of my senior year, and I tried every trick to differentiate myself. I replied to almost every job posting I saw, and I had a bunch of interviews with large companies from Wells Fargo to Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

I really did it all. After all my persistence, I was able to secure two part-time jobs I found on Craig's List a few weeks before I graduated.

Now, I telecommute 20 hours a week doing product sales for eFORCE, a tech services firm. I also work 25 hours a week as an account assistant for Christie Communications, a public relations and marketing agency.

I spend my mornings at home and my afternoons in the office, which is great. I've realized I don't want to sit at one desk all day, every day. With two jobs, I'm getting twice the experience -- and I'm never bored.



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Last updated September 04 2009: 12:17 PM ET
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