Hi all, my name is Ben. I'm a new member on this site, but a long-time listener to the career tools podcast, which has helped me develop professionally while in school.
I have a question (or set of questions) I'm really hoping someone with more experience can give me some insight on, as it's something that has me stumped. I'm job hunting as I finish my M.S. in disaster science and management, and I've put a lot of time into career development and learning about the job market, but I just can't figure out where my expectations should be.
I've compiled a list of openings and researched many companies, but as I apply to jobs, I don't know:
1) Do I need to match every single requirement? Just most? Match them and then some?
2) Can my 26 months of relevant part-time work during grad school count as a year of experience? Professional experience?
3) Jobs I consider offer anything from 40-75k/year... that's a huge range! What's a realistic expectation?
Here's my resume in case anyone wants to take a look. I really appreciate any help someone with experience can offer me.