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Why Can’t I Find A Job? Make Sure You’ve Done These Things

Updated on September 30, 2010

I live in a part of the country where competition for jobs is fierce. There's a large number of people here who are looking for jobs at all times because this is a transient urban location which always has new people moving in and joining the local workforce. Additionally, the people who move here seem to be more qualified, generally speaking, than the average employee pool of many other cities. Because of this, it can be really difficult to get a job here, even for a qualified individual. However, having been at the side of numerous friends and colleagues going through the job search process here, I've learned a few things that increase the likelihood of getting a job. And if they work here, they should work almost anywhere!

#1. Basic Job Stuff

The first thing that you need to do is to make sure you've covered all of the basics that should be common sense in terms of getting a job but which sometimes get overlooked. This means that you have updated your resume - and yes, that means having a colleague or friend take a look at it, give you feedback, point out typos and fix everything. It means preparing a fresh cover letter and buying stationary to print it out. It means setting up a professional email name if you don't already have one because it's not appropriate to contact potential employers from your whose_ur_daddy@freemail.com account. And it means that you have at least one professional outfit to wear to any interviews that you get which you'll go to freshly showered and with a clean cut haircut. Arrive at them on time. Your future employers will almost all consider these things to be basic, obvious, common sense things that you should be doing so your failure to do them could be what's preventing you from getting a job.

#2. Actively Looking For Work

This should technically fall under the first category but it is ignored a surprising amount of the time, so it belongs on its own to give it the attention it needs. You can not get a job if you aren't looking. This means that you are not merely browsing the latest newspaper ads every few days. You are online, looking up available jobs on every classified site available. You are identifying places that you would like to work and actually going to take your resume and cover letter to them, even if they aren't advertising that they are hiring. You are putting out the word among all of your friends that you are seeking work and letting them know that they should tip you off to anything that sounds like it might be right for you. And then you're going back online and seeing what else is available. You'd be surprised how many people put in a minimum amount of effort to get work and then complain that they don't have a job. Don't be a whiner; look for the jobs and you'll probably get them.

#3 Make Yourself Memorable

You don't have to pull any crazy stunts, but you should make sure that you stand out from the crowd of other applicants. If you have a particular skill or part job experience that really applies to a particular job, make a special note of it in your cover letter. If you have a website that's particularly visually appealing, a witty way of presenting yourself in email or a business card that usually captures attention, make use of this to get the eye of the person you are trying to have hire you. People hire those that they remember after the first introduction is complete. Figure out what "your thing" is and use it.

#4 Make It Easy To Hire You

The person that is trying to hire you is probably trying to fill an empty position and that means that he or she is probably completely frazzled. The easier you make that person's job, the more likely it is that you are going to get the position that you want. This starts with your application. Make sure that you complete all of the requested application materials, following any special instructions made available to you. If an ad says to send your resume in the body of an email, don't send it as an attachment or forward links to your online portfolio. Also, be sure that you provide all methods of contacting you (IM, email address, phone number, address) in a clear and concise manner so that if the hiring individual wants to contact you, the information to do so is right at their fingertips.

When you go to job interviews, bring a fresh copy of your resume with your contact information. Attach your business card. Sure, the employer already has these things but putting them right in his or her hand makes it easier for that person and that's your goal. Bring an organized list of questions that you would like to ask and be sure to ask them in a timely fashion. Bring your own pen and notebook. In other words, ask as little as possible from your potential employer and do as much as you can for him or her. It will be appreciated and that appreciation could land you the job.

#5 Network

The job search can be a frustrating one and if it isn't going well, you might start to get a bit depressed. You don't want to leave the house as much as you used to because you don't have the money to spend on going out and you don't feel like you have anything to contribute to the conversation anyway since everyone else is talking about their work. But very few people get offered a new job when they are just sitting in their homes. You can probably afford a cup of coffee or you can at least do your online job searching from the local library. Putting yourself out around people puts you in the path of those who might be hiring. Introduce yourself to people (appropriately), bring up what you do in conversation and hand out your business card liberally. You never know when the guy from the coffee shop might know someone who needs you as an employee.

Keeping a positive attitude about getting a new job is important. Making sure that you've covered all of your professional basis is crucial. And when things aren't going right, update your approach can be just the thing to making sure you get a job.

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    Fat girls on a UFO are great. 4 years ago

    The fat girls were great on the UFO last night. They are such willing takers. They rip off all of their clothes and pantyhose and want to get the hot thing on!!!! YUM! YUM! YUM! So, what are you waiting for? Come get a great big fat girl in the cosmos and you'll see how fun it can be!

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    Fat girls on a UFO are great. 4 years ago

    I have got a bunch of people signed up for a trip on board a UFO for hanky panky with big fat girls. Still waiting for more takers!!!

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    BARREL IN MY MOUTH 4 years ago

    THE COMMENTS WENT TO CRAP.

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    Mormons are weird dudes 4 years ago

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    Mikhail Gorbachev 4 years ago

    As the late premier of Soviet Russia, I find it way cool that you can get a big juicy hummer on a UFO forever and ever. Oh please let me go on those cool sex UFO'S.

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    Joseph Smith 4 years ago

    Hey......Wait a minute.......I want to get on this too. Sexual shenanigans on a UFO is better than temple action!! And the fat girls? Oh please I beg you to let me on board the UFO of celestial love.

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    Gary Locke 4 years ago

    I want to get on this too!! I always wanted to get free BJ'S from big Bertha's on a UFO. Sounds like great fun!!

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    To UFO 4 years ago

    UFO'S are made in the hereafter and they're lots of fat girls on them willing to give BJ'S. Hope that answers your question.

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    UFO'S are AWESOME!! 4 years ago

    Mr. Applewhite, I see you're back with the UFO'S again. Please let me on board please!!! I want to have fun with your alien fat girls!! OH PLEASE, I beg you!!!

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    UFO 4 years ago

    Are UFO's made in America?

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    UFO'S are cool 4 years ago

    With the economy going the way it is it would not be a bad idea to get away on a UFO and do naughty things to fat girls. How cool

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    Not good news 4 years ago

    Hey buddy, why don't you join us on our UFO instead. Getting it on with a fat girl in the cosmos on a UFO is much more exciting.

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    Good News for America 4 years ago

    Good News for America.

    Sturdy job gains offer bright sign for economy

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/steady-job-gains-see...

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    DERP! 4 years ago

    DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP!

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    George Bush Jr. 4 years ago

    The UFO's are back? Please let me on board so I can have naughty things done to me by fat girls!!!

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    Utterly Stupidity of Americans 4 years ago

    For years Americans has been "Rick Rolled" by voting your utterly corrupted politicians and corporation.

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    Jolly Green Giant 4 years ago

    What is this I hear about sexual shenanigans aboard a UFO with fat girls? Sounds like great fun to me. All I have to say is HO! HO! HO! HO!

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    Mr. Marshall Applewhite 4 years ago

    Guess what, I am back with my UFO'S and if you want to have some celestial fun with a fat girl then come aboard and join me. It really is a lot of fun.

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    Mormons are weird dudes 4 years ago

    DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP!

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    whatever. 4 years ago

    All these ideas are nice. However, I was once a Career Counselor and even my views have diminished. There is only so much of this one can take before losing their minds. I have not worked in almost 2 years since I was laid off, through no fault of my own. I am Ivy League-educated and with a Master's Degree, divorced parent with two kids, no support, no solid place to go where I can stay for more than a few months here and there. 4 years ago I was hit by a car with the kids, on foot, and still have no settlement for that. Nothing is good, people are killing themselves here because all the while we struggle to find work...as our health deteriorates because the lack of work translates into unmanageable health problems. I recently loss my ex to suicide for this reason.

    I especially love when they wont hire you because you've been out of work "too long" or when you are "overqualified" or when you don't present "to their liking" in a country where bias is a really in the job market, anyhow. I fear the threat of losing my children every day for instability (constantly moving, no money, few resources) is looked down upon at schools. Nothing makes sense. The truth is, I've been struggling ever since I had children. I have NEVER earned enough money to stay off food stamps for more than a year. I hate the welfare office and stay away as much as I can. They degrade you and barely want to offer you what is available.

    More importantly, I have an education and still find myself in need of assistance is just embarrassing. I don't have a public benefit now, but it will be just a matter of time before I try again. I saved some of my unemployment to last me until I get a tax refund and we will be pinching that and moving from house to house until I find a job...or another short term plan...I have moved to different states to try new markets as well....fail!

    My $100,000 student loan has never been paid, and I am not in default because I always qualify for some program (i.e. deferment) due to my poverty level. Funny, if you get food stamps, you qualify for deferment. So, I sometimes have no choice but to get the food stamps even when I dont want a public benefit. The choice is food stamps or student loan default.

    No one cares anymore what job you truly want, what career path you have worked hard for, how smart you are, how professional you present yourself to be....IF YOU DON"T KNOW SOMEONE WILLING TO HELP YOU GET A JOB, YOU WONT GET ONE :( and when so many people are out of a job already, the network shrinks.

    ugh.

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    Mormons are weird dudes 4 years ago

    DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP! To you too.

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    DERP! 4 years ago

    DERP! DERP! DERP! DERP!DERP!DERP!DERP!DERP!

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    Mormons are weird dudes 4 years ago

    Mormons worship a farm boy!! Funny stuff if you ask me. Just as funny as the UFO nerds!

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    Nerds need fellatio too 4 years ago

    Come on you two seriously? B.J.'S on a UFO are cool! Maybe you guys need to join us!

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    U.F.O. nerds suck shit 4 years ago

    The UFO nerds that post here have real mental problems and should be put into a pysch. home ASAP.

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    shut the fuck up you dumb ass ufo nerds 4 years ago

    people posting here actually have real problems

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    Mr. Marshall Applewhite 4 years ago

    Well guys the fiscal cliff was agreed upon. I will now take my comet and U.F.O.'S back to the hereafter. You guys on the other hand, will have to be content with earthly B.J.'S. Sorry guys.

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    G.W. Bush 4 years ago

    Big fat juicy B.J.'S ON A UFO? OH YEAH!!!! OH YEAH!!!! I WANT THE CELESTIAL FAT GIRLS TO GO CRAZY ON ME AND MAKE ME SCREAM!!! OUH!!

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    Andrew Erhardt 4 years ago

    Oh really? Eternal B.J.'S? I get those in the temple all the time. OH BOY!!! B.J.'S from a big Bertha!! sounds like a lot of fun!!!

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    Jim Jones 4 years ago

    Great, I'll have to drink my special koolaid so that I'll get eternal B.J.'S aboard a UFO comet by fat girls. So COOL!!!

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    Bob Nelson 4 years ago

    MMMMMM!!!! I love juicy B.J.'S from young fat ho's on a UFO. I also love fat girls that are interns!!! Please! Please! let me on board your UFO Mr. Applewhite. OH yeah!!!

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    I like comets and U.F.O'S 4 years ago

    What is this I hear? Celestial B.J.'S from fat young interns named Monica? Count me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Bill Clinton 4 years ago

    Sure thing Mr. Applewhite. Just as long as I am allowed to take my intern Monica so that I'll get celestial B.J.'S for eternity.

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    Mr. Marshall Applewhite 4 years ago

    Red Alert...Red Alert...Red Alert... The fiscal cliff is looming and the end is here for all. Let's shed our earthly containers and hop a ride on a comet U.F.O. and have a better time!!

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    AngryMan 4 years ago

    We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent. Revolution is the answer to this problem!!!

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    AngryMan 4 years ago

    Just when I Thought that I had a relatively good job in the bag, I end up being laid off a week ago. What is even worse is that I did not work enough hours to get unemployment compensation. It sucks, but I have to go on and hopefully do well in an upcoming interview after the thanksgiving holiday weekend. Just maybe I'll get the job unless I get beat out by a young buxom blonde LOL.

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    Damien Sawyer 4 years ago

    I was laid off from my old job in August. I have another job, barely two months later. I don't think it's terribly difficult for me to find a job, it's terribly difficult for me to find a job where I find that the employer, interviewer, etc. ISN'T working the system. MY current job, my first day is Thursday, but already he's talking about letting people go if their background checks aren't up to "company standards". Mine's was 86% complete. He told me at the interview it'd be 5 days, tops...Let me decide to buy a home or car from this doofus, I bet that check would be completed a lot faster than the two weeks it's been. I know I'm not going to be allowed to take three times as long to do something such that it's only 86% complete. And then he says the pay rate is $8.30/hr, but then when I filled out the new hire paperwork he wrote $8.00/hr. I owe over $25k in student loans. I have been to more than 30 interviews and I have been hired at a job four times in a little more than a year.

    It's time that people stop offering jobs than suck. I AM REJOICING BECAUSE I HAVE NO KIDS.

    The economy is screwed up because that is where the majority want it to be.

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    Big John 5 years ago

    Prophet Khumalo- For the love of mike go back under the rock you came out from. A.KA. G.F.Y.

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    I got a job 5 years ago

    And it makes me feel so happy to see suckers without one.

    Hows capitalism working for you folks.

    Your tears and frustrations feed me.

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    Big John 5 years ago

    Hey jobfrustration welcome to the new way of hiring-Great recession style. Hang in there bro, I too am experiencing the very same thing and I am getting more angrier and bitter because of it and I am also experiencing health problems as well because of stress.

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    Jobfrustration 5 years ago

    I know someone who was just hired as a Communications Coordinator and one of the requirements is marketing experience. Guess what? He doesn’t have any marketing experience and as he explained, he managed to B.S. his way in the job interview. That really ticks me off that he gets hired for a position he is clearly not qualified for. In the meantime, I’ve sent out thousands of cover letters and resumes to companies with job openings and I can’t get my foot in the door because many unqualified people are also applying for these same jobs.

    Companies are looking to hire younger, less experienced and cheaper employees. It’s unbelievable!

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    The Decline of American Society 5 years ago

    Vote Obama for Socialism

    Vote Romney for Fascism

    The Americans are screw

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    Big John 5 years ago

    Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Revolt, Against the 1% pigs and we can then have some fairness. Until then, REVOLT!!!!!!!!

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    AngryMan 5 years ago

    This is why the us common people have to rise up and start a revolution. If we don't, then it is only going to get worse and not better. So what are the rest of you waiting for? The time is now to start a great uprising against our corrupt government.

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    bob 5 years ago

    go to school, go to college, graduate, work hard to find a job, get rejected 1000 times until depression hits hard. this is the times we live in and we're just supposed to accept it. people have lost their minds....

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    Bob 5 years ago

    Feraty, For God's love, crawl back under the rock you came out from!

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    3 more years till the barrel calls 5 years ago

    I spoke with my cousin recently. He went to school in a field that was in great demand. Prior to school he never had any kind of job. After graduating he found employment because someone hooked him up. Since that job he's gotten one other one and has stayed at it for 5-6 years. Anyway, fast forward to today where I mentioned vaguely wanting to live in some foreign country. His response was anyone could move anywhere as long as they had 1 month worth of rent saved up. In his sheltered view, it takes more no more than one month to find a job (any job), work it getting by on whatever scraps, and subsequently be happy because "life doesn't need money." What a tool of a human being. I am done with this person. Some people really have no clue about the struggles of other people, and when literally given opportunity try and pretend everyone else is. I am seriously foaming at the mouth. People like that disgust me. Some people's reality is an absolute joke. Privileged sliver spoon wankers.

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    Jobfrustration 5 years ago

    I've sent out over 2200 cvs and resumes in 3-1/2 years. My last interview was one year ago. Every job I apply for gets hundreds of applicants. It's sad to realize I am competing with college grads and other unemployed people when I have over 15 years experience. I also dislike companies that don't have the courtesy to acknowledge receipt of your cv and resume. Then, the other challenge when applying is the resume screening software that many companies utilize. I have yet to be interviewed from the resume screening program. Also, many businesses do not want you to stop by their place in person and instead, refer you to their website. This is particularly true if you've been to job fairs. Yes, it's frustrating.

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    AngryMan 5 years ago

    To the spammer above go take spammy post and go elsewhere before I pick up your ISP address and turn it over to the authorities. Go do it to yourself.

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    Bob 5 years ago

    The person above, congrats for your success, but you came to the wrong site.

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    5 years ago

    Why 2012 is the great wonderful year to invest diamond and jewelry. I just made over $250,000 last year and this year I made additional 15% in six months! I can't believe people still complain they can not get jobs. The opportunity is out there, people need to get out of their box and start looking.

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    Big John 5 years ago

    No problem AngryMan. You have every right to be angry at these capitalist pigs that destroyed our economy and millions of others like us. It is a sad day when people hate on us because god forbid, we are unemployed and need a little help. However, what comes around goes around and these haters will find themselves in a similar situation some day and I for one will not lift a finger to help them. Just have faith because that day of reckoning will be here soon. After all, karma can be a bitch. Take care dude.

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    AngryMan 5 years ago

    Thank you Big John for the moral support. God knows that I need it! I thought this board was for people who need support and not for douchebags trolling on here for kicks.

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    Big John 5 years ago

    Don't worry angryman, People like that jerk just drank a gallon of haterade and are taking it out on this country's less fortunate. This dude in his late 40's probably works for a 24 year old 'Ho' and this is why he defends them. Keep your chin up and remember, we are the 99%!

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    Angryman 5 years ago

    I didn't see your first post.

    I never said you never worked hard in your life as I've done some crappy jobs(Assumed I was young from the bat but I'm in my late 40s).

    Your earlier post just reeked of arrogance and speaks like the younger people have it so easy and they are so entitled when they want a good paying job to take care of their families(doesn't seem like entitlement to me).

    Guess I can stereotype too and say older folks are all arrogant know it all pricks who don't know anything.

    But like I said I don't care about your pedestal and I know arrogant older folks like you never take the time to consider anybody else but themselves but watching you check here for a response I almost forgot to check for makes me smile.

    Hope you enjoy your obamacare haha.

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    Angryman 5 years ago

    Angryman: Look who's talking you old wind bag.

    If we ever met in public you would scream for the police or your children like all you old folks do but I don't have anything to prove to you.

    Go back to watching your stories and complaining how young people have it so easy.

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    AngryMan 5 years ago

    No response Mr. copycat man (punk). Just goes to show you, youngsters these days hide behind their keyboards like cowards. Oh their grammar leaves something to be desired.

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    AngryMan 5 years ago

    Your name should be Mr. imposter man. However, I am not going to get angry with you because that would make me no better than you. I have worked my butt off all of my life and oh yes, I have worked minimum wage crap jobs too. You should not be so quick to judge others before you have walked a mile in THEIR shoes. This is my perception of the younger generation because I have witnessed and experienced it firsthand. Therefore, I have a right to my opinion you libtard finger pointer. Above all, I hope you experience continued hard times from now on. I am now done arguing this point with you.

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    Angryman 5 years ago

    Above I sound like an idiot who believes the younger generation have it so easy out there with their minimum wage jobs.

    I hope you lose it all chump.

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    AngryMan 5 years ago

    I had to withdraw my retirement contributions because my spouse cannot work due to disabilities and I only have a job paying 11.50 per hour. We could not pay our $2800 monthly bills on the $1632 per month I currently make. Sure, my spouse will get long term disability payments starting in mid September, but I am having problems finding suitable work due to my being over 40 years of age. This is not right because I have a Master of science in the environmental sciences and a B.S. in biology and no one will touch me. It seems that today's employers prefer the twenty-something Facebook generation and their entitled and lazy attitude. Something has got to happen soon besides the all talk and do nothing government that seems to prefer the rich. I guess this is the way it is going to be for now on.

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    Cami006 5 years ago

    I feel like my head could blow up anytime, I have applied to 100 jobs in about the last 6 months ago and got 1o or so skype and face-to face interviews ( No luck) I keep my head up, never give up and keep looking but today I am just so disappointed. I have 2 bachelors degrees and a masters in Library Science. Hopefully, there is hope at the end of the tunnel. I will not give up. Those turning to drugs and prostitution, please be strong and guard your spirit not to be broken.

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    CJ 5 years ago

    Ho. Lee. Crap! These (3 years' worth of them!) comments are proof to me that I am NOT alone and not being able to find a job is NOT my fault. Here comes another story...

    Went to college in 2004 trying to become a veterinarian. Never been good at Math or Science so that was a bust; Change my major to Media Arts (wanted to be a filmmaker). Skipped semesters to look for work in order to help family; nothing. Went back to school.I spent my financial aid checks on rent; hence I couldn't afford the textbooks. Without textbooks I failed or dropped classes; in 2008 I was declared to have 'unsatisfactory academic progress' and my financial aid went bye-bye. Since then I've turned in who knows how many job applications and gotten exactly 1 formal interveiw. No formal work experience at all; which is what everyone wants. Degrees mean zip. The closest thing I've ever had to a steady job was babysitting for one family for 18 months; would have been a live-in nanny were it not for the primary breadwinner there losing HIS job. Been house/petsitting since, usually 5 days of work every 5 months. I am a single 26 year old white female with no formal work experience, no degree, no car, and no steady income besides collecting cans. I'm sleeping on my parents' couch and living in the High Desert in San Bernardino County; unemployment, counting the underemployed, never-employed (me), and those who have given up is between 20 and 30%. I've exhauisted all job-search places, which have basically told me that I'm young and white; I should go back to school. Yeah, right! With what money? And these days degrees are useless unless they're in health care...and hospitals make me feel ill. My only hope is the entire family moving out of state (with California being second-worst for unemployment in the country, any place is better than here) or someone taking a big chance on me.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    i feel like the managers at my last few jobs really don't seem to help..bunch of idiots.

    dollar store-horrible management always bitching at me, for stuff thats not even in my job description..and then the managers tells me she can bitch at me because thats what her boss does...special.

    it tech for a major computer company.. software break fix tech.

    seemed great at first..until they dropped the first call resolution to 20 minutes, then 15, then down to 12 minutes.. and the internet connection got worse and worse, and the ticket system was slower than...

    contract for another company that had 9000 programs of their own.. so its not like im going to find this information just off the internet..so if its not in their resources. what do i do... managers wouldnt have a clue.. 12 minutes to solve a call with internet issues, program speed issues, no help from managers..also if a step said to send up to tier 2- you didnt get any credit for your work(so what if half of the calls are like that)

    ughh i hope i can find a better organized job-when it comes to the system and management.

    maybe i'll look at the local library and apply there, since one just opened near my house. maybe it will be more organized to work there, and not so much chaos.

    (dont get me started on drivers... left turn YIELD on green..hence the word YIELD).

    too bad that we cant just live in a world where we learn ideas and stuff from one another and not focus so much on whos on top. why does medication cost so much? im guessing the government.

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    Tyrone Shanks 5 years ago

    I read an article on writing to politicians. It lead me to look for similar people and movements. I am looking for leadership in the area of addressing blacklisting.

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    Phil 5 years ago

    Finding a job, im highly educated, wealth of experience, i moved too Country first employer went out of business, 2 years later i still cantnot get a job, interviews i had many, final cut i made final cut on almost all jobs i went for, noone will employ me, i do not care what i do I dont need top job just a job so i can earn, i will do anything. I just want to work, no one will hire me not even for a basic job. Im too old or over qualified, or with my experience they frighten i will not stay. I hate hearing with your experience we feel you will not stay, what a heap of crap, im in a country town, there are just not the better positons about for me too leave. I will be forced to leave my family to look for work in the cities, this hurts because there are the jobs here.

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    No More Sympathy. I have given up. 5 years ago

    The things about going to college and expecting a "nice life" is you have to work for it. Too many new grads have become complacent about how things should be. Of course it's true a lot of factors can destroy opportunity. However, if you're reasonably smart and already have some qualifications, you have to force the universes hand. We're all just specks of dust in a big cosmic joke. Try stirring the pot until the spoon breaks. We've all got problems. Yet, millions of people's lives are likely worse than every single person whose posted on here.

    I hate the whole concept of corporate work. I hate the whole idea of nine to five. I hate the idea of wanting material garbage. I hate every last bit of it. All I need is food, shelter, water, and a single person to talk with on sometimes. I know I will never be happy. I'm just not that kind of person. I've had the highs and lows of life and barely blinked in either case. Maybe it's because I came so close to killing myself (as in if I put more pressure on my wrist I'd be dead). But I just can't summon any sympathy for this system of anymore.

    The rich gets bailouts while the poor starve. There is no humanity even in the first world.

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    Sick of this xhit 5 years ago

    I am a college grad with a Bachelors and a Masters that has been stuck in a dead end job for the past 11 years. I have held a few positions outside of this place but I never let this job go due to the low wages. So I have spent the last four years of my life as a single mother working close to 80 hours a week. It's either that or homelessness. I am overwhelmed with student loan debt so I can't afford to quit. I am thinking about attending a technical school to get a nursing license. Then maybe I can make a decent salary. That would mean that I would have to quit my jobs and move into public housing with my two children. I am divorced and don't get any child support. I am at torn. But it's killing me that I am missing out on my children growing up.

    I need a job. No I need a decent job. I was told that If I went to college and did really well I would be able to live a nice life. Well that was a lie! I have two degrees from two top universities and I am still in the same place.

    It's hard to even get an interview around here.

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    Chelsea 5 years ago

    hnngg

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    stillsearching 2 5 years ago

    I graduated from college in 2008 and have a few positions under my belt, including a job that lasted me nearly three years. Been trying to look for an administrative job ever since because all I did were administrative jobs, with the exception of File Clerk at one of the organizations at the college.

    I'm sure what's going on or what I'm not doing right. I redid my entire resume, went to the unemployment office here in New York, got some advice, applied to as many administrative job openings as I could and still, nothing.

    I was about to be employed in December 2011 but the owner of the company decided that he didn't have *time* to train anyone and let me go before I could even set foot in the company. I was training for a position which was obviously confusing and time consuming...and the person training me didn't want to train me.

    I am doing some work for my brother's company but even then he's looking to find another line of work.

    I'm in debt with Chase, and I barely have anything that I can call money.

    All of these tips, I have tried very hard to follow. I am not the type of person to give up but this economy seems like its getting worse before it gets better. Oh, and I've been unemployed for nearly three years now.

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    AngryMan 5 years ago

    If the jobs situation does not improve there is going to be trouble this summer. Just wait and see!!!!!!

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    23 5 years ago

    It's very disturbing. This is a world problem, we should not be arbitrarily creating jobs and having people compete for them, right?

    I mean, it makes much more sense for everyone to have a productive role in sustaining our life on earth.

    Just mindlessly competing for jobs, to get that money, is just a system that will fail. Thats why people do not like, and are terrible at, performing their jobs.

    Not to mention that many many 'jobs' are completely unnecessary to our civilization. Most jobs in the fields of politics and economics are pure unadulterated bullshit work that provides nothing. They profit off of the labor industry, agriculture, technicians, engineers, and scientists.

    What would happen if wall street or capitol hill all did not go to work one day?

    What would happen if just the plumbers, mechanics, and electricians did not go to work for one day?

    Time for evolution. We have to change our structure, and our direction.

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    Paula7928 5 years ago from Michigan

    It is so sad to read the comments. If you do get interviews please be sure to check out my page http://www.squidoo.com/commonly-asked-interview-qu...

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    Travis 5 years ago

    Basically you can keep trying or give up and quit on any dreams you've had. Personally I'd choose the former but if you're not mentally strong enough to hit the streets walking into an employers office and hand them a resume (even if they don't want it just leave it on their desk or tell them to throw it out if they want it) it is going to be hard for you right now. Will the economy get better? Eventually, but it might be 2015-2018 before it is noticeable by the majority.

    In short, you have two options continue filling out applications everyday until your fingers bleed or give up. Your choice...

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    ThatAnonymousGirl 5 years ago

    I've never worked before and have been looking for first times jobs. Put out 30+ Applications and only got one interview that did'nt work out. Problem is, I come from a porr family that has no car and no money so I have no help and even with Financial Aid, I doubt it'll be enough for me to afford to go back to college. But judging by all the people with degree's and experience who are'nt getting jobs, it does'nt make me feel too perticularly optimistic for my prospects. What's worse, is stores within a reasonable distance are going down left and right. Even with my copious amounts of knowledge and experience with a variety of pets, polite, upbeat,caring personality and openess to learn, I'm getting no response from pet stores, while people who I could work circles around and beat out in knowledge of animals are getting paid. No ones hiring, there are no jobs. What am I suppose to do?

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    Wishing 5 years ago

    Also... to the person who commented on "if you are able to eat then don't worry about a job" (something like that)... Food is easy to get. Food is not the same as paying your bills. I can eat beans and Ramen Noodles anytime. Go to a church if I am that hungry and explain my situation. However, nobody is going to pay for your rent, gas, electric, water, trash, car insurance, medical bills......I can keep going.... You eventually need new panties and socks and then toilet paper, bath soap. deodorant, toothpaste. That shit isn't cheap. Not even the cheapest stuff is cheap anymore. Also, the person who talks about how people cannot get a job because of their spelling? Have you ever thought that maybe they are just to the point that they do not give a damn anymore and they are not writing a resume so who cares???? You must have a job and not be one of us out there who is or ever have had to struggle like this before. These people are real. I am just freaked the heck out about the day that I can no longer pay my rent and there is not a damn thing that I can do about it because nobody will hire me. THAT is scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wishing 5 years ago

    Lice.......... Be happy with that job that you oh so hate to pieces because I can assure you... Probably ALL of us would be there and be very happy doing whatever it is that you are doing after not being able to get anything at all. I have been jobless for the first time for almost a year in nearly 20 years and I also cannot find shit. I started a temp job Monday and they let me go today because I was not fast enough (had never done what they had hired me to do and could do it but not as fast as they wanted me to in order for it to be correct). I had gotten no training either. Not even a crummy hr. I jotted down as many notes as I could, worked as fast as I could without making errors, I never left where I was working.. it was always nose to the grindstone, never did anything against the company rules, was never late... yada, yada, yada... Just Friday when this fella hired me, he told me how they could not find people who could actually do what their resume said they could do and he also told me that he looks for people who fits in with the other co workers. Anyhow, what they hired me to do was not even on my resume and they told me that they were going to look for me a position where I do have experience in when my temp job was up. THEY did not even give me a week and I was gone. I went through three interviews too. I have no idea what in the hell that was all about other than a slap in the face for even hiring me for a day and 3/4. I felt like a total failure when I left that place and he acted like he was happy to see me go. I think that they get afraid that you are going to lash out and make them look like an ass. So, here we go again. No job! I also hate how they ask why you have not been employed for so long. That question is just ignorant and they already know the damn answer. I have even told some of these companies that I would get down and scrub their floors, do dishes.....ANYTHING! That I just needed a job really bad and very soon... Now if that does not tell you that someone is desperate for a job, I do not know what does.

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    Lice (Kenya) 5 years ago

    Been in a job since 2008 and since its not well paying,i have been looking for one but in vain.The project i was working for ended in Dec 2008 but thank God my employer has not laid me off.But am very idle in the office and need a job urgently.Am trusting in God.

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    Become to belive in Luck 5 years ago

    Thanks for you're advices, i used to do them in my interviews and my job search, and i used to get great feedback and hear pretty words about me "Live" while I'm still in the interview.

    I've 10 years experience in IT, and have many trainings and certifications, and i had a great salary, now, i'm searching for work since 3 months ago, i've resigned by my choice from last job coz of the sings that was sent to me roundly on daily or weekly basis that my salary is high, the last signs was taking me to HR meetings and saying silly things and un-logic"And really i don't know why", so, i've decided to resign better than these silly things, while i was having too much tasks in my hand, i handed over my tasks to around 7 colleagues.

    Currently i family and loans and house rent, and i didn't leave any vacancy which match my experience and didn't send my CV.

    I've made one interview and it was great interview and employer liked me much as he says. then what ?, i got a very very low salary. and i have to pay 2300 $ to recruiter agency, so i refused, i have now 3 months and then i will be broke.

    May god be with us all.

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    Your jobs doesn't define you 5 years ago

    a job is just so you can eat and have shelter. most jobs suck. if you're not starving too death get over being jobless.

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    junior 5 years ago

    I know we all feel the same way,been all the time looking for a way out,sometimes things dont turn out as it seems to be,but i have learn something that has chance my life, well not completly but iam getting there its.....with great power comes great responsebility,and its true first i dint realize it cuz when i had my first job i was very lazy and dintfeel like working,lol but then i had relize how lazy i was jejeje yep the next day i got fired lol...ummmm then i stared writing and writing things out and making notes in my mind and then i stared depending on my self cuz i hated beeing under my moms scurt lol well thats how we say it....then i had mysecond job name was crazy buffet thats where i stared learning the point of restaurants and learn sushi,bastboy,prep,dishwash and chef then in other restauranti begin more chances,and soooo if someone can make it we ALL can make it :) rememberwith great power comes great resposibility take care ya and good luck

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    aussie success 5 years ago

    Came on this site about a month a go when I was jobless and stressed out as I had just come out of uni. Managed to get an entry job at a call centre which is meant to lead to my dream job if I hit KPI's... not sure if that will happen, it's so hard cold calling. But I did find out that the boss hires people who came across as passionate about working at the company, so stuff all this formal conformist bull... just show you really want to work at the company and give examples of why. Also I found sports knowledge increases your chance of getting the job by at least 20%

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    Elaine 5 years ago

    Done all of the above and more. Still jobless. Now pit of money.

    No family. It's time to go.

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    Casey 5 years ago

    I recently enrolled into college for the first time. I'm unemployed and haven't been able to find work for almost 2 years. I was hoping that since I've gone back to school that employers will look at me differently but I still haven't received any offers. I'm depressed and out of options. I don't want to be on welfare and I don't want to be a burden on my family. I have some savings but I'm running out of money. At this point I'm willing to work at Mc Donald's hell I'll even do housekeeping. Funny thing is I applied to Mc Donald's before and I was told I was over qualified WTF?

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    nogood 5 years ago

    Horrible tips im a college student with no car and live in a widely spread out city with no bus routes. getting job is impossible no one wants to talk so someone who has just ran 4 miles in search of a job sweating their ass off smelling like body odor from a horrible walk in the god damn sun so go fuck yourself and your tips

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    AngryMan 5 years ago

    It seems that I can never win when it comes to getting hired. I am competing with twenty somethings for a big share of the pie and they're the ones who get the jobs. What am I supposed to do retire at 43? It seems that is what the government wants us to do. How are we supposed to survive? Steal or sell weed? Is this is what it is coming to? I need advice on where the jobs are, or I might resort to unkosher activities to make a living.

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    Fred 5 years ago

    It has been one tough ride. After being laid off in 2009, I landed a job after 1.2 years of searching in a high volume call center of which lasted exactly 1 year. The reason that I was let go was due to unknown performance related issues? Very strange. Took about 6 months to land another job as a software trainer. Something that I had done in the past relative to highly complex systems and a very different type of audience. The company that hired me provided meager training and I had difficulty adapting to a very small company and as a result I was let go after 1 month. I knew my most recent job was not going to last for when I asked management of what will be expected of me; their response was that they didn't know exactly what my job will entail in the future. Ouch. That hurt. Also, I had gone on the road for two weeks and found out from a very genuine coworker that several people in the office were "spying" on me and that if I were to make any type of mistake to call my manager to inform. My co-worker provided me with a good report while being out in the field, but upon being let go, the manager indicated that I had received bad reports from co-workers while working in the field. Strangest and most insecure company that I had ever worked for and all for a paycheck. I was a miserable wreck in that the cutthroat nature of people today. Albeit, I was not fit for the job at the time that I was let go, but with another month in the drivers seat, I was to be a highly valued trainer as indicated by my co-workers. So, taking 2 jobs well outside of my prior experience, interests and values, I have lost them both to being let go. I had never been let go outside of being laid off in the past. 1 year of job experience in 2.5 years doesn't look nor does it feel good. On a side note, I have had the pleasure of watching my three little girls grow up while my wife tries very hard to establish a small business. I may have to do the same down the road. There has to be a way outside of working for companies and depending on them to dictate your future. I need to get down and dirty...roll up my sleeves and fight for my Family for no one will do it for me.

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    Dami3n 5 years ago

    It took me 1 year, 5 months, and one week, but I was finally hired full-time April 9th. I have been to more than two dozen interviews, and have been laid-off twice in the last six months, and that was after nine months of NO employment whatsoever. There is light...

    ...which also means that burden cannot be carried forever.

    Honestly, I know for a fact that most of the advice that "experts" give is actually useless.

    What I myself have learned in my job search is that, SOMEtimes, I had to be willing to let the "employer" show me WHY the job I was after at their company is NOT worth having. Even if this means I end up going longer without any job. Learn to have an open mind. I went into every interview knowing that one's act is not always together. Not even the employer's.

    With that said, I don't always trust that people are thinking clearly and often about MY goals.

    Don't think that the employer, or your co-workers, are going to speak up for you, or go out of their way to please YOU. I got fired in 2010 for insubordination, but I also walked out of that door knowing that none of the co-workers I spent a year of my life working to try and get along with didn't speak up for me, they deliberately choose to work in fear, and not say anything to anyone (other than each other). I didn't want to make the same choice...my boss was disrespectful towards me that day, as well as dumb, I don't remember anyone telling me what WILL WORK once the boss is giving someone a hard time, even though you busted your ass repeatedly.

    I was just viewed as bottom rung, I was supposed to be my supervisor's shit wipe, and on December 1, 2010, I decided I didn't want her peeing on me anymore. So I was fired.

    You have to figure out what job is sufficient for YOU. Then act accordingly, if that means selling drugs or marketing porn, so be it. Last time I checked, the only thing the law provides is an excuse.

    I don't know about you, but I am TIRED of people telling me what to believe.

    What got me hired was my willingness to work hours no one else was willing (or able) to work. This is a strategy that may work for others that have posted here on this board. I got hired simply because the person I replaced has a wife who is currently very ill. Since I already lived in the area, and I don't have any kids, or a wife, and I was willing to work the hours and show some empathy, I was hired. I really don't think that the decision boiled down to something I accomplished personally, I did not "sell" myself. I simply told the man I want the job, and two weeks later, he called me again, after I had moved on to something else.

    People are getting lazier by the day. I think that you have to be able to show others that you are willing to do things that they themselves are not willing to do. For me, this meant taking a job transporting the disabled.

    At least they're not in wheelchairs.

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    none 5 years ago

    idiots asking me to explain any gaps of unemployment, pshhhh, the only reason a got gaps, cuz u suckers dont want to hire anyone, and it takes 6 months to find a job. THAT IS WHY!!!!

    Plus no shit crime rate is growing, cuz people like me who got no income, but still need to eat, can't find any other options to feed them selves, therefore stealing shit and selling weed is their only option. And they got nothing to loose.

    And what the hell are those stupid managers are looking for in you as GENERAL LABOR JOB FOR A MINIMUM WAGE anyways???????

    The only way to get a job right now is through a HOOK UP, if u dont have hook ups, u ARE FUCKED!!!!!! face the reality

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    jackie 5 years ago

    well, I wanted to comment on the gentlemen from Florida. I don't blame you for having to go back to drug dealing, don't get caught, I know I always said the man upstairs doesn't care about you, talking about the president and all those idoits, its all about control and lining their pockets. Things like this will never change as long as man is walking the planet, this sort of thing as been going on from the beginning of time. Yeh, the advise is good above, been there did it all and does no good, I had tones of interviews and they hire the next guy because of experience! How do you get experience unless you get hired! I asked a company that and they said its not just experience we're looking at presonality too. I said ok and guess what I called and asked why they hired the individual they did and he said she had a little more experience in the field! LOL! Whatever!

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    Hazies 5 years ago

    Petros!!!

    THANK YOU!! Your tips are the only ones that worked! Screw that networking garbage! I've been out of work for a very long time. Ran my own business that is now in the tubes because of the economy. I was feeling depressed and useless and have been searching for a long time. Tried the networking and updated resume stuff, had multiple resumes for different jobs. I even paid to have a professional look it over and offer advice. No luck! I found that employers looked for any reason to NOT give me the job. Never mind the fact that I lowered my expectations and began applying for jobs that only required a GED or HS Diploma (I have a B.S. in Business). I've jumped through hoop after hoop to get a job, had interviews I thought were great and was told I was great for the job, then I would do a follow up and suddenly "We're looking for other candidates...but if you have other questions..." BULLSHIT!

    Why would anyone want to Network with a person who has nothing to offer?? Who would give out a "whos your daddy" email address?

    Anyway, I just had an interview today and I kept what Petros said in mind and totally bullshit my way through it. I smiled and laughed a lot (I'm a woman) and my voice is naturally soft but I made it softer(phone interview). When he asked me to explain the gap in my employment history I just simply told him that I wanted it to be there. I gave up my business to focus on my writing. I actually am writing so it isn't far off but my employment gap was certainly not intentional and I'm not making that much money writing. But I just acted confident that my writing was already making me loads of money and that's why I didn't need my business. I was offered the job on the spot! So happy! :D

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    Bryan 5 years ago

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