I need help to get a job....

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  1. Binker Registered

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    I haven't had a job in a long while, nothing is happening, and ultimatly I must be suffering from depression because of it. I have one place who are a staffing company, with no luck, and I have these sites to find some and I did recently applied for three places and I'm waiting for confirmation from the department heads from one. And I don't know if I'm doing the right thing when I'm being interviewed.

    I guess what I'm asking is: does anyone have any tips on getting a jobs, or some advice for me?
     
  2. SuBe Voluntaryist

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    I've never not gotten a job that I've wanted. Tell me the Following to help you out better.

    1. What state do you live in?
    2. What do you want to do?
    3. What have you done in the Past?
    4. Have you ever been fired, and what for?
    5. What interestes you?
    6. Tell me about how you interview.
     
  3. DV8 Band Loser

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    I hear there may be a mod position opening up :o
     
  4. Alexia Dark Warrior Princess

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    Hah. Try getting a job when you only have volunteer experience, are 18-years-old, and aren't in highschool.
     
  5. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    I have a friend who is in the same boat. He's been out of work for 6 months. Out of the 6 months, he's only gotten an interview 2 or 3 times. It's rough out there right now. Everyone is saying we're headed into a recession. My advice is to hang in there and don't let this get you down. My friend has been kind of depressed because of this and thinks there's something wrong with him. When in fact there's nothing wrong with him, it's just the way the world works.
     
  6. Malice BMFH

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    Cute
     
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    Mods get paid?
     
  8. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Salary cap.
     
  9. raybia Signing off

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    Yes, I have some advice.

    First make an action plan on what you are going to do to obtain a job. This can include the following:

    1. What kind of job do I want? (Retail, fast food/restaurant, social services, etc.

    2. Make a list of all of the businesses that I would like to work for.

    3. How many of those businesses require me to apply online?

    For the time being, tell yourself that you do have a job. Your job is to find a "paying job."

    Make it a point to contact a certain number of businesses each day whether by phone, internet, or in person.

    Think of all the people you know and ask them whether their employer is hiring or do they know of any job openings.

    Play the percentages.

    If you only contact 3 potential employers in a month's time then the odds are slim that you will be hired, but if you contact 3 a day for 30 days then the odds are very great that you will find at least 1 company that will want to hire you out of the 90 that you contacted.


    Good luck!
     
  10. raybia Signing off

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    Oh my God its Malice!


    Malice you're not going to be a mod anymore?

    What happened?
     
  11. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    You can be my post editor. Spell-checking, punctuation placement, all that good stuff. Safety not guaranteed.
     
  12. raybia Signing off

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    Another thing you can do is to volunteer for a non-profit organization like the Boy's Club, a homeless shelter, a soup kitchen. Once a position comes open and they see how good of a worker you are you will have a good chance of getting the job.
     
  13. amazingfantasy15 Registered

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    I'd say first proofread what you're sending, if it reads like this that's part of the reason right there.
     
  14. Binker Registered

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    To give more detail: I live in Western NY. My past work, and experience, is in warehouse. I'am open to other things though, but that calls for experience as well. Unless they will train me on it. I lie to you: my last job was 4 years ago, after that I went to temp agencies, but they were, like the name, temp. I was laid off in that job 4 years prior, and the temp jobs were only for how long they wanted me for. I wasn't fired on any of them.

    On the interviews; I try to be detail of the answers to the questions they ask. Sometimes I try to get along with the interviewer which has worked. To give an example of how that "worked": there are a couple people who have interviewed me who, while I didn't get the job, would try to get me for another opening. It's just the one(s) who determine who to hire that are the other factor.

    I'am going to get my GED during this time, but the place (helping mind you) allow GED classes on only 2 days per week. And most of the time, when things go on and I want to be my the phone to call, I skip them. BIG mistake, I know. That's why my brain is always my enemy. I'am going back to the class tomorrow of this post.

    K. If you have any more questions, just ask and I'll try to answer them.
     
  15. Gilpesh Registered

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    Learn how to give good head.

    That'll get you a job in no time. Worked for *insert hot actress with no talent here*.
     
  16. hammy American Ham

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    Raybia gave you some good advice. I'd just add a few things;

    * When interviewing in person, look your best; hair combed, neatly dressed, clothes ironed, etc.
    * Smile and make eye contact. (this shows you're friendly and confident.)
    * Let them know (if it's true) that they can depend on you to show up, on time, and do the work with a good attitude (then follow through and do it.)
    * Talk up your strengths. They won't know what you are capable of, unless you tell them.
    * Take whatever you can get, for now. If you've been out of work that long, even a basic job at McDonald's is better than nothing. It will give you some cash in your pocket, a regular routine and therefore, discipline, and get you out of the house and help alleviate depression. Also, you never know where it will lead. It's better than nothing.

    Good luck.
     
  17. bullets bang bang

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    Also it's best to turn any work experience you've had, no matter how miniscule, into something extravagant . Temp? Thats Great!! You could say you were the top selling temp of the year. Minor tweaking to your resume and half truths in your interview are what gets someone hired.
     
  18. Addendum Registered

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    When listing past jobs, instead of putting down that you were out of work, use Vandelay Industries, or Vandelay Productions. Create a name of your boss there, a believable one, and briefly describe your responsibilities. Then say that the company went out of business and that you moved back to your hometown to get another job.

    It worked for several of my friends.
     

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