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If you apply for a job and submit an application, ALWAYS follow through with your application and the business. Call them back, show them that you are really interested in the job. Businesses LOVE when people check in on their application status because it shows that they are committed. Never say you can't get a job.
That's how I got my job.
Originally posted by HenryTwoTimes
Not sure where you live OP, but I haven't gotten an interview out of my last 200 applications. I have a college degree and am applying for all sorts of jobs, even the lowest, and getting nothing. I would work two jobs if I could find them. But alas, this is the USSA, land of the slave, and even then only if you're lucky.
minimum wage is better than pan handling ...too many people these days believe that their "resume" makes them superior and that their chosen field of work is the only field they need look for employment.
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
The main problem between these days and the golden days of employment is that it is next to impossible to start a business from nothing anymore. This used to be the bread and butter of the north american job market. Can't fins a job? Employ yourself. Even the most simple idea needs huge startup costs. Licenses, permits, permissions, regulations, inspections. Not to mention everything is about location now.
Big companies have done well to keep the little guy down.
Oh and yeah there are jobs but what I love are the jobs that used to pay well have been turned into temporary/casual positions that pay very little. And once you are in these positions some companies will not.let you advance to a higher position and just take someone from the street for those jobs. I work for such a company and its frustrating. Im more qualified to do jobs in this company than half the people they hire to do a job that pays twice as much. But im not considered for those. Can't go work somehwere else because in my industry we are practically the only place in town that pays more than min wage.
Frustrated. Only make 40k when others make 100k to do the same job.