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Impossible To Get A Job

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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 07:27 PM
I think it is actually impossible for me to get a job. I have LITERALLY applied at hundreds of places, some multiple times, over the past couple years. I go back in to check in on it, and all they ever say is 'well if we're interested we'll call you.' Sometimes, they even act like they're annoyed. One time I actually went to every single store within the three towns that are somewhat near me, and applied to every one that was hiring, and tried to check in. I never even got an interview.

Basically, these places all get hundreds and hundreds of applications. The last place I went to began opening up for hiring, and they told me that had over 500 applications. Whenever I have seen the applications the stores have, they are just these incredibly massive piles. I have little experience, and nothing is really gonna make me look particularly good on a paper application, except the fact that I am willing to work any time on any day. I would think that may be worth something, but apparently not. I just turned 21, and am absolutely broke and still live with my parents. I'm sick of it, and would LOVE to get a job, get my own place, all of that, but it is seemingly IMPOSSIBLE. I just don't think having a #ty minimum wage job should be like some unimaginable fantasy, as it currently

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 07:30 PM
I just got a job at Waffle House Louisville

Try there they are always hiring
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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 07:33 PM
If the job situation where you are is so bad perhaps marshal your available resources for a move.

Extraordinary problems require Extraordinary solutions.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 07:34 PM
reply to post by TheJourney

Grow the biggest pair of balls, take out a huge loan or something and try and make your own business.
That is really the only way you can get out of the whole if you REALLY want it, at least to me..
Especially if you get into a job you actually like, or if your the manager and don't really have to work...
you'll have an income coming in all the time and you can go on work vacations etc...

or not, work minimum wage your whole life.

but really, start a research firm or whatever...hire a team that will get a job done supplying you AND them an income.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 07:36 PM
reply to post by TheJourney

You certainly sound like someone I'd hire if I could. You have enthusiasm, determination, and I bet you'd be good with people. You express yourself well. I think you should on all the applications you fill out, highlight those good strong qualities in yourself. Tell them you are a cut above the other applicants who may have a longer time in the workforce, because you are hungrier. It can't hurt....


posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 07:41 PM
Same advice I give everyone:

You a US citizen, or at least fully papered?
1. Get Gmail.
2. Get a phone number through Gmail.
3. Set up answering service.
4. Start contacting the Oil Field. They will train you, and often will move you.

In Louisiana, we have a law that I've not seen enforced yet, but if they are caught with illegals 3 times, they run the risk of shutting down the company for 6 months. 6 months is a death sentence, for most the oil field.

Also, when my father moved up to Iowa, during the bust, he went to the local affiliated Church to get help getting on his feet, when he went up on a job. While most Church's are far more willing to help their own in this manner, there's still some who would help outsiders, like Catholic Charities. Others will at least make a loan, if the money invested in financing you cannot be given freely.
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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 07:49 PM
Dont lose hope and keep trying.

A note to other posters.
Many many of you fail to realise THERE IS NOT ENOUGH JOBS FOR ALL OF US.


Automation is removing the need for human employment.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 07:53 PM
I advise going to school. Sometimes you have to take that leap. You may be in debt for a few years but you will get a job and the good news is, most of the time you dont have to pay back the loans until you are out.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 07:59 PM
reply to post by TheJourney

Welcome to the new normal. I feel your pain, it is a sorry ass state of affairs for those of us with no degree. A lot of people will tell you t saddle yourself with 10s of thousands in debt to go to school, but I know a lot of peole with degrees that are in default right now because they did just that. I am glad I don't have that over my head, then being broke turns into desperation fast when they start garnishing your already worthless paycheck.

Keep your head up, it can't rain every day. Tomorrow just might be your day, probably not, but maybe.

A few things I have tried that didn't work out for me but might work for you, try starting a landscaping service (everyone knows how to cut grass) or a mobile oil change business( easy as pie to change oil). Or a car detailing service, or maybe window washing...etc. you get the idea. None of these require much start up cost, and have pretty good potential for growth, as all of these are pretty much always in demand no matter the economy.

Good luck to you my friend, I am sure you need it as much as th rest of us.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 08:06 PM
I'm sorry about your situation.
I live in a small community and there very little jobs. Places here have so many applicants too.

That is when I decided to work from my computer at home. After a lot of extensive research, I found that a person can make money and it doesn't include telemarketing or MLM. (multi-level-marketing)

I would be more than happy to share my research with companies that hire (and train) if you are interested.
Just message me !

~If you're curious they narrow down to search engine raters, internet research specialists and general transcribers.
All take a little training or studying, and can be done if you are committed. There are lists of companies that hire based on your knowledge (passing exam). All the information is online free for you to learn.

Hope it helps!

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by TheJourney

For me it's been... I can't remember how long since I have had work actually. Maybe a year?

I was going to school, but I can't get any loans, so I may have just taken my last class.

Where I was there were, like you said, about 500 applications for Mcdonalds jobs, and anything better than that had more.

I've worked for what.. 8 years. I have experience and I'm getting no where. I have nothing to fall back on though. I'll be homeless soon enough if things don't turn around. Meanwhile my girlfriend just graduated with an elementary education degree and has about 6 months to find a job before she has to start paying back about 25,000 dollars.

She's getting interviews at least.

No Worries

Good luck man,
and Good luck to me too.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 08:17 PM
Keep at it, ask the places that you thought had a very real possibility why they didn't contact you. Receive feedback and improve your resume and yourself.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 08:23 PM
Yeah dont you just hate it. And these Cover-Letters! seriously? Each Job i've applied for requires a Cover-letter and the thing i disagree the most about it is the fact that these Companies have no respect for you at all. I mean i took the time to write these cover-letters and the least they can do is write me back.. But they dont they completely forget you existed.
Its like if they just read it and if they dont like it they just burn it and dont give a rats butt about the interest you had in their company or anything. And lets not forget these new "personality" test. Personality test really? for a minimum wage job. It will take me more than 100 YEARS! to retire from their crappy pay and they still ask for a Cover-letter and personality test and decide not to contact me at all because of it.
Its complete Failure for a company to do that. They just do it to avoid having to interview dozens of people and choose you from a test i mean not applying for NASA or the CIA. Just interview me and if you like me great meeting you if you dont good bye. All that just to avoid human contact what is wrong with these companies?

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 08:39 PM
First we need to get rid of the millions of illegals holding jobs. No, they are not all doing the jobs that Americans won't do. There is no reason for a foreigner to get a job before an American citizen. We also have to stop the bi-lingual requirement for something as simple as a factory job that is happening all across the USA. We also have to stop all the outsourcing, sending jobs overseas, etc.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 09:10 PM
reply to post by VoidHawk
O h, I agree--ish.

There is not enough jobs that don't wear your body out prematurely, that don't require putting yourself in danger, ect. My end of the world? There's more jobs than people willing to work them.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 09:57 PM
It took forever for me to find a job. Start up a conversation with the one of the managers, like I did, go everyday and just keep asking, be friendly and still shop. And you may get a position when they have open slot. That's how I got my job. I even got the set pay I asked for.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by TheJourney

Look into logistics. That is a job that will never go away until TSHF. Stuff always needs to be transported from one location to another. Everything from dock-workers, forklift drivers, to truck drivers to Safety analyst, Terminal managers etc, etc.

True, some of it can be hard phyisical labor, but it pays well, at least here in Northeast Ohio.

Don't forget to look at the local Railroad companies as they are always hiring as well...and they do pay well, mainly because you will work crappy hours, but the bennies are there as well.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 11:25 PM
reply to post by BacknTime

The key to those Cover Letters and Resumes is that the HR weenie is looking for key words that are relevent to the company. The key words differ from job to job, but trust me, they're there.

Go to the local libary and check out some resume how-to books. Sure, they are dry reading and do not cut and paste, but they helped me a lot in finding a job.

After I dumbed down my resume, I started getting offers and finally the job I liked.

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 11:53 AM
Join the Army. They are hiring.


posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:11 PM
Good luck to you OP. Both my husband and I have been laid off and we are in our 40's. You are young and that is a plus. Have you tried looking for work with a temp service? They seem to be the only ones hiring right now. You could also see about going back to school to try and wait this thing out. Don't know if it will work things are looking pretty dire.

My husband and I have given up looking for work here. My unemployment has still not been approved and they say it could take 6 weeks. It is only week two and we are getting evicted Friday. Plan is to sell everything we have left and start hitchhiking since we had to sell both cars already. Montana and N Dakota are having an oil boom and I hear there is work there or we may head to North West Canada where there are jobs working for the oil sands. We are good hard working people and I have faith that somewhere out there must be companies with work looking for people like us.

Chin up OP you are young and strong and that will get you through a lot of things. I hope someday soon all of us struggling to get by can look back on this a laugh. Maybe I will be able to best my fathers stories of living during the depression. We can torture our kids/grandkids with tales of the Great Economic Downturn.

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