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i need a job - July 30th 2014, 06:52 PM

I have been looking for a full time job for a while now and no one will hire me i have tried every place i can think of i have gone in person and applied online. i just graduated from high school too. i need a job and i dont know what else to do


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Re: i need a job - July 30th 2014, 07:03 PM

Have you tried talking to friends and relatives? Maybe they know someone that can give you an opportunity. I was able to get my job after talking to my Aunt. Maybe a friend or relative can do the same for you.
   
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Re: i need a job - July 30th 2014, 07:09 PM

i have tried that


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Re: i need a job - July 30th 2014, 07:32 PM

If you know anything related with bookkeeping/IT or PA stuff, I can help you.
If not, sorry... :/
Tbh i think jobs are really hard to find without a phd...
   
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Re: i need a job - July 30th 2014, 08:00 PM

You just need to keep looking. I don't know what help is available where you are but when I was without a job there were many services that offered help and assistance, as well as volunteer opportunities and training classes. Ask around and see what's available to you and go with that.

Finding a job can be difficult, and it's not getting any easier. You might want to consider some volunteer work to build up a better CV/resume before you start to make yourself more desirable to employers.

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Re: i need a job - July 30th 2014, 08:23 PM

Do volunteer work if possible try to become more appealing to possible employees.
   
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Re: i need a job - July 30th 2014, 08:41 PM

I think what the guys before me have said it some pretty solid advice, the key being any experience counts. Put yourself out there in a volunteer capacity and evidence that on your CV, it'll really help you stand out from the other 40 school leavers applying for the role.

The biggest mistake I made when I left school was being picky, I thought I was better than a lot of the roles available too me, far too intelligent to lower myself to them. Wrong. Bottom of the ladder is where you've got to start, the only way is up from there. Don't be choosey, we all have to start somewhere.

Make sure you CV has everything a recruiter is looking for, there are some great tools online to help you develop a really effective CV.

I think finally, it's really important to keep your mind active whilst you're out of work. My partner and I both work but we both make time to do several courses a year on websites like edx.org or futurelearn.com - keeps you on your toes and you're forever learning new things.
   
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Re: i need a job - July 30th 2014, 10:23 PM

In the USA, the economy is rough and I think it's just as bad in other countries. Speaking from personal experience, right now it may be hard to get a full-time job just right out of high school without more experience or learning a trade. A lot of people I know work just under full-time, like 32 or 30 hours a week or they work 2 jobs.

One reason for that is that it is cheaper to hire a part-time person and offer part-time benefits. Even hospitals are cutting down on full-time positions and using part-timers.

The first step is to find any job if you do not have previous job experience. Any job is hard to find usually. Next, try to make your self as open as possible. Realize that you may end up working every weekend depending on what skills you have to offer.

Volunteer experience may help, but in all honesty I would be open to working part-time.

I would also start an excel spreadsheet and keep track of where you have applied. Most places have job applications online. Keep track of the date and when you applied. Sometimes calling may help them review your application but a lot of places don't want to deal with it at this time.
   
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Re: i need a job - August 3rd 2014, 07:44 PM

got turned down for another job


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Re: i need a job - August 3rd 2014, 08:03 PM

Don't let a rejection get you down, we've all been there. I've had my fair few rejection emails in my time and sometimes they don't even answer you at all! You've got to just keep doing your best and you'll get a job soon enough. You're only 18, you've got plenty of time.



   
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Re: i need a job - August 4th 2014, 12:43 AM

Rejections suck, but honestly, last summer I applied to 50 places and got nothing. This summer I applied to 20 and only got offered 1.

Volunteering is a good way to develop some good experience and also last summer when I couldn't find a job I ended up being offered a job to work with one of the families I met where I volunteer. So you never know what will come out of it.

Reviewing your resume might be a good idea too just in case that there is something on it that is causing people to turn you down (did you get fired or did you not explain very well what you got out of your last job etc.)




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