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Re: still cant find a job - October 27th 2016, 11:39 PM

Hey there!

Don't give up hope! It took me 6 months to find my new job. You just have to wait for the right one to come along

Life may have a specific job for you that life wants you to have, maybe it wasn't at the coffee shop or the other places you've interviewed in. There's a reason for everything - or perhaps you haven't found one yet because life thinks you're not ready.

I lucked into this job that I have received last week, and before this, I had ten interviews, applied to thirty places, and still got nothing. Just don't give up, I know it may seem impossible to find a job, but you will find one in time.

I don't know if there's a community agency where you live with job employment services, but perhaps that's something to look into if you haven't done so already? Perhaps you need to work on building your resume by volunteering places or adding more to it as well?

Don't give up hope, I didn't, and I got one. Even though it seemed impossible to me at the time, I kept pushing on and on, and my persistence has paid off.


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Re: still cant find a job - October 28th 2016, 01:28 AM

I've applied to almost 200 jobs in the last 18-ish months. My employment record had been spotty at best. That even accounts for a willingness to work in retail despite my university education.

My best advice is to volunteer. Find places where you can do little things and build your skills. It'll be good because it'll also fill the employment gap. I usually make it seem like it's a "regular part time job" cause it doesn't matter that it's not like that (not lying though mind you). I just don't say either way. I list it as something I did and acquired skills doing. Sometime I write (volunteer) beside the title. Being able to speak to my volunteer experience has helped to get interviews.




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Re: still cant find a job - October 29th 2016, 12:53 PM

Keep on applying and be realistic. When you are a teenager, you may have to work the fast food job where you smell like hamburgers when you go home. You will probably have to work weekends in all jobs. There is really no way around that one. Most shifts are a minimum of 4 hours so you should try to have several days you're available in 6 hour blocks.


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