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Angry Anyone else having a really hard time finding work? - January 18th 2010, 05:21 AM

I've been out of high school for a year and a half and now I'm starting to really hunt for a job. Which I'm finding to be a real downer. I applied for Pizza Hut online and immediately after submitting my application I was rejected, told there was no positions that met my qualifications. What makes it even harder is I have no experience. Then there's these places that I ask and call to see if there hiring and I've given my name multiple times and no interview when they are hiring. My friend works at this one mcdonalds I've been trying and everytime I go in there they are supposedly hiring. I've had my application in there for four months and nothing. No interview. I can't re apply because it hasn't been six months yet. My dad works at walmart so he's trying to get me in there, but of course there not hiring right now. I want to work so bad. Not only for the money, but for something to keep my mind off of things. Keep me busy. I'm just really frustrated right now.
   
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Re: Anyone else having a really hard time finding work? - January 18th 2010, 05:32 AM

The economy is in a slump, it's just not as easy right now as it was 2 years ago.
I finished tech school in November and have been applying for jobs left and right, and no luck for me either. So you're definitely not alone.


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Re: Anyone else having a really hard time finding work? - January 18th 2010, 06:10 AM

Yeah I know the economy sucks. Its really frustrating when you have no experience and these jobs want experience, but in order to get experience you have to have a job. Its like ahhhh!!



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Re: Anyone else having a really hard time finding work? - January 18th 2010, 06:15 AM

Try applying in local stores, not like Walmart or Pizza Hut just local brands.


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Re: Anyone else having a really hard time finding work? - January 18th 2010, 06:28 AM

I'm in the exact same situation. Jobs always require experience but how can we get experience when nobody will hire us in the first place?! I've been trying to get a job for about 2 years now and I've never gotten even a callback. Very frustrating! Just keep applying and make sure you call the stores and talk to the managers and all that...hopefully someone will at least give you an interview. Good luck!


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Re: Anyone else having a really hard time finding work? - January 18th 2010, 07:10 AM

Ok, I must just be lucky because every single time I have ever applied anywhere I have always received a call back for an interview. Jewel Osco, I was called back in a week and hired for about a year before I quit. Menards called me and back but couldn't hire me because they had a policy against relatives working there together and my brother already works there. And just over winter break I got a job with a local doggy daycare business because they get intensly busy over the winter break and I fit the dates perfectly.

You have to stress a strong point for example with my applications I always make it a point to talk about how I have been involved with Boy Scouts nearly my entire life and employers eat it up. Find something that shows leadership whether its being actively involved at school or a club outside of school and you should be able to do better.

As for stores like Walmart you just have to keep trying because they tend to have 3 or 4 times a year they hire like 4 or more new kids at a time, it was the same at Jewel Osco.
   
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Re: Anyone else having a really hard time finding work? - January 18th 2010, 10:08 AM

Hey, if nothing turns up, you could volunteer in a charity shop for a while and that will give you retail experience for your CV. It really is hard to get a job without expereince these days, but my was in the same position as you and volunteered two days a week and after a while found a job easily with that experience.
   
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Re: Anyone else having a really hard time finding work? - January 18th 2010, 10:20 AM

Yeah, I had a temporary job over Christmas but now I cannot find anything.
I have been told that my best bet is to wait until summer and possibly get a temp job then.

I have applied of university this year and a lot of uni's will help you find a job usually within the Uni. I have my lifeguard qualification but cannot find a job, most uni's have a pool and hire students as lifeguards.

I definitely agree with volunteering in a charity shop. That is how I got the experience that got me my temporary job.
   
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