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Blue Dwarf
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NO job is beneath me — yet, I'm unable to land anything!
So, here's my quick story.

My unemployment has run out, and my savings are drained.

I'm getting extremely worried about how I'm going to pay for anything, food being the most important thing right now.

I normally work in hospitality as a cook, but I have been applying at all sorts of jobs; everything and anything I can think of because this time of year is slow when it comes to restaurants hiring new staff—at least in my neck of the woods.

I'm willing to clean shitty toilets, I'm willing to even flip burgers at fast food joints (even though I'd prefer to work in higher end restaurant kitchens). I'm willing to clean houses, paint fences, be a clerk at a gas station.

But no luck.

Before I got into cooking, I was in IT and that work history is still present on my resume. I'm beginning to think it's working against me.

I get rejection letter after rejection letter (or emails). Most of the time, I get no responses. When I do get a response, it's usually "you're overqualified."

I'm 33 years old, so it's not my age.

I'm someone who wants to work, who is willing to take just about any job I can get, but this economy is fucking me over.

I get irritated on here sometimes when I read about people telling others to take whatever job they can find and stop being lazy.

Well, I'm one of those people who is trying to land any job, but with no luck.

What the fuck is going on?

If I don't find something soon, I may be living in my car.
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Thread: Town criers!!, paying just under minimum wage for this service.
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03/08/2012 12:28 AM
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Re: NO job is beneath me — yet, I'm unable to land anything!
If you have IT experience, then you've probably got all the skills you need to start your own computer repair business.

Use free advertising tools like craigslist, ebay classifieds, and backpage to advertise your small business.

I used to be in the same position as you, having to scrape dollars together for food.

Through my contacts from the computer repair business I have been able to land an awesome job.

Read through some of the articles here:
www.technibble.com

There are tons of awesome tips and advice there.
Blue Dwarf  (OP)

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03/08/2012 12:29 AM
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I have a Midwestern accent, so I'm out.
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03/08/2012 12:30 AM
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The problem is that you're looking for a job.

Stop looking for someone else to give you a job and create your own.
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03/08/2012 12:31 AM
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check out foreign jobs in Australia. Sometimes it is better to just up and move.
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03/08/2012 12:32 AM
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if you are a white male you will not find work, simple as that even if there are openings
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03/08/2012 12:33 AM
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The problem is that you're looking for a job.

Stop looking for someone else to give you a job and create your own.
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03/08/2012 12:34 AM
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if you are a white male you will not find work, simple as that even if there are openings
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I'm a white male.

Care to explain why it's working against me?

If I could scrape together enough money, I would love to move.

I'm recently divorced too, so I'm free to go anywhere.

I just need to get my feed underneath me again.
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03/08/2012 12:35 AM
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The problem is that you're looking for a job.

Stop looking for a job and enjoy your free time.
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Fix't.

Last Edited by TurkeyTots on 03/08/2012 12:35 AM
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Re: NO job is beneath me — yet, I'm unable to land anything!
So, here's my quick story.

My unemployment has run out, and my savings are drained.

I'm getting extremely worried about how I'm going to pay for anything, food being the most important thing right now.

I normally work in hospitality as a cook, but I have been applying at all sorts of jobs; everything and anything I can think of because this time of year is slow when it comes to restaurants hiring new staff—at least in my neck of the woods.

I'm willing to clean shitty toilets, I'm willing to even flip burgers at fast food joints (even though I'd prefer to work in higher end restaurant kitchens). I'm willing to clean houses, paint fences, be a clerk at a gas station.

But no luck.

Before I got into cooking, I was in IT and that work history is still present on my resume. I'm beginning to think it's working against me.

I get rejection letter after rejection letter (or emails). Most of the time, I get no responses. When I do get a response, it's usually "you're overqualified."

I'm 33 years old, so it's not my age.

I'm someone who wants to work, who is willing to take just about any job I can get, but this economy is fucking me over.

I get irritated on here sometimes when I read about people telling others to take whatever job they can find and stop being lazy.

Well, I'm one of those people who is trying to land any job, but with no luck.

What the fuck is going on?

If I don't find something soon, I may be living in my car.
 Quoting: Blue Dwarf


Man I feel the pain in your post and I am there with you. On food stamps for the first time ever in my life.
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03/08/2012 12:38 AM
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So, here's my quick story.

My unemployment has run out, and my savings are drained.

I'm getting extremely worried about how I'm going to pay for anything, food being the most important thing right now.

I normally work in hospitality as a cook, but I have been applying at all sorts of jobs; everything and anything I can think of because this time of year is slow when it comes to restaurants hiring new staff—at least in my neck of the woods.

I'm willing to clean shitty toilets, I'm willing to even flip burgers at fast food joints (even though I'd prefer to work in higher end restaurant kitchens). I'm willing to clean houses, paint fences, be a clerk at a gas station.

But no luck.

Before I got into cooking, I was in IT and that work history is still present on my resume. I'm beginning to think it's working against me.

I get rejection letter after rejection letter (or emails). Most of the time, I get no responses. When I do get a response, it's usually "you're overqualified."

I'm 33 years old, so it's not my age.

I'm someone who wants to work, who is willing to take just about any job I can get, but this economy is fucking me over.

I get irritated on here sometimes when I read about people telling others to take whatever job they can find and stop being lazy.

Well, I'm one of those people who is trying to land any job, but with no luck.

What the fuck is going on?

If I don't find something soon, I may be living in my car.
 Quoting: Blue Dwarf


Man I feel the pain in your post and I am there with you. On food stamps for the first time ever in my life.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11662291


You need to stay positive and look on the bright side: free food!

5a
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03/08/2012 12:46 AM
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if you are a white male you will not find work, simple as that even if there are openings
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I'm a white male.

Care to explain why it's working against me?


If I could scrape together enough money, I would love to move.

I'm recently divorced too, so I'm free to go anywhere.

I just need to get my feed underneath me again.
 Quoting: Blue Dwarf




Are you kidding?

Where have you been?
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My suggestion would be, when filling out Apps. Don't put down "IT" on yer Apps. (It Freaks managers out.) like your going to take their position. When you fill out a McDonalds App. Make it look like you just came out of high school. ((Don't over do it))
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Re: NO job is beneath me — yet, I'm unable to land anything!
I'm an employer and have been hiring/training/firing people for 15 years.
I abhore the hiring process because it nets so many damned losers that I have to dredge through to find half ass decent candidates (and I hire people with NO experience). It's difficult to find people that really WANT to work. Most are lazy, have an attitude of entitlement, do just enough to avoid getting fired, come with drug or alcohol problems, saddled with personal drama, find every excuse to not report to work. I offer a comfortable office environment, very good pay, I push for people to show even an ounce of desire to get ahead and live better.

Alas, for every 12 hires, I may be left with 2 decent employees.

You're doing something WRONG if you can't get hired. Employers are begging for decent employees and will even fire someone to make room for a good employee.

Your first and biggest mistake is sending out resumes. Nobody reads them! Every douchebag in America has a resume and every god damned one of them is a lame boilerplate copy of the one before it.

I taught my completely inexperienced 18 year old daughter how to grab an employer's attention, get an interview and land a job.......she had 3 offers on her FIRST DAY of interviewing.
.
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03/08/2012 12:52 AM
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if you are a white male you will not find work, simple as that even if there are openings
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12156358


I'm a white male.

Care to explain why it's working against me?

If I could scrape together enough money, I would love to move.

I'm recently divorced too, so I'm free to go anywhere.

I just need to get my feed underneath me again.
 Quoting: Blue Dwarf


I just heard on the news tonight that Missouri is recovering better than most states. There are jobs available in food service. St Louis area.
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I taught my completely inexperienced 18 year old daughter how to grab an employer's attention, get an interview and land a job.......she had 3 offers on her FIRST DAY of interviewing.
.
 Quoting: BuzzKill


Care to share your tip?
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if you are a white male you will not find work, simple as that even if there are openings
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12156358


I'm a white male.

Care to explain why it's working against me?


If I could scrape together enough money, I would love to move.

I'm recently divorced too, so I'm free to go anywhere.

I just need to get my feed underneath me again.
 Quoting: Blue Dwarf




Are you kidding?

Where have you been?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12155839




The town I live in is LOADED with businesses that ONLY hire women. If the situation was reversed, there would be lawsuits galore, but for whatever reason, white men never ever seem to stand up for themselves, like women and "minorities", who view the white male as the very definition of "evil".

Women occupy most of the government jobs here too. ALL of the homeless, jobless, and highly depressed people here, are white males.

There are also lot's of restaurants that are full of Chinese or Mexican's, but not a white male to be found. White males have (by far) the highest unemployment rate here.

Wanna get a small business loan? Don't even bother trying. Not going to happen, unless you are female, or a "minority". Or... If you already have all the money you need, which means you wouldn't even NEED the loan to begin with.
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I'm an employer and have been hiring/training/firing people for 15 years.
I abhore the hiring process because it nets so many damned losers that I have to dredge through to find half ass decent candidates (and I hire people with NO experience). It's difficult to find people that really WANT to work. Most are lazy, have an attitude of entitlement, do just enough to avoid getting fired, come with drug or alcohol problems, saddled with personal drama, find every excuse to not report to work. I offer a comfortable office environment, very good pay, I push for people to show even an ounce of desire to get ahead and live better.

Alas, for every 12 hires, I may be left with 2 decent employees.

You're doing something WRONG if you can't get hired. Employers are begging for decent employees and will even fire someone to make room for a good employee.

Your first and biggest mistake is sending out resumes. Nobody reads them! Every douchebag in America has a resume and every god damned one of them is a lame boilerplate copy of the one before it.

I taught my completely inexperienced 18 year old daughter how to grab an employer's attention, get an interview and land a job.......she had 3 offers on her FIRST DAY of interviewing.
.
 Quoting: BuzzKill


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Your first and biggest mistake is sending out resumes. Nobody reads them! Every douchebag in America has a resume and every god damned one of them is a lame boilerplate copy of the one before it.
 Quoting: BuzzKill


I'm not just sending resumes out like a cold call or something.

I'm filling out applications (in-person and online).

If they ask for a resume, I'll give them one.

But it's not the focal point of my job search.

It's application after application after application.

I have a great work history, good references, but I'm clearly doing something wrong like you said.

I don't know what, though.
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I taught my completely inexperienced 18 year old daughter how to grab an employer's attention, get an interview and land a job.......she had 3 offers on her FIRST DAY of interviewing.
.
 Quoting: BuzzKill


Care to share your tip?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1540755


He already REVEALED the secret.

18 year old DAUGHTER. I'm sure that get's the employers attention right off the bat.

Now try an 18 year old son, and see what happens.
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check out foreign jobs in Australia. Sometimes it is better to just up and move.
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Fuck you asshat there is no jobs here either
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I taught my completely inexperienced 18 year old daughter how to grab an employer's attention, get an interview and land a job.......she had 3 offers on her FIRST DAY of interviewing.
.
 Quoting: BuzzKill


Care to share your tip?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1540755


He already REVEALED the secret.

18 year old DAUGHTER. I'm sure that get's the employers attention right off the bat.

Now try an 18 year old son, and see what happens.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12155839


So... the secret to getting a job is to get a sex change??
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I have a great work history, good references, but I'm clearly doing something wrong like you said.
 Quoting: Blue Dwarf


No you are not doing anything wrong, you are being judged by psychopaths.
You do not have a good work history in their eyes, because you are currently out of a job.
Yes, its unbelievable, but the currently mentally disturbed evil psychopaths consider you unworthy to work, if you are out of work.......
Illogical yes, but its how they are, and are allowed to get away with it.
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Be advised, people.

This forum is crawling with disinfo shills, whose job is to convince you that things are not really as bad as they seem. Their job is to try and convince you that YOU are the problem, and not the current environment.

Banana republic dictators have been using this propaganda tactic for as long as there's been civilizations. And the internet is chocked full of SHILLS who's job is to convince you that things are much better then they actually are.

They don't NEED a job themselves, because YOUR tax money pays their salaries. They "earn" their daily bread off of YOUR backs, while lying to you is their job.
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I taught my completely inexperienced 18 year old daughter how to grab an employer's attention, get an interview and land a job.......she had 3 offers on her FIRST DAY of interviewing.
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 Quoting: BuzzKill


Care to share your tip?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1540755


He already REVEALED the secret.

18 year old DAUGHTER. I'm sure that get's the employers attention right off the bat.

Now try an 18 year old son, and see what happens.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12155839


So... the secret to getting a job is to get a sex change??
 Quoting: TurkeyTots


Either that, or learn Spanish, and act as if you aren't a natural born citizen.
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Forget the online job websites. You'll never hear from them. The ones that responded to me were places like contractors who'll send you out to interviews that fit your skills. Some companies like working with these places because they do all the preemployment screening and reference calling for them and all they need to do is the interview.

The other time I heard back (and got the job) was when I went to the place I wanted to work at, took a look at what they were hiring for and applied to the one I was qualified for the most. They did not advertise on those big online job sites, so they did not have thousands of applications to sort through.
"Arrows of hate have been shot at me too, but they never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world, with which I have no connection whatsoever." - Albert Einstein
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I'm this close to moving up to North Dakota by a friend of mine, live in a trailer and work in the oil fields.

I hear they're hiring.

I'll be visiting all of my local landscaping companies tomorrow, but I have a feeling I'll be the only white guy, and will be shit out of luck again.
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I have a Midwestern accent, so I'm out.
 Quoting: Blue Dwarf


Ah, damn. Sorry bud.
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if you are a white male you will not find work, simple as that even if there are openings
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I'm a white male.

Care to explain why it's working against me?

 Quoting: Blue Dwarf


Decoded it means that you are not "white" enough and since you are still "white" in some sense there is no affirmative action for you.

If you are a WASP you should have no problems landing a job somewhere managing somebody doing something.

If you are Slavic in origin then you may as well just kill yourself right now and sadly I am not joking.

Between those two extremes YMMV.

If you're good with languages learn some Chinese and GTF out of this hell hole before some real shit comes down.
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I taught my completely inexperienced 18 year old daughter how to grab an employer's attention, get an interview and land a job.......she had 3 offers on her FIRST DAY of interviewing.
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 Quoting: BuzzKill


Care to share your tip?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1540755


He already REVEALED the secret.

18 year old DAUGHTER. I'm sure that get's the employers attention right off the bat.

Now try an 18 year old son, and see what happens.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12155839


So... the secret to getting a job is to get a sex change??
 Quoting: TurkeyTots


Or start talking with a lisp.
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