I am at the point, where I feel like I don't have enough experience ANYWHERE!! Even after going to school and graduating, I feel hopeless. :(
When you’re out there in today’s market trying to find employment you’re oblivious to others looking right along side of you. It can be intense, frustrating and depressing. Especially when you have a family to care for and bills to pay.
I find stepping back, re-evaluating your skill set and making changes to your key words helps. I recently found an old resume from 14 years ago that showcased skills I hadn’t used in some time and I do plan on... see more
Please forgive me if I keep coming off negative but does anyone else feel like they have to keep starting from the bottom? I had two layoffs in the last two years and I don’t want a “foot in the door” job. I have viable, transferable skills, and I keep getting bull recommendations for receptionists or jobs that are totally outside of my skill scope. I have a degree. I have years of experience and ready to keep growing. Is anyone else having/had... see more
I've had jobs that some people think are bad or distasteful. I'm trying to get regular jobs but my resume is getting in the way. If I don't list these jobs, I have basically no employment history. When I list them, I'm normally rejected right away or get called in for some extra, personal interviews where I'm asked all sorts of personal questions about the work.
Yesterday I had one job I applied for tell me the position has been filled already, I was never called for an interview but that’s not what this post is about. Now, I really wanted that job but I do have three other jobs that I have applied to and am waiting for an answer. That was yesterday. I never thought it would get as bad as what I saw today.
I applied at a Barnes and Noble in my area (the only Barnes and Noble in my area) as a part time... see more
I have applied to over 40 places in about a month. Overwhelming sure, but no big. I do work but I have experience and degree in a field I studied for. Now I’m moving to office work. Each interview I have I have heard I am over qualified. I get it and you want to pay what I give in return but if I’m willing to work for you at least let me put the qualification to the test to gain more experience. Each company is different.
A resume more than 2 pages is too much. A resume is meant for relevant work history for jobs you are applying for. Of course there are exceptions - like a federal or military resume. Those are set to a specific criteria that had to be followed for document review.
I have been searching for weeks now I apply for a job then I get a email saying that other candidates better match what we’re looking for I’m getting so sad I’ve been trying for sleeks as I said before.
What do you feel is more important or do you think it is a combination of both that current employers are looking for?
Here is the way it seems to be. With the current job hiring manager choices, there is an approximate window from age twenty to forty-five that you are considered 'employable', then ageism becomes an issue and the managers lose their mind when they find out that one is over forty-five. They get to use the excuse that they 'found a more qualified' candidate and it is impossible to prove otherwise. I lack faith in hr to stand behind a candidate... see more
I have two degrees and yet can’t get a job. Why go to school and end up owing all this money to loans. I feel like it was a waste of time because most employers say they want you to have experience; therefore they end up giving someone the job that doesn’t have a degree just because experience. It makes no sense!