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Tony Molina

0 IT experience but i want to work in the field.

Any working professionals in the Information Technology industry that have any Advice for a guy who wants an IT job but can't seem to land a job, even at the entry level?

Adrian Wilson

Maybe try some temp jobs - it could help you build up some experience, which will make you more appealing to employers for a full-time job.

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Kathy McMurtury

Beginner Experience

I graduated from college on May 4th, but haven't been able to find a job since then. I have terrible social anxiety, which makes anything social very awkward, and puts me on edge around new...

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One option that worked out for me was work through a temp agencies. I would recommend to do your research because each agency has a specific method on how they operate.

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Dyniecia Smith

What if you dont have an job history

I have no job history and I was wondering how would that work out if I field out a application?

Anthony HarringtonUsflag

Hi Dyniecia:

That's a great question! Having a resume is almost a necessity in this day and age of applying for jobs online.

If you lack work experience in an official capacity, your...

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Angela Janes

Decisions, Decisions

I am proud and thankful I was able to be a stay at home mom for 23 years! I didn't only raise my children I raised my children's friends, still am. My 24 year old is a veterinarian student,...

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Isabella Daniels

I completely know what you're going through, Angela! But remember - you aren't completely without experience! Raising children takes a lot of work, so for all that time, you were working as a...

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Ryan O'Neil

FYI Angela, there's no thumbs down on this site. I'm sure many people get what you're saying, if not they've lived it too. We're all about support here!

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Starting Out

Recently, I've been looking for a job. I'm only 16 years old and it seems that not many people want to hire someone without much experience. How do I go about trying to find a job in this...

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Laila Nashat

I would suggest checking with your local grocery stores, movie theaters, fast food restaurants community programs, and retail stores such as Target. You can see if any of these places are...

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Thank you so much. I appreciate it, this was very helpful☺️

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Sonia Torres

Application

Well, I've been searching and I finally got a few replies. According to them I might be over aged for some jobs that I have applied to. Or I'm not experienced on the kind of work I applied to....

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Alan Fletcher

One the job training in dead but you can get career training and job readiness from a number of local career resource centers. Don’t wait for a company to accommodate your career training...

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Sonia Torres

Thanks for that. I'm working on that now. This is no easy task. Looking for work is a draining job as it is..

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Hailey jensen

Just looking

at the age of 15 its kinda hard to find a job that will first, hire a 15 year old and also hire a person with no real job experience. But I'm determined so hope to get a call or an email soon....

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You are young. You will find something because you are very determined too. I wish you luck. Take your time and hunt for something you truly want to do, something that brings joy to your...

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Hailey jensen

That is very true and I guess I never thought of it like that. Thank you for the great advice.

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I DID IT

I am a 18 year old who has been looking for a job for a little bit and I've been searching for what I can do. Many jobs didn't hire me because I had no working experience. I came across...

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Alyssa Hicks

That's awesome, Kiara! Let us know how everything goes!

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Shannon August

How can I get hired in my field with no hands on experience?

I am a mother of 3 and I have to work a full time job to support them !!!! I wanted a better career to support them ... I didn't have the time to sit into a classroom so I took some classes...

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Go to places where you want work at and ask if you can talk to manager. Just explain the manager your situation and some understand and they will probably give you opportunity. Sometimes...

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Shannon August

Thank for the advice... but now all I am getting is that they will give me a call.

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Never hireing

Why is it that I have been applying to jobs from age 14 and they say 16+. Now I'm 17 still never had a job been on many interviews never got a job, and now everything say 18+. Can I just catch...

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Genevieve Legrand

Hello Jacques,
I know it can be very frustrating to find a job. One thing I would suggest you do if you aren't already is to follow up on your applications and after your interviews. Also try...

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Deborah Marshall

I only had this job for one month

I was so excited to have this opportunity to prove myself but I guess this was not for me because today they let me go. I had no experience and they knew that and there were missteps I guess...

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Cathy Adams

When you are hired for jobs that you lack experience in, don't rely on them to fully train you in person. Most jobs have computer based training that you can do on your own time. Over the...

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Suzy Law

No skills

What does someone who has very little jobs skills do to find employment?

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I would check around your community first. They tend to be more lenient on hiring people. Other than that, many employers are looking for people to do some sort of laboring such as warehouse,...

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Jocelyn Mckinney

I'm 15 I've never had a real job but I want one and no one will hire me I wanted to get a summer job but my summer is almost over so maybe just a weekend job.

I'm hard working and confident that all of my work will be done to the letter. I don't like summer because it gives me nothing to do all day but be lazy so I wanted to get a job but no one...

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Jeff Grant

Weekend car wash? Babysitting? Dog walking?

Build yourself up, advertise, talk to neighbors.

Good luck!

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Shankeythia Pickens

Hmmm

What position and company is the best for first time workers? And why? I have no work experience so who would consider hiring a person in my position?
Any suggestions?

Marcus Jordan

Great question Shankeythia.
Your age is a good indicator of what type of jobs you would qualify for. Most states have work rules for job applicants under 18 years of age limiting the amount...

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Matt Dimps

Sales associate, stock, dishwasher, cashier

In need of any job right now. Looking for one that'll take in a 16 year old with no experience. Willing to work no matter what. Willing to work any shift!
#16 #noexperience

Dylan Jameson

Have you checked with fast food places and grocery stores that are near where you live? Movie theaters are also good.

Matt Dimps

I've did try a lot! I tried McDonald's & stuff. Once try searching more

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Heidi Mecham

Professional advice

My son recently graduated from high school. We live in a rural state and small town. We are having a tough time helping him find what would really be his first job. He is not getting calls...

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Lisa Renwick

Hi, If you son has not had a job before have him get letters of recognitions. These could run from a Pastor, a teacher, a coach a well-respected neighbor. If he has done any volunteer work...

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Kya mae
Kya mae 1 mth

Been searching for job but no one will hire because of age.

I'm 16 about to turn 17 in September I have tried to apply to many places some will not hire me either because I am a girl. Or because I have no experience. Or because of my age... How am I...

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Marcus Jordan

Hi Kya,
The state of Ohio doesn’t require a work permit or limit the amount of work hours you can clock in per week when you turn 17 but a 16 you do have daily & weekly work hours limits....

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Hamad Hussain

Manager

I feel depressed .. i havent found a job in months....
No one wants to hire me because I have no experience and I never worked in my life before ...I just really hate myself.... I don't have...

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Michael Esko

Dude. This resume breaks so many rules. If you fix this your chance would be 50x better.

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I feel depressed .. i havent found a job in months....

No one wants to hire me because I have no experience and I never worked in my life before ...I just really hate myself.... I don't have any money right now ...and I'm going hungry THIS...

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Sasha Contreras

Did you follow up at the places where you applied with a phone call or a visit? If you didn't, then I'd recommend you do that.

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Done!

I received my Associates Degree in Health Administration in Dec, have been applying for positions ever since. So tired of being told I don't have the experience.....Really!? Iv been in the...

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Veronica Roberts

Could it be that they need you to have experience in administration and you have it in other healthcare areas? Maybe you could try doing a little bit of volunteering to gain some experience....

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