Amanda Jackson
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It’s been very hard on me to get a job where I don’t have my Ged. I have been studying to take my test but without that an I haven’t had a job ever it’s been very rough. I’ve worked with people over the years cleaning there homes like dusting mopping vacuuming there carpets. Cleaning there kitchens washing dishes wiping everything off. Cleaning there bathroom area shower sinks toilets floors. I been trying really hard to get a job in something I enjoy doing. I wouldn’t mind being able to work with helping the elders in nursing homes. Hope everyone has a good day an God bless

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Hilda Paloma

Hey get your GED online

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David Church

Amanda: Ditto the contribution of Patricia Phileger; You might also consider incorporating and become more formally self-employed; You can have business cards printed for a nominal fee and as Patricia Philegar suggested, stop by local businesses and introduce yourself and drop off a flyer or 2. Definitely take your GED and this will help a great deal in putting forth your education.

You're definitely on the right course and you are to be commended for you hard work and perseverance; You just need that piece of paper to satisfy the "bureaucracy" .

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Jun Wan

Besides trying to find employment, another path could be starting your own. Grow your cleaning client list with your great service, and before you know it, you may need to hire others for your cleaning business.

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Laura Turner

I like this article, focuses more on strengths that degrees - hope you find it helpful. Good luck in your job search!

https://bestgedclasses.org/jobs-without-diploma-or-ged/

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Patricia Phlieger

There are usually small community colleges that will help you out on getting your GED. If you have someone who can study with you it helps. My mom got her GED after the age of 50. In the meantime if you like animals there are local shelters and vet clinics always needing help. Also might try talking to some of the local small businesses about cleaning jobs. Those jobs pay better than cleaning houses. Good luck and God bless.

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Will Rhudy

Amanda Jackson I grew up in a small town in Indiana with 2 nursing homes. I had friends that worked as aids/kitchen help/activities coordinators without a GED and several are still there and have worked their way up to supervisors, administrators and CNA's. You may find yourself taking an initial job that is similar to some of your previous work experience, but once you get you foot in the door it will be easier to talk with your managers about what it takes to advance up the career ladder at the facility. Companies always like promoting from within as you already know how things work and have proven yourself to be a trusted employee...some nursing homes will even provide education assistance to help you finish your GED or get started on some of the certificates that will help you advance as a care giver.

I think it's awesome that you are drawn to working with the elderly, my grandfather spent the last year of his life in one of these facilities and I know that the kindness and compassion that the nurses and aids truly helped him and helped my family.

Stay positive! If you have any specific questions about how to write your resume or interview prep feel free to reach out, happy to help!

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Michelle Earle

I’m so sorry you are having a hard time @AmandaJackson! Keep your chin up. You are definitely doing the right thing by studying for the test to get your GED as that’ll help open more jobs up to you. Health aides is a great idea from John Huang and another option if you want to work in a nursing home or hospital setting is becoming a CNA (certified nursing assistant). More info on CNA training programs here: https://www.registerednursing.org/certified-nursing-assistant/#becoming-cna

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John Huang

Hey Amanda it sounds like you are on the right track so good luck in finishing up the test. One role that you may want to consider is home health aide. I believe the qualifications are more flexible and usually no prior experience is necessary. The experience you will gain can then set you up well for working in a nursing home. Good luck!

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