Pamela Scogins
over 6 months ago
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I am so frustrated! I've been submitting applications and resumes online as well as inquiring in person to companies of interest. I've changed my resume 4 times and re-written cover letters to many times to count. For 6 months I've been actively searching for a decent job that pays a living wage. I'm beginning to feel disheartened. I find it ridiculous that we live in a society that will flay you for being out of work, will call you lazy and worthless, yet you have to basically grovel for even menial positions paying pennies. You're judged and expected to play a part in order to do a job and earn a living. Just to add injury to insult, all the apps are online and impersonal, take hours with personality assessments so that algorithms can decide if you "fit". Oh, and WHY, do I do I have to upload my resume if I'm going to be required to COMPLETELY fill in an application, time job seekers could be begging another employer to give them a chance to earn a living and buy basic necessities.

okay, that was a short rant and I do appreciate having an outlet of fellow frustrated job seekers to vent to.

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Cathy Lowery

Once you apply online for jobs, call the employers and ask for an interview. Don't just beat around the bush and ask if they received your resume or application. Be willing to work overnight shifts, late evenings and weekends. You might not have a social life, but you will probably be hired. Very few applicants apply to work night shifts or 12 hour, 3 day weekend shifts. Also, a little extra training and a few certifications go a long way in getting you hired. Find some online websites that offer free training and certifications in the latest versions of office software, and other business related stuff. This shows employers that you are willing to take initiative to learn stuff without being required to do so. It will show that you do something productive with your spare time. You will not look lazy.

Once you apply online for jobs, call the employers and ask for an interview. Don't just beat around the bush and ask if they received your resume or application. Be willing to work overnight shifts, late evenings and weekends. You might not have a social life, but you will probably be hired. Very few applicants apply to work night shifts or 12 hour, 3 day weekend shifts. Also, a little extra training and a few certifications go a long way in getting you hired. Find some online websites that offer free training and certifications in the latest versions of office software, and other business related stuff. This shows employers that you are willing to take initiative to learn stuff without being required to do so. It will show that you do something productive with your spare time. You will not look lazy.

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myles lupo

There is only a 4% success rate of applying for jobs online. Meeting with managers directly and requesting an interview is much more efficient. Don't even bother asking if they are hiring. Walk in, ask to see a manager, and tell ask them when the best time would be that week to schedule an interview. It will work more than online applying like everyone else.

There is only a 4% success rate of applying for jobs online. Meeting with managers directly and requesting an interview is much more efficient. Don't even bother asking if they are hiring. Walk in, ask to see a manager, and tell ask them when the best time would be that week to schedule an interview. It will work more than online applying like everyone else.

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Elaine Hopkins

I have learned that the actual interview is just to see whether the employer and co-workers can like you. If not then move on to a better fit. My greatest frustration is just like yours, l0l. What works for me is speaking with other and staying busy changing. Yes change is good and building is better. You may find you may have great skill sets but need work on customer service.

I went to work for a day serving at an event. The party had hookers and pimps mixed with hardcore Christians. The people that were impossible to satisfy weren't the pimps or hookers. I learned to appreciate the opportunity and now I am spending time learning to become a life coach. Reward yourself when your thoughts are negative. Best regards

I have learned that the actual interview is just to see whether the employer and co-workers can like you. If not then move on to a better fit. My greatest frustration is just like yours, l0l. What works for me is speaking with other and staying busy changing. Yes change is good and building is better. You may find you may have great skill sets but need work on customer service.

I went to work for a day serving at an event. The party had hookers and pimps mixed with hardcore Christians. The people that were impossible to satisfy weren't the pimps or hookers. I learned to appreciate the opportunity and now I am spending time learning to become a life coach. Reward yourself when your thoughts are negative. Best regards

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panchali karmakar

so sad Pamela...me too....in dis same position....nd also getting frustrations.... due to present poor cndition of finance.....i m disable to think any positive way to move out from dis shell too....really.....just disgusting dituation...

so sad Pamela...me too....in dis same position....nd also getting frustrations.... due to present poor cndition of finance.....i m disable to think any positive way to move out from dis shell too....really.....just disgusting dituation...

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chavous smith

I was frustrated too doing the same as you so I just started filling out applications for city or state jobs and now I have four interviews this week so I suggest you should try that route and leave them b.s. jobs to the little people but my blessings is with you don't give up

I was frustrated too doing the same as you so I just started filling out applications for city or state jobs and now I have four interviews this week so I suggest you should try that route and leave them b.s. jobs to the little people but my blessings is with you don't give up

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CYNTHIA BOBBETT

Try security officer positions.

Try security officer positions.

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Nolan Snell

Maybe take a couple of online courses? Volunteer at a church to feed the hungry? Go on that diet or workout?

You need to vary your routine or else the sheer boredom of constant job hunting will get to you.

Maybe take a couple of online courses? Volunteer at a church to feed the hungry? Go on that diet or workout?

You need to vary your routine or else the sheer boredom of constant job hunting will get to you.

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Sarah Wilson

I understand your position as soon as I dumbed down my resume I was hired. Corperations want complete morons!! Its insane!

I understand your position as soon as I dumbed down my resume I was hired. Corperations want complete morons!! Its insane!

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Kyle Tompkins

Honestly at times we try too hard. It's not about the work it's about the quality of your work. You shouldn't have to change your resume to suit the job. Your resume is your life's work. Build a strong resume from your most valued job experience and stick to it. If you're desperate for any job drop the resume. The application itself will be your best tool if you are looking outside your skill set. Give each block on the application due dilagence. If you have gaps in employment have a good explanation as to why. Don't leave unanswered questions or blanks on this tool. Half the time I don't bother with a resume because of how poorly written they are. Then when looking over an application if it's not properly filled out or the penmanship looks like a two year old got a hold of the pen I scrap them as well. Believe it or not if you are honest with how you answer these assessments they show allot of good qualities and maybe some not so good but overall they give a good interpretation of who you are as a productive member of the workforce.

Honestly at times we try too hard. It's not about the work it's about the quality of your work. You shouldn't have to change your resume to suit the job. Your resume is your life's work. Build a strong resume from your most valued job experience and stick to it. If you're desperate for any job drop the resume. The application itself will be your best tool if you are looking outside your skill set. Give each block on the application due dilagence. If you have gaps in employment have a good explanation as to why. Don't leave unanswered questions or blanks on this tool. Half the time I don't bother with a resume because of how poorly written they are. Then when looking over an application if it's not properly filled out or the penmanship looks like a two year old got a hold of the pen I scrap them as well. Believe it or not if you are honest with how you answer these assessments they show allot of good qualities and maybe some not so good but overall they give a good interpretation of who you are as a productive member of the workforce.

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Denise Edwards

Yeah, it's frustrating and when I finally got a job I was mistreated by a couple of the women for no apparent reason. I guess they viewed me as an intruder because I started at $10 an hour instead of their minimal wage. Yes, they somehow found out, my lips were sealed. They treated me like trash and reported me to the supervisor for nothing. He ended up taking their side. I resigned. The End.

Yeah, it's frustrating and when I finally got a job I was mistreated by a couple of the women for no apparent reason. I guess they viewed me as an intruder because I started at $10 an hour instead of their minimal wage. Yes, they somehow found out, my lips were sealed. They treated me like trash and reported me to the supervisor for nothing. He ended up taking their side. I resigned. The End.

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