I have been searching for work for the past 6 months, literally applied for over 200 positions. (Believe it!) I have a graduate degree that doesn’t seem to be worth the paper it’s printed on. I continuously hear more & more people talk about how it SEEMS like places are hiring but they’re NOT REALLY hiring. I spoke with a store manager today who confirmed that positions/jobs posted on career sites are often not taken down when the position has already been filled…. & to be completely transparent, this makes me livid! I’m sure there are others who have been busting their a** to apply for jobs THAT DON’T even exist! I have personally experienced anxiety so high I felt like I was in fight or flight for days on end.
I’ve experienced what I perceive to be “educational discrimination” & have considered removing a degree or possibly both of my degrees from my resume (which makes me sick!).
** If anyone has been experiencing anything similar, I have discovered ONE technique that can save you a lot of time. Before applying, call the company first & ask if they are actually hiring. So far, this has gotten me past the career page BS 3 times & I have been asked to directly email my resume to the person on the other line to bypass the 50, 75, 100 people who have applied. It’s also quick & easy and saves time applying for jobs that don’t really exist!
If anyone has discovered other techniques aside from applying on career sites, PLEASE SHARE! I am desperate as I’m sure many of you are as well.