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Bree Sobowale
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I'm having such a hard time looking for work. Sometimes I really sit back and wonder if I'm doing something wrong with my job search. Was it the way I formatted my job resume or my work history? Are these jobs really hiring? Why so many job postings with super long wait time for a response back? I feel like throwing my degree in the trash sometimes. What's the point? And now funds are getting tight for me and I had to actually pawn a few of my valuables just so i can pay off some late bills. Our economy and job searching sucks. :( #jobsearch #advice #application

UPDATE: I guess it's just the timing of how long companies will reply back but I GOT HIRED! Found great permanent opprtunity near where I live that matches my experience. Thanks to everyone who tried helping me but I'm officially done with job searching. #hired

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Ronnie Smith
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Go to a staffing agency I went through a staffing Agency filled out paperwork on a Friday started on a Tuesday making $19 an hour and the only thing I had to do was pass a drug test

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Karen Alridge
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Stated you have to build a network friends. Family everyone you contact with create a LinkedIn profile clean up social media pages send resume to ziprecruiter or other online recruitment sites. Apply for temporary positions many applications get hired full-time permanent this route. Resume get you an interview you have to continue to market yourself until you got a job offer, if you don't get a response keep trying and improve your credibility and credentials best of luck

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Karen Alridge
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I agree with Veronica Jefferson when searching for employment you are a company of 1 and you are the product you have to Master selling yourself to employers. In addition to what Veronica is

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Veronica Jefferson
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Brittany,

Recruiting/Hiring processes are very broken/poor, but this is nothing new as its always been like this for years. Companies are hiring but because of these poor practices paired with millions of other people also job searching, and ridiculous ATS (applicant tracking systems), applying any job is comparable to trying to win the lottery.

What you should know is this:

  • How you tailor your resume and market yourself is crucial. You should have your resume reviewed, as this is a common problem why people struggle. If you ever want help with this, I build resumes for people to help them.

  • Roughly 80% of resumes are never reviewed by a company/HR, which means thousands of resumes/applications are automatically eliminated due to ATS, and their poor structure. These ATS scans resumes for certain keywords and details, and if your resume is not tailored correctly to increase your chances of bypassing these, you will never get past any ATS at all.

  • Lastly, this is a big one - SO many people automatically assume that applying for jobs warrants an interview. This is not true. Just because you've applied for a job, multiple jobs doesn't mean you will automatically get interviews. IF your resume/background sparks enough interest, a company might initiate contact to schedule a phone/virtual or in-person interview. So the key is knowing how to market yourself, stand out from others when applying for positions.

  • The waiting game is beyond your control. This is partly due to several issues: short-staffing and/or poor recruiting/hiring practices. So when you apply for positions, many companies take a long time to return any form of communication as courtesy, if they even do at all. Again, not a guarantee. Good companies with good recruiters/hiring managers will move faster in interviewing and offering employment; usually within 2-3 weeks, but you never know what these companies are as they differ.

I suggest that you first have your resume reviewed because 80% of the time, this is what hurts their chances of landing any interviews because there is always room for improvement that people don't even realize. Once you resume is reviewed, revisit job opportunities and keep trying.

Best.

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VARGHESE KOTTEKAROTTE
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Pray for others...I pray for your need. God will bless us both.

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VARGHESE KOTTEKAROTTE
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God has his own time

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Robert Envall
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Just grab a McJob to get through the tough times

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Steven Ransom
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I think feeling discouraged is one of the hardest things to get through. It feels heavy, stuck, sad, and even hopeless sometimes. When you feel discouraged, ...

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Jesse Walters
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I am in the same boat. I have been looking for over two months now with nothing to show for it except for one crappy interview. Gas prices are also making ot very hard to look for jobs.

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Frank Dolese
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So many companies use an auto screening process, which looks for words that are in their job description. Try your best to include those words in your resume, so it doesn't get discarded before someone actually sees it. I hope this was helpful. Good luck!

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