Carmen Blundo
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I currently work 2 jobs have probably submitted over 10,000 applications in 5 years since I graduated college and not one company will give me a shot. I have met with executives in one company multiple times and have submitted 85 applications and I am qualified only to receive a rejection email. I fear I will be stuck doing this forever. I deserve better than this.

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Peggy Allen
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Carlos, try looking over your resume to see what's missing or maybe the companies don't like some information that's in there. Also you may have to talk to a hiring manager to see what's the problem. Sorry you're having a tough time. Try Try again

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Ryan H. Becker, CPA
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You should try working with a recruiter. They can help you get your foot in the door for the career you really want.

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Ken Hjerpe
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Join the chorus, dude. You're going to keep plugging along. It's tough out there. MUCH TOUGHER THAN OUR GOVERNMENT IS WILLING TO PORTRAY. There are certain facts left out of the unemployment picture that need to be portrayed. I have a college degree and 31 years of working for the federal government. So far, it hasn't amounted to a hill of beans if you know what I mean. Also, don't settle for the "MickyD or Wal-Marty" jobs because they're low-skill, low-wage jobs which are mostly dead-end jobs. As some have suggested, do you have a college degrees with skills. The college degree has lost much of its value over the decades and has become far too expensive for most people to afford. You will have to find or settle for something soon because one of the labor dynamics are these: THE LONGER YOU LOOK FOR EMPLOYMENT, THE HARDER IT WILL BE FOR YOU TO GET A JOB and IF YOU'RE UNEMPLOYED FOR TOO LONG, NO ONE WILL HIRE YOU. I like a little bit of honesty from our government officials concerning our labor market dynamics.

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Brian Roberts
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The only advice I can give you is maybe change your approach when you interview, it seems like if you come off to confident it's seems to intimidate the interviewers, if you can do that you can possibly land your dream job.

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Luz Kessler
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Carmen, I am so sorry to hear of this, and yet, this is not an uncommon issue with many of us. Companies want very, very stable work histories and/or extraordinary references. I would absolutely look for work where it may not relate at all to what you want to do--but will give you the strong background and stable work history that makes you a candidate that "stands out" from the pile of resumes.

And I would definitely ask for an informational interview at any place that interests you. This is an interview where you get to display your best assets for someone who may/may not have an opening right now, and believe me, more often than not, these "free" interviews with the people with the power to hire you often do lead to a real job.

Don't give up. I know that you're exhausted, tired and feeling far-gone mentally (trust me, I've been there, too) but this only means that you have what it takes to make it. Keep at it. And as much as I hate to say it? Do the cold-calling thing, and worse comes to worse? Interview with employment agencies. More often than not, they will keep you working.

Good luck!

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Jeremiah Gupton
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Put into for employment opportunities as much as possible as you can. If you need to go to a job employment opportunity specialist for your paperwork or resume.

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Olivia Mitchell
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I would like to say this thank god you are currently working sometimes we must be greatful for what we have things in ourlives happens for a reason but the point of the matter is you did what you had to do and behind the out come you were able to get two jobs. sometimes people needs to quit complaining and be more greatful and there are people who are going through the same things you are going through as well like the ole saying no pain no gain things in life isn't going to be what we want them to be or what we think they should be. don't complain about your situation or what you had to go through just share with people letting them know that they can make if they stay focus to the task.and too life its self isn' easy whatever you want in life its a fight and a test for you.so once you make it through it shows you beat the odds.

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Teresa Bullock
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You do deserve better but don't give up. Sometimes we have to give in to uncomfortable situations but, if we can endure to the end the prize is worth. You are worthy.

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Angela Anthony
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And that you do so hold your head up and go for what's yours!!!

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Lisamarie Perez
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I think all upper management fears the younger more energized employees today no one is truly hiring or keeping good, hard, honest workers we seem to be getting the bad end of this in every way, me myself I just never ever give up for I know my skills and how much I love the public I'm very honest and would be an asset to any company but instead I spend most of my time being trained for new positions all the time" these jobs now make it personal which does not give us a chance, they want people who don't do a better job then them those are the slackers, those that call off all the time, those that work harder at not working than working, those that find others to do there work, those that duck off and sleep or just horse around if you ever notice these type always have a job only those that are top notch workers, happy, energized, honest hard Woking are always looking for new jobs, even when corporate comes to visit and view there company to see how it's being run by the managers they leave in charge, corporate they love you they speak to you telling you what a great job your doing and after that and they go back to there corporate offices lower management is threaten so they find a way to terminate you and leave you unemployed. The right job will come just stay strong and faithful. Always be patient and willing to wait for that which you deserve and remember never be over confident or arrogant they see that a mile away be humble and soft spoken be a listener and let them lead and ask you questions.

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