Octavia Bolton
almost 4 years ago
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Severely DIscouraged

Graduated with a BS in psychology in 2010, currently in grad school and never have been able to find a job. Applied to COUNTLESS companies, sending out god knows how many resumes and get nothing back. I've had my resume looked at several times but still I get nothing. 6, going on 7, years is a LONG time to be unemployed but I'm starting to see no light at the end of any tunnel. I lack experience because no one seems to want to take the time and give me a chance.

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Jaynelle Kenney
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I am in the process of applying for a dual phd program (social work and psychology). Ive had a similar experience. My advice is to get your phd. You cant do much with a bs in psychology. Its discouraging.

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George Carroll
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You are going to hate me for pointing out the obvious but in the marketplace, a psychology degree is pretty much a worthless degree. The only thing you can do with it is go and do something else like go to law school or become a teacher. Sorry, but it's true. I had a true passion for history and really wanted to major in it. I was lucky enough to recognize a bachelor's in history wasn't going to get me very far so I majored in business instead. I would suggest you cut your losses and not pursue the advanced degree in psychology.

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Martha Harrell
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Probably you could be a truck driver. That is about the only thing hiring these days.

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Johnita Collins
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Have you looked at job resources from your school or called your professor? These things may help to find out who is hiring as well.

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Deborah F Titus
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Goodmorning Ms. Octavia, as Ms. Shannon recently suggested to you which would be a good way to go however someone needs "greencash" to live by. I have myself been out of work around three years after being wrongfully terminated from the federal government. Would it be better if you try to apply the general college-major job such as peer advocate, human resources generalist or specialist, work-related evaluator, job coach, workforce development specialist as the starting point? Also you may need to review your resume as well as update with compelling "verb-action" vocabulary. I wish I could attach my resume to give some ideas as to tailor your resume if you will although I am not a professional. You are right about how the American workforce culture is being regarded in this time of life however, I recommend you not to give up. I have myself applied over twenty positions related to my several areas of expertise - paralegal advocacy, human resources and writing research since this past July. I had only one video relay call job interview in the last week of August and another response saying that another one had been already filled. If you don't mind, let us keep in the loop!

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tyler sheehy
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Incres youre resumay for example volenter at habatat i know that. Sounds clunkey but pysclolagey is just a class you whold leren about the functining mater of the mind now if you volenter it whold show that you whold help others that incress rates of geting a job

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Sabrina Waller
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that sucks big time talk about unprofessional :( they stink, I hope since then you have found a job with a better more professional company

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John Grier
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Have you considered a case Manager position with your states Department of Corrections? In most states the minimum requirement for a position like this is a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Human Services, Social Work, or Criminal Justice. It's a starting point, I hope you're successful in your job/career search. Best of luck to you.

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Latasha Harrison
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Take the dog picture out replace it with your picture, maybe you'll get results, ijs

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Deborah F Titus
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Ms. Octavia, I am deeply related with you since I face the similar situation. I had been fired from the federal government in 2013 while working at two other part-time jobs and then went back to work in 2017 for only three months and again in 2018 for two days. There are some factors I am seeing myself and have been analyzing why it is harder for the college educated and those of color to obtain prestigious employment in these days. I keep jobhunting and have received call-in job opportunity slots for the Paralegal position and relay job phone interviews but still haven't gotten anything good coming out of. I feel funny about the American workforce culture but won't mention at great length on this comment box at all. Perhap we can at least do FB inbox if you will. Look for Deborah F Titus on FB if that pleases you. Shalom!

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