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Jeaneen Hendon
over 4 years ago
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Customer Service Representative

I went back to school & graduated because I wanted to find a better job but nothing is working out for me . I have rearrange & posted my resume , sending my resume every day . Well , today I am giving up on the job search , apparently I'm not qualified for any positions , I've been searching since September 2015 , Nothing no interviews . Discouraged !!!!

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Genevieve Legrand
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Hello Jeaneen, Thanks for being a part of our Jobcase community! I'm sorry to hear you have been having trouble finding a new position. Something that may help you if you aren't already doing it would be to call each company you apply at to follow up on your application/resume. This is really important, especially in this digital age, as sometimes things get lost in cyber space. Calling them a couple days after you apply helps to assure you that they did, in fact, receive your application. With that in mind, I did find some customer service positions in your area for you to take a look at if you haven't already. Just use this link and then you can apply for any you are interested in. Please let me know if you need any further assistance!

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Genevieve Legrand
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Hello Jeaneen, Make sure to scroll down on that list as well to see some other opportunities! Just keep it up and you will definitely find something.

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Pradnya Deshpande
over 2 years ago
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What's the use of my education?

After working so hard to get my education, I am back to square one. Being an international individual in the USA is a pain. Employers refuse to look beyond the point of me being an international individual who is going to need a H-1B sponsorship. I don't see a point in my MS HRM education anymore. I am just looking for a HR job that pays me the minimum wage. I am looking for experience and there a whole bunch of jobs out there that I am qualified for but I do not get a call from recruiters. Which I am guessing is due to the sponsorship issue. I am on the verge of just giving up!!!!

#jobsearch #discouraged #HR #ineedajob #lookbeyondmyimmigrationstatus #HRjobs

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kevin petz
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One more thing. I am a retired HR Director. I worked for the Fed Gov't as such for 43 years. How did I get my first job? I applied and applied for intern positions and was told I wasn't qualified. How does a person with a Masters Degree not qualified for a intern? So I told them I would volunteer for 90 days and if they didn't want me I would leave. Boy did I work hard and my boss saw it. The rest is history. Bottom line is I got the same intern position I was told I wasn't qualified for 6 time. Have a plan and Never give up.

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Dorcas C.
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Dear Pradnya, I am a citizen of this country and have a dual Masters Degree and have ALSO had an extremely difficult time finding employment. I am a woman of Color who speaks three languages fluently (one of them, of course, being English) and finding gainful employment has been EXTREMELY difficult, nearly impossible and, like you, I am in a VERY discouraging place. After having walked away from a career that was fulfilling, on a human level, as well as financially, to care for my Mom who became bedridden, I feel as if I am viewed, by prospective employers, as someone who is not worthy of an investment, even with my educational an professional experience! It's almost as if I have become "unemployable", BECAUSE of my professional and educational accomplishments. Now, I am between a rock and a hard place: either I'm OVERQUALIFIED or have spent too many years out of the "marketplace", to be considered a viable candidate. My heart goes out to you Pradnya -- I know how difficult it is to believe that a good education is a guarantee for a career or, at least, gainful employment, and discover that is not always the case. It's painful to see people who may not have the same level of mastery, knowledge or professional acumen, who are gainfully employed, while you struggle to get your foot in the door. Don't give up hope -- you're a young woman, which is a great advantage in this country (fortunately or otherwise) -- consider working with a mentor at your university, who may give you good advice on how to get your foot in the door. You might also consider working with an organization that works with immigrants, to help navigate the immigration system. Also, consider working as an intern, proving your skills and mastery and then applying for paid employment within that organization. DON"T GIVE UP, PRADNYA -- I am having to begin again, after years of educational & professional history & every day is a challenge but, I will continue to strive, even if that means completely reinventing myself...Be brave and move forward -- the horizon is within reach!....

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Jamie Clay
about 1 month ago
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The toughest part about landing a job right now is...

I haven't worked in 10 years. I've had interviews but no call backs #discouraged

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Elyssa Duncan
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Hi Jamie, don't get discouraged! This is a really tough part of the job search process. After the interviews, are you following up?

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William Newberry
7 months ago
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Losing Steam

They say that you can be anything you want in this life. You have social media to thank for broadcasting everybody elses successes. I legitimately have a family where every cousin, brother or above has a family, a high paying job and a house. Im 33 and even my young 20 something cousins are married and making good money. The one thing they have in common? Success... I spent the better part of 15 years moving up in a company and the last 2 years almost killed me and the place dissolved my position. Ive spent two months showcasing my talent, experience, interviewing and applying. Im still in the same place. Living in an apartment, no money, family helping but Im alone. Do you just feel like being anything you can be just dies inside you at a point? My dreams and projects have all fallen apart. My prospects stopped or blocked. Do you just feel like it has to turn better at some point? Can a person keep giving out what they don’t have? Im lost. Some say pray and it will work out. Ive been praying before, through and at this point.

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Geralynn Alarcon
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Have you heard of the company called Alorica. I felt the same way as you until they gave me an amazing opportunity to work for them. They are supportive and always inspire me to do better and to move up in the company. They don't just get on you when you make mistakes but they do acknowledge and rewards/bonus' for a job well done. I hope you find light at the end of the dark tunnel you are going through like I was lucky enough to do through Alorica. They offer benefits, and discounts for services through countless corporations, including employee discounts at other companies like foot locker, T-Mobile, Liberty Mutual and many others, the list is countless.

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Karen Lee
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William, have you thought about running your own consultant business? Find your passion, what you really love doing and turn it into a business. Other options might include networking with your friends and relatives who are successful and asking them to bring you on board, even if it is temporary. If they are out of state, set up a "satellite" remote office. These are a few options others have suggested to me: teach (substitute in schools, teach English online), change careers (really?) and some have been less than helpful. In the meantime, the Pennyhoarder web site gives ideas on what to do for side gigs: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/?aff_sub2=homepage

Hoping for the best!

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Carrie Whitehead
over 1 year ago
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Just Done!!!!!!

I read these posts on here. I have been looking for months. I have lost my home I cannot afford any bills. I can't even put gas in my car and thank God I own that. People talk about hold your head up high there's more out there for you move ahead. Well that's easier said than done. I have looked for months and that one thing. I can't even afford to go to school cuz I don't have nowhere to live I have two sons and one is autistic. Now you tell me how can I keep my head held high you can't that's why I'm just done.

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Nicole Whitley
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Ik how this feels swear smh better days to come I remember being pregnant and homeless they basically let me go because I told them I was pregnant after being there for 3 years I never knew u cld get fired for being pregnant I thought u cld work up untill the doctor said u cldnt

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Shawn butler
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What city are you in?

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Shakil Munir
over 4 years ago
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Dischourgement in looking for job

It is very heart breaking that you keep applying but by the end of the day no luck,I will not give up and just do my part of applying different company,Hospital,Hotel and even Amtrak train. I trust in the lord that he will answer my and my family prays.

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Mariah Bliss
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Hi Shakil: Thanks for posting to Jobcase - sorry you're having a tough time with your job search. The community is here to help you out! When you're applying for jobs, do you follow up on each application? If not, try calling the locations you apply to a few days later and ask to speak to a manager. Don't be afraid to be persistent in finding out if they received your application and when you can expect to hear back from them. Hope this advice helps!

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Jesse LaPointe
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Hey Shakil, I've been applying online every day for the last 3 months so I totally understand your concern over not getting call-backs. Those email messages you get are automated so everyone who applies gets one but that doesn't mean someone's going to call. I went to a job fair today and overheard one of the Human Resources representatives, for a major company, tell an applicant that they DO NOT CALL BACK! Interested applicants need to follow-up. Her response blew me away! I approached her and asked "what the best way to follow-up?" She laid out the process for me as follows: Call First - call the company and ask for the Personnel Manager, Human Resources Department, or Office Manager. Email - If you don't have a direct contact email then use the 'Contact Us' link on their website. Make sure you include all your information including application date, position, and resume. Walk-in - Last resort but worth trying especially if it's a retail location. Make sure you have your resume and be prepared to explain your work background, skills, and desire to work for company/position in 3 mins or less. Companies that advertise job opening receive hundreds of applications everyday so you need to be aggressive and persistent in order to get an interview opportunity. Hope this helps!

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Misty Downing Grubham
almost 3 years ago
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Feeling Blue - I've never had such a hard time finding a job!

I was laid off 2 months ago today!!! I'm feeling so blue. Some days I'm fine and others I feel blue and so alone. I have a Masters degree... I have had so many phone and in person interviews.. I've made it to the 3rd interview with 2 great companies. I'm suppose to hear something by the end of the week from both places. Today I had a break down because I just don't know what to do with myself. I feel numb and just need a little hope and direction.

I also have an interview with a start up company next week. I'd love to take that job if I was offered but I'm also skeptical because I would be the 5th employee hired.

I am just not sure what I'm doing wrong to not make it to the final steps after the 3rd interview. I was asked by one company just last week if I was offered anything and they wanted to let me know I'm still an active candidate. What the heck does that mean? I thought for sure I had that job!!!

Anyway, I'm just trying to find ways to get thru each day until I'm offered something!

Misty

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Diana Shattuck
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Hi Misty, Please know that it's not my intention to sound cliche but what you're experiencing is not unusual for someone trying to find employment after a layoff or sudden job loss. On a positive note, however, it sounds like you're applications and resume is getting noticed based on the amount of interview and call back activity you're receiving from employers.

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Delisa Hall
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You need to file for exemption or as exempt and see if that works.

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