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Austin Young
over 6 months ago

Why even try?

I want to get a better job, I do, but I’m having trouble even working myself up to the point where I feel like I can. It seems like whatever I do, there’s always someone or something there to knock me back and show me that no matter how hard I try I’ll always be in the same miserable place. Looking around here, it seems like there’s so much pain involved in job searching. Why immerse myself in all that when I can just stick to the pain I know, the pain of working a job I hate, of not being heard or valued. That’s pain I’m familiar with. I feel unprepared to strive and I don’t even know where to start. My heart longs for something different but my head tells me there’s nothing there for me except a new kind of struggle. Is it even worth it to try?

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Erika Palafox
over 6 months ago

Unable to find a job within my Career Path! Help-Advice!

As a middle aged single mother of two girls, I am unable to get a job within my career path. I started off as an administrative assistant and worked my way to an executive assistant but am unable to move into Human Resources. I was told that I needed a Bachelors degree in order to be considered for any Human Resource position, so I went back to college, started taking online night classes and am on my third year towards a degree in Human Resources Manangement. Most of my administive positions involved tasks within Human Resources, which built my skills and experience.

I have applied to several positions and only get to the third phase of the interview process. All of the positions I've applied for are stepping stone positions which are entry level positions. These positions involve the typical filing, new hire documents and orientation, scheduling and event planning. I am very well experienced with these tasks and many more within Human Resources and yet I am not considered for any positions!

The Bay Area is one of the toughest and most competitive job markets! The minute they see me in person I am not considered because I am not the hip young type all these companies seem to be looking for. They use large elaborate vocabulary in the interviewing process and expect the same out of me. I am not used to speaking so eloquently and this may be my downfall. Or my downfall is my interviewing skills, I'm always nervous and stumble on my words.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I don't know what else to do. I don't want to give up or feel so horrible, I am honestly feeling like I have failed myself and that isn't who I am. I am a very positive person who is always encouraging and motivating others. But, today I feel defeated.

#NeedAdvice #Hr #careerchange #HumanResources #Recruiters #CareerCoach

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Eleana Bowman

Hi @LaQuavia Holt ; try going to local supermarkets and asking for a application form!

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Carolyn Philips
over 6 months ago

I need to help her!!

My younger sister has been working at Lowe's for over a year and loved her job but then they laid her off. Is there anyone else that has been laid off? I am not sure what advice to give her. I am a truck driver and we never seem to run out of work. I know she is feeling down and I wish I could help her more. Any ideas???

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yanii torres
over 6 months ago

So I’m currently receiving unemployment benefits after waiting a whole month. My job told me earlier in March my department was closed due to lack of work and coronavirus .... I just got a call today from my job almost 2 months later saying they want me back all of a sudden yet I am a single mom with no childcare and no transportation to work at this moment ... I’m afraid if I don’t go to work they will call unemployment and say I refused work but I don’t have any child care so I’m not sure what to do also I can not risk getting me or my child sick in daycare or me at my job ... #needadvice #pleasehelp

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Amanda Williams
over 6 months ago

Needing Advice

I have been a CNA for the past 15 years. I decided last year that I needed a change and went back to school for sterilization. Sterilizing surgical equipment. I take my test next Monday. What I am needing advice on is every job listing I am finding they want at least 1 year of experience. How do you get a hospital to hire you with no experience. Well I have 6 weeks of externship at a Hospital.

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Rafael Hernandez
over 6 months ago

What to do?

What about if i was never called again to go work i call but i get no answer its been about 4 months without work already and i have a baby on the way i got no car it got towed i need to start working asap can anyone help im in the area of pomona,california

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Raven Rosborough
over 6 months ago

Advice...

I'm in a bit of a pickle....so the current job I work in now I work third and for the longest been asking for first shift. Being that I have a pre teen and a 2yr old working third is horrible. But nothing was available so I began in search for another job opportunity. After awhile I get a call back for another job working 1230 to 9 no it's not first but it has me home and off of third. So when I go to put my resignation in at my current job suddenly my job has a first shift open up and now trying to convince me to stay. But here is the kicker the position they have available puts me in a situation where my work load double, NO pay increase, and I'm working with a military style supervisor. But with the new opportunity which is the 1230 to 9 at another job I work mid day, i have pay increases, full staff always, but I'm still getting home late, and finding a daycare with those extended daycare hours seem impossible.

So I'm asking if you were me and have children what would you do? Bite the bullet and stay at current job because its first shift or take new job opportunity and pray that maybe once you get there they be willing to work with you?

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Taylor Ford
over 6 months ago

I didnt know/ what should i do?

I got a job at ross dress for less, I guess I forgot I applied for temporary for hire since they dont have a full time postion or maybe part time. I would like to have a stable job then a temporary since I had bad experience with a temporary to hire postion because I only worked before within only two days THAT WAS IT. I'm trying not to compare this job to the other one, but I really am wanting a job I can just keep and not worry to be let go with some odd reason. So I applied to some jobs and my question is if there was a job to call me while I'm working this temporary to hire service, what could I do to not make it look bad on me? Could I just tell the store manager I found a better direction for me since this is temporary? I want to make the best of it and try it out but really I rather have a great job to keep then get dropped out of no where. Please help! #help #needadvice #RetailAssociate #tempoarytohire

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Evelyn Georges
over 6 months ago

It isn't easy

Working at Dollar General has been good so far, but you do work hard. Some people think being a cashier is easy, but it isn't! I feel like the busiest times are on my morning shifts before people head to work and right after they get out around 5. I run around like CRAZY! Management does a good job giving us extra people around the holidays, but sometimes I wish I had one more person in the mornings. Should I ask for help?

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