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anniebking89

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its so hard to find someone to even just give you a chance to see what you can do.

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 10:38:02 am »
A lot of companies realized, when they were forced economically to cut back on personnel and such, that they were able to make it. They also realized that people were able to take on more responsibilities than they had previously and, right or wrong, they don't want to add additional personnel if they don't have to. A lot of companies are still afraid to spend too much until the global market becomes stable.  It's hard job hunting now - employers used to say "knowledge of Software X" preferred (or something similar). Now there is such a large pool of people to choose from they can make their preferences requirements, which cuts out a lot of folks. There is also the whole "Why haven't you found a job yet" mentality too- employers think if you've been laid off this long something is wrong with you, which usually is not the case.

Software is also getting rid of a lot of employees - there is software doing the job that medical transcriptionist used to do, a lot of software is getting rid of the need for secretaries/admin assts (unless they have additional skills such as donating, able to do newsletters/brochures, etc)..  Just keep trying, take a p/t job so at least you get past the "why aren't you hired" part, realize you won't make what you used to, do some volunteer work (helps with making connections and you can put it on your resume so that you don't look like you're just sitting at home), and don't forget you're a valuable employee even if some fools in HR don't notice it right away!! Good luck

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 06:56:43 pm »
I don't believe it is "so hard to find work right now".  There are plenty of jobs.  McDonalds is so desparate for worker's that they are shipping them in from othe countries. There is an overabundance of accounting, IT, and nursing jobs.  Pretty easy to find work if you are a good doctor.  Maybe you are above working for minimum wage and not willing to climb the corporate ladder or too-much pride may be an issue.  Perhaps you haven't pursued the necessary educational channels? What about starting your own business?  There are plenty of opportunities out there if you apply yourself.  Pointing fingers and hoping for people to jump on the there-is-no-work bandwagon isn't going to make you more marketable.

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 07:54:32 pm »


     :( I am so fed up with trying to find work...it's very aggravating...I hope i run into some good luck soon... :sad1:
The Job Market these days are pretty terrible... :peace: :peace: :peace:

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 10:28:49 pm »
When I lost my last job I realized I had a few gaps in my resume that separated me from other people who were being hired.  Having an education, references, and a support mechanism is great; but the thing is almost everyone else has those same exact things.  I'd recommend increasing your resume portfolio by volunteering once a month for some type of charity, community service, or asking to post a weekly blog on a site you have interest in the subject matter.  If you find some type of niche that shows you're trying to better yourself and society it can help separate you from other potential job seekers when you go in for an interview.

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 12:36:58 am »
I don't believe it is "so hard to find work right now".  There are plenty of jobs.  McDonalds is so desparate for worker's that they are shipping them in from othe countries. There is an overabundance of accounting, IT, and nursing jobs.  Pretty easy to find work if you are a good doctor.  Maybe you are above working for minimum wage and not willing to climb the corporate ladder or too-much pride may be an issue.  Perhaps you haven't pursued the necessary educational channels? What about starting your own business?  There are plenty of opportunities out there if you apply yourself.  Pointing fingers and hoping for people to jump on the there-is-no-work bandwagon isn't going to make you more marketable.

Glad to hear you have work in Colorado.  Down here in NM it's different.  I used to work in aerospace, but got laid off from the only testing lab in the region.  Today the ads are few and they require a degree, certification or specific experience.  I have none of these.   :dontknow:  That's why I'm working online and building up a website business.   :wave:  I just wish I hadn't wasted so much time going after a brick and mortar job, to please other people.   :-[

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 06:58:45 am »
My boyfriend is looking for work and I keep telling him that you have to settle for something. Something that may not be the best or greatest job right now or pay that well but you have to take what opportunities are in front of you and then work from there. It's really hard finding a job, I hope once I'm done with my classes it won't be hard for me. I went back to school, that might be an idea too so you can find a better job.

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 09:13:17 am »


   :( I am so fed up with trying to find work it's totally aggravating  :angry7:...i always was lucky with some kind of training,l never really had a permanent job where it lasted for years and years...I guess maybe it's just not meant for me to work like that...I mean, im a  mother of 4 wonderful teenagers and im happy  :D  but i still would like to get some kind of employment somewhere...I have experience with Clerical, Waitress experience , i even went to college for Medical Assisting and got my certificate...& im still not having any luck with anything...oh well, just live one day at a time i guess... :peace: :peace: :peace:

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 10:16:30 am »
We are in the midst of a recession.  Don't give up.  Things will turn around soon.
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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012, 11:14:35 am »
We are in the midst of a recession.  Don't give up.  Things will turn around soon.
yeah even harder if u have a disability

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 11:14:57 am »
I definitely am!!! I didn't even get hired by Dollar Tree! Ugh...
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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2012, 12:11:36 pm »
I hate how everything you apply for is online. If you don't have the right keywords or whatevery specific whatever the computer is scanning for you never get the chance to talk to a real person.

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2012, 01:42:12 pm »
You are not alone.  Millions of Americans are looking for work.

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 02:32:11 pm »
it is very hard to find a job i was a caretaker for my x husband so i didn't work for 12 years and i have been looking for a job for 5 years now with the same answer i need to get new qualifactions that is not true just because i haven't worked does not mean that i forgot how to do a job i have alot of expericence but they say i don not it is so frustrating but i still apply for jobs everyday

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Re: why is it so hard to find work right now?are you fed up like me?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2012, 03:30:39 pm »
when you list your past employment history do you think it looks bad when you have a lot of gaps in between? or do you think it looks good, like you been workin a lot of temp jobs and trying

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