Post # 1
All right. So, I got fired out of nowhere yesterday, and now I am in desperate need of a new job. The problem is, I have no idea what to look for right now (it doesn’t help that I’m still super emotional).
I graduated in June 2012, so I’m still quite young and inexperienced. I have about a year’s experience working in customer service at Tim Horton’s, a fast food restaurant here in Canada. I know that if I have to go back there they’ll take me right away, but I really really don’t want to. I also have worked as a summer camp counsellor for the past 4 summers, and I used to babysit and work in my church’s Sunday School, so I have a fair amount of experience working with children. However child care jobs here are scarce.
I would prefer to work during the days and possibly early evenings, but preferably no later than 8 or 9:00 as I still want to have time with DH. And, the most difficult part, we will be moving into a bigger city about 45 minutes away in 5ish months, meaning that any job I get now can’t be too permanent.
Do any of you bees have any ideas of jobs that I could look for? I really appreciate all your help!
Post # 2
Tigerlilybride: When you say “graduated in 2012”, do you mean high school? Or, do you have further education that would qualify you to do something specific?
If you mean high school, and you need money, and you will be moving in 5 months, I would go back to Tim Horton’s, get a paying job as soon as possible, and not be so picky about the hours. Lots of people maintain a relationship with shift work. It’s not a reasonabe expectation in this economy that you will be the newest employee and get the best schedule.
Post # 3
julies1949: Yes, I mean high school. And Its not that I don’t want to go back because of the hours, I don’t want to go back because of the atmosphere and the job type. Unfortunately I have some physical issues that make it very difficult for me to do that kind of job without being in constant pain.
Post # 4
Tigerlilybride: Do you have a staffing agency where you live? If so, pay them a visit as they usually have very temporary office work that can be done by less experienced workers. Some of this work is data entry, scanning, etc.. Office work also has the hours you are looking for – you would just work on a temp/contract basis.
Post # 5
i would also consider places that could potentially transfer you in 5 mo, say a store in the local mall that also has a store in the new city. a staffing/temp agency as the PP said is another great idea. I wouldn’t rule out any entry level jobs, I would start talking to people I know that might have an in for me to get an interview just about anywhere that has employees at your experience level.