Post # 1
Some of you may have read my post from a few weeks ago about not being sure of whether I should find a new job or not, well the desicion has been made for me. My company is closing the doors on the 15th of next month. I am scared because I will not qualify for unemployment and jobs are scarce.
As soon as I found out this morning, I hit the web and applied for 7 jobs. Everyday I will be looking to see if there are any new jobs posted but to be honest, I am nervous. We can’t afford for me to not have an income and I won’t rely on my fiance for money.
I guess what I am looking for would be some words of encourgement or even maybe some job hunting tips from some of you ladies.
Post # 3
Do you have a four year degree? If so prisons are always looking for guards. Not very glamourous or fun but may be a temporary solution with health benefits.
You could babysit or nanny.
Do home healthcare. Run errands for elderly etc.
Post # 4
Ohhhh, Im so sorry to read this. Can I ask why u would not qualify for unemployment?? Employers pay into that benefit your first day of employment, not after u r terminated. So even though they r closed down, I would think it is still available bc u r being laid off!!!
Ok, so regardless if u can or cannot…just please try to remain positive. Apply to jobs day after day, see someone who can make your resume perfect, and keep your head up!! I know it would maybe less than ideal, remember too (if unemployment not available) that with the holiday season almost here lots of places are hiring. It may mean u r working multiple jobs, it is still income until u find something!
I have no doubt that things happen for a reason. I was laid off a few years back, and although it was scary and frustrating, and although I had to bartend to get by…I eventually found something much better! Something I love doing. Good luck!
Post # 5
First of all I would NEVER be a prison guard. That is a dangerous job, the training is very rigorous and awful. The economy is getting better, national unemployment is below 8%. Just keep your head up, be persistent, and don’t be afraid to look for a job outside of your original industry.
Post # 6
indeed.com is your friend
please remember, none of this is your fault! hold your head high, ask as many people as you can, you never know where you will make a connection or get a lead. sometimes its hard to be unemployed as you feel guilty or embarrassed, but believe me, in this economy, everyone has been there or has a close friend or relative who has. keep yourself going, be positive, you will find something. good luck to you!!
Post # 7
Why wouldn’t you qualify for unemployment? Your company is closing and you’ll be unemployed. I spent a summer working in our local unemployment office and we always recommended applying for unemployment just in case. Let the state determine if you’re eligible or not. You could be missing out on a helpful resource otherwise!
But for the immediate job need, Craigslist and Indeed.com are fantastic job boards. I found my job through Craigslist. Ask around your friends for connections/introductions to other people who may help you find something. And most of all, remain positive! Good luck!
Post # 8
Network, network, network! And like PPs mentioned, indeed is a great search engine.
Post # 9
Keep applying, and ask everyone and anyone in your area if they know of anyone who is hiring.
Good luck to you, and hope you find something quickly!!
Post # 10
I would definitely recommend a temp agency!
Post # 11
@turkey22: What is your degree in? It depends entirely on your field.
In my case, I put out applications Monday morning and I signed paperwork by Tuesday.
Post # 12
Ok, I am currently working on my BSW and will graduate in May of 2014.
As for unemployment, I applied earlier this year when I was laid off for a week and didnt get it. I dont know why but I guess it was because I had only been at my company for a couple months.
I could try again…and I will, but I am not getting my hopes up right now. Problem is, I have class 2 days a week in which I am not available to work. My schedule for school will change next semester which will allow me to be more available but till then, i am limited on my availability which makes me not qualified for certain positions.
I appreciate all the advice and tips gals. I have been looking at indeed.com and other job sources. I have actually already gotten a couple of company’s asking me to come in for interviews. We will see. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Post # 13
@turkey22: You were only laid off for a week? That’s probably why. Reapply. You’re losing your job due to the business closing–there’s no way you shouldn’t qualify. Start applying for retail jobs. They’ll work around your schedule and the pay can be okay. Places are hiring for the holidays right now, too.
Post # 14
First, I think you should reapply for unemployment. This is a different situation than the last time you applied, so you may be eligible.
And like others have said, search on indeed and craigslist. I’ve always found better luck there than sites like moster and careerbuilder (those tend to have a lot of spam/scam listings). Perhaps look for some part time work so you’ll have some income while jon hunting.
And good luck!
Post # 15
Most unemployment requires a week to two week waiting period where you don’t get paid, which is why you probably didn’t get paid last time. You should qualify this time though.
Post # 16
@turkey22: definitely apply for unemployment. Are you a full time student? Unemployment has a student exception. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t available to work if you’re doing something to improve yourself. I collected unemployment after I got laid off while I was getting my degree and the question asked how many days I was available for work and out of the days that I wasn’t available if I was enrolled in an accepted program. They’ll need to approve your program and you’ll have to have a certain GPA and send in transcripts but it makes a huge difference. You’ll probably be able to collect it until you finish school, the normal cutoff doesn’t apply when you’re a student.