(Closed) Having trouble finding a job. Getting frustrated

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
4430 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Try your local temporary job recruiters….they will take your resume, and use it where applicable.

Most places that take temps, temp to hire…which means if you’re great, theres a great possibility that you can get a job out of it!

It’s definitely something to consider…i’ve done it when I was inbetween jobs, and got offered full-time after my month stint!

Post # 4
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

So sorry.  Hang in there!

When I graduated, it took me months to find a job. I kept submitting applications and worked with a couple of temp agencies until I found a permanent job.

Good luck!

Post # 5
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hi there, from another military almost-spouse! This is really hard, and it sounds like you’ve been through it before, which is probably making it feel even worse. I’m not sure what type of jobs you’ve been applying for, but I have found it most useful to use my cover letter pitch my perhaps disjointed resume as a positive – due to obligations as a military spouse, I have acquired a range of experience in different places around the country, which makes me a more well-rounded candidate, things like that. Keep your chin up, it’ll get better!

Post # 7
13889 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Unfortunately, it’s only been a week — there are people out there who have been searching for months and months.  I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but a week is nothing when it comes to waiting to hear back. 

Check out temp agencies, any resources that may be available at your husband’s base, and just apply everywhere.  Something is bound to come up!

I would also address gaps in your resume in the cover letter somehow, so employers are aware.  Something simple like, “Being the spouse of an active duty solider (airman/sailor/marine), I have learned how to manage complicated and chaotic situations with ease, which will be an asset to your company by…”  If you gloss over that reason, they will get the hint and won’t hold gaps against you as much.

Post # 8
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@TexasSpringBride:  sorry about your situation. 🙁  I am an air force brat and watched my mom job hop a lot as well… it was definitely tough on her and she didn’t really become settled until she ended up in real estate. She got her real estate license and could do that anywhere.

Also- for a temporary fix– have you considered joining one of those companies where you’re a consultant/sales lady– like jewelry (Lia Sophia/Silpada) or makeup (Rodan Fields/Avon)? I sold Lia Sophia jewelry for two years while in grad school and made a decent amount of spending cash… It wasn’t even really like working– just went to a bunch of parties and got a lot of jewelry in the end! Hah!

Anyway, best of luck! FX for you!

Post # 9
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A week isn’t that long to not have heard back from anyone. I’ve waited 2+ months after applications to get an interview. Other times people have called me a week or two later. But I’ve never gotten a call the same week. Maybe it’s the type of job I’m applying for, but still, I wouldn’t panic too much just yet!

Post # 10
4430 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@TexasSpringBride:  I drive 50 miles one way to get to work, and still come out of it with more than I would make back home.

I would consider a job outside of where you live, don’t limit yourself.

Post # 12
1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Definitely keep applying and don’t wait around for employers to call! In this economy, it can take hundreds of applications to get a job (sorry). 

Have you thought about volunteering? It will keep you busy and help fill in that pesky resume gap.

I feel you. Job-searching sucks!

Post # 13
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

99% of employers are not going to call you back after just one week! I’ve been looking for months at this point. 

Post # 14
2664 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@TexasSpringBride:  Just out of curiosity, was the on the spot interview from Carter’s? 

Post # 16
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@TexasSpringBride: Best of luck! I know it’s hard waiting, even though it’s only been a week.

I work at a big university and I know that hiring here takes FOREVER so please don’t get discouraged yet! Many times it takes 2-4 weeks for HR where I work to schedule the interviews while a position sits vacant.

You’ll find something!

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