(Closed) Stupid jobs are stupid

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have you tried at your county social services?  They typically have psychologists on staff.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Girl, I hear you. I get frustrated job hunting too because all I think is, “OMG I can do this job, and I will actually show up on time and not be a piece of shit. Just give me a chance!”

You’re not at all dumb. It’s a tough economy. Eventually something will turn up, but some of us just really have to pay our dues.

Just don’t let it degrade your self-worth. You know you have the skills and abilities, so just keep trying (even thought it sucks).

I don’t really have much advice, but you’re not alone (even though I’m a bit different as I am still working on my undergrad)!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

It’s getting harder and harder to find a decent job now. :/ It seems easiest if you KNOW someone somewhere to get a job. I’ve worked in customer service for 6 years, and I’ve taken a million computer classes, but because I don’t have any “experience” working as a receptionist I can’t be one. 

 

I feel your pain. :/

 

I hope you find a job somewhere soon. It’s really freaking hard now adays. Try indeed.com, snagajob.com. I don’t know about Georgia, but there is a government website called joblink.alabama.gov that has a ton of jobs listed on it. I’m sure there’s a Georgia one. Good luck! 

 

(by the way, it’s not you. It’s the economy.)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Psychology and art should come with warning signs: Can’t do a thing without an advanced degree. And I know, cause I’m in a graduate program right now 😉

Maybe try a bank? Tellers often get hired with less than a Bachelors. That’s how my Darling Husband got his foot in the door to advance when we moved.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was just on the job hunt, and I can totally relate. The one thing that helped me secure decent employment was my husband’s connections – his affiliation with the organization put me on a preferred list.

Is there anyone out there who can help you make connections? Can you volunteer in an area you’d like to work to make those connections? Have you checked out employment services/job and career centers? Have you been checking the right websites?

When I was job searching indeed and the like were useless. I had to check each organization I was interested in individually. Check them at minimum once a week, preferably more. For reference, county goverment was hiring a lot when I was searching so I checked that daily. I also wanted a federal job, so I checked USAjobs daily as well. It feels ridiculous to check it daily when it seems like nothing changes, but it’s so worth it.

Networking seems to be the key to employment these days. Having a stellar resume is great, but a lot of other people have that. You might need to take a good look at what associations you have that could be taken advantage of.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Well that sucks.  I know someone in MD and someone in VA that got jobs at DSS as psychologist and both only had a BA.  What about at Fort Gordon?  Are there any mil or civilian contractor jobs???  You might just have to move the heck out of GA…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I give the title of this thread a hearty “Hear, hear!!”

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Chrysoberyl:  Hah well I think partially the responsibility lies in the school advisors to let you know what you’re up against, but also partially on us to make informed decisions about what we major in. I always knew I was going to grad school, but I took 2  years off inbetween to grow some experience in my CV by working in a research lab. I totally feel your frustration though because I’ve watched my friends do the same – You already have the degrees, now you have to figure out what to do with them and it’s a challenge in this economy. Wishing you luck!

And write your school advisors an angry letter – maybe with enough of those they’ll start warning people to STOP GETTING LIBERAL ARTS DEGREES unless they want to go to grad school immediately, Lord knows it’s hard enough to get a job out there without having an immediately useful degree 😉

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Chrysoberyl:  Oh trust me – I totally threw a hissy fit with my SO today! I was so frustrated applying to jobs this weekend.

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