(Closed) why is finding a decent job so hard! – vent

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m currently a Stay-At-Home Mom but our daughter is 2 now so we want to put her in daycare to get her socialized and whatnot… and I’m ready to go back to work after 2 years at home! And you’re right, it’s SO hard to even get a call or email back after you send in your resume. I have a degree too and have been sending off resumes for jobs in my relevant field for positions I have experience with. And nothing so far! I’ve gotten every job I’ve ever interviewed for, including one that was done over the phone alone… it’s just hard getting an interview these days! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Let me know when you find an answer.  I’ve been looking since January, and got laid off in May.  I haven’t gotten a call back or an email back from any application!

Post # 6
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3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

getting an interview seems impossible!  i graduated in 2008, and my last interview was also in 2008 :[

Post # 7
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have had several interviews but no luck past that- I have a bachelors but no experience. 

I finally found a job as a receptionist and I am bored to tears.  But so happy I have a job!  With regular hours! I need to apply for jobs again but it’s so disheartening.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cameronwedding:

i agree iwth you, a recruiter is the way to go at this point. A couple of friends who work in HR have told me that things like Monster and Careerbuilder are a waste of time at this point because the tremendous response makes sifting impossible.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@plantains: 

Oh I don’t even use those. But I haven’t considered a recruiter yet. In the DC area I am using Brad Traverse, which you have to pay a $5 membership fee to see the jobs, but my sister said every call back (and the job she has now) came from applications she put in through that board, so it’s a good source. My degree is in justice studies and my experience is as a legal researcher, so I’ve been doing a lot of looking at city/county government sites as well. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am in the same boat. I got my masters degree in elementary education and not many schools where I live are hiring. My husband has a job, thank goodness, but I can’t seem to get a call back. I will be waitressing and substitute teaching this year until I can get a real teaching job.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Have you tried temping? I took 2 different temp jobs, while not the most pleasant of jobs, I did have a regular job for a certain amount of time and the second job actually led to my current, full-time job. It is worth a shot!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@dotdotdoodlebot:  I agree…I took an “art paraproffessional” job this year just to get my foot in the door. It’s essentially a teacher position…own classroom and I’m the teacher, but I get paid less than 1/2 teacher salary. It’s crazy out there.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hear you. I got laid off last year and finally got a teaching job two weeks ago. I subbed and tutored for a year and luckily my husband has a steady job….but it was tough 🙁 The economy sucks! Even with my masters it took me a year to find another teaching job.

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