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Job hunting advice

Postby Battlegrinder » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:44 pm

So, I've been trying to get a job for the past couple weeks, and have mentioned so in various "I'd love to post my full army but I'm broke" posts. I've been filling out applications at every store within about 10-15 miles of my house, and so far I've only gotten a handful of interviews and no offers. My marketable skills are somewhat lacking, as I'm only partly through my degree and can't get jobs in the field. Does anyone have some advice about something else I can do or try?
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Silverdream » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:46 pm

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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Brikguy0410 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:57 pm

I heard drug dealing makes tons of cash
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Kommander Ken » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:15 pm

When you said everything within 10-15 miles, are you including fast-food or any chain restaurants? I can't imagine why they wouldn't be hiring, unless they only hire during certain times of the year.
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Battlegrinder » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:25 pm

Kommander Ken wrote:When you said everything within 10-15 miles, are you including fast-food or any chain restaurants? I can't imagine why they wouldn't be hiring, unless they only hire during certain times of the year.


Those are really the only places that I can apply for, since I don't yet have the education for much else. And they are hiring, the issue is that they just don't want to hire me.
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby samuelzz10 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:48 pm

Battlegrinder wrote:
Kommander Ken wrote:When you said everything within 10-15 miles, are you including fast-food or any chain restaurants? I can't imagine why they wouldn't be hiring, unless they only hire during certain times of the year.


Those are really the only places that I can apply for, since I don't yet have the education for much else. And they are hiring, the issue is that they just don't want to hire me.

Shit, you can't get a fast food job? First you fail college, now this? You might just be stupid, and if you're stupid enough, you might be able to get welfare for mental retardation. There's hope for you yet!
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Battlegrinder » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:00 pm

samuelzz10 wrote:
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Kommander Ken wrote:When you said everything within 10-15 miles, are you including fast-food or any chain restaurants? I can't imagine why they wouldn't be hiring, unless they only hire during certain times of the year.


Those are really the only places that I can apply for, since I don't yet have the education for much else. And they are hiring, the issue is that they just don't want to hire me.

Shit, you can't get a fast food job? First you fail college, now this? You might just be stupid, and if you're stupid enough, you might be able to get welfare for mental retardation. There's hope for you yet!


I'm actually doing pretty well in college now. And I've only been rejected in interviews twice, and one of those times was because I made a (in hindsight) avoidable mistake, and in the other one, I don't know what the issue was. I generally do ok with interviews, it's getting to that point that's tricky.
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Silverdream » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:06 pm

samuelzz10 wrote:Shit, you can't get a fast food job? First you fail college, now this? You might just be stupid, and if you're stupid enough, you might be able to get welfare for mental retardation. There's hope for you yet!


You are such a giant piece of shit. Go fuck off.
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby samuelzz10 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:49 pm

Battlegrinder wrote:I'm actually doing pretty well in college now. And I've only been rejected in interviews twice, and one of those times was because I made a (in hindsight) avoidable mistake, and in the other one, I don't know what the issue was. I generally do ok with interviews, it's getting to that point that's tricky.

Snide asshole comments from earlier aside, what did you screw up in the interviews? Unless it was a really big deal (forgetting to fill out a job application) I can't imagine you not being able to get work in a fast food chain. In that vein, you should probably look for work as a garbage man. It's actually very well paying work, I think some trash men make around $30 an hour.
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Battlegrinder » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:23 pm

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Battlegrinder wrote:I'm actually doing pretty well in college now. And I've only been rejected in interviews twice, and one of those times was because I made a (in hindsight) avoidable mistake, and in the other one, I don't know what the issue was. I generally do ok with interviews, it's getting to that point that's tricky.

Snide asshole comments from earlier aside, what did you screw up in the interviews? Unless it was a really big deal (forgetting to fill out a job application) I can't imagine you not being able to get work in a fast food chain. In that vein, you should probably look for work as a garbage man. It's actually very well paying work, I think some trash men make around $30 an hour.


I'll look into the garbage thing, though I have a feeling that it might not work out given my schedule and transportation logistics. The interview I botched was at chick-fil-a, when they asked me what I did on the weekends. What they were apparently looking for was something along the lines of "I go to church", however I didn't mention that, as I'd felt the fact the I was A) applying to chick-fil-a and B) in the bible belt, leave my religious beliefs rather obvious.

As it turns out, that was not the right move.
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Quantumsurfer » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:29 pm

That's a tricky situation. You can't really lie about it either.
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Brikguy0410 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:54 pm

samuelzz10 wrote:
Battlegrinder wrote:I'm actually doing pretty well in college now. And I've only been rejected in interviews twice, and one of those times was because I made a (in hindsight) avoidable mistake, and in the other one, I don't know what the issue was. I generally do ok with interviews, it's getting to that point that's tricky.

Snide asshole comments from earlier aside, what did you screw up in the interviews? Unless it was a really big deal (forgetting to fill out a job application) I can't imagine you not being able to get work in a fast food chain. In that vein, you should probably look for work as a garbage man. It's actually very well paying work, I think some trash men make around $30 an hour.


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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Zupponn » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:23 am

Try a warehousing job. They require some physical labor, but usually pay fairly well.
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Battlegrinder » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:34 am

Zupponn wrote:Try a warehousing job. They require some physical labor, but usually pay fairly well.


I could handle that, most of my first job involved hauling heavy crap from place to place. Not sure if there any distribution centers or whatnot in my area though, when I worked in walmart they mentioned the supply trucks had a to come a long way to get there.
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Re: Job hunting advice

Postby Itxi » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:43 am

When I was unemployed for two years I took up volunteering. They're much more open to new people and it makes it a hell of a lot easier to get a job since it gives you something to talk about on CVs and in interviews.
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