DUde!!! does the economy just suck really bad or something????

By | November 26, 2015

I’ve applied at all of these places and I am like getting nowhere!!!!

Except calls back for like REAL part time and crappy pay,

I’m almost going to have to apply at fast food.

I have an associate degree, 11 years customer service experience,

Most applications are online, you can’t go anywhere and just fill out an app.

It’s driving me nuts.

I might have considered taking one of those low paying low hours jobs if it was like four years ago when i could drive there fro half the cost as today.

What should i do????

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10 thoughts on “DUde!!! does the economy just suck really bad or something????

  1. thinkgreenbiz_guy

    employeers are being more selective now. further, most jobs are found not in the newspaper or online, but through networking. i would talk with friends and family members, someone always knows somebody. also, try and do things to stand out, like writing a cool cover letter. also you may want to consider leveraging your customer service experience by starting your own home based business. good luck!

  2. thecubn41980

    Dude. Don’t feel bad. I have a bachelors degree in marketing, have applied for 42 jobs since the beginning of June, and another 54 before that. I served 4 1/2 honorably in the Marine Corps. Since I got out in 2002 I have only 1 period of unemployment and that was so I could concentrate on my last year of school. That means i was working full time and going to school full time. I have had 4 interviews, been offered 3, and found out yesterday I did not get one. I still don’t have a job. It happens.

  3. Megan

    CALL everyplace that you have applied to. simply ask if they are hiring and tell them that you applied.. chances are a couple places will schedule you for an interview. this shows initiative

    there are also many job fairs everywhere. monster.com lists many of them


  4. Ringading

    I’m in the same boat so I hear ya. But you have to be clever to survive with the scarcity of jobs now.

    I’m building my own site right now because you can make some $$$$$ if you put the right ads on your blog. You make a free online blog at Blogger.com, and if you don’t like their templates you just insert a better looking one in there from Skinpress.com and tweak the code to your tastes. Then go to Problogger.com where they have a list of the best-of-the-best sites to get solid ca$h paying ads from.

    $0.00 to start, no overhead. It’s a start. Hope it helps.

    In the meantime, check out OddTodd.com to see funny stories about this guy who also got laid off. He’s built an empire around being laid off.

  5. emmajay83

    take the job if you need to pay rent. otherwise i’d say keep plugging away. i graduted from a top school but had a lot of trouble finding a job. there are enough jobs out there, you just need to differentiate yourself from everyone else. i harrassed HR at a number of places to get interviews.

  6. tonya s

    You should try to work online. There are alot of jobs that can be done at home. If you like to read books then you can go to this site and download an e-book that could help you start a business at home. You could even make alot of money selling your own ebooks. The site is Http://www.mallpros.com/store/tjsamples
    Good luck. I hope this will help you out

  7. Henry

    What type of jobs have you been applying for specifically? The economy is bad right now, but it really depends on the industry in which you’re trying to find job. Take one of those “low paying, low hours” job and keep applying for other jobs until you find something better.

    It’s better to have a crappy job then no job at all.

  8. Jillie's Falling in Place

    I’ve go on line.
    If you have to go to the public library.
    The local news channels and papers all have links.
    Go down to your unemployment office too.
    They have a lot of resources you can use.
    If you have to, take two of those part time jobs to fill in the blanks.
    I hope this helps.
    It’s really bad right now but I hope it gets better for you real soon.
    Good Luck! :)

  9. Denny Q

    Dude. Go surfing. Someone might see you and thing you would be great in his next movie.

  10. groovykarma

    You are right; this is the worse it has been in 80 years.
    But, remember one thing, “attitude is everything”.
    Give yourself a pep talk before you go in to an interview. You sell yourself to the interviewer. Make a list and memorize it of reasons why the interviewer should hire you. You need to convince this person that you ‘want’ the job. You want to work there because you believe in the product, or company, you feel you have a lot of offer. You are looking for a career; not a job.
    Do your homework and find out all you can about the company. You need to write yourself a letter of reference (mentally). Why should they hire you? Do you have an interest in the company?
    For example: you want to manage a PetSmart pet store.
    Your interest in managing the store: you believe in providing the best care to the customers. You believe in providing good quality care to the pets. You believe in furthering your career as a manager to a district or regional manager. You are a people person. You know that you would be an asset to any company because you give 100% all the time. You will learn all you can about all the aspects of the company. You will get to work on time . You will not call in sick unless you are on your death bed. Your hobbies: pets, pet charities, reading about pets, reading about companies, economics, etc.
    Do you understand what I am trying to say?
    Be enthusiastic. If it doesn’t work the first time. It will. You just have to get the attention of the person who looks at your resume.
    There has to be a spot somewhere where you can add a comment when you fill one out on line.
    Don’t get discouraged.

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