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Pallf

I'm tired
May 27, 2018
356
I've been looking for work for awhile now and have had no luck landing a job. I've tweaked my resume, created a cover letter and even signed up for linkedin, but no dice. I don't know what employers want and it's frustrating not having money.
What about you guys? Are you guys having issues with job hunting too?
 
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Soon4me

Soon4me

Enlightened
Jun 15, 2018
1,591
I quit my job over a year ago.I will have to look for work soon.
I quit because of depression and stress.So i don't know if
anyone will hire me.How will i explain over a year of no working.
I don't know.
Have you been out of work for long ?
Good luck with your job hunting !
 
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Pallf

I'm tired
May 27, 2018
356
I quit my job over a year ago.I will have to look for work soon.
I quit because of depression and stress.So i don't know if
anyone will hire me.How will i explain over a year of no working.
I don't know.
Have you been out of work for long ?
Good luck with your job hunting !
Yeah I quit because of a bad boss and bad anxiety/depression. I've also been without a job for over a year.
 
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mattwitt

mattwitt

# 978
Jun 28, 2018
2,307
Where I'm from there are probably over 50 temp agency's in the phone book. If you have a car and are willing to work any shift they'll find you a shitty job with shitty people in less than 5 minutes.
 
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BurningLights

BurningLights

He killed himself with his own mind
Jul 2, 2018
709
I gave up a few years ago, depression and withdrawal among other things have destroyed me.
Have you looked into things like cleaning, it's kinda the bottom of the pile but it's something. Good luck though, hopefully you find something soon.
 
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Luke

Luke

tired
Apr 11, 2018
291
I've got no problems with getting hired, I got problems with doing anything consistently. I've tried and tried but anxiety destroyed me. I don't bother anymore, I accepted that I have become useless.
 
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Severen

Severen

Enlightened
Jun 30, 2018
1,819
Where I'm from there are probably over 50 temp agency's in the phone book. If you have a car and are willing to work any shift they'll find you a shitty job with shitty people in less than 5 minutes.
True. You can always find shitty jobs with shitty people because people are constantly quitting those jobs for a good reason.
 
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IRIYAMA

IRIYAMA

Student
Apr 10, 2018
146
I've been looking for work for awhile now and have had no luck landing a job. I've tweaked my resume, created a cover letter and even signed up for linkedin, but no dice. I don't know what employers want and it's frustrating not having money.
What about you guys? Are you guys having issues with job hunting too?


I haven't been able to find work in nearly a year, at 46 this is most depressing, even went back to TAFE last year and completed two Diploma's to increase chances of employment. Can't even get a job delivering pizza...always worked in high pressure jobs on decent salary and now to be on government benefits is so belittling because I'm relying on family
 
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Threads

Threads

Warlock
Jul 13, 2018
721
No. I just got hired somewhere today.

Without sounding narcissistic. I am a blue eyed, white man, and I am 6'3 in fairly good shape, and I'm charismatic. I have no anxiety from speaking to crowds of people. I can typically put in a couple applications, and make some phone calls, and exceed in an interview.
 
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thetwilightzone

thetwilightzone

Specialist
Jul 14, 2018
307
I haven't been able to find work in nearly a year, at 46 this is most depressing, even went back to TAFE last year and completed two Diploma's to increase chances of employment. Can't even get a job delivering pizza...always worked in high pressure jobs on decent salary and now to be on government benefits is so belittling because I'm relying on family

My family won't give me any money so i don't really know what to do.
 
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thatguyakira123

thatguyakira123

Experienced
Apr 10, 2018
217
I myself am finding it diffcult to get a job but that's becuase there aren't much opions where I'm from. It's either office work, sales clerk, cashier, food, driving and manual labor. There is literally nothing for Social Anxiety, Non Driving and Non Strong people. I've worked in 7 jobs before, quit 6 of them, the 7th was my dream job until a relegious nut took over the company and replaced me with someone he loved.

My mom is pestering me to move to Canada, like if I'm gonna move miles away just so that I can fail and come back home. Atleast when I fail here I have a home to come to, but if I fail there I'd be on the streets. Granted I'll be on the streets or a mental institution when my mom dies but I'd like to hold off from that as long as possible.
 
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FTL.Wanderer

FTL.Wanderer

Enlightened
May 31, 2018
1,785
I've been looking for work for awhile now and have had no luck landing a job. I've tweaked my resume, created a cover letter and even signed up for linkedin, but no dice. I don't know what employers want and it's frustrating not having money.
What about you guys? Are you guys having issues with job hunting too?

I was in threads on Monster.com & CareerBuilder.com for years. Everyone over 35 was having the same problem. We all had degrees, lots of experience, excellent professional references... But no one was interested. Google age discrimination. You'll find that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, research done by both the federal government and leading US universities finds age discrimination begins far earlier than was thought--mid 30's. And in the tech sector (where a main exploding decent-pay job market is), it starts even earlier--late 20's/early 30's. But we all need money to survive in a culture where everything's already owned--land, housing, crops, even vegetative seeds. And governments claim THEY own nature's providence (OR/WA "own" rainwater; Montana "owns" the wind" ...) so we can't just "live off the land." And even our own government practices age discrimination (fellowships, grants, local/state/federal jobs). So...

Human life has become just another commodity. They're not really anti-suicide. They're anti-self-autonomy. I've given up trying to find a job. I spent a small fortune getting professional head shots, my LinkedIn profile updated, on hundreds of professionally crafted resumes & cover letters, attending dozens of professional networking meetings, getting coached on how to sell myself. Nothing. Even social services positions want young, attractive people. Studies show because we all have multiple degrees now, degrees no longer predict job success. But knowing the right people and being "likable" are consistently positively associated with job success. If you're older or, um, aesthetically challenged, or have discernible unappealing cognitive quirks, well, again, you're no one's responsibility.
 
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SnowyDreams

SnowyDreams

Member
Aug 25, 2018
79
I've literally been actively searching and applying for jobs for the past three years non stop and found nothing. I even resorted to selling baked goods for a while but that didn't work so well because I don't have enough space to bake and cook. I must have sent more than 100 applications and got only two calls. Then nothing. I honestly lost hope already
 
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Oblivion

Oblivion

Wizard
Aug 2, 2018
610
well i'm a refugee in a middle eastren country, its almost impossible to get a job here for the citizens of this country let alone a refugee, but luckily i did find but i'm going to get fired soon hopefully
 
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totallyanonv

totallyanonv

Member
Mar 30, 2018
25
i am struggling to find work. i got as far as getting interviews, but no one hired me. when i graduated, i told myself that i wouldnt let rejection get to me. but man, i was kidding myself then.
 
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CRM

Idiot
Jul 13, 2018
190
I sperg out at interviews and never get hired because of it. I think that if I was hired, it'd give me an incentive to stop waiting around and just kill myself. Not being hired just gives me an excuse to keep sitting on my ass waiting to die instead of seeking it. I hate being unemployed, but I'd hate having a job even more. Maybe I'll put out more applications to speed up the process.
 
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stellabelle

stellabelle

ethereal
Dec 14, 2018
3,919
Yes. Especially with a petty criminal background.
 
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