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I Am Unemployed and Broke, But Looking For a Job

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    People say "you got to apply

    for the administrative assistant, temp, mailroom clerk etc..." Essentially they are saying you have to start at the bottom- which make sense. The problem is the bottom now has such a high barrier of entry to the point that the "starting at the bottom" is no longer guaranteed...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    I Might Have To Resort To Self-employment

    I need to strengthen my skills in certain areas & do my OWN job! I'm frustrated, & job search agencies aren't even TRYING to help! I have a disability, but I have many ABILITIES! Disability does NOT = dumb. But people seem to think that way.   I need to...
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    I'm 24 and have never been able to get a job.

    The problem is I don't have the conventional skills and experience that are expected at this age. People expect you to have already defined your career path and made some accomplishes by this age. I grew up in the UK after being taken here from the USA. I was expelled from...
    GalileoTheBlack GalileoTheBlack 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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    Tired

    I've been unemployed for almost 16 months. I look for work everyday and most of the time find nothing to send my resume too. I'm tired of people who think the unemployed are on one big long vacation.  I know I'm not the only one in this situation I hope it gets better for...
    pjlove51 pjlove51 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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