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I Can't Find a Job

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    Been Looking For 2 Years

    Really? Only 109 people in this group? I'm surprised. I graduated college 2 years ago and have had almost 20 interviews, but no job offers. I guess I'm unhirable. So now I've resorted to stay at home mom, working on getting my trucker licence so I can hire myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    At least not one in my field.

    I get the phone interviews, then nothing. Hard to not take it personal, and even harder to not get depressed and discouraged. Never thought my career would come to a halt at the age of 40.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response May 18

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    Two Years Worth Of Jobhunting

    I have a job, I've had one for two years. But I hate it. It's in retail, the wage is low and I only work fifteen hours a week. After my car payments, phone and internet bills and other expenses, I have virtually nothing left for myself, if I'm even lucky to afford that much. I've...
    CashCarStar CashCarStar 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    Dang I've been trying

    for months now I'm starting to realize the prob is just me. I'm 21 no retail exper. Cuz I've always worked in the fam business but now business is slow, what should I do
    hugo178 hugo178 18-21 May 29

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    Xmighty1 Xmighty1 16-17, F Apr 21

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    I Feel Stuck

    I am only 20 and been unemployed for 7 months now but before that I what been working since 14 for years I worked 40+ hour weeks on a 24/hr 7 day week roster.. Then at the beginning of this year I had been at a factory job for 4 months when I fractured my wrist outside of work...
    G3mm G3mm 18-21 Aug 23, 2012

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    Cannot Find A Job

    Well yeah, I have been told, you will not find a job ever cause no one will hire you ... you're screwed unless.... If you don't do what you need doing or best for you, your only choice is opening a business.Any idea?
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    I Swear I Have Unemployable written on my forehead

    Ugggggh I want to quit looking and give up.I get interviews but I never get past that process.I want to rip out all my damn hair oht of my head it so damn frustrating I feel I am not captable of doing the simiplist of things.I feel like there is no dream job or a good fit for me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    So I've sent my resume twice to this Doggie

    Daycare place and emailed them 3 times like two weeks ago and no one has called me or emailed me. I need another job to save up for my car and apartment. The job I'm working at right now is only paying a little bit so I can pay my bills. I don't want to work anywhere where it...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F Jun 28

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    I Worked So Hard...

    It's so disappointing to go through over 4 years in college, receive my degree...and still end up unemployed. I'm sure many of you can relate. I've been looking since June. Graduated with honors in December with my Bachelors in Fine Art. There are no art-related...
    alliej05 alliej05 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    Join My Fight Against Taxing Unemployment Benefits

    I created a LinkedIn profile. If you have a LinkedIn account go to Ben Saunders and ask to have me add you as a connection. There you will find the beginnings of a high-profile effort to expose the malfeasance of American employers and the mean-spiritedness of hitting...
    BenSaunders BenSaunders 36-40 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    Hopeless

    I have been trying so hard lately to get a job. I really need money for a plane ticket in August. I have applied to soo many places that I've lost track of them all. And every time I have some hope I am let down. I've been trying hard :/ For some stupid reason barely any places...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Definitely Not A Contender For Boss Of The Year

    So today I saw an ad on Craigslist. Here is a censored version of it.... Post ---- Immediate opening for People pleaser and animal lover Hours (Mornings and Weekends) ******* Fish and Pets Call **** (***) ***-**** • Location: L******* • Compensation: Good Pay based on...
    JaneDoe83 JaneDoe83 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    Part-time Jobs...

    I need a job over the summer because I stupidly ran into my overdraft at university. The money I get isn't really enough to live on, but I spose I should have bought cheaper food and resisted buying stuff :) Anyway, I've been applying for all sorts, actually for about a year, and...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2011

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    I Know Many Of You Are Having Trouble Finding Work.

    If you've ever thought about - or dreamed about - owning your own business I hope you'll join our discussion(s)!How To Get A Job When There Are None   http://tinyurl.com/9hupo5b That article above is on a group here on EP called The Small Business Experience. I hope you can join...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 Sep 2, 2012

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    I have a DUI and I am having difficulty finding

    employment. My DUI is classified as a misdemeanor; I have already filed an expungement. However, my DMV record still shows that I have DUI in my past (California). The stigma sucks - I take full responsibility for my actions. However, I believe that one mistake does not...
    charlyhongkong charlyhongkong 31-35, M Jun 5

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    This Stupid Economy!!!.:

     ARRRGHH! It is so infuriating. I studied so hard to get the degrees I have! When I graduated in October of 07' I was working at an off Broadway theater, and figured; "Now I'm going to go into the real world." I knew how the market was crashing, but I was hopeful...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    Where Are All The Jobs?

    I am beyond stressed because I have put in a hundred applications and have gotten maybe two interviews and have not gotten hired. I have been out of work for almost two years. I was fired for some bull crap reason when I was six months pregnant but I was awarded unemployment...
    ethansmommy1006 ethansmommy1006 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    Never Had A Single Job

    I'm a good student. I have good behavior.  I am polite.  Why the hell don't I have a job then! >:(I need experience for a job and need a job for experience.  I have volunteered but still I am unemployed.  Despite having a decent resume and confident presentation skills...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    It's Hopeless!

    I ended up pleading guilty 2 a felony in 2011. Ever since then, its been completely impossible 2 get a job. & believe me i've Applied everywhere! I've just decided 2 gibe up on the search.
    punty punty 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    Hopeless Faith

    This Tuesday, I thought the day is ordinary like a routine of my single day of my life, since I became unemployed. The two months that I wasted my time in bed sleeping well, I realize my life goes to wrong way. I’m so proud, even I’m not been in wealth family at list I have a...
    Sharot27 Sharot27 18-21, F Jun 26, 2013

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    I worked at one fast food restaurant

    for a month and then quit due to my grades lowering. I was losing sleep and waking up late. Needless to say the job sucked. It was my first experience. I was a cashier. I thought I only had to take client orders, which is what I thought I signed up for. I didn't know cooking and...
    deteste96 deteste96 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Real Oppurtunity At Part-time Or Fultime Income

    I'm posting this because I want to help and its worth the time to check it out the worst thing that can happen is that your not interested. But if you are, well it could change your life. Our company specializes in helping people bridge the gap between pay days. Let us help you...
    jhammers5 jhammers5 31-35 Jan 8, 2013

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    I am a college graduate

    but I can't find a job within my field. There aren't many jobs available where I'm from and much less in my area of studies. I'm not too experienced either. I'm scared that all that time I spent frustrated because of classes will never pay off. I'm considering doing a Master's...
    EroLoli EroLoli 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    HI I Want To Help YOU!

    Need Extra Money and Love Helping Others? After my most recent denial from disability I decided I needed a new avenue for income fast, but being a mother of two I couldn't afford a SCAM! I reconnected with an old friend and she told me of a job and a company that could save my...
    ImmortalCho ImmortalCho 31-35, F Mar 21, 2013

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    It really sucks. Today I had a job interview

    scheduled and instead of giving me an opportunity to have the interview I was told to leave because they hired someone already.
    Ookami507 Ookami507 18-21, M Jun 19

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    My Sundays Have Changed - Used To Love Them!

    I still can't find a job and what used to be my favorite day of the week, now becomes a stressful one.  It used to be football and sleeping in, now it's thinking about the phone calls I HOPE to get the following week.  I was laid off last July from a job...
    TallGirl41 TallGirl41 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    Not A Single Job Was Seen That Day...

    Seriously, Why is it so difficult to find a job? I don't want to depend on the measly $280 a month worth of food-stamps, I want something i can be proud of saying "I'm contributing to the community" or "I'm earning an decent living". It has come down to the point in which i'm...
    ToxicBrownies ToxicBrownies 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    Frustration

    I applied for multiple jobs. I am very qualified to work at a vet's office because of my past experience. The only place I have applied to that said they would call me back was Victorias Secret. I am so frustrated. I have 2 other jobs that I would much rather get but I haven't...
    horsejumper9236 horsejumper9236 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Hopeless It

    I don't know what to say anymore... I'm out of ideas and luck. I am A+ Certified, 5+ yrs of IT field experience working for court systems, accounting firms, and production studios. Multistore manager experience with 20+ employees handling more than $15k a day. Bestbuy...
    Shadewind Shadewind 22-25, M 3 Responses May 26, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Im to find that one girl for and I feel something is wrong with me. I can send hundreds of messages and get no replies. I'm a nice guy, I don't get it.
    andrewbg andrewbg 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    It seams like no matter where I go, the area I live in only has people who are too young or too old for my age. The girls who are my age however either already have girlfriends, or...
    Zzarcon1 Zzarcon1 18-21, M Jul 4

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    My moms friends mom just died so my moms been helping out that family a lot. They have two kids ( girl 11 & boy 14). The little girl has latched on to me n acts like I'm her big...
    TallyO TallyO 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I love this site! I knew in theory that there were people with my problem, but had never met any of them. Like others here, I don't know what is wrong with me. I do my best, but...
    chazman48 chazman48 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    So I know I should always love my dad and be grateful for everything he's given me, but I really cannot stand him most of the time!! He pays for everything for me and my mom always...
    sindianau sindianau 18-21, F a week ago

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    I got my first permit when I was 17. No one cared enough to trust me with their car. I'm not smart enough to learn how, so I guess it figures. So now I'm 29 and utterly useless to...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm 25 years old, and have had 13 different jobs in the past 10 years. I kept one Deli/ Grocery job for 3 1/2 years but momentarily quit for 6 weeks, and was re-hired. While...
    sasquatch88 sasquatch88 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I will be 31 this year, and my up to date resume will be almost 3 pages long. My longest job I ever had was McDonald's (5yrs) when I was in High School. I've been working since I...
    Pmiller3 Pmiller3 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Once again I'm back and sadly about the same topic as before, my brother. Sadly he continues to not accept any responsibility for his actions. He and his spouse have ruined a few...
    DannyBoy1972 DannyBoy1972 36-40 Jul 9

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    Too true. The cop who just pulled you over. Your Boss after denying a much needed raise. Your 14 year old daughter who just told you she's pregnant.... Most people can read body...
    smokethis smokethis 51-55, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I can't cook food at all. The only food I can cook is eggs, bacon, and spaghetti
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I would have changed the title... I CAN'T STAND MEN HITTING GIRLS
    fenomen01 fenomen01 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    A little back story here as an infant my parents didn't want me and they basically gave me to my grand parents with the notion drugs are more important than my kids. So my...
    TheSameOne TheSameOne 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Long story short: I cheated on my ex and he dumped me. Now I can't get him out of my head. I don't know why cheated, I keep trying to find a reason but when I find one I feel like...
    Ren10 Ren10 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    So I'm starting high school next year and I have literally no friends in my entire grade. Last year all of my friends became popular, EVERY SINGLE ONE. How does tht even happen...
    juliakats3 juliakats3 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    after that I couldn't find him anymore he was sooooooo handsome and hotttt but my mother got my mobile phone and deleted his number !I want to see him again but IDK where can I...
    maryamgh1376 maryamgh1376 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    If you believe in God, or nothing or some other deity, I feel like it's a cruel piece in our genetic make up for us to seek companionship. It's something we have no control over...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Growing up I was yet another 'victim' of emotional neglect. As a result I grew up surrounded mostly by imaginary friends in my own little world as, quite frankly, nobody bothered...
    MailTheGlobe MailTheGlobe 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    There's this girl I know she's so beautiful her brown eyes her beautiful hair and she is soo gorgeous and I love her and she says she doesn't want anyone but me back but I feel so...
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I always find myself wanting to try new things and wanting to pursue becoming skilled at something. I can't seem to keep myself going though. I spent about 3 months learning...
    JustMarley JustMarley 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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