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No one is hiring me

  1. Sep 12, 2005 #1
    God damn crap **** ****. Even the local supermarket turned me down. Grrrrr :grumpy: :mad:
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2005 #2

    Evo

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    Bad attitude dear? :wink:
     
  4. Sep 12, 2005 #3
    :tongue2: I knew that would be one of the first responses. No, I was perfectly pleasant each time. It's only AFTER the rejection that I use that language. (by the way, I vowed never to buy from that supermarket again - bastards!)
     
  5. Sep 12, 2005 #4
    Maybe you can try to get a job that uses the phrase: "Do you want fries with that?" :smile:
     
  6. Sep 12, 2005 #5
    That's what unemployment is all about. There are people who spend years with that on their shoulders.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2005 #6
    I would rather starve. But thanks. (besides, it's aaaaalll the way down town)
     
  8. Sep 12, 2005 #7
    Do you have any idea what the problem is? What position are you applying for? What positions are open? You do realize that most job are never advertised...are the supermarkets you applied at family owned?

    The most important thing about applying for a new job is to fit in....do you fit in with the rest of the work force at those supermarkets? Perhaps you're over qualified? Some things to think about...
     
  9. Sep 12, 2005 #8
    Yeah, but I'm in university! :rolleyes: I don't get welfare checks for going to uni!
     
  10. Sep 12, 2005 #9
    I am not saying this is true or false but I have yet to meet a single person who could not find a job if they wanted one.

    Where did you say you were from TRCSF?
     
  11. Sep 12, 2005 #10
    Canada doesn't have finical aid?
     
  12. Sep 12, 2005 #11
    They weren't advertised, I walked in and asked to talk to the manager. They had a couple of positions open, they decided to hire 2 other students instead of me a few days after my interview :grumpy:

    Why not, they hired other students.
    *scoff* And you're a commi.
     
  13. Sep 12, 2005 #12
    Washington state. Once spent nine months looking for a job upon graduating with a BS in chemistry.

    If you don't know a single person who couldn't find a job and not get one, you've never met anybody who's dealt with unemployment.
     
  14. Sep 12, 2005 #13
    No it does. I just don't feel like sinking farther and farther into debt if I can't even find a job now.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2005 #14
    How about a job at your school? It may be a bit late now, but you could still try.
     
  16. Sep 12, 2005 #15
    A bit sheltered arn't you townsend? Even I have (granted I grew up in a 3rd world country - but that's besides the point!)
     
  17. Sep 12, 2005 #16
    I still havn't tried anything down town yet. (it's quite a walk away) I think I'll do that tomorrow.
     
  18. Sep 12, 2005 #17

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    The application process is a lottery - and I'm not sure you ever win if they just filed it away for future reference.

    You need an interview to have a chance at the job. Best chance of that is lucky timing or a friend to recommend you (second method works best).

    If you get an interview, you need some good interview skills. First, none of them cares about you or your hobbies. They're looking for someone to fill their needs. If you're smart, you'll scope out the place you're trying to be hired at before the interview (here's another place where knowing one of the employees can help). You should be pointing out the skills you have that seem most likely to applicable to the job you're applying for. It usually works best if you happen to have skills that would be the perfect solution for problems the place is having rather than pointing out the problems for the manager - he probably already knows his problems.

    And don't try to emphasize how individualistic you are. Most workplaces require you to work with others and managers like conformists that will fit in with everyone else. Most people expressing their individualism either already have a job that they're not afraid of losing, don't have to work so who cares, or just go on very, very long frustrating job searches.
     
  19. Sep 12, 2005 #18
    That's what it was at the last interview I got. Lucky timing. I planned to just drop off a resume and try to remember the manager's name. I hadn't expected to get an interview, so hadn't prepared myself mentally. I completely botched the interview.
     
  20. Sep 12, 2005 #19

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    I've never known anyone that couldn't find a job, unless they were unhirable.

    Also, (separate from Smurf's issue) you should have a job offer before you graduate from University! If you haven't received an offer and it's getting close to graduation, you should probably start worrying. My experience is that companies proactively recruit people they want before they graduate. If they haven't... :uhh:
     
  21. Sep 12, 2005 #20
    I have met people who were getting unemployment but it was a choice they made.

    I find it hard to believe that someone with a BS in chemistry couldn't find a job...or perhaps you couldn't find a job that you would accept?
     
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