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Job market story on yahoo

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  1. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I read this artcile and its scary the very last line of what this lady says. i have been hearing this allot lately from unemployed people.

    In a Job Market Realignment, Some Left Behind - Yahoo! Finance

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  3. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Well, I feel that I can accurately weigh in on this.

    I have been "unemployed" (meaning not working a salaried full-time job that matches my capability and skill level) for 7 months now. It is not for lack of trying. I started blasting out online applications, then I switched to more thoughtful targeted applications.

    I contacted every friend or family member that I could think of looking for a recommendation, got some decent leads that went nowhere.

    I went to California (wife grew up in Ventura) and totally changed my approach. I have been cold calling, cold visiting, and basically beating down doors. I have taken a much more proactive approach and it has been working very well, although, the answers are still ultimately the same.

    I'm doing independent consulting/analysis for an attorney I met through Katie's father and getting PA unemployment. I hadn't filed for it out of pride but my father-in-law (Dr....very intelligent and practical guy) convinced me that I should....so I did. So I'm good for now. I just need a 9-5 for consistency. It is becoming hard to find.

    Fuck, I couldn't even get AutoZone to call me back and I had worked there for 2 years. I did their online app and called the store manager and the district manager looking for an interview....nothing.

    It will all pan out. I'm so beyond being worried anymore.
     
  4. 94H_Ex

    94H_Ex Under employed

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    I feel your pain, I was doing the whole cold search and application blasting for over 6 months. NOTHING right now the only thing I might have a chance of some income right now, is either a prison guard job, or some Primerica job my mother is trying to enforce me on. Which is another cold search type job where you run off referrals and convince people to save and work their way out of debt. Whatever they sign up for you get a percentage.
     
  5. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Ya so it is basically sales and is commission only...that's a good gig but it takes a very special person to be good at it. If you are interested in that look into Northwestern Mutual or NY Life...best payouts, best support, best training.
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    I can barely sell myself anything, so I have no skills for this market.
     
  7. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    I think you meant to say "underemployed", unless I am reading it wrong.

    I went through the same thing, and struggled in SoCal trying to find a job as well. I got denied a position at a gas station working part time on an overnight shift because I was "too qualified". Seems people don't want to spend the time and money to train you in the event you leave to go somewhere else. It also gives them the upper hand in who they ultimately hire.

    Seems like a lot of people I know are getting jobs based on the referral system. While that is great for the people getting the jobs, it sucks for the rest who may be just as, if not more, qualified for the position.

    My .02.
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    Yeah, its bull shit. I was getting pissed when I lived in Orlando, and attending Universal Technical Institute. Almost any parts store, was either not hiring, or looking for experienced individuals. Dealerships were looking for ASE certified techs, or anyone who's experienced for over 3 years. What was really pissing me off though, was your not able to be ASE certified until you work 2 years in a shop, (from what I was told) and shops were really only looking for ASE certified. So the people who want to get into the business were pretty much out of luck. Mean while the entire time your starving for a decent income so you can live.
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Everyone I speak to who works on wall street or downtown here in the city (where I also used to work) say the major firms are still looking for experienced hires. All the unexperienced college educated individuals, along with the elderly, are finding it tough right now.
     
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