Is the lack of jobs causing you trouble?

United States
October 14, 2008 2:45pm CST
I recently graduated from college with a double bachelors in business. I have been applying everywhere for jobs. I had no way of knowing that the economy was so bad, or that things would be getting worse. I had no news, no television, nothing. So, how was I to really know that the job market was so poor lately. I mean as a recent graduate, I thought that it would take several months to get a job, that was fine. But at the rate it is going, I won't be getting a job anytime soon. I know the economy is in trouble and everyone is having problems. I recently went to a job fair, and it amazed me how many older people were present. I have not gotten one call on my resume. I have applied to over 50 different companies, all of which stated in their job announcements that potential candidates for positions were not to call them about the job, just fax or email their resumes. How can someone expect to get a job when the company doesn't even want you talking to them? Has anyone else had problems finding a job? Has anyone been able to get a job recently? If so, is it the job you were hoping for or just something to provide an income? I have even been applying for low end jobs, but to no avail. I am beginning to think I am unhireable as an employee. Any suggestions on a course of action?
6 responses
• United States
14 Oct 08
In an economy like this one, I'm very, VERY thankful that my wife and I both work in the Public Sector. Private Sector jobs are very, VERY volatile right now and will be for a while. I work in education and my wife works with a state agency that helps senior citizens and shut-ins with assisted living details. Both of us are on either local or state government payroll. You might want to look into a government job to which your degree would apply. There's no such thing as a safe haven in the job market anymore but some havens are safer than others.
• United States
14 Oct 08
THanks for the insight and the suggestions. I have actually looked into government jobs, but have not had much success in that area yet. I am hoping something comes along soon, or I will be out of a place to live. I know perseverence and persistence are the key to survivng in these times, and I am just going to have to redouble my efforts. Who knows, maybe it will pay off better than I anticipate. Again, thanks for your comments.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
15 Oct 08
So CAdreamer, is it that this is the only person you think you should answer back who has contributed to your discussion. Attitude like these will not allow person to come to your discussion again.
• United States
15 Oct 08
LOL! Kerri, please. Get over yourself. Not everyone is going to respond to every hit on thier discussions and apparently your comment didn't rate a response. You're taking that rather personally, IMHO. Go have a glass of warm milk and maybe a cookie. Everything will fall back into proper perspective then.
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
28 Apr 09
i want to work at a job that the hope one which give me a low money. i will also except it. nowadays many bachelors don't find the job. and many job don't need person to take part in their company whether your have education. they all need the technology that they want. education backgroud is not important in these days.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
15 Oct 08
hang in there. the economy is not the best at the moment and it will no doubt take some time to get a new job. my hubby looked over a year for a new job and finally gave up (he is and was working at the time, but not in his field) now he will be getting a new job in nov/dec, working with a friend (still not in his field) but it least it will pay the bills. best of luck!
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
Hi CAdreamer, Its really indeed hard to seek for a job nowadays because the ration of unemployment now is 10 applicants for 1 job vacancy position. This is very hard since we have alot of unemployed people here in our country. I glad to say that i have once experienced not having a job because for the same reason that its hard to find one. My suggestion to you is that keep on searching and never give up. Try and try until you find one. Enhance your skills and improve your learning qualities so that you will stand out against the other applicants and for more possibilty of chances of getting hired. Make yourself shine among the rest. Show your talent, skills and knowledge on your preferred field. Learn how to reinvent yourself.
@yizhewp (88)
• China
14 Oct 08
the same to me.i just graduated.and it took so mcuh time for me to find a job.finally,i found it.but it has nothing to do with my professional.i have to do it.i need to live by myself without my parents' help.the life is not the same to what i thought about before. I have been used to it at least.it is a progress .anyway ,wish you good luck.best regards
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
14 Oct 08
Hello CAdreamer, when seeking for a job it can be difficult and I have realized that these companies are telling person that if they are shortlisted then they will hear from them. What I would encourage you to do is whenever you are applying for a job pray and asked God to let the door open for you. Don't have any fear because fear is of the devil. When I closed down my business I was living in fear with my illness and seeking a job. One Tuesday I open my heart and needs to God and on that same day a opportunity open for me. I am now doing my own business again but this time in my qualify field. Have hope and believe that whatever you asked in his name he will deliver, remember he said in his word that none of his children will be begging for bread. So the next time you are sending out an application open your heart and pray. All the best and welcome to MYLOT. Kerry