Wish me luck today!

Canada
October 22, 2008 6:41am CST
I'm on my way out to put around resumes today as soon as I drop my son off at school! I put a couple out in August to no avail but I seriously have to get out of my workplace ASAP! I ask that all of you who pray to pray for me and that I have Favor with someone soon to get hired! Now to make this a discussion.... How long did it take you to find your current job? What was your longest time searching for work? Were you working while you were searching? What happened to make you want to look for the new position? How many different places have you worked in your life time thus far? Hope you all have a wonderful day and I'll be back on here later to let you know my progress! ~Heavens~
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25 responses
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
22 Oct 08
Luckily I am retired and not looking for a steady job right now. Anyway, that does not help you. Have you noticed lately a lot of companies post their job openings on their website. So check out the companies in the industry where you want to work and apply online for any job that you are qualified for. Also there is Monster and Workopolis. Workopolis alone has 75 000 jobs listed. To give you just a small example. I decided it would be interesting wo work in the most recent Canadian Elections. I went to Elections Canada website and applied to work that day as a Deputy Returning Officer. Sure enough I got a call, an interview, a training session and a day's work. It was stressful but fun. Many good wishes to you and best of luck.
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• Canada
23 Oct 08
Congratulations on working during the election! I am somewhat restrained as I do not drive and I have a special needs son and so am only looking for part time! I went to the Mall today and put out ten resumes mainly in woman's clothing stores. I'm going back out on Monday to hit some stores I missed today and hand in a couple application forms that I was given today to fill out! Thanks so much for your help! ~Heavens~
@ranbio (53)
• China
23 Oct 08
Hey,I do not have work now,and still a student,so I can not give u the answer.Good luck & God bless u.
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
Welcome to My Lot! I shall pray that you receive work when you get out of school and that it will be a good and satisfying career where you will be happy! God Bless You Also! ~Heavens~
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@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
i wish you all the best heaven... hopefully you will be able to find a job that you really like and enjoy... i will pray for you... may God bless you and good luck... please keep us updated on the news... take care and have a nice day...
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
Thanks for the prayers lingli it is greatly appreciated! No news yet but when there is I'll let you know! I'm putting out more resumes on Monday as well so we will see! ~Heavens~
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 08
Sweetheart I am sorry I did not respond to you yesterday, I do hope that you have had success Big Hugs
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
No news yet but I'll keep you posted on the progress! I am putting out more on Monday. Hugs to you as well! ~Heavens~
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@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
good luck with your search for new employment.mostly i have worked in one job for around the 10 year mark.i usualy change jobs if the management changes and i don't like their work ethics etc,or i have had enough of the crap that can go on in the work force.i would love to be able to do something completely different one day.good luck.cheers sue
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
Well, I have had enough of what is going at my workplace! I need a change.... No news yet but I am hopeful! ~Heavens~
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• Qatar
23 Oct 08
Im wishing you goodluck not only for today but thru out your life...
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
Thanks Grace! ~Heavens~
• India
23 Oct 08
Fisrt of all, I wish you all the very best for your future. In my case, after finishing my degee, i wanted to become an IAS officer. That means Indian Administative Service. I tried and i went to the final stage three times. But i could not get it. Then i stared my business here before 8 years. And now everything is going very smooyhly and now i am givivg job opportunities to many people here. Anyway try as much as possible. One day you will surely achieve your dreams. Once again all the very best.
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
I hope my dreams are achieved...they are for my special needs son! As for my happiness...I long to have a change....My current job is boring and I am not appreciated there! ~Heavens~
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
22 Oct 08
How about we pray for each other for I too am trying to get a job..I have been looking for over a year now, but really have been more aggressive in the last few months..Usually jobs fall into my lap, but now that I seriouly need one, (husband can't work from hurting his back), I can't seem to get anything..I thought since I still have a school age child, I would try to get into the school system..So I took a para-pro test and past it, but even though the local school needed a para-pro in the last few months, they have not contacted me for an interview at all..So I recently started spreading out to other schools in the area, including one in the next county.. Next thing I am going to do is K-Mart, at least it is a job, and that it will hold me over until a school decides to hire me..
• Canada
23 Oct 08
I do wish you all the best Carmela! I know once you get into a placement you will enjoy the children you work with as I loved that Job when I was in it! Only now it is not feasible for me to do that line of work with my son's schedule and the fact that I do not drive! I am in desperate need of getting away from the grocery store where I work and so I put out ten Resumes today at the mall. Mostly in woman's clothing stores! I am hopeful that something will come of this...I am going back on Monday to put out a few more in stores I missed and to hand in a couple of applications that I was given today! I have been looking on and off for about two years now and never get anything...I have had one interview in that time that did not work out for me...I am hoping that something changes in this area soon! HUGS ~Heavens~
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
22 Oct 08
It is hard to say how long would take me to find a job. Make sure to make a good choice. You have to be in positive environment to work and be happy. I wish you good luck not only today. I wish you can find perfect place for your personality. HUGS
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• Canada
23 Oct 08
Thanks so much Pola! I must say it is wonderful see you here as I have missed you! I hope that all is going well with you also. I put ten resumes out today, Mostly in woman's clothing stores...I do hope that something comes of this but I am going to put more out on Monday as well. HUGS ~Heavens~
@Zelda414 (149)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Well i do pray that God blesses you with a wonderful that will fill all your needs, wants and desires. Well one time it took me almost a year and believe me as a single parent who was out there every single day pounding the pavement looking for a job getting dressed up everyday as if i was going to work and out there from about 8 am to 4 or 5pm. right now i am not currently working i am disabled in a wheelchair with a back injury and 4 mths pregnant just going to school online for me now. i was not working while i was looking for another job but one thing my mother did tell me is that you usually have better luck finding a job when you are already working so be encouraged. honestly i needed to just find a job because i needed to take care of my son as a single parent under my parents room and soon because i couldnt stay there forever. i am a military veteran, worked and two restuarants, a catalog ordering company, an RV park and camping place, etc.
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
Thanks so much Zelda, I really need it!!! This means a lot coming from a Mom like you I have a special needs son and I do not drive. My Husband works full time as a Baker but it is not enough...He is taking some courses online for Photography in hopes we can start our own home based business within the next two or three years but for now I really need a change! Welcome to My Lot also and I wish you all the best with your pregnancy and in your future! ~Heavens~
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@Zelda414 (149)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Heavenschild, you are more than welcome! We all need prayer and wishes to get through this life, sometimes things go well sometimes they dont but hope keeps us moving ok well actually i really think its our children that keep us moving, focused and motivated. keep us posted ok!
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• Canada
25 Oct 08
Thanks again, you have truly inspired me and I look forward to getting to know you better! HUGS ~Heavens~
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@rbailey83 (1401)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
well good luck to you!!, current job, not working, im off on disability right now and im not allowed to return to work yet. The longest i ever spent searching for a job i think was about a month, if it was longer than that then not by much, pretty much everytime i have been searching i was searching while i was working, i didn't want to leave without knowing that i was going to be able to start work somewhere else. The type of work really wasn't interesting to me, but it was work, management changed and i didn't agree with how the new management worked, and there have been a few times for better pay. about 4 or 5 places so far
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• Canada
23 Oct 08
I am the same in that I do not want to leave without another income...I can't as the money is necessary for my family to eat! My current place of work is very unappreciative and head office is imposing changes within the next month that I think are not going to be good or beneficial...I am so unhappy and have been for a long time! I do hope that my time for a chnge is around the corner! ~Heavens~
@rbailey83 (1401)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
i know how you are feeling, and definately, if you are not happy, there is no point in staying there, part of being able to get up and go to work everyday is being able to enjoy where you work, the people you work with and work for, and what you are doing, without that it just gets harder and harder to go into work everyday and you end up being even more unhappy. I am sure you will find what you are looking for, unfortunately sometimes it just takes a little time, but better that it takes a little time and you find what you want then getting a job quick and just having to look again because you don't like it
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
Thanks so much! ~Heavens~
• India
22 Oct 08
May God Help You In finding the new job, keep on trying with full effort and don't look back. God will show you path and you will find new job very soon.
• Canada
23 Oct 08
I am praying for God's Direction! I sincerely need a breakthrough! Blessings to you! ~Heavens~
• Canada
23 Oct 08
I just want to take the time to welcome you to My Lot as well! I do hope that you enjoy it here and thanks so much for stopping by! ~Heavens~
@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
22 Oct 08
Hi heavens, I sincerely hope and pray that you've met with some success today, in your job search. I 'know' how much you need to get away from your current place of employment. It seems that these days, finding new (or any) employment is very difficult, but it can be done. As for me, my current 'job' just fell into my lap, a number of years ago. I believe my longest time searching was about a year. This was many years ago, when the economy was bad (once again), and I had been laid off. I've actually worked quite a number of places (too many to list here). I think they total around a dozen, 'not' including my mother's helper job when I was quite young. I've also left out my current babysitting position. I did a lot of temp office work, which I really enjoyed. I had quite a few long term assignments. I really liked these temp jobs, because I didn't have to get involved in all of the office politics nonsense, that goes on. My two favourite temp jobs were, The Ontario Medical Association, and Baycrest Jewish geriatric center. I tried for full time positions at both places, but it never did work out. The full time job I loved the most, was for a property management company (Dennis Management). I'm anxious to hear how things have gone today. Love and Hugs to you.
• Canada
23 Oct 08
Hi Mom! I am hopeful but no prospects as of yet..... Eight Clothing Stores, and two other stores have my resume though so we'll see how it goes. I am going back on Monday with a couple of Applications I was given today and to hit a couple other stores that I missed today! I can fill you in on more when next we talk! Love and Hugs ~Heavens~
• Canada
23 Oct 08
I also hope that your daughter has success in finding something better for her! ~Heavens~
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
Although it is already too late for me to pray, nevertheless I will still do it. Maybe now you already got the job and are working in the new workplace. If that is the case, congratulations. If not, keep sending resumes and don't give up. Actually now I am working on my own. But previously when I was searching for job, it didn't take me long to get for a job interview. Many times I got a job after going for the first or second interview. But I didn't stay long for the jobs for certain reasons that I couldn't avoid. I think I am more suitable to work on my own because I couldn't get pressured too much when working with a lot of people. My longest time searching for work is about 6 months, but that was because I didn't search seriously. I quit my old job because my boss was too demanding and I couldn't cope with her. She always find fault in me and I think she never appreciated me as a human. I have worked in many places. I've worked as a Human Resource Executive, a personal assistant, an executive secretary, a secret project assistant and many more in which I think it is not that important to you.
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• Canada
7 Nov 08
Thanks so much ladysurvivor and it is never too late to pray!! Alas I am still at my same old job 22 Resumes later but I'm not giving up!! My son depends on me and my hours are slowly being cut where I am so I have to find something soon! I appreciate your thoughtfullness! ~Heavens~
• United States
23 Oct 08
I have been fortunate for the past 8 years not having to be without a job. I have found that it is always easier to get a job if you have a job. Employers want to hire someone who is in good standing where they are and looking to improve some aspect of their lives. In the mean time, I have been working in a venture that does rather well. A friend of mine now does it full time. So there are other options as well. I will be praying that god will open the doors that need to be open and close those that need to be closed. Good to hear from you.
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
Thanks doubleloveyou! I always like to hear from you I am currently working and have been at this place for over three and half years now so I am hopeful that I can connect and get into something different soon! Thanks also for your prayers! ~Heavens~
@walts178 (40)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Hello heavenschild. On finding my current job (3rd one- 1st was an IT position. 2nd and current is in a BPO company), it took me a month and a half to look for work after I was laid off when I failed the final training class of my previous job. I was very depressed at first but I realized that I have to move on. Remember, when you're down, you have nowhere to go but up! Good luck and God bless!
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
Thanks so much walts178! Wise advice also! ~Heavens~
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@Hatley (152188)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Oct 08
hi heavenschild I wish you all the luck in the world and pray that you find the job you want soon, and also I am praying that mine own son will also find a job soon. I lucked outin the last job I had as I walked into the library shortly after I moved to Tustin and saw this sign pages wanted.So I applied, went through a test and a lot of paperwork, and was hired as a childrens page, I worked in the library for 23 years. I have only had three jobs in my lifetime,all lasting at least fifteen years or more. two as nurse's aid and one as a library page.
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• Canada
24 Oct 08
Wow! That's great Hatley! You have been really fortunate then! I had four jobs throughout high school and then one in college and then I went into my career for a couple of years until I had my son and now I have been in my current position at a grocery store for over three and a half years. I hate my current job as the employees are not treated very well! I long to find something different! ~Heavens~
@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
23 Oct 08
Hi there heaven's child. I wish you a good luck in finding a new job. I must admit that in my country / city to be exact you can find a job easy, the problem is that it doesn't mean that you will also like it.
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Finding a job and liking a job can be two different things can't it! ~Heavens~
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Best of luck to you, heavenschild. I'll pray and send best wishes for you. I just can't stand the thought of you working somewhere that makes you unhappy. How long did it take you to find your current job? Haha... I'm a stay at mom, so 9 months, I guess. What was your longest time searching for work? I have always found work pretty quickly when I set my mind to it. Were you working while you were searching? I have done both. I've heard that it is easier to find work when you have a job. I'm not so sure I agree with that one. What happened to make you want to look for the new position? Once was a complete career change. Another time was switching to the wiser side of my industry. (career move ) How many different places have you worked in your life time thus far? Four different places.
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• Canada
23 Oct 08
Thanks so much Pots for your love and concern for my well being and happiness! It means a lot to me my dear friend! I so wish I could afford to be a stay at home Mom...My son needs me but we can't live on my Hubby's income and so I have no choice! I do hope that things turn around for me soon and I am able to find a part-time job that I will enjoy! Love and Hugs ~Heavens~
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
22 Oct 08
I wish you luck. I will be joining you at the end of the year. The company I work for is closing. So I will be out here looking for a job. I will draw unemployment compensation for a while. The job I have now I got it thru a temporary service. I have no idea what direction I will go in finding a job now. I am not old enough to retire yet.
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• Canada
23 Oct 08
Hi Chevee! I was working in the school system until my son was born and then my job was downsized while I was on Maternity leave and so I was forced to look when my son was nineteen months!I landed the job I have now in a grocery store but after three and half years of very unappreciated very unfulfilling work I am so unhappy and desperately need a change! I have actually been looking off and on for two years now but it is coming to a point now where it really needs to happen and so I am really going to be working at this now! I wish I could earn a living from home but I feel that is not in the cards for me right now...It would be ideal as I have a special needs son but right now I need the money and so I'l work out but I hope to find a different job...I need a change! Best of luck to you as well in the new year! ~Heavens~