out of work

United States
November 10, 2012 11:14am CST
I've been out of work going on 2 years now. I've been on so many interviews it's pitiful. I'm not sure why i'm not getting hired. My resume is great, the interviews seems to turn out great. I'm just about ready to give up. Is anyone else going through not finding a job. What else is there for me to do.
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8 responses
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
You must not lose hope. Remember that you are not going through this alone. I suggest that you try to get every help possible. recommendations are a big help and some relatives or good friends could probably help refer you to their current job or other trusted employer. It's hard but it will be harder if you give up. I wish you all the best in your endeavors!
• United States
10 Nov 12
I've ask family, friends already no one seems to want to put in a word for me. Thanks for your thoughts.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
It seems that you are indeed in a difficult situation. Try a different approach. Some people are more aggressive in this and really go all out in getting jobs and most of them prove to be successful in obtaining the job applied, more or less.
@hexebella (1138)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
That has been quite a long time, may I know which industry you are engaged in and what is your expertise? Why not try for an overseas job?
• United States
10 Nov 12
Yes tell me about it a very long time. I've been a childcare teacher for 5 years and customer service rep for 1 year. i never considered overseas because i have 2 small kids.
@hexebella (1138)
• Philippines
11 Nov 12
checking your country of residence, I suppose that you are a native English speaker and you have a big chance to teach English language overseas. Depending on which country you may go, you can bring your family along with you. I am living and working in the gulf region and companies here give family status (working visa with residence visa for spouse and children).
@kat_2x (105)
22 Nov 12
dont you worry..Im sure theres a company out there that will hire you... :)
• United States
27 Nov 12
thanks i hope it is
• United States
12 Nov 12
I'm sorry that you haven't had success yet. I know from firsthand experience that being unemployed is frustrating, scary, and at times, degrading. One issue that might not be working in your favor is that you have been out of a job for two years...a lot of employers might see this and think that you are not up-to-date on work skills. If you can use your time to take a class at a community college (you might be eligible for scholarships), volunteer in your desired work field, or set up a private business to utilize your skills, this could help employers know that you are serious and up-to-date. Have you thought of getting a license to do daycare in your home or another facility? Also, make sure you are following up with employers. Try to get to know people at companies you want to work for, regardless of if they are hiring or not. When they do hire, they will remember you. They might not even open the position to the public. If you don't get the position, ask them why not? (Not in a bitter, negative way). They might be able to advise you to another company or to complete something that was missing from your skill set. Or maybe, their new employee might not work out with the job and they can contact you when the position re-opens. Work on your communication skills and putting yourself out there, even though you feel bad about not getting it. And best of luck. It really is about luck... :(
• United States
27 Nov 12
thank you you have some great suggestions. Yes i looked into license to start daycare but they want to much i don't have money for.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
10 Nov 12
Work is hard to find in alot of countries these days. Mexico is really bad. Have you tried those temp. services? Sometimes a few days here and there is better than no work at all. Good luck there, hope you find some work soon.
• United States
10 Nov 12
No i haven't tried temp services but i will be looking into it. Thanks
@KrauseHome (36137)
• United States
12 Nov 12
Personally I think there are many people out there going thru this situation, and one of the main issues is these employers have so many people to choose from. Most of the time even the people they end up hiring are not some of the better ones it seems but they never know that at first. I know jobs are hard to find. I have tried to find something besides what I am doing and there is not really much out there even though I have filled out applications, sent in resumes, and had interviews. Lucky for me I do have a job. All I can say is do not give up and Pray about it. Here's hoping something better can come your way.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
11 Nov 12
I am currently looking for work, but luckily I have other jobs to fall back on. I think it's the economy and people dont hire now as they dont have the money coming in.
@ARIES1973 (9537)
• Legaspi, Philippines
10 Nov 12
Hi friend! Don't give up. It took me years before I was able to get my present job. 3 years to be exact. Keep on applying to different companies and while you are doing that try to explore online world for jobs which might interest you. Have a nice day!