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Feel like the world is conspiring against me at finding a job

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I have applied to 200 jobs or more over the last 4 months.  I feel like I have been treated like absolute shit on two jobs where I had temporary employment.  I've had interviews where it looks like the manager would rather be elsewhere than interviewing me. I have handed out resumes. What am I doing wrong?  I fear I'll never find a job. I've applied to so many jobs and yet nothing. I feel it is putting stress on my relationship.

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22 minutes ago, wookie said:

I have applied to 200 jobs or more over the last 4 months.  I feel like I have been treated like absolute shit on two jobs where I had temporary employment.  I've had interviews where it looks like the manager would rather be elsewhere than interviewing me. I have handed out resumes. What am I doing wrong?  I fear I'll never find a job. I've applied to so many jobs and yet nothing. I feel it is putting stress on my relationship.

omg. I totally hear you, I've been in the same stinking (sinking) boat...the never ending targeted resumes, cover letters, networking, contacting, follow-up...just to be treated like total sh*t by moronic employees or simply ignored. Companies only want to hire a referral of an existing employee...if you are 35+ you might as well be a senior citizen, you are over the hill career-wise. Client service is non-existent nowadays, everybody is too busy swiping on Facebook/Twitter/Tinder to actually do their job. Job searching/interviewing makes me feel subhuman. It's the worst.

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There's a really real phenomenon that it's harder to get a job when you're unemployed, and the longer you are out of the job market, the worse it gets.

I hate to say it.

Good luck out there!

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Hey guys,

So I totally get where y'all from. I am in the same boat. I have been on countless interviews, but yet no Job. I think I have been treated a lot better in middle school. The thing is I'm really sick with auto sim but no one cares. I'm actually really smart like I went to MIT. Oh well , hopefully they will stop being jerks soon enough.

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My job history is shit. I quit a Job before I can get fired because I think that looks better but found out its the equivalent. I applied for a job at at&t for their call center and was crushed I wasn't hired. I put more effort into it that anywhere I've ever applied. The pay was good and I knew I was qualified. I Even won a tech award in high school senior year and was MS Office verified and type 64 wpm minimal error. No shit. But they wanna hire someone who's like half my intelligence who doesn't even know how to use a computer I've heard. I quit working to take care of my sickly grandmother who passed at the end of last year. No one really cared. That's a major reason for a gap in my employment honestly. I've had managed who've said I don't put in effort when I learned the new system at that job quicker than someone who had been their longer. And I worked areas they didn't ask me to because I wasn't busy. And they needed help. The DM even told her I was a hard worker. And he's her dad. I've had coworkers threaten me so I quit for lack of feeling safe. Because I don't and can't fight. And I don't do drama in my work place. Period. I can apply anywhere but I need somewhere that can work with a bus schedule. But since I have shit job history I need open availability . I even went to An interview in the rain. Took the bus and walked at least half a mile in the rain. The lady Even said half her other Interviews didn't show. I never got a call. I called and was told I wasn't hired . Right now I babysit part time for a lady I befriended who lives in the motel I do. She has three kids. They can be a handful but I wanna teach and it gives me the experience. And at the end of the day I feel like an aunt to them or something. Their mom pays me what she can and it doesn't bother me. it helps pay bills. A lot of people are hurting for money right now. I'm not complaining.

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When I couldn't get a job because of my age and being overqualified as well as being out of work for a few years, I got a job as a substitute teachers aide. The pay isn't that great but it gets me out of the house and I make a little money

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I am in a hard spot.  Meds are not working well. 

I finished my school certificate with a 97% average grade.  I went for an interview.  No luck but I had an offer to help with a placement from the company.  The school has not set the placement because they're too busy.  No idea if anything will pan out.

Just trying not to care anymore.

 

 

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