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Old 10-29-2018, 08:42 PM
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Currently seeking emplyment, and of everything I've applied to, the only fallow ups I've gotten are all from marketing companies looking for inexperienced people... As of now, I have an interview for tomorrow morning, however, something seems a little off to me... Not that the lady who called me today was giving me bad vibes, but the company itself seems wacky... It's only been open for a year, and it's corperate status is private... And the kicker, I have no expirience or formal education, so why would they want me? IDK, O'Riley Auto Parts and Target rejected me, so why should this company give me a second look... Note that I only applied because it said No expiriance needed, on job training, and did not require any formal ed...

I also had a similiar offer last week... Feel like it's a scam...


I also applied with Enterprise as a detailer, and they called me back, which I missed the call by a few mins. so she e-mailed me to contact her, which I did, and haven't heard back, this was 4 days ago, I sent another e-mail again this afternoon...

Getting desperate now... Been living in a hotel since the beginning of this month, and I'm running out of money...

I just need income to stabilize, then work my way up from there... But for now, if all I can get is a entery level job, I'm good...

Just wanted to share and see what anyone can suggest to me...

I'm not setting high standars right now... I expected to do this the right way, but my last job, Live-in caregiver, ended with basically no warning...

I have been sticking to online job applications but will do some in-person applications likely in the coming week...

If that fails, I guess I'll post on FB Market, need work, will do anything, sonething like that...

Ok, that last line was funny, insert joke here : :


What do you all think...


Bet yall will have fun with this one...


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Sorry you're having trouble...brother in law is going through similar after being laid off from graphic design (no formal education)

I'm sure you tried the lottery approach...any chance you could find the rich woman and be a trophy husband? Just trying to help with other options here...
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So, I'm not going to have fun with this one, an individual's livelihood is no joking matter.

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Over the last couple of years I've had not one, but two jobs outsourced to India; pretty frustrating when, "in the interest of cost savings," a company will send your job off-shore only to have you replaced by anywhere from seven to ten very low paid individuals who do an absolute crap job and in the end, cost the company more than they would have paid in my salary and benefits and such, a LOT more.
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In my case I got lucky, about a year ago I ended up falling into a position in the very up-and-coming field of Artificial Intelligence, and am doing better than ever professionally. With a whopping 54 weeks of experience I am effectively an old salt in this industry and can now offer a few pointers which might help (although probably not in the next week). There are many disciplines within the AI space, probably the easiest/cheapest to get into is bot creation for interacting with people either via voice or chat. Assuming you have a computer, probably a good bet, I suggest you check out Google's "DialogFlow" toolset. Creating an account is free as is virtually unlimited usage; just go to DialogFlow.com, go to the console, and start working through the tutorials. Jobs in that space are growing so rapidly, if you've developed the skills to create a relatively simple bot, there is a pretty good bet you can find a job paying very good money.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

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Just got this text, and have been getting texts like this past week... Now, most of the time it's for something I didn't apply to but I did apply here, yeah yeah, I'm shameless right now...

I also get texts for receiving money certificates... IDK, but I think they're trying to get my SSN or something, never responded... Seems like the legit interview request are an email accompanied by a phone call...

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Never give personal info unless you know exactly who you are giving it to.

Have you tried a temp agency? I use them to find warehousing staff on a six month contract-to-hire basis. And the contracting agency can help find job opportunities.
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All I have on my resume is working as a Senior Caregiver where I was kinda Self-Employed and was given a place to live for pay, and detailing cars which I've done personally for family/friends, I have 6 1/2 years at this... In fact, working higher in the ranks at a detail facility was my goal about five years ago...

I am 21, almost 22, and have mild Autism, but I can work with it... Most people don't even notice it...


As far as education goes, I hope to get my GED oneday... That's a long, long story because I did enjoy the academics and structure of school...

Now, my brother didn't go past 7th grade, but did get a body/fender and electrician certifications and made well over 100K a year as a master electrician... He recently got a GED and went with a much larger conpany with a nice pay raise... He has lots of hobbies and 3 kids so you get the idea...

(I am disappointed to say that one of the paid caregivers that worked the shift when I'd sleep got greedy and somehow convinced everyone that I was useless and evil, right now, the only family/friend support I have is my mother, and she lives in a different state)


I know I should be working toward my future, but right now, all I need is modest income to get by... I'm not getting by right now...

Sorry, that was a lot to unload...
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Never give personal info unless you know exactly who you are giving it to.

Have you tried a temp agency? I use them to find warehousing staff on a six month contract-to-hire basis. And the contracting agency can help find job opportunities.
If you're in the boat of "will do anything, need work/money immediately" then temp agencies are the ideal option. FME they work with companies that always have vacancies.

And I wouldn't sweat not getting a call back from entry-level shops. I applied to work at AutoZone when I was a teenager, never heard back. A couple months later I was offered a job at a manufacturing company that for all intents and purposes was clearly the better gig anyways. It's like getting rejected by an obese woman then getting an offer to get your d sucked by a leggy Ukrainian beauty. Literally exactly like that.
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My son is your age and just barely on the autism spectrum so I think I kind of get where you are and the difficulties you might face.

Don’t pay anyone to give you a job. There are opportunities for people with no experience, but seriously the temp agency is a good avenue. An employer can check your work ethic, team skills, etc. without taking on the obligation of a full employee. I have hired a lot of good people who were average interviewers but good workers. I would be far more risk averse in hiring decisions if it were an immediate full employment situation.
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Never give personal info unless you know exactly who you are giving it to.

Have you tried a temp agency? I use them to find warehousing staff on a six month contract-to-hire basis. And the contracting agency can help find job opportunities.

Wow, will totally look into that...

I try to be very vigilant with peronal info... A lot of things I get sent I never even ckick on...

With the holidays coming, temp work should be at it's peak...
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My son is your age and just barely on the autism spectrum so I think I kind of get where you are and the difficulties you might face.

Donít pay anyone to give you a job. There are opportunities for people with no experience, but seriously the temp agency is a good avenue. An employer can check your work ethic, team skills, etc. without taking on the obligation of a full employee. I have hired a lot of good people who were average interviewers but good workers. I would be far more risk averse in hiring decisions if it were an immediate full employment situation.

I'm on my own in Mississippi... The culture goes something like this, either you have a BS in something, then, take an entery level job anyway, or you knew someone (social connections)...

I have neither...


On Friday, a Toyota dealer needed a Detailer, cone this morning, position has been filled...


Also, I'm planning to move toward the coast because I'm an hour north, in a small metro town of 150K where 20K+ people my age are currently enrolled at a four year university...

The coast isn't a "college town" and has about 450K people, so the odds shouldn't be as aginst me...
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Looked at two local temp. agencies... One has 13 positions, 10 of which, lead to hire, also, most still appear to require experience...

The other agency has only two positions listed for the state...

I just looked, I didn't enroll...

I also saw a job fair will be taking place where I am now on Thursday, should I give that a thought?


Also, I sent in an application for a temp. pallet builder that had no requirements listed... They want me to do a fallow up phone call, so we shall see...
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Don’t screen yourself out of the position, let them do that. Even if you don’t have all of the qualifications if you think it is something you can do, apply for it.
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Donít screen yourself out of the position, let them do that. Even if you donít have all of the qualifications if you think it is something you can do, apply for it.

I feel uncomfortable... I feel like I'm being scammed...

And even if it's legit, I don't fit the "professional" look...

According to three people in the past month, I look like Post Malone...

I checked my collar and the blue won't wash off...

Ok, I feel dumb now...

Sorry, but I read into these interviews for these conpanies and they usually end up bad because they're indeed scams...

But I get what you mean... I can't low-ball myself...
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I feel uncomfortable... I feel like I'm being scammed...

And even if it's legit, I don't fit the "professional" look...

According to three people in the past month, I look like Post Malone...

I checked my collar and the blue won't wash off...

Ok, I feel dumb now...

Sorry, but I read into these interviews for these conpanies and they usually end up bad because they're indeed scams...

But I get what you mean... I can't low-ball myself...
Sometimes there is flexibility in the requirements that simply isn't in print. You have work experience, and unemployment is at historically low levels so good workers are hard to find. If you are a reliable employee, you should be able to find an entry level position and keep it.

And I am talking about true opportunities, not the scams. Look for an agency with a regional/national presence. There is blue collar work out there. Your idea of moving toward the coast is probably a good one. Look for a city that is a transportation hub -- one with an industrial port.
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SVT is right.

Even for myself, when I was looking to advance in my career, they would ask for certain stuff that I simply did not have just yet. But... they post up their ideal candidate.

You would otherwise be unable to move up in the world if you didn’t always have every trait they ask for. How do you move into a managerial role if you’ve never been a manager before? Companies take some risk when someone is looking to advance. And they are willing to take that risk if it makes sense. They can bring a rookie in, pay them less, and still get what they need out of that position, sooner than later.

Personally, whenever I conducted interviews, I was more interested in finding someone who was really interested in learning, as opposed to having those exact skills. A person who is eager can pick up a lot of skills in no time. And if they continue that sort of behavior, they will likely become and stay a solid performer. I can’t teach eagerness to learn. I can teach a lot of other stuff, though.
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Also... don’t sell yourself short. I think it’s okay to embellish a little bit... but don’t make yourself sound way greater than you actually are. That will bite you in the ass sooner than later. But... let the company hiring make the decision whether you’re worthy or not.

if you applied and they gave you an interview, they likely see potential in you, even if you don’t meet all the criteria. Just go with it. If ultimately they say no, no biggie. You got some great interview experience. If they say yes, even better.
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I feel for ya man. Being unemployed was probably the worst 9 months of my life. I was also going through some mental health problems as well as my marriage being on the rocks so it compounded into one big hot mess.

Have you considered driving for Uber/Lyft? If you have a decent driving record and no criminal history it's not a bad rap. I don't recommend it as a long term career option but it's a pretty good stop gap. I was making upwards of $800 a week or so after expenses, working around 50 hours a week or so. It came out to around $15 an hour on average which isn't bad for a "job" that I feel is pretty darn easy. You can get a car through their rental/lease programs if you don't already have one.
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Temp agencies should be something you look into. Also, like everyone has said, do not sell your self short.
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I feel for ya man. Being unemployed was probably the worst 9 months of my life. I was also going through some mental health problems as well as my marriage being on the rocks so it compounded into one big hot mess.

Have you considered driving for Uber/Lyft? If you have a decent driving record and no criminal history it's not a bad rap. I don't recommend it as a long term career option but it's a pretty good stop gap. I was making upwards of $800 a week or so after expenses, working around 50 hours a week or so. It came out to around $15 an hour on average which isn't bad for a "job" that I feel is pretty darn easy. You can get a car through their rental/lease programs if you don't already have one.
Uber wouldn't be a bad stop gap, or even in addition to a part-time/entry-level gig. Assuming the OP's market has sufficient demand for it, if you have to drive an hour to get into the in demand areas, it likely cuts heavily into your profit.
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That was some nice info there...


I looked at Uber's and Lyft's website criteria and I'll have to wait a little while because I didn't get a regular liscence until this month though I've driven probably 25-30K miles with soneone beforehand... Never had need for it until now... And I am in Mississippi, so probably not the best market, however, Gulfport and Biloxi have several big casinos that New Orleans is really fond of...
I had thought about that though, and $800 a week is really good, I expect to make $1000-1200 a month wherever I get on...
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SVTMike said it all. Seasonal hiring is picking up and most places are struggling to find good workers.

Also, if you have a computer, you can prep for the GED for free. Google "free online GED clases" and review the results. I found a few that offer "lite" versions of a full program that may be enough for you. this one stood out: https://bestgedclasses.org/online-classes/

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Also look around at your Department store. Kohls, Old Navy etc. Granted it's retail, but they need all the help they can get for the holidays.
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Understanding how to create an AZ poll is a requirement for all jobs.



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SVTMike said it all. Seasonal hiring is picking up and most places are struggling to find good workers.

Also, if you have a computer, you can prep for the GED for free. Google "free online GED clases" and review the results. I found a few that offer "lite" versions of a full program that may be enough for you. this one stood out: https://bestgedclasses.org/online-classes/

Good luck!
Will definitely take a look at that, can't put it off forever...

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Also look around at your Department store. Kohls, Old Navy etc. Granted it's retail, but they need all the help they can get for the holidays.
It seems many of these places aren't hiring, or want people with 06-2 years experience... But I suppose I might squeak by...

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Understanding how to create an AZ poll is a requirement for all jobs.

Ha ha, always used mobile site, so I switched to desktop, and there it was... My 900 year old brain typed the poll in with the text, then saw how the poll boxes work after submitting thr standard text... I did create a poll, but it didn't come out...

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I applied for a temporary position on the coast where I'd be building and repairing shipping pallets... Sounds like easy work, atleast, I've trimmed rental houses brfore so the nail gun is my old friend... And atleast I won't (shouldn't) be expected to wear a suit and tie!!!

◊◊◊ Fun fact, last time I wore anything fancier than casual wear was March 2015 for my sisters wedding, oh, on the way, while in a tux, I blew the engine in my old Camry... ◊◊◊

I literally called five minutes ago, and she said, alright, bring your paperwork and come interview, made appt. for Thursday...


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I applied for a temporary position on the coast where I'd be building and repairing shipping pallets... Sounds like easy work, atleast, I've trimmed rental houses brfore so the nail gun is my old friend... And atleast I won't (shouldn't) be expected to wear a suit and tie!!!

◊◊◊ Fun fact, last time I wore anything fancier than casual wear was March 2015 for my sisters wedding, oh, on the way, while in a tux, I blew the engine in my old Camry... ◊◊◊

I literally called five minutes ago, and she said, alright, bring your paperwork and come interview, made appt. for Thursday...
Congratulations; keep us posted on your progress.

FWIW, I wore a suit and tie daily for twenty-three years, now slacks and a shirt with a collar is the daily garb.
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It's why I make the big bucks

And I added the poll for you MM
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It's why I make the big bucks

And I added the poll for you MM

Aww thanks, whiskers!!!
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Congratulations; keep us posted on your progress.

FWIW, I wore a suit and tie daily for twenty-three years, now slacks and a shirt with a collar is the daily garb.
Thanks!!!

I only have a few pair of jeans and 10-20 shirts, that's all I wear... Not much of a wardrobe guy, not that I'm nudie or something, I just keep it simple... However, I like wearing a pair of smooth gray slacks and a polo shirt from time to time!!!
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What about FedEx/UPS/USPS, could be easy to get into. And you read my post in the other thread already.

Keep your chin up and keep following up every daily multiple times for openings and interviews.

Do not respond to those texts, 100% scam, never give money/SSN to get a job....always scam
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Didn't think about delivery. Buddy of mine has been a FedEx driver for a while now, seems to like it well enough, for what it is.
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With no education and minimal experience, you're most likely going to be doing manual labor/service industry.

Echoing what others said, find a placement agency/temp agency and work with a recruiter. They'll talk to you and will find you a job that matches your skills. They get paid by placing you, so they'll find you *something*. Now, the downside is that they get paid by placing you so they'll find you *anything*.

Still, it's a means to an end and once you're in, you can work on the experience part which can help overcome the education part.

Good luck, and there's always "odd jobs" behind the dumpster at CVS.
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School is a nice safety blanket, but definitely not required. Plenty of really successful business people who barely have their high school diploma, if at all.

I think it's important to put a plan together. Where do you want to be in five years? You need some kind of idea, regardless of what it is. And then you start working towards it. We can't help you with that either. We could maybe guide you or give advice, but ultimately it's your life and your goals.

Without a plan, you'll just end up drifting. Set your bar higher. You don't have to figure it out right now, but I'd say within a year, figure out what you want and go after it. Doesn't matter what it is. Want to find a solid company and stay with them for the next 25 years? All good. But think about where you want to end up within that company and don't make it a secret you want to move up. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Also, your plan might completely change 2.5 years in. That's ok. So long as you keep pushing forward and never backward.
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Any warehouses in your area? Know how to drive a forklift/pallet loader (or can you learn fast)? Shipping/receiving work might be good, also take a look at home improvement supply places like tile/stone warehouses, etc. They may need unskilled labor.

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This guy and his business plans...

Take it from tacobello, he knows business plans m
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I can't say exactly what I want to ultimately do, but all of my true carrer ideas share a common thread...


As for what Taco said, forklift expirience required, answer, "I'd like to learn"!!!
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Does that common thread interest you?
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Holiday season is around the corner - if you have any Amazon DCs near you they will be hiring. I have seen local job fairs where they are hiring on the spot and offering $500 sign on bonuses. As others have said, FedEx, UPS and other delivery companies will be hiring. XPO and other final mile transportation providers may be hiring as well.
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In a few years I see myself in one of these positions...

∑ Auto Sales Representative

∑ Service Advisor

∑ Airport (Preferably Jetway Area)

∑ Courrier (Independent/Hot Shot)

I wouldn't mind being involved with a performance shop of some sort, or being a senior detailer, or manager...

Albeit, those last two are more of an entry lever/or entrepreneur sort of thing...

I'd really like to be an Automotive Journalists, but that's a long shot...

BUT, there's always YouTube... This can be my hobby, and one day, it may lead to something, likely not, but who knows... I love sharing my opinion and it's a whole lot easier to talk than type...

The common thread is being around what I love, and talking to other people about it...


I am usually very quiet, in public, I never speek unless spoken to, I don't want to burden innocent strangers with an unwanted conversation...

Ask me about a car, or something I know about, and I usually get the response, "Ok, that's cool, but I have no idea what you're talking about"...

In an environment where I would be expected to share my knowledge about whatever it is I'm working with, that's where my value is...

Would a polite, accurate and knowledgeable sales person annoy you because he knows too much about the car, and generally loves showing the consumer the remarkable qualities of the product?


Hell, I've taught expirienced car salesmen things they never knew about their own car... And they are usually blow away when talking to me...


Ok, focusing on the sales rep thing a lot, just using it as an example...


Now, the reality of it is that I am average at best, even with this... Take a look at yourselves, each other, what do we have that allows us to know so much about something so small or irrelevant in the life of 99% of the people on this Earth?



When I focus every bit of my mind into one thing I come out ahead...




I've learned so much from you all!!!




Ok, don't be upset, this wasn't intended to be an ego trip so I hope to God it wasn't, just a public display of what I feel my talents are to give you all a better feel of who I am, and how I think... This was I'm better understood...


Downside is that I can sell myself on an idea that I'd never usually consider just to wake up three months later to say to myself, what the hell???


I have trouble reading social cues and such, but my intuition is usually spot on...


TBH, I probably WAY over analyse things...



I have a question, was this more of a theropy session than anything?



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Enroll with temp agencies. Kelly and Manpower, plus reputable local agencies.

Look for temp holiday work. Several retailers have been mentioned. Try them all. Don't miss online sources ..... Monster.com, Career Builder, etc.

There's always fast food ....

You need to realize that right now your job .... minimum of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week .... is finding a job. Searches, resumes, applications, interviews, follow ups, etc., etc., etc. All day, every day.

Also, if you 'look like Post Malone' and that closes off even one opportunity, then get a damn haircut, shave, and wear the slacks and polo more often. This isn't about 'compromising your individuality', it's about deciding which is more important to you .... a man-bun and an un-kempt beard or a job? You want a job in the open market? You better look the part.
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