i'm whining again...

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    Aug 15, 2010 2:15 PM GMT
    i'm officially in depression, because of being jobless in Toronto. seriously... why hirer with high demands only hire experienced people?? they don't train inexperience people anymore?? i really don't know what to do at all. a big huge "SIGH" out of my breath every time i see the three words, "Experienced Apply Only." these words make me feel so down, hopeless, and no chance to land a job. i even got a reject letter from a hotel that hiring room attendant. the ad didn't say they need an experienced room attendant, but they still rejected my job application. i mean... WTH?? all you have to do is clean the whole room after customer check out, or deliver whatever that customer asked. how hard can that be?? and they rather hiring experienced instead of training an inexperience?? (SIGH) i have applied to any jobs for entry level / junior level, but still no reply at all for 6 months now. again, i really really don't know what to do at all. icon_confused.gif

    sorry for my blah blah blah. i just wanna get the frustration out of my chest, or my mind will go crazy with boredom. icon_sad.gif

    p.s.: i only whine to myself, never to job. lol icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 15, 2010 2:30 PM GMT
    There certainly are some things you might do. If you have any dialogue with any of the employers that sent you a rejection letter (or just told you no), I'd ask them what you might do to make yourself more marketable...and don't just get input from them, ask the placement people at the University and any other professional friends that you may have. Make sure you are coming across the right way. I'd also ask input from others on the approach you are taking with trying to get a job. Is there anything else (or different) you might do to help with the effort. Good luck and don't give up!
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    Aug 15, 2010 2:48 PM GMT
    I just read your profile and was a little surprised by your age. In the pic, you look like someone in their early twenties...that's a good thing.
    I also noticed that you are hearing impaired, but I'm not sure to what extent. That should actually work in your favor... at least in the states, people with certain handicaps are given preferential treatment. At least, that is my belief.
    I would be a little upset, too... about not getting the housekeeping job. At least it shows that you're willing to do whatever it takes to provide for yourself.
    Do NOT be discouraged about the "experienced only" note in the want ads... it's standard for just about every employer to say that.
    I'll follow this thread... see what others have to say... and come back later.
    In the meantime... I understand how you feel, but I can only advise you to try to keep a positive attitude and that God will not let you suffer!! David
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    Aug 15, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    While you're out of a job, volunteer. It shows that you're keeping yourself busy during your "downtime" and will look good on your resume. Besides, it can alleviate depression when you do something positive and rewarding.

    Sign up on www.linkedin.com and build your profile, upload your resume, etc. Get connected to your previous employers, co-workers, friends, classmates, etc. Ask for their recommendations and reciprocate for them as well.

    If there is something that you've always wanted to learn but never have the time to do it, this is it. DO IT! Go online or to a bookstore to get an instruction book or manual and start learning. OR if you prefer hands-on experience, approach a company who is willing to accept your services pro-bono in exchange for training. They might end up hiring you depending on your attitude, effort, initiative, etc.

    And lastly, exercise and laugh (not necessarily together). Those two are the best medicine.

    Good luck!

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    Aug 15, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter saidI also noticed that you are hearing impaired, but I'm not sure to what extent.

    IrisSoul: I didn't know you were hearing impaired until I read this. Let me know what type of hearing loss you have - mild, severe, profound or deaf.
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    Aug 15, 2010 6:26 PM GMT
    bigeasydude said
    Sign up on www.linkedin.com and build your profile, upload your resume, etc. Get connected to your previous employers, co-workers, friends, classmates, etc. Ask for their recommendations and reciprocate for them as well.



    I heard Linkedin.com helped a lot of people get jobs faster too, regardless of experience.
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    Aug 16, 2010 4:37 AM GMT
    bigeasydude said
    Friendsrbetter saidI also noticed that you are hearing impaired, but I'm not sure to what extent.

    IrisSoul: I didn't know you were hearing impaired until I read this. Let me know what type of hearing loss you have - mild, severe, profound or deaf.


    my right ear is 80% of hearing loss, and my left ear is 65% of hearing loss. so my life is depends on my left ear with hearing aid. and thank you for the info about linkedin.
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    Aug 16, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    i'm going to YMCA employment center on monday. i heard they have a service to help people who need job in Toronto. so i'll see how they can help.

    and thanks for the encourage words, guys. i'll keep looking with positive mind. icon_smile.gif