Trying not to get discouraged...

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    Apr 02, 2010 2:48 PM GMT
    Boy the job market is still tough... I've been getting one rejection letter right after the other it seems. I know I am a good employee and a hard worker, but it sure is getting tough to keep a stiff upper lip. Even so, I'm still plugging along...

    If anyone else is having trouble on the job hunt, I'm there with ya. Let's keep each other bucked up, okay?
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    Apr 02, 2010 2:56 PM GMT
    hope u find sumthing u like soon bitch.....keep them good spirits up.....daz importanticon_cool.gif
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    I am. I graduate in 6 weeks. I got an interview at Georgetown University on Monday though, so I'll try really hard to do well at it.
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:49 PM GMT
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidBoy the job market is still tough... I've been getting one rejection letter right after the other it seems. I know I am a good employee and a hard worker, but it sure is getting tough to keep a stiff upper lip. Even so, I'm still plugging along...

    If anyone else is having trouble on the job hunt, I'm there with ya. Let's keep each other bucked up, okay?


    Ever thought about becoming a teacher? pretty safe and secure job there...
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidBoy the job market is still tough... I've been getting one rejection letter right after the other it seems. I know I am a good employee and a hard worker, but it sure is getting tough to keep a stiff upper lip. Even so, I'm still plugging along...

    If anyone else is having trouble on the job hunt, I'm there with ya. Let's keep each other bucked up, okay?


    Good economic news today, the economy added the most jobs in three years last month. Doesn't mean shit for your current situation, but maybe it gives a glimmer of hope that things may turn around for you soon. Best of luck!

    dave
  • Midas426

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    Apr 02, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    A close friend of mine is still looking for employment back in the IT field. She's been on the hunt since November 2007. She's been lucky to find employment at Home Depot but she's gotten lots of interviews but no dice looking in her own field. It's been frustrating to say the least.

    I agree that we have to keep each other strong in this downturn and hope things eventually turn around (especially in the private sector, where a good majority of the jobs were lost).
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    Apr 02, 2010 6:30 PM GMT

    I'm on the other end of the spectrum, i work but i hate my job. So i'm also looking for other opportunities, but it's quite slim out there. So i don't know what's worse, having no job or working in a job that doesn't get you anywhere.
    Good luck to us all!
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    Apr 02, 2010 6:34 PM GMT
    good luck with the search and keep up the good attitude - its reflective in your persona. Network, Network, Network..
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    Apr 02, 2010 6:35 PM GMT
    I landed a job recently, I was volunteering somewhere and I made the right impression on the right person and it just kind of fell into my lap. Get out there in your community because that's where you have the chance to stand out to someone who may be in a position to hire you. With everything being on the internet nowadays it's kind of like a lottery. There's only one lucky winner out of the 10,000 who might be playing.

    Best of luck to everyone who's searching.
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    Apr 02, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    Not the best video, but the best sound quality. Don't stop believing!

  • westside78

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    Apr 02, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidBoy the job market is still tough... I've been getting one rejection letter right after the other it seems.


    at least you're getting rejection letters. I've been applying for tons of jobs and not even a peep.
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    Apr 02, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    Hang in there, buddy. I know it's difficult, but you'll make it
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    Apr 02, 2010 7:16 PM GMT
    I have found the guidance on CareerBuilder.com to be very helpful. I was told in one interview that I was the only applicant that knew how to write a resume. I suggest to everyone when I hear they are looking for a job to consult the advice on CareerBuilder.com

    On its homepage, click on Advice and Resouces tab on the right and select Career Resources

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    Scroll way down to the Career Resources page. In the center column are a bunch of blue links. Click on Cover Letters and Resumes. A long list of articles will display. Read the artcles that seem of most interest to you. I can tell you, they dont write resumes the way I used to, so I was glad to get the advice.

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    I have a job, but I keep my resume posted on Monster and let employers call me now.....cuz you never know. icon_wink.gif

  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 02, 2010 7:21 PM GMT
    In this economy, being unemployed is no reflection on your talents or abilities, there just aren't enough jobs to go around.
    Good luck with the hunt... BTW I don't know how tied you are to your hometown, but the economy here in the DC area seems to be surging back to llfe.
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    Apr 02, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    For all of you who are looking for a job and not finding an easy time of it, my heart goes out to you. I had the same problem a while ago and I think it is quite possibly the hardest thing (outside of the death of a loved one) that most people will have to go through. Stay strong and don't let things get you down. icon_smile.gif
  • gumbosolo

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    Apr 02, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    An injury has made my current job excruciating . . . so I'm starting to look again too. We're a big team.
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    Apr 02, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    *sends positive energy and good karma to adam*
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    Apr 02, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
    thanks guys... love you lots...
    and I'm there for those of you in the same boat...
    promise.

  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Apr 02, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    Don't know if this is near you, but it's a path that might be worth looking into while still floating out resume, etc.
    http://www.wyzant.com/viewjob.aspx?id=43058z&utm_source=Indeed&al=IntTutor&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=Zip&g=Indeed&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
  • masculumpedes

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    Apr 02, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    Hang in there, things are tough all over...but I have no doubt that you can make it. May I inquire as to what type of work you are searching for?
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    Apr 02, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    I'm still looking since Jan. 2009. Some days, it really gets me down but I gotta keep going and you should too.

    Keep the faith.