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Big Girl/Boy Jobs

wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Lately it seems like I am searching in vain for a Big Girl Job. I want a job where I can not only support myself, but I can support my girlfriend whenever she decides to go back to school. I have been applying everywhere like crazy.

I believe last night alone, I applied to around 30 jobs on the CareerBuilder app on my iPhone. I feel exhausted just after that, but I also feel like I could be searching more and more and more.

I don't have any professional experience at data entry, reception, or administration jobs, but I assisted my parents with both of their jobs growing up doing the exact same things that a professional admin assistant/data entry clerk/ receptionist would do. But this doesn't count in the real world unfortunately.

Is it so wrong for a girl without a degree to want a job that used to be entry-level? I like my job currently, it just does not pay me nearly enough.

Does anyone have any tips or advice for how to get my foot in the door these days? It seems all the tips and tricks my mom taught me are no longer valid.
07/06/2012
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T&A1987 T&A1987
I wish I did, I'm in the same, or similar boat. One thing is to try Americorp for a year, it's what I'm applying for. They don't pay much (10-12K per year) but offer housing, loan remission, an education grant (that can be used to repay loans too) relocation help, 1 year's seniority in the fed govt.
07/06/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
If it makes you feel any better, it's probably due to the economy. I used to work in finance, but when I got on disability I started looking around for something entry level that would be a lot less stressful. Even with years of experience with results to back me up, landing entry level jobs is no longer an easy task. I'm not sure if they looked at me as over qualified or just want different qualifications, but after a few months I gave up on it.
07/06/2012
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by - Kira -
If it makes you feel any better, it's probably due to the economy. I used to work in finance, but when I got on disability I started looking around for something entry level that would be a lot less stressful. Even with years of experience with ...
Yeah, that's what I do, essentially. I will look hardcore for about 2-4 weeks, and then I give up for a few months and try again. I've never totally stopped looking for a desk job. That's really all I want. A desk job. Boring, tedious, just-as-stressful desk job.

I like my job now, I do, but $7.89 an hour just isn't cutting it. Or at least it isn't when they only give me 17-24 hours a week.
07/06/2012
Taylor Taylor
Are you wanting to work in an office? or are you willing to do about anything? I've never worked in an office so I don't have any tips for that. Maybe try looking outside of office type jobs. It doesn't have to be something you do forever, but there are lots of jobs where you can make more money.

My brother has no post high school education and he makes about $3000 a month bartending. The hours aren't great, but it's certainly a way to support yourself. He makes more money than some of my friends who have degrees.
07/06/2012
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
I live in an extremely small state with only 1 city..actual somewhat city and there is no jobs in this state!I have been trying continously as well but there is so many people applying for that one position.the way I see it is who would you hire the one with experience willing to get paid at entry level prices or an actual entry level person thathas no experience!unfortuante ly..the economy sucks.Hell I see woman that have degrees,bachelors,etc. working at gas stations!1 woman was a psychologist the practice couldnt stay open due to state insurance cuts and now she's a cashier at the local discount store.very depressing
07/06/2012
Michele Michele
I just want to wish you luck. I've applied for job after job and no luck. I do get to go in at the end of this month for a training to be added on a substitute cafeteria worker. I hope that I get it.
07/07/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Good luck I have had FIVE interviews in 3 months with no job I am so ready to go back to the road! However I injured my knee so now waiting on the doctors to get their end done with so I can get better and return to a job I KNOW I can get again!!
07/07/2012
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