Response to They_Live (Reply #10)
Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:16 PM
Beacool (24,447 posts)
15. Your story sounds familiar.
People are applying to posted job openings and they never hear anything at all. It seems that the longer a person is unemployed, the harder it is to find a job. Isn't it ironic? Employers apparently think that they have lost their skills. Therefore, it may help if you do volunteer work in some field that your are familiar with and that it may eventually turn into an offer of a full time job. For example, I have a friend who worked for Chase. A few years ago they transferred to Tampa, FL and after some time she was let go due to the bad economy. She kept busy by volunteering to some non profit that helped people to write resumes, sharpen work skills, etc. After about a year of doing that she was offered a full time job. She makes less money than at Chase, but she's happy to have a job. Have you tried volunteering? It may get you through the door and prove to a potential employer that you're keeping active and that your skills are still sharp.
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