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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
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Places to Help with Finding Employment


I use Monster.com/Craigslist but most of those jobs are low paying hourly waged and not salaried with benefits. If I find a good job on there, I do not have the qualifications (at least 2 years experience, license, etc.) I went to a hiring agency and they asked what the minimum I would be willing to work an hour was. I said $18 and they said I would have to drastically lower my expectations. I have 2 degrees (BA/M.Ed.) but trying to find full time work is very difficult. Any help would be appreciated.






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rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


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I have 2 degrees (BA/M.Ed.)


Are you not wanting to teach? Teach for a couple of years and attempt to get into an admin job is the way to go.






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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


The thing is, my degree is not in teaching (Counselor Education). I don't know why it was classified as Education and not Science. In order to teach, I would have to get certified and take courses. I am still paying off student loans and have no interest in paying colleges any more money especially when there is no guarantee I will find a job.





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rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


What kind of career are you trying to get into? A lot of professions/careers have sites with job information for only those professions/careers.

Also, networking and knowing someone is easily the best way to score a decent job.






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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
9069 posts

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Honestly, at this point I just want a salaried job with benefits. I could care less about working in the field I went to school for. The only jobs in my field that I can find are an hour and 10 minutes away and pay 18/hr with no benefits. Driving 2 hours and 20 minutes a day in the commute plus having to drive from place to place to meet with clients with no gas reimbursement is just not worth it. Gas is too expensive for that. I've tried networking with people in the field but it is hard finding work not being licensed.





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TigerAlum1982
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Member since Sep 2011
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My daughter found her job by posting her resume' on LSU's Careers to Geaux web site. If you didn't go to LSU, perhaps your school has something similar.





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LSUcam
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Destin FL
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


It's crazy how things work out. If your truly out there gunning for a position and getting your name out there, then keep your head up. I think local paper sections have overall higher quality leads. Look for career fairs around your area. Often times, companies will come in looking for talent.

You have to ask yourself what skill-set you are working with. Identify what might set you apart as a person, rather than qualification. Maybe you do have to lower your expectations, for a while. Look for the 14-15/hr job to start but look for (and ask ahead of time) if there are advancement opportunities. Good luck to you.






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Reubaltaich
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A nation under duress
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


Get the book 'What color is your parachute'. Best job hunting book hands down.






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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


I got my B.A. from LSU. Thanks I'll check it out.

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It's crazy how things work out. If your truly out there gunning for a position and getting your name out there, then keep your head up.


I don't know how much longer I can hold it up. I graduated Dec. 2011 and have yet to find full time work.






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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
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What kind of jobs off your head can you think of that would hire someone with 2 degrees minus being licensed,etc?


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matthew25
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Member since Jun 2012
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Job fairs up here include Valentine's Day in lovely Kosciosko (sp). Eaton Aerospace, Ingalls Shipbuilding, a few restaurant assistant and general manager jobs. Embassy Suite ad the other day looking for an assistant mgr. Nissan is always looking for team leads.





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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
9069 posts

re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


I've applied for several car team leads and never heard back. I also tried to apply for general manager jobs at restaurants but you need at least 2 years experience working in restaurants.





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RickAstley
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Reno, Nevada
Member since May 2011
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I used my schools career center web site to apply online, and the career fair it hosted for in person meetings. All of my full time interviews originated from both of those options. I got 2 offers from companies at the career fair, and I got a third offer from applying online through our career center website.

I recently attended my school's career fair as a recruiter, and there were several people that had been graduated for over a year looking for work. Certainly key in on using your school's resources.






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Waffle House
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NYC
Member since Aug 2008
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Not sure if this was mentioned and edited out, but where do you live? If the job market is so poor that you can't find employment in 13+ months putting forth a serious effort, I think it is time to consider relocating.

Have you tied actually going in to some of the places instead of just e-papering your resume? I'm not really sure what a counselor education degree would qualify you for, but have you tried HR?

Best success I have had searching for jobs is through friends that are knowledgeable about openings, or potential openings that aren't even posted yet. Those and developing contacts through local industry trade associations.

Also, it may not be a bad idea to try and diversify your skill set if you aren't able to find anything immediately. Try some online courses in practical business skills such as accounting.






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Chris4x4gill2
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I know you have done the online searches, but I had the best results with Indeed.com.





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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


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If the job market is so poor that you can't find employment in 13+ months putting forth a serious effort, I think it is time to consider relocating.


I live in St. Tammany. The problem is I would have to be able to find a job that would allow me to pay at least $800 a month for an apartment and that's not even counting other expenses. I haven't been able to find one that makes moving a possibility.






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Golfer
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Find a start-up in NOLA and bust arse for them. Go down to the LaunchPad and start talking to people.

Also: www.worknola.com



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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


I'll check it out thanks. Another issue I'm having is I keep getting emails for jobs that aren't so much interviews but presentations to 20 other people for 100% commission jobs





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Waffle House
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NYC
Member since Aug 2008
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


Not sure on all of their in's and out's, but could you do Teach for America to get some teaching experience?

Prerequisites

Looks like salary and benefits in the range of a 1st year teacher.






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GFunk
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Denham Springs
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Places to Help with Finding Employment


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JabarkusRussell
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I use Monster.com/Craigslist but most of those jobs are low paying hourly waged and not salaried with benefits. If I find a good job on there, I do not have the qualifications (at least 2 years experience, license, etc.) I went to a hiring agency and they asked what the minimum I would be willing to work an hour was. I said $18 and they said I would have to drastically lower my expectations. I have 2 degrees (BA/M.Ed.) but trying to find full time work is very difficult. Any help would be appreciated.


Inside info (that works): Use LAWorks.net. They are in the middle of a multi-million dollar upgrade of their software they're using to help people find work.

Seriously. It works, bro.






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