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  • Deo
    Deo
    Posted on:
    4th Jul 2011 12:19am

    Last Post 21st Mar 2012
    Replies     4

    Jobs and career

    Entry level jobs are harder to find now a days. How does one find an entry level job with no experience. Even after offering to volunteer. Begging does not work either or maybe because I am an American.

  • Hilary
    Hilary
    Posted on:
    20th Feb 2012 12:43am

    Hilary says: It's very hard to find a job with no experience. It's hard to get a foot in the door . Training can be very expensive. If you haven't a license it makes it harder. Getting a license can be expensive. At least by volunteering you are keeping busy and giving something to the community and it is a chance to show how capable and reliable you are. You never know who you might meet and who they might know. Through the grapevine you might hear of something. Word of mouth is still important.

  • Deo
    Deo
    Posted on:
    20th Feb 2012 07:40am

    Hilary says: It's very hard to find a job with no experience. It's hard to get a foot in the door . Training can be very expensive. If you haven't a license it makes it harder. Getting a license can be...

    Deo says: That is true. That post was awhile back. But now I am doing a low skill job because it is really hard to find a career job and I could not afford to keep up with it. But I am always on the look out on a volunteer job. I hope your job hunting is coming better than my.

  • Carla
    Carla
    Posted on:
    21st Mar 2012 02:01pm

    Carla says: Deo, I don't believe it is because you are an American. I am 54 and looking for a career change. I have had my own business as a Remedial therapist for the past 12 years. I have been P&C president at my kids school, I have run major fundraising events, I was an execuative Director in Canada working in the Community Services sector, I have volunteered with St. Vinnies for two and a half years in their retail store in Brisbane attempting to increase my retail skills. I have recently volunteered to assist the Redcliffe Senior Computer Club in hopes of toning up admin and computer skills, even tho I am not a senior. I have applied for countless positions, with no response. I believe that looking for work has become a full time job in itself. Just hang in there and stay positive,someone is looking for you.

  • Deo
    Deo
    Posted on:
    21st Mar 2012 08:51pm

    Carla says: Deo, I don't believe it is because you are an American. I am 54 and looking for a career change. I have had my own business as a Remedial therapist for the past 12 years. I have been P&C president...

    Deo says: Carla,

    Thanks for the encouragement. Yes, it is a full-time looking for job. I will keep looking for a job until I find one that suits me.

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