too many blank spaces, written in pencil or bold marker which is very sloppy. using profanity, no availability write as neat as you possible can, taking time to answer each question. Bring a list with your references, my suggestions if you left on a bad note write in the space, you did not fit well with that company, so you left to find something better. If like the place, and are still there but seeking something different, still at my current job, but are looking to have room for advancement, or this company has a good reputation and that you would love to be a part of it, If there are long gaps in between jobs explain them a new child, a sick parent, to travel or learn a new skill. If this is your first job, tell them this would be your first job, Be direct and to the point with every question. Don't ask for a huge pay rate, if you have experience, or could be an asset to their company,where it asks starting pay rate you expect, neatly write negotiable Most important do not leave anything blank in the area's that do not apply to you write DNA which means does not apply.
Look back at your answers on your applications, you may be putting info that is harming your chances. Revise your resume and never give up. Employers do look at spelling and if you followed directions on the app.
1 year ago
Last edited at 3:03PM on 12/14/2012
I assume you weren't "turned down" after having an interview most of the time- like they didn't call you in for an interview or just told you "no jobs" on the phone. Be a WAKAR, identify places you want to work, dress as you see the office staff wearing (no better, no more casual). WALK to door AND, KNOCK (if necessary), complete APPLICATION per above advice (if it will be neater and you don't have resume or information to answer questions on the application, take it home ,if possible, and return it in person. Then RETURN, in person, at least every two weeks, to let employer know of continued interest and, maybe someone just quit (this puts you in the right place at the right time). If you are often "turned down" after an in person interview- then ask for some interviewing suggestions.
The law of averages states that this won't and can't last forever. Don't give up so easily. Try your best to get a job that you know will be around for a long time, like something with the Government. You know that the Government will be around likely for a long time. Start researching what jobs there are and train yourself for that job. Learn to type if you don't know how all ready.You could be a clerk. In the future you are going to need money right? The bills are all ways going to be there. So you have to have a job that is just as consistent.Think about jobs that are not in danger of closing shop and moving to another country. The Hospital, Look into what jobs that are there. Law enforcement,the police department. If you think along these lines and train your self for something concrete your odds are better then if you work at the local McDonald's. I am working for the Government it wasn't my first choice but it pays the bills and supports my family, and I have a penstion, and good benifits. What ever you choose to don't get discouraged. You can do this.
First of, find out what might give you less chance of succeding (rbeezy got that covered), second you have to be persistant and show engagement. Deliver the application in person (unless its a formluar which you fill out on their site) and show up if they dont answer you. Be sure to act professional (e.g. No swearing, slang etc.) and dress up decently to nicely :) (depending on what job you are applying for)
Never give up! Persistence does pay off in the end. My rule of thumb was always, "Look for a job, as though that WAS your job" meaning, I spent at least 8 hours a day in serious pursuit and it always paid off in the long run. Be sure to dress appropriately, and cleanly....if you smoke, refrain from doing so, until AFTER the interview. Do not chew gum. Have a clear and precise resume in hand, and bring pens.. I was in the hiring managerial positions once, and those were all things I looked at ask appropriate questions, thus showing an interest. Try to be well spoken, and do not use slang. Also, one thing I did, was to ask God to direct me to, and have positions open that were feasible to my personal qualifications. In the easily readable background check sites, it would not be difficult for a person to find the truth. And, should you ever have been in trouble with the law, no matter how seemingly unimportant, or how long ago, answer the question honestly, so during the interview you have the chance to explain, and possibly that will allow your prospective employer see that you are a person upfront and honest that they can trust.
1 year ago
Last edited at 9:41AM on 12/15/2012
1. Look for the obvious things : Personal appearance, hygiene, hair, clean hands and finger nails, clean neat clothing. Show up 15 minutes early. Smile, look them in the eye and shake hands.
2. Ask 5 or 10 working people how they found their job? Was it in the paper, online, from a friend or just plain luck? Almost every job I have ever had was either from a friend telling me that they were hiring, or being asked if I was interested, though two were just because I showed up and asked.
3. Learn about the company and the job that you are applying for. Understand what they want. This will add to your confidence in the interview.
4. You will be judged by your writing – both in spelling and neatness. That's because you will need to write and communicate with other employees.
5. You need to have 3 interviews to receive one job offer.
6. Prepare a 5 minute verbal resume. Most interviews start out by the interviewer asking something like "take a few minutes and tell me about yourself..." Or you can simply say 'do you mind if I take 5 minutes and tell you a little about myself?"
7. Ask the interviewers where you were turned down if they have any advice.
Don't even waste your time walking to the door for a paper application like degretz suggested. There are very few people still giving out paper applications and you want to get the most out of your time. Dedicate a specific amount of time EACH AND EVERY DAY to your job search, even if its just spent refining your resume. 4-8 hours every day is guaranteed to land you a job at some point. While searching on-line, know that half the jobs you find on line don't even exist because people know who the will hire but are required to post the job, so don't feel discouraged of you don't get a call. You can always call about applications you have submited or at that point go to the place you applied and ask about their hiring process. It is a matter of numbers put as many aps. out as possible even for jobs you don't want. Make several different resumes for different types of jobs. Don't listen to anyone who has not had to look for work in the last five years...they have no idea what it's like out there. Most importantly, don't beat yourself up, its not you. You may have to move. Good luck.
if the problem is experience try doing some volunteer work. cuz 1 it counts as job exspireance and I know personally it works cuz it looks like you care plus its always good to help the community and it fills some spare time.try sites like snag a job for job apps and staffing agencies are great ways to find jobs. hope it helps
Based on what I see on the streets I am just wondering how many tats, piercings, or attitude you present with your presence. It may be illegal to discriminate but I can tell you I have left restaurants after seeing the staff. Remember the owner is trying to attract business and not run it off. They may be rejecting you on your appearance but telling you something else.
Since you gave us little to go on all your going to get are guesses. Maybe a little detail about the kind of jobs your applying for and your experiences?
1 year ago
Last edited at 9:18PM on 12/15/2012
there is an old saying, you have to have a job to get a job. so perhaps if this is your first job you may have to start out doing something you know won't be your career choice. do you have any family members who could help you get a job? or friends who might put in a good word for you. Don't be afraid to ask for help. i am proud of you for wanting a job, to earn your own way, so lets get confident and trust you will get one soon. Dress like you want the job
Many blank spaces, not enough informations, add more effort to your CV by writing something like "I've been turned down a few times, but I'm sure I can do the job!" Also be sure to don't do too much mistakes in words. :) Etc, etc.
1 year ago
Last edited at 5:00PM on 12/16/2012
If you really want a job, get up in the AM as if you have a job. (You do have a job. Looking for a job is a job!) Get dressed (very nice of course). Go door to door, ask to speak to the manager. If they tell you they are not hiring BUT you can fill out an application. Go ahead and fill it out. Not only is it good practice but someone may quit or get fired. The manager already has a good impression of you because you really are looking for a job. He realizes you are not lazy. You may have to accept something other than what you are looking for but any job is better than no job. You may have to take something you really don't want - but then you can keep on looking for a better job. You put on your application you are employed but you are looking for a better job. That is another mark in your favor. If you are to lazy to go look for a job or if you think you are to good to flip burgers - then no, you probley won't find a job!!! Keep on filling out apps on line but follow up on them. Go talk to someone face to face, introduce your self and tell them you have filled out app on line. It worked for me.
Americanman had some great advice for you. Also when possible ask those that turned you down if they could offer some honest feedback on what you need to strengthen or where your weakness lies when it comes to their choice in not hiring you. Believe in yourself, "sell" your strengths, don't lie or stretch the facts, and above all promise hard work, professional growth and then follow through.... sometimes you need to be willing to start at the bottom and prove yourself worthy of the job you know you are qualified for.
What do did you do that wrong in your history? Also tell them the positive things about, just throw some good things in there. But don't try to be a such up or let them(the boss or manager) think your a such up.
I think it's better for you to look back at your way of offering jobs......does the job fits you well? and do you fits the job well? Second, you should examine yourself about what kind of job you really interested in or really good at, then show that the reason why you are the best choice for them. I think the main thing you should focus on is to show your advantage to them with least words.
a) If you have a friend running his own firm then ask him to give you one experience certificate b) Try jobs where freshers are required c) Try moving to a new place in search of job d) Go for a job where they stress more on test/interview etc which ever is your strength
Just keep on trying! With the current job market, it may be hard, particularly depending on where you live. Assuming that you are looking for a full-time job, it may be even harder do. I suggest that you just keep on plugging away to try to find an honest living. Another thing is that if you have a criminal record with misdemeanors or felonies, it may be extremely difficult. Although you are in the clear if all you have on your "rap-sheet" are a few infractions. (Parking tickets, speeding tickets, sometimes disorderly conduct)
Well, if you're currently unemployed, it's always a good idea to join a fast food business, just so you're making SOME money. Just until you find a bigger job, though. I think that you can just keep trying. It's very hard to find a job these days-never take it personally. Maybe look up internships, volunteer for babysitting, and just keep applying for things you're good at.
1 year ago
Last edited at 9:05PM on 12/18/2012
my problem is that i had a petit theft 4 years ago. in Idaho it's on your record forever and no employer wants to hire anyone who has stolen in the past. i paid my debt to society so to speak, but the potential employers don't care. EVERY job I have been turned down for told me that that is the reason. it sucks! i screwed up and paid the price, but i'm paying for this forever. DON'T EVER STEAL. EVER!!! i know convicted FELONS that get jobs because they are given special consideration but my misdemeanor has screwed me.