I started blogging back in December of 2012. I was jobless then and I’m jobless now. It makes paying off debt kind of difficult.
I do make an effort to find a job but the hunt is nothing short of frustrating and I have to admit I give up sometimes.
First I have to comb through hundreds of job listings to find ones that I qualify for but then I get to the requirements and I feel like I need to be able to rub my belly, pat my head, and say the alphabet in reverse (all while jumping through a tire course on one foot) in order to fulfill their stupid requirements.
One year of full-time experience for a part-time, barely above minimum wage job?
3-5 years of experience for an entry level job?
It pisses me off to no end. Based on the job descriptions, I can do the work. I’m a hard worker, I catch on quickly and require minimal training for something I’ve done in the past, yet I lack experience or failed to work in a full-time environment.
I’m completely giving up on online applications at my city’s .gov website and I will no longer fill out online applications that require you to do an assessment. These applications end up sitting a pool of thousands of other applicants for months. I’ve applied for the same library position on my city’s .gov job site 4 times since this time last year and all of my applications are still in the “reviewing applications” status!
These aren’t even for jobs in my field! It’s so frustrating!
Then I have this degree that makes me look over-qualified for applying for minimum wage positions at the grocery store across from my apartment complex. I was in this situation in 2010 and didn’t find a job until I removed my degree from my resume. I guess this is the route I have to take again?
The words of a friend are resonating with me this morning…
“I guess you’ll either have to lie or not get a job.”
I’ve been trying to find side hustles (baby sitting, pet sitting, house cleaning, etc.) but I haven’t had much luck (again, frustrating).
Anyone looking for a virtual assistant? Have you ever had to lie or withhold information to find a job?