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I have been looking since september 07 for a job. I can't find anythingm anywhere. I can't get a job at McDonalds or Walmart or a gas station or an office...NO WHERE!!! I have management experience and everything but still come up empty handed.<br><br>
90% of everything on craigslist, monster, and career builder is crap but I know companies use them. (I did when I would hire)<br><br>
Other than trying to find every companies own website, which can be hard to navigate, what can I do?<br><br>
I mean, you can't apply anywhere in person around here. Everything is online!
 

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Use your newspaper's online job search section and keep using the other job search tools. I got a great job through monster, but had to wade through a TON of crap to find it.<br><br>
Good luck.
 

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If your paper is like most, it's connected to CareerBuilder, which I hate. If not, you're in luck, but otherwise get a subscription or at least get Sunday papers and go through it. I'd also consider a temp agency and tell them you want temp to hire or direct placement.<br><br>
It sounds like you're running into the "overqualified" problem because you have management experience but are applying to non-management jobs. Unfortunately I've had this problem, too, and don't know how to remedy it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Use your newspaper's online job search section and keep using the other job search tools. I got a great job through monster, but had to wade through a TON of crap to find it.<br><br>
Good luck.</div>
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Our local papers all funnel to careerbuilder.<br><br>
I've put out 125 resumes of which I figure 80% were crap.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It sounds like you're running into the "overqualified" problem because you have management experience but are applying to non-management jobs. Unfortunately I've had this problem, too, and don't know how to remedy it.</div>
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Yup! It sucks!!
 

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Our paper has a weekend only or sunday only subscription. You can search the jobs that way. Keep an eye out for job fairs as well. Again, many are crap, but I got a really good job that way, too.
 

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Also, around here, school districts are starting to hire for aides in the classroom and office, cafeteria workers, etc.- that might be something to check out at this time of year.
 

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I have my application in with 4 school districts for TA positions and in 1 district as a sub but I didn't get called last year.<br><br>
My dad is also a high up in a company and he can't even find me anything!
 
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