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Why is it that the are no entry level jobs available? All these places want you to have experience before they hire you, but how can you get it if no one will let you get your foot in the door?

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dirtyswifey10

Asked by dirtyswifey10 at 12:41 PM on Aug. 13, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • I know how it is...i have experience, just the WRONG experience. And when i applied at Lowes in the gardening department, they told me i was over qualified....lol, for what? Watering plants? Sorry i'm not dumb enough to water plants...
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 12:48 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • That is an age-old question that has only been worsened by out current state of economy. Now, employers have hundreds of applicants to pick from for one job. They can "aford" to be picky. Whereas before, there were more jobs than applicants and employers were more willing (although not always totally) to give someone a try.
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 12:44 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Because there are so many people out of jobs right now that companies can afford to be picky
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:50 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • i totally agree!
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 12:42 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • That's what internships are for. So you can get experience even though they won't pay you. but it's experience.
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 12:43 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • they either want 'experience' and wont give u that experience or they say u r over qualified!
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 12:43 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • A college degree is almost essential in today society, provided that degree is of use. It's frustrating I know. I'm job hunting now.
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:59 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • if you can afford it tell them you will work for free (intern with them) for 4 weeks you get 4 weeks experience, time to shine and prove yourself, and maybe get your foot in the door.....sucks but you have to be creative these days....G/L
    justgrape723

    Answer by justgrape723 at 12:49 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • you need a college degree, and/or internship
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 12:49 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • good luck with your job search!
    maybe a little sprucing up of your resume could help?
    i thought rkoloms had a group about how to find work or something like that.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:55 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

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