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Do you have any tips on how to get a job?

I recently got fired and i dont know what to do im a single mother of 2 and i pay for EVERYTHING.. I have called multiple places. Filled out app after app.. im about to go crazy

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on May. 11, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Retail is hiring for the summer months.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 4:07 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • ive done all the retail i can think of :(.... i went to a pizza place here and had an interview filled out a test just for them to tell me they hired someone else..

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:09 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • keep your resume up dated all the time up date yourskills

    Answer by tinamarie1972 at 4:09 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Having a well written resume sure doesn't hurt. Talk yourself up. When you apply, do a little research on the company you're looking to work for and let them know how much you'd love/appreciate working for them. Send thank you notes after an interview.

    Answer by Nanixh at 4:10 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Keep applying. Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, local grocery stores, etc. Even if you have applied before apply again. They look through the most recent applications to see if you fit what they are looking for.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 4:11 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Have a nice resume, as a person who sees alot of applicant walking in I assure you that dressing well, (shoes,not sneakers a nice sweater or preferably a blazer and a pair of navy slacks--neutral, neat and professional) is the difference between some underqualified candidates getting a second look and others going straight to the circular filing cabinet. Look on Craigs List,, consider sending your resume to all of the temp agencies in the area who have lots of temp to perm jobs to fill. Apply for everything even if by the description you think its not for you or you are slightly underqualified. If you are dropping off resumes and meet a hiring manager or you get a call from someone be sure to follow up with a thank you card. Think of seasonal places, even if they have already hired such as garden centers, amusement parks, tourist places.

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 4:22 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • ALSO. Make sure that you have a great and positive way of describing your loss of a job, not saying the boss was a loser and find a way to explain why whatever the reason is not a problem to the future employer.

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 4:23 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • check the papers. movie theaters. lifestyles family fitness you have one of those near you? always dress nicely when you drop off applications. SO important. have make-up on as well.

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 4:36 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • lol hotelmom.... my boss wasnt a bad boss in fact hes really helpful

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:40 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • You've got to dedicate time each day and just keep at - the job market seems to be loosening up.

    Answer by tasches at 5:45 PM on May. 11, 2011

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