Job search frustration (long as usual)
I'm doing the next right thing and applying for work everyday. Most jobs I am applying for are entry level, just to get my foot in the door, even though I have management experience. I just want a job. Now the holiday hiring has started in retail and I've applied for those jobs, as well. At the end of the application process, you have to fill out a survey asking if you're a veteran or have received FS or welfare. The answer to those questions is no. They get a nice tax break for hiring people who can answer yes to those questions, so I'm being turned down. Everyone and their dog keeps telling me they are hiring for xmas. Talk about depressing to say, no I'm not even being considered for that.
I was excited about a job reply I got the other day and filled out the subsequent forms online, so I could be scheduled for an interview and then I got to the part where they wanted me to run a credit check and put the confirmation number in one of the lines. I got to the credit report screen for an independent company and they say the report is free and then want a credit or debit card number, so I can become a member. I thought, if I put this in and give a confirmation number to the interviewer, the application has all my valuable information, and I have not received a job offer, so it just seems to me that this might be a slick new way of conducting identity theft. I was suspicious because the person who sent the email didn't have local presence here in my city. Grrr! These are just some of the problems I'm encountering, but not all of them. I'm just very frustrated and getting depressed.