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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sick of looking up shit on eBay and thinking 'eh I better save my money'.  Now, I never hear back from any job I apply for, and the rest of the world always rolls its eyes at me and acts like it's the easiest thing in the world to get a job and I'm some sort of colossal fool for not having one yet.


So - you guys are my brains trust.  What the hell am I doing wrong, what would one of you do as of right now if you wanted a job so that you could buy this, this and this with impunity?


PS.  I will consider being a cam whore, I think I have the eyes for it.


PPS.  I had a haircut and that didn't help at all, but I'm getting another one anyway.


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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He he, you have a good taste :).
I have the same problem- that's why I'm spending so much time in the internet :)
Well, a job depends from your education. Or if you are a student then you need to look for something simple, as I call it "lousy job". And if you don't have experience- that's the one for a start :).
Does an advice from unemployed count?

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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd love to blame terrible job interview skills but I don't get that far.  So clearly there is something fundamentally undesirable about me that does not relate to my interpersonal skills or my face.  (THAT IS A FIRST).

I'm sensing that it is my age and lack of useful qualifications.  Apart from having low level certificates in the ultimate slacker courses of Music Industry Skills, and then Retail, I really have nothing going - and it's not like I'm 17.  I figure that perhaps they don't want to take on someone who lacks experience and is also nearing his mid 20's.

Rather unreasonable if you ask me!


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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

zeb it took me 2.5 years to land something decent- and im about to graduate with a bachelors! its scary!

all i gotta say is just be annoyingly persistant, and apply EVERYWHERE. at some point you will get at least an interview, and eventually, someone will hire you!

it sounds really stupid, but it takes a lot of luck patience and ambition. and soup up your resume/job apps! make yourself available, but not "desperate". put every little bit of experience you can think of on that application and make yourself look good. you have a great sense of humor, so you will get along nicely with people, really "want" that job, and call back to see if theyve been going thru everything.


i hope that helps :-\ i never think youre a fool for not having a job- times suck right now :(. just keep trying, sell your soul for 20 minutes, and try applying anywhere. what do you want to do for a career?

the crap part is some places have to call you, not vice versa, its good to feel those ones out so youre not "bugging" the wrong people.


ill have more to say later :) but i hope this helps a little?



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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Patience I have, ambition .... not so much.  I don't really have an idea of what I want to be doing (outside of the stuff I already do) which definitely works against me.  I just want to do some damned thing that'll get me paid, and the ambiguity of that statement means I never really know what to go for.


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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Am I the only one who read the title as "I wanted a blow job" ?


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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeb:

You're in NZ, right?  Would you mind posting the city where you live? 
If not, would you please PM me?  I might be able to offer some
suggestions.



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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Australia, actually!  Though I've been told to visit NZ before.  Actually I've been told to visit London too.  It's only the Americans that tell me to stay away!


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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you dress like a freak at job interviews? If so, stop it. If not, try it.

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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not the hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh cruel, cruel twists of life that cause everyone to shed their cool hair!  I was jsut thinking the other day as i drove to the college - where does all that hair go... so many college guys have long hair and it just vanishes somewhere between college and 30.

Sorry to hear you're having so much trouble getting work.  The work situation in Ireland is really bad at the moment, a lot of my friends have had to move to get work.  But a lot of people from here are going to Aus, i guess its getting tough there too.  I was job hunting last year, and it is not a fun place to be.  :(

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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeb:

Check your PMs. I sent you something.




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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

- catqueen,
Ha! I've shed the hair before ... it grows back easy!   I guess that's why I'm not scared of selling out ... you can always quit the job and grow the hair again.

- Crazy (almost called you Cwazy!)
Will do!


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Posted: 04 Oct 09, 22:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

Patience I have, ambition .... not so much.  I don't really have an idea of what I want to be doing (outside of the stuff I already do) which definitely works against me.  I just want to do some damned thing that'll get me paid, and the ambiguity of that statement means I never really know what to go for.




well, it is important to find a job that isnt considered "work" know what i mean? ;) you know what you love doing, maybe research how to make a career out of it? or better yet, since youre a creative soul, make a new job! you might be the beginning of a new awesome job everyone wants! one of my teachers did that. he used to work a 'paycheck to paycheck' deal, and he hated it since it had nothing to do with what he wanted to do. he did a little bit of research, and found a way to make a paycheck doing what he loves- theatre! he teaches classes in shakespeare, directs plays all over the region and has a grand ol time doing it! you could be one of those people (not nessesarily theatre, but you know what i mean).





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Posted: 05 Oct 09, 04:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i always wanted a job in The Damned..
good luck with the job hunt,not the easiest thing in the recession but you can always become Freya's rentboy if 'push comes to shove'


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Posted: 05 Oct 09, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha!  Laugh all you like; I think I'd be a terrific rent boy, she could do far worse!    The best thing about me is I'll work for peanuts!


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Posted: 05 Oct 09, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

Ha!  Laugh all you like; I think I'd be a terrific rent boy, she could do far worse!    The best thing about me is I'll work for peanuts!

thats why you're skint,you need to pimp yourself for money not peanuts lol
although it does remind me of a woman i once knew in Woolwich....*wanders off with a smile on his face*








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Posted: 05 Oct 09, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha!  Been about a year since I walked off with someone else's smile on my face ...


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Posted: 05 Oct 09, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wait for something to fall into your lap, it works for me. Oh wait, no it doesn't. But still. It's worked for some.

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Posted: 05 Oct 09, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've had all kinds of cool shit fall into my lap lately.  My Spinal Tap DVD (the one I'm on) arrived last week, I laughed my ass off when my bit came on.

And apparently Attack of the Show played my Porkins video the other day.  

So I have an abundance of cool shit in my lap, it's just that none of it is 'paying' cool shit.


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Posted: 05 Oct 09, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really hope it works out soon.  It seems an awful pity though, to have that much creative talent and not be able to... I was about to say ''to use it", but you are using it.  I guess I mean its a shame you haven't been able to commercially exploit it.  :) 
Job hunting is so incredibly stressful, esp when you're desperate for money, so you're scared you'll have to take something you hate.  :(