Career in the gutter.

Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 04:03 pm
I got out of the military with my wife and daughter in February, a choice my wife and myself made.

We chose to do this because already previously serving a year in Iraq from 07-08, I got back November 28th 2007. A couple months into 2008 I found out we'd be deploying to Afghanistan in 2009. My wife and I couldn't handle the stress of one more, then another planned a year after that.

So I get out of the military, I have 7 interviews lined up, go to each of them, then get no call back. Even when I call them they say they're not hiring. I've been unemployed until present. I put in about 70 applications a week (At the very least), yet still no job at all.

This is bringing my confidence to an abrupt halt. Anything anyone can say to help?
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 04:24 pm
This sucks. You deserve better for your sacrifice but all I can say to you is join the club.
How did you get out of the military? If you were honorably discharged, you should qualify for major govt. assistance if you're so inclined to start your own business. I'd definitely look into that if I were you. That's how dreams come true kiddo. Set yourself free. If you had your choice of any businesses to own and operate, what would it be?
Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 04:33 pm
Great point about being eligible for assistance.

I was just going to say, it's a rough time for job hunters, across the board. I have a cousin who just graduated from college with a good degree, who is genuinely excited about maybe getting a job at Pizza Hut.
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2009 10:15 pm
What branch of the military?
What was your MOS?

Where did you last serve stateside?
Where do you want to live?
How does your MOS transfer to the civilian world?

These are all questions you must answer before you find another job.
And I say that after having served 24 years in the military.
Reply Sun 17 May, 2009 03:04 am
I was in the army.
I was a 92y(Unit Supply Specialist)

I never really served stateside. Right after airborne school I got stationed in Alaska, a month after that I deployed for a year. Got back in November of 2007. Got out of the army in February 09.

My MOS transfers as shipping/receiving warehouse clerk

And I live in Vancouver, WA, right across the bridge from Portland, OR.

It's just pretty ridiculous. After my first post I went to an interview at a night club. I got a job as security. So lol I don't have anything to complain about for the moment.
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2009 09:47 pm
Congratulations! And good luck to you.
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 04:06 pm
I simply don't understand at all where all the jobs for regular people went.A few years ago there was a huge plethora of jobs advertised, the Boston Globe had about 5 pages worth of job ads, and the internet was full of them. Now they (whoever "they" are) are saying the economy is better, the stock market is up..., yet WHERE are the jobs? Walk through downtown Boston or any large city and you see tall office buildings, you go into the lobby and EACH and EVERY firm requires an invitation which must be confirmed with an ID in the lobby, so you can't go in person, and if you do, they tell you to apply on the internet, and when you apply on the internet, the application goes into cyber limbo and is ignored!
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 05:27 pm
Your paper must be pretty good to get 7 interviews, these days. That club security thing is just a bill payer, so keep looking.
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