SRS I'm never going to find a job v life sucks v. I suck v. arg!

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  1. macistaniMac

    macistaniMac New Member

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    I'm never going to find a job. I will have my degree in (Compsci-software development) May, I have a couple years experience in IT as a part time employee (but with some major accomplishments and kudos) and I've only gotten two interviews even after I've sent out over a hundred resumes. I live in a small town, but I'm willing to relocate. I've been concentrating on Nashville and St. Louis but no dice.

    Its kinda hard to network when you're surrounded by farms and forests. :hsigh:

    I fail at life.
    3 months of job searching and I still suck.
     
  2. tenxia

    tenxia OT Supporter

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    sorry to hear that dude :hs:
     
  3. SpectraRedZ

    SpectraRedZ New Member

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    Damn that sucks. Hang in there though. It took me 7 months to finally get a job when I was unemployed after moving.
     
  4. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    You are already stating it, the problem is not you ,its the location. Work hard to get your diploma, then relocate to a place where people require your expertise. Put in your resume what they want to hear.
     
  5. The Secretary

    The Secretary My domestic skills will rock your socks off!

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    I just dont see Nashville being a great software mecca. Tennesee is one of the most backward places around (I can say that cause I live here) and your trying to find a techy job there. You do need a change of location to something a bit more tech friendly.
     
  6. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    :rofl:

    you aint even started!

    come back when you've sent out 5-6000 resumes
     
  7. unorthadox

    unorthadox New Member

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    I know of a place already that is looking for computer savvy people. It's in Canada though... lol. But if you are still interested let me know.
     
  8. Aradia

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    Searching for a job is hard. Resume' are tricky too. In my office we took in about 500 resume' in about 2 weeks for a few positions...and lucky me, I got to go through them. I'll tell you this, if it didn't grab my attention from the start it was really hard not to just skim through it. And I am about one of the most thorough people you'll meet. Someone more anal is prbably just gonna glance at it and set it aside. Make sure your resume' is top notch...AND QUIT TELLING YOURSELF YOU SUCK!:squint: Employers can pick up on that sorta self image.
     
  9. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer New Member

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    For your job field, I suggest trying these job markets:
    Pittsburgh, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Boston, Raliegh/Durham

    Any of those sound interesting to you?
     
  10. macistaniMac

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    I'll relocate anywhere there's a job and a decent martial arts school ;) (So, any mid to large-sized city will work.
     
  11. macistaniMac

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    Well, assuming Canada will take me as a forgein worker, then sure. I'll PM you my resume.
     
  12. Arclight

    Arclight Hypercube

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    Yeah seriously. 2 interviews per 100 resumes is good.
     
  13. Nolimitation

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    Come back 3 yrs later. For some people it takes a little over a yr to find something.
     
  14. macistaniMac

    macistaniMac New Member

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    Wow...how do people deal with taking that long to find a job?
     
  15. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    I have mentally shut down. I have been searching for 6 months. I have been diagnoised with MDD and anxiety. I also started abusing sleeping pills, taking them during the day so that I dont have to deal with reality. And I almost killed myself. I have been meaning to post here for sometime about my issues but it hurts so much just to write it out and relive it.
     
  16. macistaniMac

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    Its such a huge blow to the ego. You're supposed to be good at something, but you can't get your foot in the door to show them how good you are. I got a job offer from the first interview, but it was *way* too low for what they wanted me to do....now I wish I would have taken it.

    (30k for a sysadmin job requiring 40-60% travel and expected workweek of 50+ hours [plus on call time])
     

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