What would you do if you couldn’t get a job?

Renton1875 said:
Wreckt said:
Oh look, its another whine fest thread started by Rex.

What's is it that's wrong with you kiddo? 9 post's spitefully calling out long time members.

It's probably Comte De St. Germain's second account. Dude is seriously hostile and he's got a real hard-on for Rex.
 
RexImperator said:
I’ve been looking for work since January and starting to think it might not happen. I may be too pessimistic... However, whether this is true or not, what would you do if you were unemployable? How would you make money to live?


I would re-skill myself to the jobs that are available. So either get training, go to school, and in the meanwhile find temporary low-wage work (many of those jobs will hire you on the spot if you can pass a drug and background check).

You may also need to move to a different location where there are more jobs available.
 

RexImperator

Crow
Gold Member
How do you have a Master's Degree in Engineering yet you find job hunting mystifying?

Thomas is right about networking, I don't understand why an engineer didn't start networking on campus during his last year, or join clubs, internship, on campus job fairs, the list goes on.

I’ve always found school fairly easy- it’s simple: you show up, do assigned problems, take tests, do projects, write reports, etc. Job searching is mystifying in comparison, apart from sending resumes and cover letters, since there’s no set script. You also usually receive no useful feedback.

I did do that stuff- joined clubs, went to job fairs, had a research job at school, and I’m on LinkedIn, etc. (Although I almost never message my contacts on there.)

I’ve applied for some jobs that only require an Associate’s Degree. Most only require a Bachelor’s. I don’t agree with the “you think you’re too good for (fill in the blank) job”.
 

Captain Gh

Ostrich
Gold Member
Also Rex you need to consider as an academic... you'll be working with High Powered Women... and as I recently find out (I've also been let go recently) this shit is not easy! Since Kaotic dug up a couple of you previous threads I... well we... know that you're not experienced with women, especially the high powered one that'll roam in your academic circles. Working with women(especially in management) now requires Game... Very Good Game! I mean... as a previous DayGamer... I was tempted to put some bitches in their place... but didn't to it due to the Fear of being let go & blending in... and that's the absolute worse way to react!

These Vampires will smell the Fear on You... and simply hate you more due to being Fearful of them! Unless you've got good connects or a truly profitable skill... these Vampires will find a way to have you Fired either way... so why not stand up to them in the meantime! We're starting to reach the point in our culture that as a Man... you either have to have 10k stashed for emergency in order to Protect Yourself from the Haterz (Women && Betas) in the workforce...being a Basement Dweller playing video games && wanking off ... Settle on Making very little money(even then you'll get tramped on due to unlimited labor possibility) or willing to work a sweat in the Trades! Pick One! And if you ain't Beta... you simply can't be Fat Period! That'll get you in the Basement Dweller category right away! Discipline yourself to never be eating shit other than your lunch in the workplace... trust me!
 

mr-ed209

Sparrow
My advice would be get any job you can tolerate and that gives you free time to continue searching.

The next is to get specific about what you want to do.. like real specific. You have a masters in engineering, is there anything applicable that you studied in depth that would be valuable to certain industries? If so build yourself arround that and advertise yourself as a consultant as opposed to a naive desperate post grad. Make your own website and business cards etc if it helps. You could form a very lucrative income if you were to be granted just a couple of 'gigs' from various large scale companies. That also, seems to be the hiring route most companies take for their more specialist roles; bringing in private contractors onto company pay role for the longer term.

The alternative is to keep plugging through HR departments and recruiters, trying to explain the niche qualities of your masters to some 24 year old business studies grad who just wants to knock off for happy hour
 

Repo

Hummingbird
RexImperator said:
How do you have a Master's Degree in Engineering yet you find job hunting mystifying?

Thomas is right about networking, I don't understand why an engineer didn't start networking on campus during his last year, or join clubs, internship, on campus job fairs, the list goes on.

I’ve always found school fairly easy- it’s simple: you show up, do assigned problems, take tests, do projects, write reports, etc. Job searching is mystifying in comparison, apart from sending resumes and cover letters, since there’s no set script. You also usually receive no useful feedback.

I did do that stuff- joined clubs, went to job fairs, had a research job at school, and I’m on LinkedIn, etc. (Although I almost never message my contacts on there.)

I’ve applied for some jobs that only require an Associate’s Degree. Most only require a Bachelor’s. I don’t agree with the “you think you’re too good for (fill in the blank) job”.

There is a set script though, it's called networking. . . See the phenomenal data sheet Thomas wrote.

You've been working for at least 20 years, you should ha e a network of former bosses and coworkers who believe in the quality of work you produce and can give you a recommendation. Do you have such a network and how is reaching out to them going?

More importantly, do you have a personality at work that people enjoy being around? Frankly nowadays tons of people are qualified for job openings so it comes down to personality.
 
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