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How can someone who is a hard worker, inteligent and willing to learn able to get a good paying job?

I have worked since I was 17, high school grad, high IQ, very diverse work experience, including office, warehouse, picking/packing, assembly and customer service. I was laid off from my job of 5.5 years in June 05 because of company downsizing due to the losses in the telecommunication industry, and since then have been applying non-stop for jobs, only to get low paying temporary assignments through agencies. I would dearly love, and desperately need a full time position that pays more than $10 an hour. What do I need to do? HELP!

Asked By: johnny53 - 6/27/2006
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Been there. All you get is crappy hourly jobs, stuff you don't want to do, looking for bigger and better but nothing coming about? sound about right? I have no real suggestion for you other than to keep plugging away. I went through about a 6-7 month stretch of what you're going through. It came to a point where, I was... More
Answered By: Reaper - 6/27/2006
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Apply...if that is all the case, you'll work.
Answered By: Nick C - 6/27/2006
 
The best place to start is in your newspaper's classified ads. You can also check out www.craigslist.com for job ads in your area.
Answered By: Ashley - 6/27/2006
 
Check out career builder.com, monster.com, yahoojobs.com
Answered By: account_for_yourself - 6/27/2006
 
I know what you mean. If only employers would just give you a chance they'd see what a hard worker you are. My suggestion is to go to college. More and more people these days have a college degree and maybe it would help give you that extra edge.
Answered By: Reverie - 6/27/2006
 
Go to a plant, factory or refinery. They pay well to hard workers who are smart.
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Answered By: auscan28 - 6/28/2006
 
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