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i have 5+ yrs of full time sales and cust. service exp. 2 yrs i worked at a jeweler's in a professional environment. i am 21 with an associate's degree and pursuing my bachelors in accounting. i have no criminal record and good references. whats the deal? i tell that wage is not an issue and that i have a strong work ethic and am self-motivated and goal-oriented. what could it possibly be? i am thinking its the economy in that places are hiring the cheapest and easiest people to manipulate they can find. the only possibilities i can think of is: A) my last full time job i left dec. 07. since then i was hired on at 2 jobs but stayed no longer than 2 wks at each. i dont list these on job applications, are employers aware of this information and really held against me?? B) i was arrested in feb 08 but have not and will not be convicted and dont have a previous record. should this information be shared on applications? C) or simply revise my resume and make more appealing i mean i have payroll experience, scheduling, team leading, expanding clientelle, suggestive selling, inventory, and so forth. i've applied to many ENTRY-LEVEL positions even, movie theatres, banks, retail stores, etc and still nothing. btw i live in FL...whats going on? i know there can be many other factors and explanations, but im starting to think i must be missing out on something because its never been this hard to get a job. im starting to think i have to dumb myself down and not take my jobs seriously like most other people? i mean i've applied maybe to 30+ jobs from careerbuilder.com and got maybe 4-5 interviews and hired on at 2 (which are the ones i left after 2 wks) but it was lousy and unprofessional im to the point i just want to take what i can get now since i cant get the asst. manager, sales, or bank teller positions i want

Asked By: Dr. Doom - 5/6/2008
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DUDE, i'm going through the same exact thing, except i live in california.. i really don't know what it is.. i have 4 years full time customer service experience (flight attendant and bank teller), i'm open 24/7, i also tell that wage isn't an issue, no criminal-type background history at all.. and the crazy thing... More
Answered By: Craigy Boi - 5/6/2008
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you might be too arrogant or domineering
Answered By: EmanC - 5/6/2008
 
Just keep trying. Good luck :)
Answered By: Hope - 5/6/2008
 
I think it's B that arrest may show up in a criminal background check. I think you're right too that people are hiring the "cheapest and easiest people to manipulate they can find." If you come across as a real SOB especially during an interview why would an employer want to hire you?
Answered By: Missy Saffron - 5/6/2008
 
Of course you're very much aware of the present situation worldwide. So there you are my friend!! Money is really tight these days. Some companies,the big ones ,are shaving off employees not in few counts.By the hundreds they are laid off. So I believe unless the company really needs that employee,nobody gets hired.... More
Answered By: apple e. m - 5/6/2008
 
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