How do I get a real job with no training or schooling? Where do I start to look?

I've worked retail and service jobs for the past few years and I now need a real job that has hours and pays, but where exactly do I get one? I have no training or schooling outside of high school, so is it possible? I was interested in nursing but it requires schooling. Any help would be great. Thanks

Asked By: JH - 4/2/2009
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Contact your local temporary agencies, like Kelly Services or Manpower these are national companies. They will evaluate your skills and place you in various jobs, pay you as you go. This way you can get experience and get paid at the same time. Sometimes these companies are looking to hire someone full time, and you... More
Answered By: Georganna V - 4/2/2009
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Not very likely, unless you have family or friends that can connect you with jobs. How about trying to go to a trade school for something such as IT, or medical assisting or something like that? The schooling is only about 9 months and most schools provide you job leads after you graduate.
Answered By: NiCoLe - 4/2/2009
Try the military. It is a good place to start, they will pay you and give you job training. The benefits will last a lifetime
Answered By: Jon H - 4/2/2009
The problem with most people is they say they want to do something, but when it comes down to it, they realize it's too complicated or too hard. Basically they make excuses. If you want to be a nurse, kudos to you. Go to school and get a nursing degree. It will be a lot of work, but you can't get something for... More
Answered By: chocopie.rm - 4/2/2009
I was interested in nursing a while ago. What I did was get a job at a rehabilitation center working with mentally disabled. It was paid training for 2 weeks. It was a not for profit so the pay was crappy, but after a year there I applied at a nursing home and got a scholarship for the CNA program. I worked as a CNA... More
Answered By: Lores R - 4/2/2009
If you are willing to put in the time and energy, this guaranteed program can help you. I'm a work at home mom now with it.
Answered By: Chrz - 4/2/2009
You don't. Without training or education you are going to be relegated at best to entry level customer service or administrative type jobs because you don't know the business or its customers. You will notice on many job descriptions under education requirements one will see "Bachelor's Degree or equivalent... More
Answered By: matthewspeed - 4/2/2009
If you have worked in service industry then I would say Bartending is a good bet !
Answered By: SOULZ - 4/3/2009
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