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My son is 21 & a national guardsman, he can not find a job anywhere. Is his national guard actually hurting?

He has applied to about 100 or more companies. Nothing major, Dicks, Petco, Officemax, Bass pro and a few warehouses. No one is calling! He does not have an extensive employment backround because he went practically from school to a summer job to basic training. I am starting to feel his military job is actually hurting his chances.

Asked By: Jeni S - 2/1/2011
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I think the bad economy is all that's at work here... More
Answered By: Thankyoumam - 2/1/2011
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NOT REALLY....SANAT.
Answered By: BOB ARYAN - 2/1/2011
 
His military job is not hurting his chances....if anything they're helping his chances which means you should probably review his resume/interview techniques with him because he's likely going wrong there.
Answered By: Lex - 2/1/2011
 
It could be, have you sent "little" georgie bush a thank you note?
Answered By: Carole - 2/1/2011
 
I don't think military background would ever hurt anyone... More
Answered By: Xex - 2/1/2011
 
tell him to retrain to a skilled job as they are looking for skills.he can bring up on internet the skills needed. no his guard experience should be a help as it indicates training
Answered By: red top - 2/1/2011
 
No it's not hurting him it's just hard to find work because alot of those companies and wearhouses just want a tempory or someone who is gonna work less than average. Since your son is in the gaurd he can not be fired from any job and must be paid average. If he really wants a job tell him to go for security or a bank... More
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Answered By: sillysox - 2/1/2011
 
I doubt it... More
Answered By: GaCowboy - 2/1/2011
 
As much as people don't think so, being in the National Guard or Reserves CAN hurt a job applicant. By law, employers cannot state that is why you were interviewed or hired, but it does come into consideration. It can also help a great deal, and has helped me on many occasion. At this point I would go with the bad... More
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Answered By: Riain O - 2/1/2011
 
There are thousands and thousands and thousands of people NOT in the National Guard in the same position as your son: Trying to find work, applying all over the place, but not getting called. Why? The job market is extremely tight right now. All I can say is to tell him to hang in there and keep looking.
Answered By: Mutt - 2/1/2011
 
Where was your son when I needed to hire full time security for my company... More
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Answered By: SandraLAVixen - 2/3/2011
 
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