Trying to get a job with very poor job history? Am I out of luck?
I am trying to get a job and the thing is that I have a very poor job history. I have years with all kinds of gaps and years of doing nothing. This was caused by chronic alcoholism (which I am over now). The thing is that I have noticed that today's employers do very extensive checks and it seems like I am not able to "pass" these checks. I also have very poor credit. I have no criminal record of any kind though. Should I just give up?
Asked By: David L - 11/20/2011
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Keep trying for fast food and retail jobs Get a book from your library or bookstore on Credit Repair
Answered By: Huntsman - 11/20/2011
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Yeas a job at a retail company or fast food would be a good idea to atleast get started, although one route that you may want to try is working for yourself. Working for yourself can be a rewarding career choice, that does not limit you by your prior job history. Also you will be able to make so much more money, than... More
Answered By: Christopher - 11/20/2011
It's not your fault, its the fact that that economy is bad due to corporate greed and bush's 10 year war spending in the middle east, which basically cost billions of dollars.
Answered By: serious - 11/20/2011
No you do not give up... More
Answered By: Jadzia Dax - 11/20/2011
Try volunteering. Click on the link bellow. Employers like to see that you volunteered. You also get great references from volunteer positions. Good luck.
Answered By: tom - 11/20/2011
Just start from the bottom and move up from there. You can't usually start by taking a giant piece of pie right off the bat. Go to what you know and start low. For example my best job while in college began working in the warehouse counting parts and eventually ended up in IT (I didn't even take classes for IT or... More
Answered By: Todd - 11/20/2011
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