I NEED HELP. I'm a veteran. I did administrative/clerical work. I live in the Durham, NC area. I live next to TWO universities and no one will hire me for my skills and past experience so that I can go to school. NO ONE is calling me, my resume looks good. The only jobs available are the ones at Duke University, but speaking to them is like talking to a discriminatory brick wall. The only employment I have been able to secure is a retail position despite having BEEN in the USAF. I need genuine assistance. I need links that help veterans find employment. I need actual help. Not suggestions, not offhanded advice. Give me something that will work, change the situation I am in, or otherwise.

Asked By: Jason - 11/17/2012
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you need a civil service job. Apply at your city, the county, your state and for federal jobs (there are websites for these I'm sure but your state job services would direct you to the state and federal jobs. The others you'd inquire by phone where to go, what days, where to fill out your application and such... More
Answered By: sophieb - 11/17/2012
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Have you gone to the counseling office at the University you wish to attend and sought advice about how to get your VA benefits for education? Have you taken any of the aptitude testing they offer to see what you might be good at and where your apptitudes lie? What is your current educational level? Do you have a... More
Answered By: Mama Mia - 11/17/2012
a lot of people--including a lot of veterans can't get any grateful for what you have while looking to do better...taking the retail job will work--it will get you through the present...
Answered By: JMITW - 11/17/2012
I have put out thousands of resumes and I can't get a job either, so I work a few part time jobs. You are going to hear two things: you don't have enough experience, or you are over qualified. I don't have anything more helpful to offer, I'm sorry. I just wanted to let you know it's not just you.
Answered By: Winston - 11/17/2012
even non-disabled 20+ years of service retired veterans & now home looking for jobs.... can't find work & are having to accept jobs well below their experience, if they can even find any job... More
Answered By: Achelios - 11/18/2012
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