How to find a job at 19?

I have been trying to find a job for a few years now. I have applied to best buy, target, herbergers, macys, american eagle, walgreens, cvs, kohls, jcpenny, potbelly, subway and probably other places, but I just can't remember. I only got a call back from macys earlier this year, and was interviewed, but didn't get the job, obviously, hence my question. I did apply to all of these jobs online, aside from the american eagle position. The only experience I have is volunteering for elementary schools and the red cross (which I still do). I have been looking around campus as well for any open jobs, but the book store, library and tutor center is already filled for the next year. How do people even find jobs? I mean, is it luck or what? I'm just confused, and just want to know how I can find a job and increase my chances of actually getting one.

Asked By: thinkaboutit - 12/16/2012
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The issue with your list is that you picked giant retailers to apply to. Retail people and customer service hiring managers want people with experience. You're up against all of the 40 year olds who were laid off from jobs in the economy and have years of working with people. Also you're up against every college... More
Answered By: overworkedoboemajor - 12/17/2012
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Did you know that some people are applying for 3 jobs a day... More
Answered By: Go with the flow - 12/16/2012
Present yourself well, in person. Make a good impression by dressing well. No jeans, t shirts, shorts, flip flops, or sloppy wrinkled dirty clothes! Be clean, and well groomed. Online applications rarely get attention, believe me. Go in person to enquire about any openings, ask politely for an application. Neatly, and... More
Answered By: Michael - 12/16/2012
Except for seasonal help, most employers are looking for someone that will stay in the position for years as a career. You are going to college. They may feel you are over qualified for the positions you apply for. Get several written recommendations from people you know. Teachers. Policeman. Businessman... More
Answered By: ? - 12/16/2012
Finding a job is a job in itself. The best way to land a job is through friends and families that already have jobs. Ask your family first, then friends, and let everyone know you're looking for a job. I am very sure you will get good feedback from everyone if you call them and speak to them about finding jobs. If you... More
Answered By: Duuuude no waaaay! - 12/16/2012
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Answered By: vicky - 12/17/2012
Definitely agreeing with the last person on this one when she said you're looking in the wrong places. Every institution you listed is a job that sells things. Look for a job behind the scenes with very few standards. Grocery bagging, door guard at Chuck E cheese, custodian. You'll work your way up the ranks easier... More
Answered By: ThinkAboutIt - 12/17/2012
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