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Old 01-05-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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Seriously,pass the seeds of the money tree along. I have actually dreamed of having a money tree,more than once. Except I'm not dreaming now,as their is too much on my mind to sleep.

Nobody will even accept free labor. So I'm doing some job interviews,every time I hear "We have someone with prior experience that's coming back. But I'm sure you won't have any trouble finding work,you have done the best interview I've ever seen."

So then I bring out a trick I picked up,offer to work for free for two weeks and gain experience. Nope,can't even get work at mother f-ing walmart.

The problem is,you rarely talk to the owner/manager face to face. Its all online applications. Bull. Shit.

So with our nice American lives being taxed for not only what we make,but also what we spend AND what we DON'T spend. I don't know how I'm gonna pay rent. It may come down to living on someones couch.

There's my rant for today.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:48 AM   #2
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It grows in the computer science field. I get contacted several times a week about open positions for software engineers, database administrators, data warehouse architects, security specialists, etc.

I totally hear where you are coming from, same place I was 7 years ago. Living in the basement apartment that i couldn't completely stand up in because the ceiling was so low. You'll make it, it just takes time. In a few years, you'll look back on this as a character building experience. Until then, it just sucks. Hope you find something good soon brother.
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Sorry to hear that brother ... but I think you should not waste any time. Try to get any kind of work with an open eye just for the sack of money. It may or may not be related with your domain of education. I know it is easier said then done but believe me I had been to this. I was studying computers and at the same time working in same institute as support staff for 16 hours at a stretch to support my education.

It can by anywhere like where you have studied, worked for fun or may be at your gym. It may not help you in long run but will give you a little financial stability. I'm very sure you will be proud of this stuff one day when you look back. Meanwhile you can still look for your dream job with this work ...
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Leverage every contact that you have. The hardest part in getting a job is making an impression and standing out in a sea of online applications and CVs. Use people that you know to network and hook you up with opportunities, meetings, interviews, anything. That foot in the door will make the difference. Good luck.
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I have no advice, but I wish you luck in your search.
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Leverage every contact that you have. The hardest part in getting a job is making an impression and standing out in a sea of online applications and CVs. Use people that you know to network and hook you up with opportunities, meetings, interviews, anything. That foot in the door will make the difference. Good luck.
That is excellent advice Al. That's how I got where I am now. A friend worked at one place, got me an interview and put in a good word. Made a bunch of friends at that place and with other similar companies, and was able to start up my own consulting firm 6 years later. Even in the digital age, it's all who you know.
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Dude... there are a lot of jobs out there. You just might have to do soemthing you havent planned on. I check craigslist daily. There are 10-20 jobs posted daily in my area and i'm not from a large town. Probably about half are trucking jobs with big pay and some even offer training...

You can apply to be a waiter at every local restaurant around. If i needed money fast, thats probably where i'd start. At a nice restaurant, you can bring home $100 a night in tips. More on weekends. I've worked in the restaurant business.

Get creative. Get your resume out there.

Hope and pray you find soemthing soon man...
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Another piece of advice. Apply with whoever you need to, then find a way to get the manager on the phone. Once you get them, let them know you applied for a job and wanted to give a follow up phone call. It means a lot. And you'll be fresh ontheir mind when looking through applicants.
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It's fitness related, and not too hard. Writing parts are very short. PM me if interested.
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It grows in the computer science field. I get contacted several times a week about open positions for software engineers, database administrators, data warehouse architects, security specialists, etc.

I totally hear where you are coming from, same place I was 7 years ago. Living in the basement apartment that i couldn't completely stand up in because the ceiling was so low. You'll make it, it just takes time. In a few years, you'll look back on this as a character building experience. Until then, it just sucks. Hope you find something good soon brother.
Are there any particular languages or framework that you would suggest?


my part time degree has been going on and off for 6 years now. retaining knowledge is difficult like this especially since my jobs have been non-tech.

considering taking a few refresher courses to brush up and possibly land a job in the field
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