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Getting a job

I know this isnt baby related but i been going to job interviews non stop for almost a year now and i been dressing the part business casual attire but nobody wants to hire me. Am I doing something wrong or what? My daughter is almost one so i need to work now

  • Caitlin
    Nov 15

    I’d recommend politely asking for feedback from the employers.

  • Caitlin
    Nov 15

    Also- that sounds really stressful. Hope you find something soon!

  • Jasmine
    Nov 15

    It is very stressful. But how do you go by getting feedback tho

  • Vicki
    Nov 15

    I looked for 8 months before finding something. Also in San Diego. What field and at what level are you looking?

  • Vicki
    Nov 15

    Also, what do you consider business casual?

  • Jasmine
    Nov 15

    I wear like a button up shirt and black pants

  • Birdie
    Nov 15

    This may sound superficial but do you do your hair & makeup for the interview. Yes they are looking at your qualifications but do you look like a someone who has their priorities in order or do look like someone who is about to crack under pressure. I may not be in the business world but I do know very well about what to look for in interviews & from hundreds of auditions. Look the part from head to toe. You can also email or call them for feedback. Ask them for honest feedback. Then maybe ask a friend who is honest to help you with those skills. Be honest with yourself about your personality & how you know you come across. Do you come across as someone who doesn’t really care about anything? (A friend of mine) Or as someone who is very aggressive (me). I’m not saying change who you are. Just know your strengths & opportunities &, how to manage them.

  • Jasmine
    Nov 15

    I know I been in customer service jobs for bout four years now.

  • Jasmine
    Nov 15

    I have no hair I cut it

  • Jas
    Nov 15

    I was having the same problem. I’d been looking for work for over a year. I asked a friend and she told me to update the dates on my resume. I hesitated at first (I didn’t want to lie), but when I did I started getting call backs immediately. I thought I had a great resume. I really think it was just because I hadn’t worked in a while. I felt guilty about doing it, but I got a job this way. And I need to pay the bills.

  • Jasmine
    Nov 15

    Hmm okay I might just do it that way

  • Vicki
    Nov 15

    I wouldn’t recommend lying on a resume. I would suggest taking another pass or two at updating and revising it. Taylor it’s contents to the jobs you are applying to. Make sure your LinkedIn page is strong and you have nothing offensive floating around on social media. What job sites are you using to search?

  • Jasmine
    Nov 15

    Indeed

  • Danielle
    Nov 15

    I’m in exactly same shoes you are. Been struggling with getting a job for two months now and still counting. Few interviews but no lucks. I had few months of working in warehouse but guess it wasn’t enough for me to get a second job.

  • Vicki
    Nov 15

    Try using LinkedIn for job searches. You can create alerts. You can also turn on a setting that lets recruiters know you are looking. There are a lot of recruiters in San Diego, try reaching out. Even if they can only get you temp work, it’s better than nothing. Try Robert Half or Atrium. Also make a list of companies you would love to work for and upload your resume to their job site. That way you are in their database when something opens up.

  • Michele
    Nov 18

    My company hires off of the job fairs they put on. Have you tried going to any job fairs?

  • Jasmine
    Nov 18

    I just went to one just recently I got hired I'm going to be working for an staffing agency