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Old 01-23-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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Hop on Google and learn to do web development.

find a way to get a cheap tool kit and offer assembly for furniture

If possible invest in getting a box truck and offer to deliver stuff( My Dad does this on the side)

Find someone with a trade and have them mentor you.

Learn some kind of welding.

You gotta be creative sometimes.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:07 AM
 
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Were I young (and/or likable) I would look into A Modest Proposal to Transition to a "Cater to the Rich" Economy, for very real. Forget about the jobs catering to peasants. Leave army -to-skilled trades-to-early-grave route for the losers. Search for the businesses catering to the rich in your area and beg them to take you on board in any capacity, being young and likable is all you need in some cases.

New York University economics professor Andrew Caplin calls for workers to put their stakes in a "cater to the rich" economy.(1) According to Caplin, growing inequality is a fact of life in the future of the US and global economy - "some people will succeed and others will not." Rather than judging this to be bad or good, the poor and middle class would do best by trying to "understand the needs" of the wealthy and attempting to provide services to meet their demands.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I'm 20, and due to my lack of skills and experience, I am only qualified for retail/customer service jobs. My last job was in November working in a retail store, and it was a seasonal position, but after 3 weeks I was informed that I was no longer needed, and since then I've been unemployed again. It's been about 2 months, I've applied to about 30+ positions, and attended 2 open houses, and still haven't received a single call back, It's really discouraging. Since I'm only qualified for retail my options are quite limited, and believe me, I have experience, I have a good resume, I dress presentably, yet I'm still not getting any calls back for interviews. I'm growing discouraged, but I won't lose hope because I know I need a job and I'm determined to find one. I just feel like I don't know the right approach anymore? I'm just not getting contacted for interviews despite applying to so many stores, and I feel like I could be out there working and having a job, but instead I'm forced to sit home and waste away unemployed, and feeling useless? There has to be more to life thahmmn this, I'm sure? I want a job, I'm ready to work, I'm ready to offer my skills to someone, but nobody is willing to hire me, so instead I'm stuck in this position and it totally sucks.
This may sound like an Editor Nazi remark, but it's really not. In your post, you toss in random question marks at the end of sentences that aren't questions. Do you TALK like that? Some young people do, and it's annoying as all hell. Check yourself and be honest as to how you present yourself and sound to others.

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Old 01-24-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: NC
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Join the military and get some training and go to school
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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Join the military and get some training and go to school
Ding Ding
Ding........We have a winner.......!!!!!
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Were I young (and/or likable) I would look into A Modest Proposal to Transition to a "Cater to the Rich" Economy, for very real. Forget about the jobs catering to peasants. Leave army -to-skilled trades-to-early-grave route for the losers. Search for the businesses catering to the rich in your area and beg them to take you on board in any capacity, being young and likable is all you need in some cases.

New York University economics professor Andrew Caplin calls for workers to put their stakes in a "cater to the rich" economy.(1) According to Caplin, growing inequality is a fact of life in the future of the US and global economy - "some people will succeed and others will not." Rather than judging this to be bad or good, the poor and middle class would do best by trying to "understand the needs" of the wealthy and attempting to provide services to meet their demands.
LMAO! I thought you were serious ... start or join an upscale niche business! Then I read the article you linked to ... instead become a slave and work for food and shelter! Great tongue in cheek article! God help America if we go back to that (slavery)!
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Start your own business. IT's not rocket science and every community has a county office that can give advice about any permits you need. There are ALWAYS people who need help with landscaping, or housework. I know people who got started by going around their neighborhoods leaving flyers and had more work than they could handle. Military is a good option too. Air Force and Coast Guard are easier to adjust to than the Marines. Good luck!
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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Please stop mentioning Military people. Absolutely not. Not a suggestion. Just please don't mention it at all.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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Join the military and get some training and go to school
Military isn't for everyone.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:29 PM
 
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I agree with the suggestion about waiting tables. You can make decent money and also if you decide to go to school it is easy to work around school schedule. Another thought was at a hotel front desk.
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