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Old 03-05-2019, 04:20 AM
 
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Construction, rail road, join military, manufacturing as production labor, Amazon warehouse/distribution facility, truck driver.

Pays better than minimum wage, no experience needed, potential to make a lot more money as you gain experience.

Office environment requires experience and degrees for almost all jobs now, even jobs that didn’t require degrees in the past they want them now, even though the job can be done without the degree. Exception for some sales jobs, say insurance, real estate agent etc but those are usually 100% commission.

 
Old 03-05-2019, 07:17 PM
 
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You could go to job corps. Do training with them in a career that makes a higher wage. I don't know if they would help you get into a union apprenticeship. But most unions will pay more than $30/hr after 5 years. And you are paid while you train.
Job corps won't take a 29 year old.

what are some short-term courses where I can learn a skills and get a job that pays above minimum wage?
 
Old 03-06-2019, 06:24 AM
 
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Military
 
Old 03-06-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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I hate the military branches to be honest. Could I make better living immigrating to a different country or would it be harder?
 
Old 03-06-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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I hate the military branches to be honest. Could I make better living immigrating to a different country or would it be harder?
Depending on the country.

Immigrants tend to be discriminated against in foreign countries, and you're likely not to get a visa that has work authorization.

If your parents or grandparents were immigrants, you could claim citizenship in their country and use that to get jobs there - assuming their economy is good and all.

You still need to know what you want to do for a living. Without that knowledge, it is significantly harder to solve your problem.
 
Old 03-07-2019, 05:44 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I hate the military branches to be honest. Could I make better living immigrating to a different country or would it be harder?
As bobsell says the country would want you to have a job skill that they need unless you have parents or grandparents that came to the US from one of the countries you're thinking of going to.

My parents came to the US in the late 50's from Hungary. I would need to order their birth certificates (and have mine) to prove they're my parents who came from Hungary.

Other countries won't just let you in.

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Depending on the country.

Immigrants tend to be discriminated against in foreign countries, and you're likely not to get a visa that has work authorization.

If your parents or grandparents were immigrants, you could claim citizenship in their country and use that to get jobs there - assuming their economy is good and all.

You still need to know what you want to do for a living. Without that knowledge, it is significantly harder to solve your problem.
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Sales and Mcjobs are the only ones where you can get a job without experience. There are people with college degrees who can't find jobs making $18-20 an hour, because they get rejected for not having experience.

Do you know what you want to do so you can learn something to earn a living?

If you don't know what you want to do for a living, take a Myers-Briggs test. Many of them are free online. This test is not infallible, but it gives some idea what things can ignite your passion, then you an find schooling for such jobs and maybe get a job later.
I've never heard of the test so tried to look it up and am not finding where to actually take the test.

Myers-Briggs website which links to this page that says the optional career report is $19.95. At the bottom it says the cost for all this is only $175.

I'm then finding this page; if you click thru it goes to this page that says $49.95 USD; you will get the 93-question Myers-Briggs assessment, a learning and verification session, a report specific to your MBTI type, and access to our MBTIŽType Explorer site, where you will find a variety of tools and tips to help you better understand your type and those of your co-workers, friends, family members, etc. At the end it says To learn more about the applications of Myers-Briggs personality type and history of the assessment, please visit the Myers & Briggs Foundation site.

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The Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorŽ (MBTIŽ) assessment was designed to help you better understand what makes you tick, how you relate to others, and how you can benefit from this knowledge in everyday life.
 
Old 03-07-2019, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Try becoming an ironworker apprentice:

Become an Ironworker
 
Old 03-07-2019, 07:32 PM
 
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Freelancing! You'll need to develop a skill, but there are no college requirements.
 
Old 03-07-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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I've never heard of the test so tried to look it up and am not finding where to actually take the test.
I was able to find several sites that give them for free.

Personality test based on C. Jung and I. Briggs Myers type theory

https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/ge...hese-websites/
 
Old 03-07-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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Freelancing! You'll need to develop a skill, but there are no college requirements.
Companies do not hire consultants/freelancers without experience.
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