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Unread 02-12-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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I am interested in this thread because I too will be looking for work once I get to the Phoenix metro area. I am retired and have a small retirement income but want to add to that. So I hope it isn't as glum as folks are saying, tho it isn't good anywhere in the US now, and won't be untill we change our basic ideas about and ways of handling the economy. But I think/hope there will be some work. I am not looking for work just in the areas I want or am trained for, I am willing to take any job so long as it is decent work that does not require alot of physical as I am an older lady. Has the OP considered working as a teacher in a small Christian school, or a private school or even a preschool or tutoring company? Also consider teaching English as a second language; and in adult classes as well.The pay may not be as good, but might be ok . I wish I had a teaching credential; I am qualified as a teaching assistant, and for other such things, but the teaching credential is the ticket.
Adreana

 
Unread 02-12-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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I am interested in this thread because I too will be looking for work once I get to the Phoenix metro area. I am retired and have a small retirement income but want to add to that. So I hope it isn't as glum as folks are saying, tho it isn't good anywhere in the US now, and won't be untill we change our basic ideas about and ways of handling the economy. But I think/hope there will be some work. I am not looking for work just in the areas I want or am trained for, I am willing to take any job so long as it is decent work that does not require alot of physical as I am an older lady. Has the OP considered working as a teacher in a small Christian school, or a private school or even a preschool or tutoring company? Also consider teaching English as a second language; and in adult classes as well.The pay may not be as good, but might be ok . I wish I had a teaching credential; I am qualified as a teaching assistant, and for other such things, but the teaching credential is the ticket.
Adreana
There are a lot of resources on-line. Just keep applying, applying, applying. It's a lot of work but I have no doubt that something will come along sooner or later. The more work you put into it the quicker you'll have a job.
 
Unread 02-12-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Job hunting online has pretty much proved to be generally not worth it. I suggest driving around and talking to people in person. Thousands of people go on sites like Monster or craigslist and apply to every job they see in their field because it's easy and only takes a few seconds. This will not get you hired unless maybe you are the best of the best. Talk to businesses, schools, and whatever. NETWORK.
 
Unread 02-12-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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No but it's good to earn money regardless. Beggars cannot be choosers in these times. That's a fact, Jack. Take whatever is there until better can be found. This isn't rocket science. I'm trying to sound like an a-hole but when a job is offered and turned down "because I don't want to drive that far" or "I don't wanna do that" the egg is on their face and theirs alone.

Tell this kat to look into security, as I've already stated. He'll bank at least $10 per hour and the hardest part of the job is the boredom.
I agree it's important to take whatever he can. Even the part time hours at the gas station would be better than nothing. Although it is a hard thing to swallow having those bills and that little income.
 
Unread 02-13-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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I am interested in this thread because I too will be looking for work once I get to the Phoenix metro area. I am retired and have a small retirement income but want to add to that. So I hope it isn't as glum as folks are saying, tho it isn't good anywhere in the US now, and won't be untill we change our basic ideas about and ways of handling the economy. But I think/hope there will be some work. I am not looking for work just in the areas I want or am trained for, I am willing to take any job so long as it is decent work that does not require alot of physical as I am an older lady. Has the OP considered working as a teacher in a small Christian school, or a private school or even a preschool or tutoring company? Also consider teaching English as a second language; and in adult classes as well.The pay may not be as good, but might be ok . I wish I had a teaching credential; I am qualified as a teaching assistant, and for other such things, but the teaching credential is the ticket.
Adreana
Thank you for your input. The person is really looking for any kind of work. Teaching jobs are virtually nil, and with the number of layoffs still going on, the competition for any openings is fierce. He told me he has been looking at private schools as well. Still no luck after 8 months.
 
Unread 02-13-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Arushan View Post
Job hunting online has pretty much proved to be generally not worth it. I suggest driving around and talking to people in person. Thousands of people go on sites like Monster or craigslist and apply to every job they see in their field because it's easy and only takes a few seconds. This will not get you hired unless maybe you are the best of the best. Talk to businesses, schools, and whatever. NETWORK.
My current job and the one prior were from on-line applications. I think that's where most businesses have gone/are going....
 
Unread 02-13-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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Thank you for your input. The person is really looking for any kind of work. Teaching jobs are virtually nil, and with the number of layoffs still going on, the competition for any openings is fierce. He told me he has been looking at private schools as well. Still no luck after 8 months.
You are either lying, or your friend hasn't really been trying, or your friend is limiting himself way too much on what kind of job he would accept. One of the three.
If your friend applied for just 1% of the job openings placed on azcentral.com, there is a very, very good chance he would have a job before the end of the month. If not, I guarantee if he applied for 10% of them he would be hired, period. If he applied for 20% of them he would have multiple options.
Your friend has a bachelor's and has work experience. Finger Laker, Madmmac, Bondurant and myself all gave some direction where one can find work. As the saying goes: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." If your friend wants a job he needs to "drink".
 
Unread 02-13-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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You are either lying, or your friend hasn't really been trying, or your friend is limiting himself way too much on what kind of job he would accept. One of the three.
If your friend applied for just 1% of the job openings placed on azcentral.com, there is a very, very good chance he would have a job before the end of the month. If not, I guarantee if he applied for 10% of them he would be hired, period. If he applied for 20% of them he would have multiple options.
Your friend has a bachelor's and has work experience. Finger Laker, Madmmac, Bondurant and myself all gave some direction where one can find work. As the saying goes: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." If your friend wants a job he needs to "drink".
I agree with this. If your "friend" is still limiting himself primarily or completely to teaching jobs, as your last post suggests, then he's not making looking for work a full time job.
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Unread 02-13-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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I agree with this. If your "friend" is still limiting himself primarily or completely to teaching jobs, as your last post suggests, then he's not making looking for work a full time job.
I believe I said it earlier, that he is looking for ANY kind of work. The only thing he has been able to find is part time work at a gas station.
 
Unread 02-13-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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Then he is not working hard enough at it to find something, as you describe it, "worthwhile".
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