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Old 04-03-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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hi guys,

am glad i finally found somewhere i can unleash my feelings

i am a 26 yr old african that just moved to the united states 2 months ago,

i have a degree in engineering but i have been having lots of problems getting a job, i live with my mom on the south side but i hear there are lots of job opportunities in chicago(north side).i dont mind travelling 1 or 2 hours to work via trains evryday thats how desperate i am

i need help because i am realy getting depressed i am very restless i need to work soon,

how can i start job hunting the right way coz i figure out ive been doing it the wrong way,

i am kinda choosy about the jobs am looking for i.e i want an office job at least to enhance my cv or do i need to start from the scratch...mcdonalds, etc lol hope not , pls note i do not want to continue on the engineering path am ready to have a change in career so any good office job is good enough!

are there any agencies that can help? and if there are , all advices are needed? do i need to pay for services?

pls help me anyone(everyone) thank you.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:13 AM
 
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A 26 year old African GIRL with an engineering degree and you're asking for help? Listen...if you've got a degree in engineering and a good head on your shoulders, the world is your oyster, especially being a "black" female. You certainly will not have to work at McDonalds. I will be relocating to a Northern suburb in about 4 weeks, and I'll be looking for work too. I feel that I'm at a disadvantage as a white male, but I'm not worried. I hear there's plenty of work in the area. Sorry I can't help, besides offer you moral support and to tell you to just walk into an engineering company, walk into a temp agency, or walk into a restaurant to wait tables for tips if you're really desperate...but Mickey D's??? No way Ola!
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:17 AM
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Definitely start out with the Temp agencies. They were useful to me when I was out of work (but had an advanced degree and plenty of office skills) and while some of my gigs were rather mindless, it wasn't fast food.
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:11 PM
 
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thanks for the moral support spartanacus... i just hope i wont be desperate enof to take any job i am offered well am still doing more research and keeping my fingers crossed.

about the temp agencies j33 , the problem is no1 around me knws any i could even go to, and the problem with most ppl ive sent my cv to is dat some experience is needed despite the fact that they will still train u. i honestly dont want to lie on my cv like a lot of ppl ...........

i just dont get it! if no1 is willing to at least give u a chance to prove urself for a while, how would they know how good you are ???????????


well wish me all the best and......i need some pals ie texting pals for starters

ciao ciao
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