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Old 06-08-2015, 08:41 PM
 
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I've been looking for job after job. I've applied to what feels like 100 applications and not one phone call or email, and I'm losing money by the day. I'm about to go insane, and depressed. Even if I do get an interview I never get the job anyway, making this entire thing a waste of time.

How do people spend months looking for new jobs do it all without going nuts?
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:53 PM
 
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figure out what you are good at and be selective for those jobs? not sure if you are or are just applying for anything under the sun but random jobs wont do you any favors for your career.

if you just need living money, you could take up seasonal jobs since it is summer? or find a casino, they seem to always be hiring here. or do odd jobs from craigslist or advertise on your own
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Months? Unemployment is like 5.4%.

Maybe you need to broaden your search.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Months? Unemployment is like 5.4%.
I think we all know the real numbers are much worse than that.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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I think we all know the real numbers are much worse than that.
Then thousands of people at the US Department of Labor who put the figure together all got together in a smoke filled room and all agreed to cook the books. It is hard to get two people to keep a secret, let alone thousands. Also Gallop, the private polling company also does their own unemployment report and their figures are almost identical to the government. Are they part of the conspiracy too?
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Then thousands of people at the US Department of Labor who put the figure together all got together in a smoke filled room and all agreed to cook the books. It is hard to get two people to keep a secret, let alone thousands. Also Gallop, the private polling company also does their own unemployment report and their figures are almost identical to the government. Are they part of the conspiracy too?
No. It's that the methodology used in compiling that data doesn't include people who don't submit claims for unemployment compensation but are poor, homeless, and/or unemployed chronically (more than 6 months) without receiving or being eligible for unemployment.

So actually the numbers are higher than 5 percent. More like 15 percent.

Unless you have EXTREMELY HIGH CONFIDENCE in government efficiency and infallibility, I don't see how out of 100 able-to-work adults in a room, 94-95 of them will be employed. That's not the case anywhere, not even D.C. in the economic boom we're experiencing. So yeah, the numbers are likely worse than published.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Anyway, OP, I guess you just have to keep a positive attitude and stay hungry. When I'm broke down to my last penny, the instinct to survive kicks in and I get more aggressive in the job search. I think that's how people last without insane since the alternative option is being homeless and hungry. I hope you find something soon. Good luck!
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:56 PM
 
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I'm in the same boat. I have a contract position but work has been slow. Just try and remain optimistic and keep looking. That's all you can do.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Then thousands of people at the US Department of Labor who put the figure together all got together in a smoke filled room and all agreed to cook the books. It is hard to get two people to keep a secret, let alone thousands. Also Gallop, the private polling company also does their own unemployment report and their figures are almost identical to the government. Are they part of the conspiracy too?
Gallup stated that their own numbers are lies. So I guess the people behind the scenes know that statistics are as only good as the methods you use to measure them.
And you, of all people, should know this. But I guess you're just not up to date on things.

The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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I don't think it's possible to not have it affect you in some way over time.

I hope you find something soon.
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