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    Unemployed and can't land a job
    I have been wondering for a long time whether or not I am able to keep living in a world where I can't seem to land a decent job. I have put myself through many things over the years to try and make myself a reasonable, qualified worker: I have over 10+ years of work experience, went to accredited business schools and earned valuable degrees, and even started joining networking groups to meet new people from different backgrounds. I am not an industry-centric person so I can pretty much work for any company as long as it is enough to financially support myself. I am also someone who is willing to go through constant training to learn more about a specific job or field(which recently I did by going back to school again and get a certification in Digital Marketing). They say it's who you know that can help you get a job these days, but, unfortunately, nobody that I know has helped me to actually land a job yet. People have told me that I should go and start my own little project/business and just do something myself, but the reality is that you need the finances to properly do that. I can't afford to be an entrepreneur at the moment. I have also tried seeing a career coach which helped for a bit but they cost money as well and they've been mostly advising me on stuff that I've already been doing. So now it's been almost 8 months since I've been let go from my last job. My unemployment funds are almost dried up and soon I will be dipping into my own savings(which is not much). 

    I just had an office interview the other day that went pretty well. The folks that I was interviewed by seemed to get along with me. I even got as far as reference check calls right after the interview. And here is where I think I might not be getting a job offer from this place: my reference from my last job. When they let me go, they simply just said that it was no longer a good fit for me. They made me sign a termination form with a simple 2-word description explaining the reason for termination: job performance. That could mean many things! I even asked them if they could explain to me specifically what it was. You know, provide me some valuable feedback so that I can work on it for the future. The supervisor didn't give me any specifics whatsoever. The only thing that my manager mentioned to me was, " I think you have a lot of potential, and I think you should work on your critical thinking skills a bit". The critical thinking criticism is pretty debatable, but I won't get into that since this rant is already going on too long.

    Bottom line: I can't find a job and I don't think that I have a good reference from my last employer. 

    Has anyone here had to deal with an unreliable reference from one of their employers. If so, how did you deal with it?

    Messages In This Thread
    Unemployed and can't land a job - by triplea44 - 03-28-2018, 05:07 PM
    RE: Unemployed and can't land a job - by Jesus - 03-29-2018, 03:56 PM
    RE: Unemployed and can't land a job - by politux - 05-02-2018, 05:29 AM

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