The Last Job Hunt
by Homar Robledo | on December 15, 2012
Ever notice how when you go out and look for jobs, there’s almost always something required? You either need A. experience, or B. a degree or certification.
The last job hunt I went on, this is what I saw. It got me thinking…
If you need experience to work, how in the world are you supposed to gain it? This makes no sense to me. They probably do this to narrow down their potential employees.
Going job hunting is brutal. It’s a full-time job without the pay.
The last time I went on a job hunt was a few years back when I was going to school. I was trying to look for something part time to help me live a little better, like most college students.
What made it more difficult for me was my resume. That thing was horrible. The only work I had ever done at the time was orchard work; picking apples, pruning, picking cherries, thinning, -that kind of stuff. Also, my background wasn’t that great either. I don’t have any felonies, just a lot of misdemeanors for doing a lot of stupid things when I was younger.
I remember applying to Sears and setting up an interview for a few days later. The day came and I showed up about a half hour early. I was chilling in the waiting room for my interview. I was a little bit nervous as the time got closer and closer. I was the only one there and it seemed like there weren’t any employees around.
It was now about 5 minutes before the interview and I was just waiting for the manager, or somebody to come out and call my name. Five minutes passed by and still no one came out. Another five minutes passed and still, nothing.
I waited for about 10 minutes longer and I finally saw an employee walk by, but didn’t look like the manager. I asked her if the hiring manager was around and she looked around a little bit confused and asked me if I had an interview. I told her I did and she said the manager should be getting there any minute. She left and I waited a little bit longer.
I ended up getting bored and left. That was probably the worst potential interview ever. I was actually glad nobody was there –not because I didn’t want to work, but because it seemed very dull and just boring. It was even a little depressing.
I kept trying to get hooked up with jobs for a while, but still no luck. Not even McDonald’s would hire me! This went on for a few months before I finally just gave up completely trying to look for a job. This is when I started to do some research on alternative ways to make some money.
I landed online and the rest is history.
I’m so glad I didn’t get hired anywhere because if that would’ve happened, I would’ve most likely still been working there and not necessarily been having fun doing the things I actually want to do.
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