March 29, 2010 10:47 AM Subscribe
I need to find a job, but the odds are against me. What should I do?
posted by anonymous to work & money (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the UK. My education doesn't extend past an Access to Higher Education diploma earned some 3 years ago. Since then, I worked as a Data Analyst at a hospital for a little under a year -- and was fired, so I can't use it as a reference -- and not a great deal of note since. I spent the last year in the US not working. So there's not much in the way of employment history here. I live in a town with a population of less than 30,000, and there are very few jobs available. The ones that are available, I'm largely not qualified for. Even the local employment agencies/job centre don't have much.
Obviously: keep looking, don't stop looking, look every day. But is there anything else I should be considering? There are so few jobs that any jobs that do pop up -- bearing in mind my lack of qualifications or useful skills -- the competition is so great that the odds are kind of against me.
I've only just started looking, so I'm not at Desperation Point just yet, and I do have a little income. I'm just looking for ideas, things I haven't thought of, to get a head start.