Post by peterseter3 on Jun 23, 2011 8:35:59 GMT -5
I've said it and i'm sayign it again!!
The internet sucks. Most craiglist ads are fake spam now. Back 3 years ago it was better but now it's full of spam.
Moreover, most websites out there just advertise PRO(experience needed) positions. I'm just an average joe and just want an entry level job doing data entry or filing or whatever.
But i don't have customer service skills and most jobs want someone who has great skills already.Case in point they laid me off/fired me from my recent last job because i didn't have customer service skills. and because i don't have a LOUD/outgoing personality
******** So according to books i've read, most jobs are not advertised. So they say to COLD CALL or Just go to the company and ask if have any jobs.
I have a problem understanding how that works and how to do it. I just go to whatever company i want and ask to talk to the head and then have a talk???
I mean, they just gonna say "Get the F** out of here!" Just like they don't like Solicitors and sales men.
Plus what would i say being that I have speech problems my speech never sounds fluent. so they would not like me right off the bat.
** In Case of cold calling, what would i say? I tried it before and all i got was, "Just go to our website"
Most companies have their applications online now, it's just easier for them. Even the bookstore I'm at does it like that. Some people will still come in after applying just to introduce themselves or hand in a resume though, to try and talk to the hiring manager and make a good impression.
Have you made a resume? You can always go around places and hand that in. As for online, don't use Craiglist. Go to sites like Monster or Careerbuilder, or to a job site local to you.
Post by peterseter3 on Jun 23, 2011 12:04:26 GMT -5
Yes i have a resume and the TEMP agencies told me it looks great.
You said go around places and hand that in??? Really just like that? "Here's my resume" I find that kinda hard to believe they'll take it seriously.
And what places do i go to? Most places out there are stores, and that means they'll have if anything, customer service jobs. And that 's not really my thing. I just do data entry, research interenet, filing, faxing, scanning, and maybe even i can do phone work but not customer type caling.
So yesteterday i kinda thought about it. who would havejobs in what i can do. -CPA's but usually they want someone with more experience to accounting. It doesn't seeem like they would have any exxtra stuff not related to accounting. they usually work in small offices so i don't think they have lots of document work.
-Verizon phone company: Well i thought they could have some general office work but being they're phone company they probably just have customer service and technician jobs. Slight chance that they have repetitive kind of work that i may be able to do
-Architects: Mmmm. probably have only jobs for people with architecture knowdlege unless they have some opportunities for someone to shred papers. i'd do that but i doubt it they ahve that. Slight chance though
-Bookstores: most likely just have customer service jobs and shelfing type of work and i can't move my spine much. but slight chance they might need smoeone who can research or something
-Clinics: mostly likely just customer srivce and Nursing jobs. But slight chance they need data entry and document work.
-Layers and Loan offices, mmmm. very unlikley to have jobs cause usually they are smal offices. -Travel places: mostly likely just customer service -Schools/Tutoring: Mostly teaching jobs, tutoring. So unlikely they also want administrative people with customer service
Don't just walk into places and say "here's my resume" though and then leave. They'll forget about you the second you walk out the door and your resume will likely end up in the bin. The simplest way to do it is to go around to places and ask if the manager is available to speak to briefly.
If he is and comes out to speak to you, be friendly, introduce yourself, and ask him if there happen to be any jobs available. They will likely ask for your resume and THIS is when you give them your resume. They might ask you some questions, or just give you the curt "thanks for checking in with us, we'll hold onto this and let you know if any positions become available" in which case you likely won't have a response from them.
Simply be enthusiastic and keep trying and you'll find something. It's how I got my current job, I walked into everywhere from grocery stores to movie theatres until I finally got a hit from the local Library which is where I work now. I didn't have any customer service skills when I started (aside from a tiny bit of working a McDonalds cashier a long time ago, but that was shit), but now I am dealing with people very easily and its only been one month. I love my job If you limit yourself, you never know what you might be missing out on, make all the excuses you want about why you can't work at some places, sometimes you just need to throw caution to the wind.