How do I get a job?

I'm almost 21 and never had a job. Is turning applications in and calling back not enough?

I tried to join Peace Corps, but was turned down for having no Bachelor's Degree. And the Military rejected me for taking prescription medication.

I got my high school diploma, but it seems like it was all

I'm almost 21 and never had a job. Is turning applications in and calling back not enough?

I tried to join Peace Corps, but was turned down for having no Bachelor's Degree. And the Military rejected me for taking prescription medication.

I got my high school diploma, but it seems like it was all pointless, just a waste of time, because it's done NOTHING for me, I don't care if it ISN'T my fault, even if the economy and job market are that bad, everyone is able to do something.

Without money, you can't do ANYTHING in life.

I've never had a girlfriend, kissed, or had sex.

Help me please.
College? It'd definitely have to be community college, at least at first, and that would be fine. But I don't know financially how I could do that, and even people with the highest college degrees can't gain employment. Help, I'm scared that my whole life will be a waste and I am powerless and/or

College? It'd definitely have to be community college, at least at first, and that would be fine. But I don't know financially how I could do that, and even people with the highest college degrees can't gain employment. Help, I'm scared that my whole life will be a waste and I am powerless and/or too stupid to fix it before it's gone.

Other answer:

john:
High school diplomas are completely worthless. I have a GED and I'm earning more than many high school graduates. I worked my way up to a comfortable desk job from being a doorman. When you have just a high school diploma, you're competing for low skill jobs where the most important thing to employers is that you show up on time and don't call off. Sounds simple but many can't even do this.

College degrees do make a difference: better pay, better chance at promotions, better chance at getting a job.

To answer your question, you have to start at the bottom. Try to get *any* job, even if it's scrubbing toilets or at fast food restaurant, just so employers see you have work experience. Employers discriminate against the unemployed, unfair or not, it's reality.

Apply for dishwasher jobs, then try to work your way to prep cook, and cook. Apply at Walmart for holiday temp positions. Apply at McDonald's they always have a high turn over. If you have a charismatic personality, start a Youtube channel and try to get famous. A few people have gotten out poverty making Youtube videos.

Invictus:
Continue searching for jobs that don't require anything more than high school. Review your resume as the problem may lie there.

Read this blog from career and salary research site called PayScale for job hunting tips including cover letter & resume writing, interview tips, and more – http://bitly.com/1omMNdz . Use the search function on the right side to find related articles.

Once you've found a job, work on earning a certificate for good paying skills which don't require college.

Kenny:
Your job is to gain employment . I spent 8 hours a day driving down the street stoping at every business leaving a resume or filling out applications for 2 months . When they started calling me I had to schedule interviews so as not to overlap time schedules . I guess the economy turned around all at once . Don't give up and many businesses do not have to advertise openings .
Bob:
Since military and college won't work for you just try to get a job, it's hard to find one these days but you can't be like this forever you need to do something, the thing about life is some are more fortunate then others, you've not hit rock bottom yet and can still try and fix your life, good luck.
AlCapone:
With simply a high school diploma, you have work harder, smarter, and longer to get a job than someone with better credentials. It's not impossible but you're going to have to start low with work in fast food or warehouse work that doesn't require experience. Then work your way up to better and better jobs. It's the way millions of people do it. So can you.
my 2 cents:
Where are you applying? Retail jobs are almost all hiring right now. The job market is really good right now. Have you tried local restaurants?
Danny:
first, keep your self together and brace for the worst. Keep on trying until you get the job you want to really have.
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