What does it take to become employed these days?

I have literally gone out of my way for jobs and still cant have one, like i got one at this calling center and for two wks i took cabs in the morning cause it was too early for buses to run, two wks later i got a 73 on a test , they wanted an 85 so by bye job, they didnt care that i spent money on them.

I have literally gone out of my way for jobs and still cant have one, like i got one at this calling center and for two wks i took cabs in the morning cause it was too early for buses to run, two wks later i got a 73 on a test , they wanted an 85 so by bye job, they didnt care that i spent money on them.

then someone got interested in me with tutor doc, I couldnt find a ride but they were so interested and it was an hr away, the tutoring would be in my city, just the interview was like that, i took a cab there and back , buses didnt run there and i couldnt find a ride, i spent $276 including the tip and then never heard from them again. should i call them and ask them to pay that back? it just gets me mad that i try so hard and never hear from them again, so what does it take? any suggestions?

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Pearl L:
I became an adult in 2000. I've submitted applications ever since. Literally the only response I ever got was, "We wouldn't hire you if we had an open position." This told me that I should stop applying. That's exactly what I did in August 2016. I stopped applying. I'm obviously never going to be hired anywhere.

Thus, I found that the only way to become employed these days is to start your own business. And, I specifically mean, walk up and down the streets of your city, hoping that someone lets you shovel their driveway for ten dollars. Or, go barber shop to barber shop trying to sell pops (soda). That's literally the only way to gain employment.

It's either that, or starve to death in the elements.

Or, pick up pennies whenever you find them on the ground, and when you have enough, use them to buy a sandwich and or a bottle of pop.

babyboomer1001:
Why should they pay for your transportation? That's your responsibility. Yes, $276 is rather steep but, people fly out of state to interview for a job, sometimes to another country. Jobs are not handed to people on a silver platter. This is the real world and it costs money to make money. So, what does it take? You failed the test at the first place. It takes a "passing" grade – 85. Other than that, there is competition. The best get the jobs first. A failing grade – you are not going to get the job. Period. You either didn't learn the work very well when you graduated and got your credentials or you forgot too much. Brush up on what you are supposed to know. Learn the work so that you can pass the test next time.
Kt Skycat:
Why not sign up at a temporary agency and let them put your skills to work? Through a temporary agency I did work like photocopying seized documents for the FBI as a third-party disinterested in the case. I worked answering phones for a water supply company. I worked as a computer data-entry person for a couple small offices and I prepared and stamped holiday cards for a law office. The agency found the jobs to send me too and did all the paperwork for me. A company that makes electrical fuse boxes wanted to hire me to be their sales rep once. Go to the temporary agency and be willing to stuff envelopes, check in athletes and print out their photo ID for a sporting event, be an usher at the football games and soccer games and concerts at the arena, and just plain show up on time. Eventually you will be offered a regular job and away you go. Good luck.
exactduke:
A bachelor's degree with a couple of years experience would be good. I hear the hot areas are: engineering, accounting & computers.

Do you have a college degree & what is it in?? And if you don't have a degree, then you're unskilled manual labor. There's tons like you out there. Go to school, & get an education & make yourself (much) more marketable. Low skill, no skill jobs are vanishing overseas.

Hope is certainty:
How about care of the elderly? There are lots of opportunities and if you stay with it you get better and kinder.
Invictus:
Find other job options that don't require commuting far away.

Try this job match tool from the career and salary research site PayScale, http://bitly.com/1i8VFn0 . Just choose your preferences in various factors needed for the tool to suggest jobs.

Gerald:
why should they employ you machines do the complicated work computers can do the figuring out and there are millions capable of sweeping floors or selling burgers begging helps they like that you will work for nothing at times and not report it or will sit at home till a regular calls in sick and turn up when called and sleep under a bridge when not needed ideal
Mog:
Either good connections or the ability to do the work of five people and do it for a penny on the dollar.
tro:
you can certainly request they pay for your transportation but where you live and how you manage to get to their location is not their problem and certainly not their responsibility to pay for your transportation
maybe you need to move to a location your skills are in demand
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