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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2003, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy I'm depressed

Look I know that this might not be appropriate but here goes.

I am 24 years old, I have virtually no experience in the workforce. I don't have a driver's licence (not even a lerner's permit). I wasted 5 years of my life at college and I don't have a single degree to show for it. I'm too old for an apprenticeship or a traineeship because no one will take me (even though I am willing to work very hard). I know I shouldn't be doing this pouring my heart out like this,but I am so sad and I need someone to talk to. I have been looking for a job for soo long and I can't find anything. And the girl that I like, I feel she's way out my reach, that she's too good for me. I know what you guys are thinking that I'm a sook and you're right I am a sook and a loser and I deserve everything that I get. I'm sorry I'm doing it again, I shouldn't be doing this but I need someone to talk to.


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Hey, RayDay!
I don't even know if I can help you somehow, because anyway I'm sort of on the other side of the world, but I'm here, reading what you wanna say... I understand your situation, and these days it's quite hard to find a job even when you got a good degree from a good university and stuff. You just must not give up, you say you wanna work hard, so there must be someone who believes in you. It won't be the job of your dreams, maybe, but there's gotta be a beginning, right? Anyway, I would never call you old at 24, mate!! There's plenty of life ahead of you! Never lose hope!

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What do your rellies do? Maybe one of them might be able to give you a job or might know someone else who could get you one. What about your friends? Do they know anyone who's hiring right now? What do your parents do? Can you work for them? Do they know anyone who's looking to employ staff? It depends what you're interested in, but you have more avenues than you think. Remember, you get the job mostly because of who you know, not necessarily because of what you know. I hope that gives you some ideas.
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i needed a job so my mom got me one at her place...you should try asking your parents or friends to get you one...coz once i got my job i got my friend one here to. Life sucks some times for all of us...it just makes us stronger people in the end...don't be sorry for telling us your problems...its not good to keep things inside...we are all here to listen and try and help if we can. And you shouldn't think that you are out of anyones league...and honestly if this girl believes that you are not good enough for her then obviously she can't see the good in you then,so is she really worth your time. It might seem hard now..but things will get better...it always does.
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I completely agree with the above, you need networking. 24 is still very young....don't get depressed about it all, will gain you nothing. I suggest you go to http://www.jobsearch.gov.au it has all the positions as advertised by centerlink.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2003, 06:25 PM
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try to find out what you really want. I am sure there are always possibilities. I mean 24, that's 41 years before you can retire so there is a lot of time left

I know I am the last who should say this since my life is not very good either but still when we give up then we are lost for sure

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We all end in the ocean
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Had my first job at 24, being a college drop-out at the time. What you need, is that FIRST job. From there on, it will be easier. Not everyone is ready for a college degree at 23. I got my BA couple of years ago and have to do 2 more years for my MA.
How old I am? Almost 39, so...
My opinion: it's better to blossom when you are older. I have seen a lot of those who were stars at 25, become very pale when they reached 40...

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Thanks Guys

I know I was a little bit of a sook, but I was just so depressed with getting rejected all the time and having stupid reasons why I shouldn't get the job.

But thanks anyway

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2003, 02:58 AM
 
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Hi, the advice to check out centrelink's services is a very good one. Apply for any and every job you can, because it's very true that one job is a stepping stone to the next ... the advisors say that you should make looking for a job a full time activity. Even do some volunteer work if you have to - it's good for your cv and self esteem. And then there's the generic anti-depression advice to make sure you have some interests (tennis is a good start) and stay in touch with your friends and family, try to have proper nutrition, get some fresh air and so on.

Hope you feel better and find a great job soon!
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I'm practically just starting out too --- I had a couple jobs before, but this is the most involved I've been in the real workforce. I basically had no experience, at least not much, and an agency found me a job.

They should have Temp/Employment Agencies in Australia (I assume where you're from). I say join one and have them find you a job. Even if you have no experience they will find you something. Companies usually hire temps to do a specific job for a specific amount of time, and they train you, so no experience necessary. Since you're just starting out, the agency won't recommend you for anything complicated or esoteric. You will be able to build up your resume, little by little, job by job. One lady told me she was a temp for 2 years before she finally found a permanent job.

Maybe in the near future you can consider finishing your degree, and search for a permanent job.
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They should have Temp/Employment Agencies in Australia (I assume where you're from). I say join one and have them find you a job. Even if you have no experience they will find you something.
They do have that in Australia, but it's only for ppl who are unemployed and not for students.

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