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Re: Getting a job...Need advice Elle2021

Posted by fallsfall on November 22, 2003, at 8:18:02

In reply to Getting a job...Need advice, posted by Elle2021 on November 22, 2003, at 2:03:31

Tell them exactly that. Could your doctor write a note that says that you are more stable now than in the past year, and that he expects that you will be able to maintain a job for longer - and that he will help you do that?

They will appreciate your candor, and if you have skills that interest them they may be more inclined to give you the job.

Another suggestion is to apply for a job that is a little beneath you. This way you won't have to work so hard at the job and will have more energy to work on keeping the job. It also makes you more attractive to them because you are SO much more qualified than anyone else applying for the job. If they do give you a chance and you work out, they have a really good deal. (When I applied for my Library position ($8.50 hour) with Library experience and a Masters in Math, they didn't even publicize the position. I'm still really nervous about working 10 hours in a week. But my boss said the other day that if there were a week I couldn't work 10 hours it would be OK).

Try volunteering somewhere you would like to work (this doesn't work for Wal-Mart, or an insurance company, but it sure worked for me for the Library). This gives them a chance to know you and you a chance to know them. That's how I got my first library job - I was volunteering and told them that I was looking for a job (asked my "boss" to be a reference). She then decided it was time she hire someone else - and that was me)

Don't overload yourself!

I figure once I get used to 10 hours a week at the library, I'll volunteer somewhere else and try to keep building up to a real job.

Good luck




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