Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm Trying To Find A Job, But I Don't Have References...?

What can I do?

Nobody wants to hire someone without references... but I really need a job! I'm getting cut off from everything until I get one, and I really want to move out of my parent's house. I'm 20 by the way.

I have work experience, but I haven't spoken to anybody from my previous jobs in almost a year.

My first job was a teaching job at a high school in another city. I taught their marching band program, so it was technically a seasonal job.

My second job was a seasonal position at JCPenney, which I got laid off from after the holidays. I have gone back there and re-applied several times, but they never contacted me for another interview (my most recent re-application was mid-November).

My third job was at Subway, but I quit after a month because my manager yelled at me so much for no reason (he liked yelling at the new people, and he even made me cry during my shift one night after insulting me in front of everyone).

I'm trying to find another job, hopefully a full-time job. It's just really difficult to do so without any good references. I'm also trying to stay away from anything food-oriented. My experience at Subway scarred me for life. :(

Any advice?I'm Trying To Find A Job, But I Don't Have References...?
You might want to start volunteering at a community organization that interests you in order to make connections with people who may be able to help you find work. While you're volunteering you'll also gain work experience and may be able to gain a potential reference. Feel free to check out my job blog!

Best of luck to you!

Genevieve'm Trying To Find A Job, But I Don't Have References...?
If you left on good terms at Jcpenney and the teaching job use them and call and give them a heads up or if you were friends with any co workers. Dont even put subway on it for they wont give you a good reference at all, in other words dont even put it on your resume.

good luck

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