I've been more successful lately. I finally stuck with "I have to work but I like to work. I have to keep busy so sometimes I will do extra things. I like people and customer service skills relate to a lot of jobs." Of course there's more on being "old style customer service which isn't really popular here any more because people like to argue so much . . . " I'm also a little hyper-active, not necessarily ADHD so letting them know that helps some. I told one person I'm not really high-maintenance so I don't spend a lot of time fixing my hair and makeup or smoking. That got me a part-time job offer. Not a great wage but it was equal to the last job I had. I also have some extra work so I'm ahead of what I had. Enough part-time gigs and I can make it. It's a bit of a compromise but better than not working.
Thanks for the post! I wish the article would have had at least one solid example.
I read a few of the comments & this one in particular kind of fit how I feel (though I can't seem to generally even get a call back-LOL):
Serena said... That's just it. They won't tell us. I have been on so many interviews since being unemployed for the last five months. There are more rules to follow now and all you get is the rules, no examples. So what do you do,go in interview give it your best shot and it's still not good enough. Try having 20 years of experience to one employer and then going on interview after interviewing being told everything from you're overqualified to underqualified, to not healthy enough, not smart enough, live to far...you name it, I've heard it. I used to be real confident, the more I read these here's what to do next, the more lost I feel. I have no idea what employers want now. No one will give you a chance. You feel like a painted car at the auction. No one cares that you are still useful, they only want to know if something else might be more beneficial. I've never been so disappointed in my life in trying to convince an employer that I'm worth the time and effort.
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