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Old 17-02-2020, 12:44 PM
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I have been jobless for 10 years now since dropping out of college ... Wish to find something meaningful to do ...
-why did you drop out?
-what did you do during these 10 years?
-if you wanted to you would have at least landed a job in fast food during those years. Why didnt you?
-having never held a job, can you bear the discipline of reporting to work every morning?
-can you take it if people at work politick and backstab etc.?
-can you take it when superiors yell at you or use unkind words?

Answer those to yourself honestly, and then go out and find a job with a humble attitude. Doesn't matter if your mum has been driving you around in her Porsche Cayenne, or that you travel with them on luxurious holidays. You must know that you currently are just a liability to your family and to society.

Be honest with yourself, be critical on yourself. Toughen up. Have the drive. You will eventually make it.

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Old 23-02-2020, 11:30 AM
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I have finally landed a job after completing my studies since last year September. :')

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Old 23-02-2020, 01:15 PM
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I have finally landed a job after completing my studies since last year September. :')
Hi! Congrats on landing your first job and good luck in it! What did you do during the period that you were unemployed? I completed my degree in November but still no job offers. I'm feeling really depressed right now.

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Hi! Congrats on landing your first job and good luck in it! What did you do during the period that you were unemployed? I completed my degree in November but still no job offers. I'm feeling really depressed right now.
I also feel really depressed like you especially when seeing each job applied with hundred plus applicants fighting for just one position.


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Hi! Congrats on landing your first job and good luck in it! What did you do during the period that you were unemployed? I completed my degree in November but still no job offers. I'm feeling really depressed right now.
how many interviews did you went and which school were you from?
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Old 23-02-2020, 06:15 PM
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how many interviews did you went and which school were you from?
Went for around 10 interviews, with only 1 shortlisted to the second round. But sadly still did not land any offers. I graduated from one of the local unis, mind sharing what did you do differently from other interviews that landed you that one offer?
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Went for around 10 interviews, with only 1 shortlisted to the second round. But sadly still did not land any offers. I graduated from one of the local unis, mind sharing what did you do differently from other interviews that landed you that one offer?
I think I went for roughly 8 interviews. All my previous interview I did not manage to go to second round. I only managed to have a second interview on my 8th interview. I was also from one of the local uni. I felt that I managed to do well in my last interview because their tests are all essay based haha.


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I think I went for roughly 8 interviews. All my previous interview I did not manage to go to second round. I only managed to have a second interview on my 8th interview. I was also from one of the local uni. I felt that I managed to do well in my last interview because their tests are all essay based haha.
Oh were you from humanities course? Haha lucky 8!! I never had any interviews with essay tests. Anyway what job portals do you use? Did you find via a recruitment agency? Thinking if its easier via a recruiter...
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Oh were you from humanities course? Haha lucky 8!! I never had any interviews with essay tests. Anyway what job portals do you use? Did you find via a recruitment agency? Thinking if its easier via a recruiter...
i am from business related course LOL. I used jobstreet and indeed. I have this mindset that recruitment agency will shortchange us with lesser benefits. If really bobian maybe have to result in using agency bah
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i am from business related course LOL. I used jobstreet and indeed. I have this mindset that recruitment agency will shortchange us with lesser benefits. If really bobian maybe have to result in using agency bah
Okay, thanks for your help I will try using indeed from tomorrow onwards. Are you starting work tmr? All the best for your first job!
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