I know some people mean well when they offer advice, but when you have already tried the advice and they know it and then give it again, it’s a little frustrating.
It’s related to job advice and how to get one, most common advice is use a temp agency, well I have had no luck with temp agencies, I’d gladly take a temp job, but the agencies always say they have nothing that matches my abilities/experience/and education. I am registered with and have resumes on file with just about every temp agency known to me.
I know what the issue is largely, its actually several issues and together they create a circle that is near impossible to get out of.
1. No education over grade 12.
2. Of 17 years in the workforce they have been in 2 industries.
- 5 years in the airline world.
- 12 years in the hotel world.
Not consecutive, there have been breaks in my work leaving gaps from one job to the next.
3. Large gaps in employment that are hard to explain since they are mental health related.
I have gone to a local government sponsored work assistance place, and they reviewed my resume, and asked questions and there consensus is, my education and experience is not consistent with the local job market, and they had no advice other then move to a market more suited to my education and experience. Gee so helpful. Moving is not an option.
I eliminated psychiatric nursing from potential school. While I’d like it as a job, I do not feel I have the academic ability to handle and achieve the necessary grades to graduate.
I’d love to take a real IQ test, I am certain my IQ is below where it should be and probably contributes to my inability to learn.
The only time I actually excel in learning, is in something that is done over and over and over and can become a routine with little change.
Like I have said in the past, I was born 15 years too late, had I been born 15 years earlier, I would have had more career options, but nowadays, no college degree, no good job, and min. wage jobs wont cut it long term.
I need a job that allows to provide the basic needs of living, as well as enough left to save since there will be a day I can no longer work, and I need some sort of savings to fall back on.