So a few months ago, I had any worker's biggest nightmare happen, being fired. I was working for Comcast doing door to door sales for a year, which was rough to begin with. Only thing that made it worth it was their pay and benefits were good. Long story short, I got fired for not making their insanely high sales quota. Even though I wrote lots of sales in my last few months, they didn't get installed in time which is when you finally meet quota.
Having said that, I've been on unemployment for the past 3 months and it's been rough. I've been getting lots of interviews but ended up not getting a job. The only place that have offered are places that pay barely above minimum wage or commission only which is tough. It's just stressful because I've been applying left and right and have the same issues I had before I worked at Comcast which is that I couldn't be hired because I wasn't "experienced" for a fucking ENTRY level job. Even with experience, I'm still getting the same response.
When you were on unemployment, how long did it last and how long did it take you get a job?
What tips do you have to do better at interviews to better your chances?
Most Helpful Girl
I've been on unemployment twice in my life, both times were less than two months.
I've been rather lucky, well perhaps not lucky... but I've never found it very difficult to get a job. I've only ever been turned down for one job and that's because I didn't really want it - I seem to do well in interviews... I would suggest doing your background on the company. Google them, find out as much about them as you can and then pretend it's been an ambition to work for them, that you really really want yo work for their company and not another. Show that you are familiar with them.
As for the minimum wage jobs, it's better to be employed than not so if I were you I would take a minimum wage job and keep searching for another. At least if an employer asks what you are currently doing you can explain that you were let go from a commission based job and now you are working at X and looking for an opportunity where you can develop your career.
Have you had someone take a look over your CV/resume?0
Most Helpful Guy
I've been on it twice, once when I was joining the military and placed on a three/four year waiting list and once when I left it and joined the job search. I went from a qualified engineer to a retail job, ironically I enjoy the latter and have already gotten promotion. In saying that I haven't a clue what exactly I want.0