I am trying to find a job but I'm not having any luck. All I have right now is an A.S. in Liberal Arts and a CompTIA A+ Certification. I have no car and no relevant job experience. At first I wanted to try and get a job as an entry level help desk technician. (I am pretty good with computers) No one will take me except for a few small businesses in new Jersey which are located in such places that I cant even get there by public transportation.
I understand I probably need more education, but going back to college for another 2-6 years is not an option right now, and that will not get me the job experience everyone seems to value a lot more right now than any college degree.
Can someone please give me some job advice? What should I start with? Where should I go? Are there any courses that prepare people for a job in 3-6 months AND help with job placement?
I tried some employment agencies here in NYC, I sent them my resume, but every time I call, I keep getting the same reply "I'm sorry sir, but we have nothing for you right now. We will call you if anything becomes available"
Someone recommended I try to get a Quality Assurance job, but once I started researching this topic, I got even more confused since there are myriad QA jobs and each of them requires intimate knowledge of a particular field. Anything from baby toys to engineering to programming in C# and .NET.
Someone else recommended I try and get a "city job". Apparently there are courses that prepare people for this stuff. Like electrician or a mechanic or whatever... I started looking online, but I cant find any mention about any of this except for ads for security positions.
Please give me some advice. I am willing to do anything as long as it doesn't require cashiering, cleaning toilets or working in the sales field(which for me, is worse than cashiering or cleaning toilets). ;)
Please no sarcastic or mean comments. Relevant advice only. Thanx very much.