Applied to almost 300 jobs, why can't I get a job?

Hello everyone, I'm looking for answers and advice. First let me lay it all out. I am a 26 year old 8 year veteran from the United States Air Force. In the Air Force I was a Security Forces specialist. I live in the DC metro area (DC, MD & VA). I have two associates degrees one in criminal justice and another in social psychology both from the University of Maryland College Park. I also have a bachelor's degree in information technology from UMUC and a graduate certificate in human resources management. I have an inactive top secret clearance.

My goal ultimately is to obtain my MBA and work in Human resources. I am good with computers and wouldn't mind working in information technology but I think I'm better with people, thus the HR transition. Unfortunately I can't land a job in either field. I have been unemployed for one year and today my funds are at negative. At first I only applied to entry level IT and HR jobs but then a couple of months later my funds started to deplete. So at that point I was going to take whatever job I could.

I applied to hundreds of jobs to include security, law enforcement, hospitality, retail, clerical and more. Things got so bad I even applied for a job at McDonald's I didn't even tell them about my educational background in fear that they would say I was over-qualified for the job. I didn't even get that job. I even applied for dog walking, baby sitting and more but apparently I wasn't qualified to do those jobs. I'm at my wits end and I have no idea what to do, I am dead broke, went into my savings just to keep my car insurance and cell phone paid up. Can't get an internship because apparently I've been out of college too long. I understand my work experience is limited in that I only have a military background (besides the few retail jobs I had in high school) but it is truly getting discouraging. No one will hire me and I have no idea why. They tell me I'm a great interviewee, but I still can't get a job. Thoughts?
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Hi Everyone,

 

Thanks for all the responses. Now this might sound crazy coming from someone who works at Indeed, but applying to 1000 jobs should not be your only way of finding a job!! It probably won't yield as much results as the numbers might make you believe. You need to think about those 1000k applies and how you approached them. Did you use the same resume 1000 times? Did you just press send resume without reading all the details for each job? Do some of those jobs have skills you don't even possess or skill levels you are not close to? Did you research all 1000 companies for those jobs? Did you consider reaching out to people you know at those companies? .... What I am trying to get at is, working smarter will yield more results! More applies is not always better, quality matters!  This is your career and you should invest quality time into developing it. Putting yourself in the position to succeed will yield better results than relying on luck! 

 

Now if you are looking for a job just to pay the bills for now, I am going to supply a list of great companies hiring right now. These numbers are really too.. 

 

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/urgently-hiring-employers

 

 

This information is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only. We are not career or legal advisors and do not guarantee job interviews or offers.
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You have to prepare your resume perfectly mentioning all educational qualifications, experiences, and other essential information. You can down many professional resume templates online. You have to do show some uniqueness on your resume.

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I am 26 as well MBA graduate and struggle to find a job now from London. Also some employer direct me to do some assignments but it did not work. I guess the solution will be to work abroad with foreign companies. Good luck 

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When it comes to your job search, your energy would be best spent by focusing on one or two job title rather than spreading yourself thin applying to three and four different types of positions. Narrowing your search allows you to focus your attention to your most desired position. The more effort you give in a strategic approach the more effective you'll be.

 

-Monique Davis, Career Coach 

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Welcome to the Indeed Community @It19! I bet it is super frustrating applying to jobs and to hear you are not a fit for the role or not hearing back one way or the other. Being a recruiter with Indeed I conduct my searches based upon what the hiring manager is looking for and listed in the job posting. You may want to take some time looking at the roles you are applying for and before you submit your resume review it to see if you have the qualifications listed in your resume. Some other key tips are if you are open to working remotely, you can add #opentoremote roles, #readytowork, and #opentocontractgigs, I don't know if you are aware that Indeed offers a personalized resume review to include a 10-minute video review with feedback and suggestions.

https://resume-review.indeed.com/f  

Some other resources you might want to consider are reaching out to your local Workforce Center for assistance and on-line classes. Also, have you contacted local staffing/temporary firms for temporary to permanent positions or consulting gigs. 

Stay Positive!

I hope this helps.

Enjoy your day!

This information is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only. We are not career or legal advisors and do not guarantee job interviews or offers.
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I had my linkedin account locked out, they want personal information now, which is a security violation. Can you help me with that as you guys have a working relationship with them.

www.linkedin.com/in/david-finnegan-7bb62923

Also I have used your every recruiting site out there and have never been able to find a job for 19/20 years up to 400 resumes per day even recently. Before being a ground zero worker I use to be able to find work in 3 days. Here is an example of my coding skills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7VPgOEUz6g

No matter how many visits, google resets it to 0. 

Can anyone reading this anywhere in the world help out a ground zero worker find work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w--5Qc7vmpg 18:43 minutes. I am the last person up the steps.

I am being systematically targeted and starved to death

Thanks

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