How can I find a job where I can start working as soon as possible?
My name is Mary J, it has been months since I've been searching for a job in my area with no success. My credit score is getting low since I'm not able to pay for it and I can't find any side jobs that can keep me going through the next few months. I've tried looking for internships but it has been a little difficult due to covid. I'm in a bad spot, my bills are coming through and I start my classes next month. How can I find a job where I can start working as soon as possible? #jobs #unemployed #employ #employment
Good Luck Mary
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I would recommend doing Uber or a food delivery job if you have a car. That way you can work on your time and earn money right away. I believe those companies only verify you have a car, no background checks or anything that takes time. There are also jobs like pet walking/sitting (Rover, Wag). Babysitting or house cleaning are also jobs where you can start right away.
Hope this helps!
I can understand your struggle. So many people right now are going through exactly what you hare going through. You are not alone! I would suggest looking for opportunities outside of your comfort zone or even past experiences. I started with Verizon 16 years ago and planned just to work part-time while I searched for my dream career. Little did I know that 16 years later I would have had so many great experiences and learned so much.
I say that to say, even if the role or organization doesn't seem to align with your long-term goals, reach outside of your comfort zone. I'll even say, try Verizon. We offer part-time solutions specialist positions and the pay and benefits are very competitive. Who knows where it might take you.
Best of luck to you!
Without knowing what your skill set is or general location (rural, urban, suburban) it's hard to provide direction of opportunities.
However, I will take a stab at offering a few suggestions for you.
Depending on your location you could start with positions that allow you to make your own hours and without restriction:
Insta Cart, Uber Eats, Shipt, Door Dash are all ways to make some quick cash while you search for a steady position.
During the holidays most large box stores look for additional workers as well such as Walmart, Target, Costco, ect..
Grocery stores have seen a huge influx of shoppers and the demand for workers is high. I know where I live there are tons of employment opportunities.
The biggest thing to consider right now is all of these positions will help to fulfill your need for funds. They might not all be ideal but something is better than nothing.
I wish you the best of luck!
Times are definitely tough right now. The places that seem to be doing the most hiring are order fulfillment centers/ warehouses/delivery services (Amazon, Uber, etc.). Also grocery shopping services, order selectors, etc. When things are tight, and it's a matter of survival, you take whatever you can get. Please don't hesitate to apply for social service programs such as food stamps. I've known too many people who had too much pride to do so, and it only got worse for them. Also, if they are in a position to help, relatives should be called upon as well.
Things will turn around, but not soon enough! So, do your best, talk to your creditors (some are understanding, most are not), use credit as sparingly as possible. Once you start working again, try to find lower rate credit cards you can transfer your balances to and get rid of the high rate cards.
I don't know if you are in school full or part time. If fulltime, you may need to consider going part time while getting caught up financially. Consider all your options, regardless how unattractive they might be. There's a way through this!