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James Constantine’s Answer
Indeed, the population in the USA has grown, leading to an increase in job applicants. This can make securing a job seem more challenging, but it also means there are more opportunities than ever before. An article in Time magazine, which you can find with a quick Google search for "why are jobs getting harder to find," provides some insights into this:
The recent CoVid-19 pandemic has indeed made employers more cautious and deliberate in their hiring decisions. There's also a sense of uncertainty due to the potential for an economic recession, which can make employers hesitant to hire. However, it's important to remember that these are temporary circumstances, and they will eventually change.
While it's true that people may seem less empathetic than they were 50 years ago, it's also true that there are many who are willing to give others a chance. It's all about finding the right fit and not losing hope.
The rise of Artificial Intelligence has indeed automated many tasks, but it has also created new job opportunities. As a person who respects and fears God, I understand your concern about AI's tendency to omit references to God or a Creator. However, remember that AI is a tool, and it's up to us to use it in a way that respects our values and beliefs.
Stay positive and keep striving, Brendan!
It's crucial to demonstrate to potential employers that you're genuinely interested. After submitting your application, don't hesitate to follow up with a call or a visit to ensure they received it and to inquire about their decision-making timeline. Don't let any setbacks dampen your spirit. Remember, showing your enthusiasm can significantly boost your chances.
Ensure your resume effectively highlights your strengths. Your age, which you didn't mention, could be a factor, or perhaps employers are finding it challenging to accommodate a student's schedule. But don't let these potential hurdles deter you.
Seek assistance from your school counselor, who is a valuable resource at your disposal. If you have a specific area of interest, consider job shadowing. This could not only provide you with valuable experience but also potentially lead to a job offer.
Keep your chin up and stay positive!
Remember, youth doesn't last forever!