Undecided what job to apply after jobless for 5 years

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   Posted 11/26/2008 3:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I been jobless for 5 years for fighting against depression.
Although i havent fully recover, i need to go back to work as my family financial condition is not good and next year maybe big recession is hitting hard.

Therefore i need to go back to work reluctantly with depression still bothering me. When i go through the job list, i am confused what job to apply as for 5 years i didnt think anything about job.

Therefore now i dont know what job to do and apply.
Any advice

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 11/28/2008 9:36:17 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/26/2008 4:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Why don't you use the internet as a tool to research different careers, I think if you type career test or something similar in to google, there are probably tests you can do to see what jobs are compatible with your skills and experiences.
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   Posted 11/26/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anthony,

First of all, welcome to HealingWell depression forum. I think that you will find that the advice you receive here is very good. I am glad you found us.

Try to think of things that you like to do. Are you a people person? Do you work well with numbers, or typing? Maybe animals. The job market is kind of slow right now, but if it is meant to be you will find something. We will try to help you with some ideas.

Keep posting, as we are here for you.

Good luck job hunting.

I hope that you find something that you like.

hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/26/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello Anthony,

I would look for a job low in stress and know ahead of time that you will not be making big bucks.  Check with your county job services.  Read your local papers and watch for adds in the windows of businesses as you walk past them.

Let the word out that you are looking for work.  Be willing to take a temp job as it may turn into fulltime.

Be willing to work shifts and weekends.

I have been looking to and I find doing the online applications takes a long time and no results.

Good luck.   I am sure something will turn up.

Take care



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   Posted 11/26/2008 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for everyone's reply to my post here.
I am glad to be part of this forum and get help from u all who did reply to my post.
Well, i guess i need sometime to know the answer for this issues as i never really thought that one day maybe i can go back to work thats y never i bother about thinking or talking about jobs.
For 5 years i didnt think much about jobs or what jobs i want to do. Therefore too early for me to decide as i think it should be fair for me to take sometime to look around what are the options available to me then only one day i have the answer.
Anyway thanks for all supports!!!
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