Manage/own company in animal feed ingredient warehousing/manufacturing/trading...

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Manage/own company in animal feed ingredient warehousing/manufacturing/trading industry
Worked my way up from bottom
Masters degree in management and dual undergrad degree
graduated at top of class
In charge of all operations of company
Sell to outside investor
Start looking for jobs thinking it will be easy for somebody with my qualifications and experience
6 months later, still looking for position

Hating my life right now, tbqhwy. Can't even get entry-level work. How the fuck is this possible? Can't even get interviews office manager/admin positions.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Nude_Bikergirl
Dude did you ever try and work with a recruiter/headhunter like I told you last time?

askme
askme

@Nude_Bikergirl
repost

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Nude_Bikergirl
How much did you cash out for?

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Nude_Bikergirl
Well first off it would probably help if you were active in your own thread

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Methnerd

I had 100k worth of equity in the company. Small share, but at least it is something.

@askme

Yes, I posted this earlier.

@Evil_kitten

Yep. Tried a couple. Most seem pretty awful.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@hairygrape
Care to elaborate at all on your situation whatsoever? I know you're depressed man but show a little effort. Every couple days you make the same thread cant find work blah blah blah. Dude. My brother in highschool could find work. You've got a lot of advice already, put it to use instead of looking for sympathy/bragging on a mongolian goat trading message board.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@cum2soon

I've applied to just about every reputable place in town from customer service to management. Over 250 applications sent out so far. Not a single interview. Tried speaking directly with hiring managers, tried career fairs, tried online applications, tried personal connections, etc.

cum2soon
cum2soon

How confident do you feel in your resume and cover letters? I would make sure those are as good as you can make them, I'm not sure what else would stop you from at least getting an interview.

Inmate
Inmate

@Nude_Bikergirl
quitting a job without having another one lined up

How'd you make it this far being that much of a fucking idiot, OP?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

OP, is that photoshopped? I don't remember that episode of Seinfeld?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Illusionz
250 applications

Bull. Shit. Post your abysmal resume if you're having such bad luck, because there are jobs requiring little more than a warm body that you could be doing right now.

TechHater
TechHater

@Inmate

I didn't quit. The business was sold. The process took only a week or so, so there was no time.

FastChef
FastChef

@TalkBomber
yeah, you're grossly overqualified for 99% of jobs.

the sorts of jobs you'd be right for probably don't get advertised in the help-wanted pages.

You'll likely need to travel to find work you're suited for, those kinds of things don't open up that often. Even then unless you're looking to run another pet food warehouse there's probably other better qualified applicants out there for whatever administrative position you want to fill.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@TalkBomber
impressive

Supergrass
Supergrass

@TalkBomber
found out why no one will hire you in the eyes of CEO's
enjoy collecting your ebt :^)

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@FastChef

This is the problem I'm running into. If I apply for low or mid-level jobs, they tell me I'm vastly overqualified. If I apply for higher-level jobs, they want skills and experience that only somebody who had previously worked at that particular company would have. I'm stuck.

Spamalot
Spamalot

sample cover letter

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Spamalot
a proven self-starter with a strong work ethic and drive to succeed.
kek'd at this.
I'm a business owner as well. You won't meet a lazier fellow than me. The amount of involvement in the business varies considerably from one to another. I'd guess a significant fraction of owners never set foot in their shop.

The other problem I spot is your annual revenue makes you a small business, or if not you're just barely over the limit. This is an awkward size. It's maybe equivalent to store manager at a fast food joint or site supervisor in government. Not exactly huge numbers despite the very broad scope of experience you obtained.

takes2long
takes2long

@haveahappyday

I'd guess a significant fraction of owners never set foot in their shop.

I managed and operated every part of the business. I wasn't just a passive owner. I did all the grunt work.

It's maybe equivalent to store manager at a fast food joint

Our revenue was approximately 3x the average annual revenue of a McDonald's franchise. That isn't an insignificant amount for a small operation.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@haveahappyday
the very broad scope of experience you obtained.
to add to that I kinda wonder if this isn't a problem as well.

I mean, when you're running a small business you learn how to do everything but you're not really a professional at any of it. Like I'm really good at sales, I close millions in sales every year for my company. But I'm not a professional salesman and never will be. Same with payroll or HR or whatever. Sure, I've done it a little and I have a working knowledge of it, but I'm not great at any of it. There's other people out there that do nothing but and they're way more qualified than I am.

I wonder some if it'd be better for you to just list the relevant experience to the specific position you're applying for and gloss over or ignore any other experience you have in other areas. Just to make it look like you focused on the particular skills needed for the job you're applying for.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@takes2long
That isn't an insignificant amount for a small operation.
perhaps, but are you applying at small operations?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@takes2long
I managed and operated every part of the business.
yes, but the reader may or may not take that away from your verbiage. Being a business owner is by no means evidence of your strong work ethic.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Should I just remove owner from my resume and leave it as president?

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Sharpcharm
Personally I'd change it to Owner-Operator. In the US at least that implies greater involvement in day-to-day operations.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Gigastrength

Cameo from an episode of the 90's-early 2000's hit sitcom: "Friends"

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Nude_Bikergirl
nigga what country are you living in?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

US

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

bump

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@TalkBomber

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Cum Laude
cum lord

Maybe no one wanted to hire a high-ranking semen demon queer.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Supergrass
Cannot stop laughing

jew
beta
collection your ebt.

Holy fuck user. Fucking rekt. Good luck tho op.

Snarelure
Snarelure

You're in this really shitty situation where you are over qualified with a masters and dual undergrad degree to get entry level work but under-qualified for higher level kind of work because employers only want specialized experienced/educated employees in more related industries. It doesn't surprise me though, the MBA is an over-saturated degree. Also, a lot of employers don't put much faith into entrepreneurs or business owners, being an entrepreneur never got me a job, but having an internship doing basic bookkeeping and light AR/AP duties did, go figure.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Nude_Bikergirl
You are qualified for logistics work.

Start applying to gigantic corporations like Wal-Mart, Target and Costco on their Supply-Chain side and you will get a job.

Are you paying for cover writing services? Having one cover writer working for you would not hurt as I can very easily assume that you are not putting either the full amount of effort or are putting too much effort into your writing.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Flameblow
That term has different implications in different industries.

TechHater
TechHater

@viagrandad

jew

No, I'm not.

collection your ebt.

EBT? I'm not on welfare.

@Emberfire

I write my own cover letters. Write a unique one for most positions that I apply to.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@TechHater
Pay the money for a cover writer.

250 applications isn't enough.

You should be putting out at least 30-40 a day if you want a job.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@RavySnake

30-40 apps a day seems pretty ambitions. Takes a while just to find open positions that fit and then fill in the application. How would one do 40 a day?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Start a business you idiot. With your background and a solid business plan you will easily get funding.

Sometimes in life you have to forge your own path.

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