Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Friday, December 5, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about the struggle with your job hunt! I have a couple of ideas for you:
1) If you’re having problems seeking a professional level in the industry that you were previously in; then I would highly recommend retail. It’s a great in and will get you up to date experience in a plethora of fields. Merchandising, Supply chain, Accounting, Customer service, People Management, Marketing, Sales, Industry, Conflict Resolution, Point of Sail Technology and many more. It will also provide you up to date experience to bounce off your AS degree. Retail positions tend to be flexible, and have a lot of opportunity for fast growth and depending on the type of retail there can be sales bonuses.
2) Network, the best thing to do is to go to job fairs, professional associations, and other opportunities in your community to meet other professionals that may be able to put you in contact with the right person.
3) Stop by your schools career services office and have them look over your resume and give you some insight into who is hiring.
I wish you all the best!