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I am currently underemployed in the Restaurant Industry, can anyone assist me in getting my Career back on Track?

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Christopher Byers Cumming, GA

I Lost my job in 2011 due to jobs recession and I've been delivering pizzas and trading FOREX since 2012. I've found that most of the job search portals simply repost the same job requisitions over and over again to the point to where they're just generating SPAM.

19 December 2018 4 replies Career Advancement

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Advisor

Roger Bhalla Houston, TX

Christopher,
I think you'll get more useful advice from the forum if you can add a bit of clarity on your situation. Just like you wouldn't shop for car parts in the grocery store to fix your dishwasher, you need to know about yourself and what you want in a job to be successful. If you can share your background (skills, experience, education), what you want from a career (type of work), and what you are able to accept from a job (salary expectations, location, schedule, travel, etc.), you'll get more targeted advice. Feel free to message me directly as well.

Best of luck,
Roger

Advisor

Rex Conger Gilbert, SC

My suggestion is for you is - to throughly analyze your military and work career experience so far. I further suggest that your identify the work experience that you enjoyed the most and those experiences that you would not like to repeat.

Following that analysis, I would hope that you could begin to see a potential career path that would provide you with satisfaction, stability and a comfortable income.

Then you need to identify the education/experience you need to acquire in order to pursue that career.

Organizations that will provide you with education/experience is again the military, others are many large companies who offer education for advancement for their workforce members.

I would be glad to help you if you are interested

REX

Advisor

Mikhail Relushchin New York, NY

Hi Christopher,

Thank you for your service! You may actually be eligible for ACP's Veteran Mentoring Program - this can be a great way to fine-tune your search for a career. A Mentor can be really helpful as you identify career goals: They can help you think through what kind of career you want, how to make yourself stand out, and ultimately stay accountable to your goals. Trying applying here:

https://www.acp-usa.org/mentoring-program/veteran-application

Let me know if you have any questions!

Best,
Mikhail

Advisor

Rob Gasperetti Locust Valley, NY

Hello Christopher,
Have you considered the Club industry? Feel free to reach out.
TY and Merry Christmas!
Best,
Rob

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