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Old 04-02-2009, 04:48 PM
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I'm new here. I've been browsing tons of forums for an idea of what to do. I was laid off from my job about 3 month ago. I've been looking for a job since then, but did not even get a single interview. I worked as a web designer for a publishing company for the last 5 years. Looks like [url][/url] is an active forum with active members and may be someone has some experience working as a freelance web designer. May be "Share Your Stories" category is not the most appropriate for this question, but I want to try anyways to get some opinions before I go ahead with my life. I'm wondering if it is possible in the current economy to find work for a freelance web designer and make enough to pay for rent and groceries. I was able to find a small project on craigslist and I developed a website for a company. It was a small project and took me only a week to complete. I got paid $800 for 1 week of work which is not bad. Please people give me some ideas. I have 2 kids and my wife is out of work as well. Thank you in advance.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:15 AM
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There is no Army MOS for Web Designer. Everything the Army does in that field is done by civilian contractors. the closest MOS to your line of work is MOS 25B, Information Technology Specialist or possibly MOS 25F, Network Switching Specialist.

Many people in your situation - lost jobs & difficulty finding work in this troubled economy - are turning to the Army as at least a job for several years. It also gives them possible training in an allied field & $50,000 towards further education when they get out.

Many also enlist for the leadership training they get which is a plus in the eyes of an employer even if you're seeking a technical job but your Army experience was in Combat Arms.

My suggestion to anybody who has lost their job is to enlist in the Army in the hopes you can ride out the economic slump. You'll at least get fed, clothed, have a place to sleep & have some money in your pocket.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:59 PM
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MSG sounds like he's trying to get hired by the people.
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