.. Putting it blankly. How do I get a job?! Not really the best place for this, considering it's a roleplay forum and all, but ya'll are great people and I can't find help for this anywhere else lol. I've applied to like 5 places to far, about 9 days ago. No calls back. My friend got a call today, though. Sorta jealous about that :P My dad keeps telling me (quite angrily) to call each store and ask for the manager and then ask for an interview. I think that's kind of ridiculous, honestly. It doesn't sounds like I want the job, it sounds forceful. If anything, I'd ask something like, "Hi. I'm [name]. I applied about a week ago to work at [store], and was wondering if you had received my resume and application?" But I'm an anxious wreck. I can't call people on phones easily, even people I know. And then I can't skype at all, even my friends. I turn the mic off. I've only actually turned it on a few times. Even an actual job interview would be, in my mind, easier than calling them. But my dad insists it's like, the best way to go (even though he only started saying I should do it AFTER my friend mentioned that she heard from somebody that you should call jobs after you apply). So, is calling them worth it? Would they find it a turn-off to hiring me? And how often do I reapply?