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I just recently gained my driver's license, and with the new found mobility I was hoping to land a job and start gaining a bit of financial security. However, I've never had a proper job before, and so I don't really have any job history or references. Also, and this may add quite a bit to the previous sentence, I am twenty-three years old.
Basically, I live in a part of the US with next to no public transportation, and so I didn't know how to move on with my life without having the ability to drive. I now have my license, and I'll probably manage to get a car soon, so I'm excited and happy and such, but I'm a bit uncertain as to how I should go about entering the workforce. I have spent the past five and a half years trying to figure out a way to get my license or a way to gain employment without one, so the situation I am in now is one I have not seriously considered in quite some time.
With my complete lack of experience and skills, I was hoping that I could take advantage of the season and find some seasonal retail work, as I hear that many retail stores hire on a considerable amount of workers for the holidays and then either let them go our drastically reduce their hours after the holidays are over. If that's the case, then I was hoping they might be willing to overlook my lack of experience. However, I really do not know much about the process of finding a job, and I don't exactly have anyone in my life I can talk to about the matter.
So, any advice? With no skills or experience with, well, anything, and having nothing to show for my last five years, I'm trying to think of places that might overlook those faults, and ways to present myself to make the best of the situation. Any words of wisdom or critiques of my situation would be greatly appreciated.