Originally Posted by rhagz
You know.. a place can only say you are overqualified if you disclose everything. You don't have to tell the Burger King you have 7 doctorates and a Nobel prize. Just put meaningful info, such as you graduated high school and attended some college and once worked at a blah blah.
Saying you can't find a job because you are overqualified sounds like a copout frankly. And just because you did something 'years ago' doesn't mean you shouldn't try again. It's an easy rut to fall into but FFS, you are homeless.. you live in a van down by the river. Get out there and ****ing do something about it instead of browsing SV and the internet in a library all day.
Going to have to agree with Rhagz on this one. Get the menial labor job. If for no other reason than having that kind of job will at least give you money to splurge once a week and stay at a motel 6 with a bed and toilet.
I have lived in the Bay Area most of my life. I live here now. Things aren't that bad. You have a social security number and legit ID. You *can* get a job: It just won't be one you like or want to keep.
Another thing from a managers point of view. I don't like hiring people that are currently un-employed. Makes me wonder what is wrong with them that they simply won't take any job to get by. And gods, whatever you do don't tell or let prospective employers know you're homeless.
They hire the mentally handicapped as baggers at most grocery stores in this area. The pay starts at $12 an hour or so. That is a job that is relatively simplistic, but also requires hard work. Go get one. You can live in your car for another 6 months with a job like that and easily have money to get a studio that you can continue to support.
You need to stop looking at work you're *qualified* for because of your education and just plain start looking for work. If you keep waiting for that miracle job that utilizies your skill set you're going to be thinking about re-modeling your car as a home improvement project.
Forget your education and go get work. Any work.