Full Disclosure: I CAN'T Get a Job
Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:20 PM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:50 PM
I hate to be blunt but you are not going to get the ideal job right off the bat. The college degree is not a bypass around low paying job. If you are bright, and it sounds like you are, the $8.50 an hour job at a grocery store shouldn't take you long to start moving up the ladder and then you will have experience on your resume.
Worked at ASDA (owned by Walmart) as I earned my Journalism degree.
Continued to work there looking for jobs in the media industry for 18 months. Besides a few unpaid 'internships' I got nothing.
Ended up giving in and going into Sports Administration. Again a low paying, entry level job.
14 months later my boss considers me invaluable, but knows the company can't give me a pay rise - so he's doing his damndest to help me improve my CV (he's head of recruiting in the company) and helping me get my name out there.
He's going to give me a glowing reference - and coming from him that has some clout.
So long story short - don't be too proud to take a job that you consider beneath you. At the end of the day it's good experience and if you do it well you will be noticed. That will lead to better things and help you get where you want to go.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:58 AM
Just wanted to share a personal story.
I worked for myself for 5 plus years before i left Alaska. Doing home computer repairs. i never had a degree.
When.i got down here in Galveston, I was just looking for work, period.
Took awhile before I got any offers. When I did get offers, none of them were ones I'd consider for a career.
I ended up taking a job in retail sales, as it was one of the best offers that kept me on island. While the first year was an experience in itself (include hurricane Ike),
Today i am grateful for.my job. I'm doing something I enjoy (who knew), and I'm providing for my family. While i still have a long term plan to work for myself, I'm on my way.
Get yourself a job, regardless what it is, and doors will open up.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:58 AM
The Charlotte job market is also pretty bad from what I hear. I'm spoiled because I'm in my mid 20's and I live in Austin, TX where the job market is healthy.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:47 AM
as a college senior....poo
Degrees mean very little these days.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:44 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:57 PM