As of about 5 minutes ago, I submitted my ONE HUNDREDTH job application. I started applying for jobs around 2 months before I graduated, thinking that would give me enough time to lock something down by the new year. Boy was I wrong. After 100 job applications, I have been emailed back maybe 10 times, and I have been brought in for 3 interviews.
I have a very strong resume.
I made excellent grades in school.
I worked for a year in an internship related to the career I wish to pursue.
I am friendly, smart, passionate, motivated, hardworking, positive, flexible, creative, and a great communicator.
I have my own website that is very well done that showcases a lot of the great work I did during college.
I was involved in clubs during college.
I have sent out hard copies of my resume to companies and family friends inquiring about jobs.
I have applied on job websites as well as directly through company websites.
I have don everything that “they” tell you to do in order to get a job, but alas, no job. What is this about? What more could I possibly do to get a job? I mean this is RIDICULOUS. I cannot be the only one who thinks this. WHAT is the deal with this job market?! I moved to a bigger city because there would be more job opportunities, but how have I still come up completely blank?
Why is it so hard for someone who REALLY wants to work to find a full-time job? I’ve been in a bigger city for a little over a month and I’m basically going stir crazy. I can’t handle sitting around NOT making money anymore. I need rent money, I need something to do, I need to move forward in my life. I cannot do that while I am unemployed. (Obviously.)
Anyways, this is a short blog entry. I’m just sitting inside a coffee shop and am upset and frustrated and discouraged. I needed somewhere to vent, and what better place than my own personal blog that I’m pretty sure zero people currently read?
xx – A