I am STILL looking for a good career type job. Currently I am working in a retail management position and it is JUST. NOT. ENOUGH. 9.00 an hour for between 20-26 hours a week (plus a part time side job of 8.75 for 10 hours a week) just won't cut it.
I am trying to fill in the gap of not having "company loyalty" by being at this retail establishment for at least a year, in order to show that I want to stick with a company.
I have a bachelor's degree from a high quality private college. It's a BA in Business Management and Accounting.
I am on LinkedIn, I have begged friends and aquaintances to pass the word I am looking for a job.
It is starting to eat at my sanity- I am living at home with my father, and keep having the same argument- "Why are you wasting your degree?". My little brother has started up his own lawn care business and is THRIVING. I always get compared to him- however, he never went to college, so I should be a step ahead of him.
I need help. I can't seem to narrow down what field I want to work in, and at this point, I'd be willing to do just about anything.
How long ago did you graduate? After I finished it took me a good 9 months to find full-time employment that paid the bills. It was one heck of a 9 months - I really worked my butt off to finally get the job I did. At the time I thought that everyone else had it so much easier, but a few years later I realized some people form my class still hadn't found jobs. That's just the state of the job market these days, and your location might be making it easier or harder than others.
A couple pointers I learned:
-Work where you can in the meantime. It sounds like you're doing this, so good job. Even if you're not making rent, keep up with what you have and take opportunities to move up, even if those won't make you rent money either. It might seem like you're wasting time, but you're not. You're still doing things you can add to your resume - future employer won't care that you did it for peanuts.
-Don't worry too much about what industry or field you want to end up in. You might get there via an unusual route, or you might end up somewhere you never even considered (and like it!) Look more for a company that will give you options to move up/around.
-Fill out applications and go to interviews. Even if it doesn't sound perfect, as long as it's something you can imagine yourself not being miserable at for a couple years, go to the interview and see how it goes. Even if you don't get it or don't want the job, interview practice is valuable, and maybe a new connection will come out of it.
-Continue to do the above, even when you don't feel like it anymore and are tired and cranky and can't stand to write one more cover letter.
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