Datingish user lotte810 asks:
I’m a 23 year old girl who finished college the end of last year and moved back home in mid February. Just a couple months after moving back home, I got a job as a financial consultant at a global insurance firm but I quit after 3 months because the job nature isn’t suitable for me and decided to pursue my dreams in either media or marketing. At first, I had a high hope and thought that it wouldn’t be so hard for me to land a job in media or marketing since I had some hands-on experience related to those fields. I sent out numerous, countless applications to companies. Some of the positions I applied for have nothing to do with marketing or media but I just want to get more work experiences and get my foot in the door. I got interviews and offers but I turned down a couple already because I’d be paid like a cheap labour (probably a little better than flipping burgers) if I worked for them. However, I haven’t given up on my dreams yet and keep looking. In the meantime, I teach English part time so that I won’t have a significant gap of unemployment on my resume. Tomorrow I have an interview at a high-end coffee shop and the position is barista. Honestly I worked at Starbucks when I was in college. Now I really can’t believe that I will probably be a barista again after gaining a degree in two majors. I will never give up but at the same time this job market really makes me frustrated.
What do you guys think? Have you experienced this?
I feel your pain, I’m in the exact same situation! I ended up taking a huge risk by moving to NYC because I believed there were more opportunities here in the fields I am interested in. Unfortunately I’ve spent months sending out my resumé and attending countless interviews with no luck.
You’re wise to hold down a part-time job so that you don’t have a large employment gap on your work history. Another resumé-building option is looking for internships — for the most part they’ll be unpaid, but they’re a great way to get your foot in the door of a company you’re interested in working for in the future.
Here are a few websites you might want to check out for jobs and internships:
Don’t give up, keep sending out your resumé, and be sure to let everyone you’ve ever met know that you’re looking for a job. Networking is key in getting hired. Good luck!
Lovelies, do you have any tips on how to find work in this economy? How do you make your resumé stand out?
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