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Is anyone else (besides the millions of unemployed people in the country) having a hard time finding a job? I know I am not entitled to anything, but I am just starting to wonder if going to college is pointless if you didn't go for tech, engineering or healthcare. I have been putting myself through school for almost 5 years while working full time and it feels like all that time and money was in vain. Mind you, I do have a decent paying job, but I want a CAREER. My job is boring and there is no room for growth or challenge. I have gotten some job offers, but they are paying the same or only a bit more than what I make now. The jobs that are paying more, well, I am not getting the offers. I am frustrated and it's getting to the point where I am just discouraged and down in the doldrums. I am filling out 5-6 apps per week and trying to do things like linkedin etc. Anyone going through something similar? Any advice?
We have similar career goals. I will be going back to school soon to finish up my degree in business administration. I also want to get into a leadership role (in my current job I have a leadership role so that is going to help, but it is not permanent) and then training. I am hoping to get into non-profit but I am open to corporate jobs as well. I would look into the Chamber of Commerce meet and greet events. Also, check with your local United Way. Ours has a Young Leaders Society for 20-40 year olds. They meet once a month for a lunch meeting and they have a guest speaker (normally CEO's) from local companies. The more you network and get yourself out there the better chances you have of landing the job you want.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:11 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Answer by tessiedawg at 7:53 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
What is your degree/job in? What are you wanting to do? Is it possible to do some volunteering to gain more experience in your field of work? If not, how about networking opportunities. Have you attended any Chamber of Commerce events?
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:50 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Answer by Ballad at 7:58 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Answer by tessiedawg at 8:26 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Not all of them have one and if yours does not, maybe you could get one started (something great to add to your resume). I can't remember how much it costs to be apart of the YLS in my area but all of the money goes to the programs through United Way.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:12 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Answer by booklover545 at 9:40 PM on Nov. 29, 2012