posted on May, 19 2012 @ 04:47 PM
I've been having this same kind of rant for the past year.
I graduated college in 2011 and have been unemployed ever since. All of my friends with jobs got them because "mommy and daddy" were able to get
them a place in their company, or their brother or sister was able to pull strings at their office. I don't have that luxury. So I've basically been
searching craigslist and other web-based job searching sites.
I know I'm not in the minority though. Over 50% of recent college graduates are out of work. But it still doesn't make me feel any better to know
that there are millions of other people searching for the same thing I am.
And it's all about experience. As you said in the OP. And that can get ridiculous. You need work to get experience. But you need
experience to get work... I mean, seriously... really?
I know that I excel at everything I put my mind to, so why can't someone give me a chance to prove it? I mean, I know businesses can't exactly hire
based on a "giving someone a chance" mentality. But it'd be nice to hope.
Luckily, just this past week, I got a job offer. So I hope that my search is over. But of course, it's the weekend, so I won't know if it's
official or not until Monday or Tuesday. So I'm not getting my hopes too high.
But, to the OP, you just have to persevere. I know I'm in a different part of the country, so I might have had an easier time of it. But I know the
frustration of sending out hundreds of resumes and only getting a handful of calls back. It's disconcerting. And after failure, it's pretty hard to
just pick yourself back up again and work to send out more resumes, especially when you can only think, "this is futile."
But eventually... someone will call, you'll go for the interview, and FINALLY you'll be the candidate they're looking for. And the weight will be
lifted off your shoulders. It'll happen, even though now you feel overwhelmed.
I wish the best of luck to you. And I hope you can put the passion that you put in your original post into your job quest.