(Closed) I'm just done with it all

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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89 posts
Worker bee

@MrsDibs:  It seems strange to me that if the company values you and sees what kind of work you do that they wouldn’t offer you to go full time or get into a different position. It happened with my dad that the company he worked for blocked his applications for other jobs in the company…And it’s good that you interviewed for those 8 that you applied for. They told you the only reason you didn’t get those 8 jobs is because you’re just like every other applicant? That is too bad! I would be kind of hurt. You’re different from the other applicants because you’ve worked for the company for 2 years!

Yes, you might hate another job somewhere else, but you also may really love it. I would start looking elsewhere. You never know! You could always take another PT job.

Post # 5
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89 posts
Worker bee

@MrsDibs:  Maybe you could talk to your boss about the prospects of getting a FT job where you’re at? Or extra hours?

Post # 6
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5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Definitely apply elsewhere. If you get an offer, you might be able to use it as leverage to get a promotion at your current company.

Post # 7
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5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Also, I just want to say that I’m really sorry about the situation you’re in. I don’t think your profs were lying to you, but they probably didn’t understand how much harder it’s become to get a job as a college grad in recent years, particularly with a liberal arts degree.

Post # 8
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I can attest to the fact that you can wind up in a lot of different professions with a degree in history… and that it can be tough to find something! I graduated 9 years ago (yikes!) with a degree in history and in that time I’ve been a security clearance investigator, an IT professional, and my current job as a Foreign Service Officer.

It can definitely be hard to stand out from the pack with a liberal arts degree. I found that I probably had to apply for 2-3 timess as many jobs as my friends with more specialized degrees, especially when I was only a few years out of college. It’s frustrating but I found what helped me out was looking for additional training opportunities. When I was working in IT I took a lot of  evening classes and looked into company funded training possibilites since clearly I didn’t have a background in IT. I’m not sure what field you are in but are there any sort of certifications that you could persue that might help you stand out a bit more? Hope you find something you love!

 

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