(Closed) feeling a lil blue

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
598 posts
Busy bee

What did you major in? I majored in Criminal Justice and graduated in 2011, coudn’t find a job for my LIFE and for every civil service exam I took I was placed on a waiting list to get hired. I didn’t wanna waste my life waiting for a phone call to get a job so I ended up getting a job in health care a few months after I graduated. Fast forward: I am now in my first year of nursing school and just recently got a job as a nurses aide in a great hospital on Long Island.


Sometimes things don’t always work out like you want them to, and I know now is a really hard time to find and land a job. I always believe you have to do what you have to do, in my case I felt like I had to take option B because option A (job in criminal justice) just wasn’t happening. Do you want to go from job to job your whole life or try your hardest to land a solid career? Some degrees are more valuable than others these days….

Post # 4
1066 posts
Bumble bee

@sexxysheddy:  HUG…for you.

The more jobs you apply for the more chance of getting one.Don’t focus on the one you lost, focus on whats ahead…Don’t give up. You are probably especially sad today because you found out you didn’t get the job. Put that behind you and move forward.There is something out there for you, and things will change soon…Have faith x

Post # 6
1066 posts
Bumble bee

@sexxysheddy:  Destroy the rejection letters and only keep that one that accepts you. If you believe in negative energy…you will get rid of those letters. lol. You are brilliant. You have a degree and graduate for a masters in June 2013. If you want a job in the museum make sure they know you do. Volunteer part time. Learn all the departments and the history of what is there. Offer to curate for tour groups with information you have learned. Don’t let anyone make you feel worthless, especially with your degree of talent. Show everyone what you are made of.

Post # 9
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sexxysheddy:  I graduated college in 2005 also and am currently doing a Masters in Tax program in “dirty Jersey” as well. I do finance/accounting now, and let’s just say – this is really far from my first choice in what I want to do in life (I spent my high school years painting/doing art), but it pays the bills. Here is what you need to do:

1) Research all museums/cultural centers/etc. within your commuting distance. Many of them hire business strategists for their business division and all of them have some form of HR. Apply for all positions related to that, and then once you land a position within the museum, you can always lateral out. When I say apply, I mean, make job applications your full time job. I was able to get 2 or 3 different full-time jobs (with benefits!) in the recession, b/c I would send out 50 resumes a day. One resume a week will not cut it.

2) Have you and your Darling Husband thought about moving to a cheaper state? Maybe Pennsylvania? NJ is the 49th worst state for taxes (New York is 50th). My SO and I are moving to Texas once I finish school b/c we can’t get what we want here (affordable house, family, etc.).

3) Go to networking events at museums/cultural centers and meet people. Museum work is not something where you can hide behind your computer while working on spreadsheets. Just like with the entertainment and fashion industry, you need to be SEEN. If you live near NYC, you have an abundance of these events.

4) Have a nice and professional web footprint that is consistent with what you ultimately want to do. For instance, update your Linked In (professional photos), start a professional WordPress blog, etc..

5) Use your school as a resource. I’m sure they have some form of career center. The head of my program always emails out internship/associate job listings that he has connections to. I’m sure your school has some exclusive listing of jobs available.

Hope that helps somewhat. 🙂



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