Post # 1
Just posting this to get some weight lifted off my shoulders…
Bees, I’m usually a pretty positive individual…but lately I’ve been down in the dumps. I graduated from University last summer and worked as a research assistant until September when I had to move back home so that I could afford to live AND pay off my student loans. In the end of November/early December a man that I know as an acquiantance offered me a job…a good one too! BUT…I still haven’t started and it’s already almost the end of April!!!! He continues to contact me and promises I will still get this job but either way I have still been looking for somewhere to work, and will just tell him he made me wait too long. I DID work temporarily for an old employer, but it was killing my body to be doing the physical labour that I used to be able to do with no problem, so I only lasted a couple of months. Problem is that now I’m slowly dwindling on my funds now.
To make matters worse, I don’t have a car… Either way I’m trying to keep public transit an option… but it still seems like I’m stuck working in Toronto, Newmarket, Barrie, and Bradford. I keep hearing that I’m overqualified for the jobs near me, and underqualified for anything else!!!!!
I’m just feeling really low right now. I paid for my schooling on my own and I am working very hard to find a job. It seems that there is nothing out there at all in my field…and if it is you need a masters degree, which I am applying for but don’t have yet!!!! And it sucks because I know my fiance loves me, but I feel like I’m letting him down. We always talked about our future and I feel like I can’t contribute ANYTHING!!! I’ve always been a very hard worker, responsible, honest, and did really well in school.
Is anyone else having these sorts of problems?
Post # 3
@indecisivebride89: Ugh, how stressful. I’m sorry you’ are dealing with al of that. My husband took a couple of months to find a job after he graduated (with an engineering degree). It was hard for both of us. My best advice is to just keep looking, it seems like often a numbers thing, just apply as much as you can. Good luck and I hope you find something great soon!
Post # 4
@MsCarabiner: Thanks! I appreciate it 🙂 I guess you’re right about the numbers thing. I have applied to soooo many jobs and just got an interview! 😀 Things are looking up!
Post # 5
@indecisivebride89: ME! I have this problem!
I moved to be with Fiance, but the town where he got a great job has little opportunities in my field. And I have two degrees and am working on a third. It’s a huge spirit killer when you’re used to doing well in pursuits and encounter this job market. I graduated from law school two years ago and still don’t have a job, and I’m working on another degree. I do have a part-time job, but it barely pays minimum wage. While I’m thankful that I’m earning something, I’m not using my skills and education and I’m making next to nothing, so I can’t contribute much.
Talk it over with your Fiance. Mine has talked to me a lot about my value and worth to him even if I’m not experiencing the professional success I want. It helps me keep in mind what really matters. Still tough to go through this, but you have someone there who will always have your back!
Post # 6
@tirralirra: Thanks for the advice 🙂 I hope you can find something for yourself soon! Are you hoping to use your law degree in your work? Maybe you can self-employ on the side of your temp job if anybody in your area needs a lawyer on the cheap? I don’t know how it works, so sorry if that’s completely worng :S