Post # 16
smalltownbigworld : my husband is in technical field, but he had really hard time with job search because (hindsight is 20/20) his CV did not present him well, he does not present what he is truly capable of on interview, etc. He met a jobhunter and they were able to get him a position in ~2 week. Could you probably have someone/several people look you CV and probably meet a job hunter to help with your search?
Post # 17
Echoing everyone that said internships in your field are a great way to get the experience! It took me 6 weeks to get a part time internship after I graduated with an engineering degree, and then a good 6 months to land the job that ended up being my permanent career (graduated in June, started this job the following January). Granted in the engineering field, internships are paid so that helped, but I was only making like $15 an hour for 20 hours a week so not near a livable wage. But since it was part time, I was easily able to apply for and interview for other positions without impacting my work.
It is unfortunately that entry level now means 1-3 years of experience, but the job market is so convoluted now they can be picky. Another word of advice is to expand the types of jobs you think you are qualified for. I don’t know much about behavioral science careers, but for example my degree is in chemical engineering but I applied to anything and everything engineering related, and ended up at an Aerospace company that I knew nothing about. I got so creative as to apply to breweries, distilleries, and even cosmetic companies like Neutrogena. Just have to get creative.
Post # 18
I feel your pain! I’ve been there and my Fiance is there now too. All this advice is great, just keep your head up and be patient! Unfortunately, it can just take a really long time. But it will happen!