(Closed) I feel like such a failure

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It sounds like you’ve done a lot to make progress and positive steps in your career, and it must be so frustrating to feel like it hasn’t paid off. I’m not a hiring manager (heck, I don’t quite have my degree yet, but hoping I don’t have this problem once I do), but at this point when you think you’ve tried everything, why not let a professional take a look at your resume and cover letter? I’ve had some friends who did that when they were job hunting with no success, and small tweaks can definitely make a difference in whether or not you even get that initial phone call rahter than your resume just going into the black hole!

Post # 4
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have been there, and I know how frustrating this can be.

My only suggestion is to find a job… any job.. by this I mean even cleaning, waiting, anything.

My experience is that it is easier to get a job with an active working reference and when you are already employed. Where you are employed does not matter quite so much.

I had two degrees and was unemployed for the most part for a year. I then took a job as an entry level aged carer (with high care need elderly) and had 4 job offers in my chosen fields within a few months.

Just food for thought. Things might be different in the US. (I am in Australia.)

Post # 6
23 posts

Well I can’t be much help, you do sound AWESOME !!!

I know it is tough out there. It just plain SUCKS!!!

And I have heard on the news that employers will not hire you if you have been unemployed for more than a year. I guess they figure you have something wrong with you. So take the other young ladies advice and take ANYTHING just to get hired.

Then keep on plugging. My sons friend graduated with him from USAFA in 06 and she has a masters degree from Harvard and she hasn’t been able to get a job in almost 2 years. Her dad told her not to quit the AF before she found a sure thing… now she wishes she had listened. She is back to planting corn and driving dads tractor!

If you live near a military base try looking there for a civilian position. Or if you don’t mind moving to a new area, you might find one at another military instillation.


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