How do I find a job and move out?
June 15, 2012 6:08 AM Subscribe
What advice can you give to an unemployed graduate like me who wants to move out into the city?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I graduated from a good University almost a year ago now, with good grades, but what people probably consider a useless degree. I refuse to believe it's useless as there are many graduate careers that don't require a specific degree, however I might be at a disadvantage. Anyway, I am unemployed now, but over the year I did a bit of traveling, acquired a driving license, got a temporary job that allowed me to save up. My contract ended just over 4 months ago and I decided I want to pursue a long-term career, more importantly I want to move out into the big city as I am very isolated now.
During my temp job I have met people who graduated years ago who are still stuck in a limbo and I did not want to be like that. This has led me to apply for all sorts of internships, I haven't heard back from most of them and today I got rejected for one I have worked so hard for (even had people look over my application for me). It has dishearten me slightly. I've managed to get accepted into an internship agency but so far this seems like my only progress I've made. It's a drag having to spend so much time filling applications in only to hear nothing back.
I know it has only been 4 months since I had a job (and I'm sure many graduates has it much worse), but I'm starting to feel agitated, irritated, demotivated and hopeless about my future mainly because of my living situation (where I have controlling parents). On top of that going to the Job Centre to claim my JSA is a depressing environment too (although at the same time I am grateful they have this system).
My main goal is to move out (being isolated is deteriorating my mental health) so I pretty much will take up any job just to get my foot into the city. My second goal is to find a long-term career (a bit interested in eCommerce but other then that I am not really sure what I want to do and I have spent many restless days trying to work that out). My mind is all over the place, doing this and that, that I feel like I have lost track and focus. I know I need to approach things one at a time, but I'm not sure where to start. I am still young, I want to make the most of it and start living. I am positive if I continue to work hard I can at least achieve something. What advice could you give to me?
Thanks for reading and I appreciate your input!