I've been jobless for over 5 months out of college. What are some suggestions?
I'm almost at the end of my rope. I graduated from a good state school with a BA in Psychology and a decent GPA. In the course of 5 months, I've applied to and interviewed in many places, and haven't received a job offer. I now work at Starbucks to be able to eat and pay gas, I moved back in with my parents. I keep applying but the job search is very depressing. What are some suggestions to get a job? I used to want to get a job in my field- mental health and psychology- but I've widened my search into journalism, social service, marketing, and research. Still nothing. I go to my colleges career center and do interview training with them. I am on antidepressants as a result of the depression I've developed over being unemployed. They say networking is best to get a job, but I don't want to leave it up to serendipity. I apply online as well as making cold calls. Please, any advice would be appreciated..
Asked By: Esparta - 5/10/2012
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I graduate into a recession back in the early 90s as a physics major. I was deeply disappointed at the time. It turned out my degree was "too theoretical." I was unemployed for about a year. I finally got an internship in renewable energy and then went to graduate school. I also had to endure another recession in... More
Answered By: ASUGRAD - 5/10/2012
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Have you tried the department of social services? You could help rescue kids from houses where the parents do meth. USAjobs.gov Not sure what type of jobs you thought you would get with a psychology degree. People usually google this before spending 4 years at school.
Answered By: Go with the flow - 5/10/2012
Pay a professional to teach you how to interview. Your resume is fine since you are getting the interviews but that is your weakness. Now go volunteer by joining the local Rotary or at a hospital and do some networking.
Answered By: Ariaread - 5/10/2012
Did you check out the job prospects and salary scale before you opted for a Degree in Psychology........sorry.........worthless degree.............try..........Garbage Collector ................... apply locally...............
Answered By: kapn - 5/10/2012
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