||[Jan. 19th, 2006|02:01 pm]
Unmotivated students. Unsure graduates. Us.
Hey everyone! I'm not sure how often this community is actually used but I thought I'd introduce myself anyway. I've just moved in with my parents after finishing my B.Sc. in another city. I've looked for a job in my field (environmental science) for a while, but I'm not having any luck, or perhaps I'm looking in all the wrong places. So far I've seen a lot of management and senior positions that I have no chance at. Where the entry-level positions at?!
Anyway, I'm extremely bored these days because... Well, you know... Unemployment usually means you're not doing much of anything every day (unless you have money somehow). I've applied to some retail positions recently, which I'll probably end up working at for a while. Hopefully my hate for other people judging me will stop me from being a lifer in retail. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with retail, it's just that it has got nothing to do with my degree, which costed me tens of thousands of dollars (which I now owe back to the government, wahoo!).
I've been passing the time with Harry Potter books these days (when I'm not job hunting of course). They're actually a lot better than I thought they would be.
Currently unemployed and half-assedly jobseeking m'self, these days... I hate customer service. The bad ones always seem to stick in my craw long after the nice ones leave.
Thanks! Oh, yeah... Customer service is interesting to say the least. When you deal with the general public on a daily basis, you just gotta learn how to ignore the crazies... I guess I haven't learned how yet, because they still got to me when I worked at a camera store a few months ago! :) Good luck with your job search!
2010-12-02 06:21 pm (UTC)
over educated and underemployed
I sympathise, but that won't change your circumstances. I have a B.A. in Psych., A Diploma in Family Mediation, and a Diploma for Early Childhood Montesori Teacher. I have easily spent $30,000 on all these courses and the one thing I make money at is something I could've done without any of them! I teach piano @ $15/ per half hour that's not bad at all, but it's not 8 hrs. straight per day. And the only reason I started teaching piano was to earn money for one of my courses! This would be a big laugh, if I hadn't spent so much time and money doing all those courses! I believe you need to do something purposeful while you're "career" hunting. The worst thing for your self confidence is not having a purpose in your day, and therefor in your life. Courses will always divert your attention and keep you "BUSY", but if it's an entry level job in your field you want, focus most of your effort and time on finding that job, while also doing something which has purpose for you personally ( PAID work, volunteer with some organization RELATED TO WHAT YOU STUDIED etc.) Don't be too picky, and don't set your expectations so high that you miss seeing the "not perfect" JOBS THAT YOU NEED TO DO TO START YOUR CAREER OFF. To end, doing almost anything is always better than doing nothing,unless you are an entrepreneur at heart and have some money to gamble. Good Luck K.
What sort of environmental science job are you looking for? I'm in that field (in the wildlife biology end of it now), and I might have some website suggestions for where to look for jobs if you want. Though it seems everything is either a temporary, seasonal unpaid or low paid position, or it's mid-to-upper level full time.