After having yet another interview today, I think about how much harder it is to find a job than I thought it would be. I have experience. I have a Masters. I have good references. I know what I am doing…
So, why can’t I find someone to hire me? Is it because they want more experience? More education? Or is the economy that bad?
I have probably applied to over 50 jobs all over the east coast. From Maine to North Carolina and out to Chicago. I have had 5 interviews. Two jobs looked very promising (one told me off handedly that I would be offered a position they just weren’t sure which one). Yet nothing. I have applied for things I am not even that interested in as a forever job just for something… for more experience.
I usually use two websites to find jobs- indeed.com and idealist.org. I am looking for a non-profit job and these two have the biggest database of these type of jobs. I have had no luck on CareerBuilder or monster.
And I guess it could be worse. I could have no money coming in. I do still have a TAing job through my school. I get $23 a week. Woohoo. I keep hoping something will appear.