I graduated in September with my Bachelor’s Degree and still have yet to find a position in the industry that I want to work in. Although I am currently employed, it’s just a position that’s extremely entry level and only requires you to have a High School Diploma if that.
No one tells you that in order to find a job that will turn into your career you need multiple internships. No one tells you that even though these internships don’t pay, you need to meet certain requirements. I was denied an interview for a non paying internship because I don’t have enough experience. Isn’t the point of an internship to learn the ins and outs of the industry you want to work in? Usually that means the intern has no experience outside of class.
Also no one tells you that your degree alone is practically useless- what you studied in class honestly gets you no where. Joke’s on us haha! The simplest jobs require Bachelors or a Masters, like for an example: Administrative Assistant. I found an Admin Assistant that required an MBA.
Is this because no one is willing to train their employees anymore or because they want overly qualified employees in which they’ll pay at a very low rate because they need the job?
Another thing no one tells you while you’re trying to find a career you wont hate is the depression and anxiety that you might face. Being turned down or not even getting a response after an interview can bring on both anxiety and depression.