I realize I haven't been writing enough, as I've been busy on a constant job hunt these days. But since I'm pretty sure that I am losing my mind, I should try this last ditch blogging effort to stay sane before becoming homeless...
Story time/rant: based on my previous blog, you know that I moved to NYC err Brooklyn in order to get close to all these cool social media marketing jobs and snag one for myself. Well that hasn't happened. On top of that, New York costs so much money, like beyond the expensive that I was prepared for, that my savings is nearly gone. Besides NY's atrocious rent (and other fees) costs, I have a LOT of bills/debts to pay every month too. So yeah, I might lose all of my belongings as well as my room in an apartment if I don't find a job soon. And yes, I am actively applying EVERYWHERE!
I try to vent to my new friends and all they can offer is "try harder", they give me a list of tasks I should do to help find a job, as if after 5 months I haven't tried all of that already, even while falling deeper and deeper into a depression that I can't afford to have (no insurance), I continue to try. I have a bachelors degree, a master's degree, and over 10 years of work experience, but since I don't know the "right people" or didn't think of a great and witty way to get them to read my resume, I can't get hired to work. Not even jobs that pay little and I am well over qualified for will hire me, so exactly how am I supposed to live as a not so young adult???
Meanwhile up in the Kim Kardashian suite, *GASP* she got robbed of millions in jewelry, but still has her mansion, livelihood, and ass to sell in order to earn it all back in a month or two. Not that theft is ok, or that she deserved it, but in ranking the greatest tragedies even of this week, the Kim K robbery isn't one of them, but you know, priorities... This is truly an F'd up world that we live in.
Sure this may make me seem like one of those bitter, entitled, whining millennials that seems to be the IT topic to discuss these days. Stupid, cocky, good for nothing millennials always wanting to get not a job, but a career, that affords them the ability to settle down, own a house and car and raise a family. How greedy, selfish, and entitled we are, the nerve! But from what I have witnessed from many of the people that I have met in my adult, career minded life, what I said above is true and it is legitimately how this world works, as bitter as I may sound (and may actually be). Sure there may be people who can go to school, get some experience, fill out some resumes online, get the call back and interview with no outside help, no excessive research studying and effort put in. I for one hope that it is possible for at least some people! But for the most part, as the saying goes, "it's WHO you know, not WHAT you know" and though I know a lot of people, and I am grateful for them, they are clearly not the people who can get me a job at all, let alone in the field that I want to work in. And I am sick of being depressed, worried, and anxious about what will happen when the day finally comes that I can no longer afford to support myself, as I have for the last 8 years. It's a horrible, draining, feeling, yet I am still trying everyday to find work and prevent myself from becoming homeless. I can take UNIQUE suggestions on how to get a job, but I just can't stand to hear one more person tell me "go apply on LinkedIn, indeed, monster, go to job fairs and network, sell some of your things, go work retail until you get a better job" I have and am trying that and it's not working so please, I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT!!!
Food for thought: check out this article from Elite Daily, of the "genius" who will likely get a job through admittedly really smart thinking, but excessive effort and bribery (even if it is just donuts), "Clever Guy Landed 10 Job Interviews By Hiding Resume In A Box Of Doughnuts". Yes I am jealous that I didn't think to do that first, back when I actually had money to spend, but I am also bitter that such extreme measures are necessary just to get a chance at a position in this day and age. Anyone else experiencing hardships finding a job these days even when you are trying many different routes and maybe even over qualified for the job? How about those who got creative like the doughnut guy and landed a position?