I’m frustrated dawg. Like, I’m more than frustrated. I’m confuddled.
Call me naive, but I never expected the journey to making my first post-grad career move to be so ridiculously discouraging. I feel like I’m doing something wrong, but I can’t pinpoint what exactly that is. It seems as though there are rarely any jobs that are popping up in my field, at least where I’m at locally. My official qualification (that
My official qualification (that thang that my transcript will tell ya) is that I have a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in English. Basically, words are my thing. I’ve been applying for different marketing (primarily internet-based) types of jobs, but no one’s hit your girl back up yet. I even applied for a job as a librarian (which oddly, I really wanted so I was tight that they never got in contact with me) That leads me to believe that there’s something wrong with how I’ve been going about it. Either there’s something wrong with my resume, or something wrong with the cover letters that I’ve been dropping like mixtapes at all these companies and what not. I will figure out what’s wrong though; maybe I just got to get another pair of eyes to look at them.
I had a job interview the other day at a local department store. It was my first one in about a year, so I was ridiculously nervous. I dressed up as much as I could to combat how nervous and nauseous I was, so I wore a dress that resembled this NY&C one (Thank You Auntie!!!). I brought my resume; wore my “It’s Time for Business” wig, and slicked down my edges to match it. I was ’bout it ’bout it.
The interview went okay. I rambled a lot and didn’t think I made much sense. Like usual. But, I had an interesting convo with the woman who interviewed me about my actual career goals. I think she knew that I didn’t want to work at a department store for the rest of my life. She told me she’d hire me on the spot if I really wanted the job. (Which I didn’t really get cause I thought I did terribly but hey I try not to block my blessings). She said she didn’t want me to be at that job forever if that was the case. She also told me that the job wasn’t really full-time (as the posting had previously stated), and the pay wasn’t that great. Like, really not that great.
What she said made me think, that maybe I should give myself a bit more time to find a job that fits me better. Is it bad to say that I know (or at least, have an idea) of my worth and I feel like I’ve worked hard enough in college/high school/life and I should be compensated accordingly?
I’m blessed to be in a situation where, at the moment, I don’t have to put myself in a position that I don’t want to be in. My parents still think I’m kind of an okay person, and they haven’t thrown me out the front door like Uncle Phil did to Jazzy Jeff.
I’m trying to give myself another month to look around, pray about it, and hopefully stumble into a position that’ll fulfill me and also aid me as I try to make these adult-ish steps in the next year or so.
But after that time, I’ll probably just throw myself to the wind and take whatever I can get my college debt-ridden hands on. Being broke is just not the business. But, A$AP Twelvvy said it best…
Any tips for the finding jobs in the communications/internet marketing/literally I will write anything for you field? I’m open to all suggestions/links/kind words fam.