>tfw degrees are useless
>tfw cant get any job
>tfw im so fucked
its not fair man
>tfw (you) didn't do internships or network with anyone who had job prospects
This. If you know Microsoft office and don't sperg too much you can get a job making $12/hr. Job hop every 2-3 years and you can make good money.
Otherwise construction. If you can show up on time sober you will have work. Less bullshit than food service or retail.
can confirm that our lives are easymode
I have a question.
If I'm a college student, is it possible for me to enroll in an online Electrician school on the side and get a degree within, say, 2 years? Then after graduating I could consider an apprenticeship as a fallback if I'm unable to get a job with my degree?
Is this reasonable?
I've been looking for something, anything, that I can do during my last year of university that will help me get a fallback job down the line in case after I graduate.
If not, are there any certifications that are relatively simple and which a college student can get on the side that you recommend?
Then fuck off, the world isn't going to hand you anything.
There are plenty of people who go to college then go straight into trade apprenticeships when they find out how useful their degrees are.
Overqualified? You aren't overqualified for shit.
What job experience do you have? Anything? Here's the deal OP, you took 4 years off from your career to go to school. Having a degree will help you in the long run, but for right now you're just another cookie cutter college student.
Get your head out of your ass and get something just to get by.
If you're frugal, and hardworking, your $12/hr will pay for what you need (even rent if you have a roommate), and eventually you'll get a raise, or at least something with substance to put on a resume.
well then I guess you're just fucked huh?
Time to give up on your career.
If you can't get a job that pays more than $12/hr, then you aren't better or overqualified for a job that pays $12/hr. So you might as well just be unemployed until someone realizes how much of a special snowflake you are.
Not OP, but here I am, doing a History grade at college knowing that I won't get hired after finishing it until I achieve a government job as a HS teacher, something which is hard as fuck in my country as the my career's market's saturated with graduates.
I want to kill myself.
I know microsoft office. Im also about to finish my associates transfer for engineering this term (it only took me 2 terms to finish it thanks to high school). I've been working nothing but fast food. Where should I start looking for a job?
I think OP means that jobs are turning him down saying "you're over qualified". They don't wana hire a guy who might leave anytime for better job in his expertise.
Not saying he/she/it can't get a 12/hour + job but just that people don't usually say they're overqualified meaning "think I'm too good" way.
Be me, cs and math major. Everyone else is complaining about how shit their degrees are. Be me also playing bassoon for university on the side.
No one seems to pick degrees or classes out of interest. The are just going through the motions. Sometimes degrees payout with more than money. It's a time to enrich yourself.
It always pisses me off when people make fun of music majors. At least they aren't too scared to do what they love.
You want a job from your degree? Have some dedication and persistence. It sounds like you gave up long before getting your degree.
Well, this used to be the case about 10 years ago, when I started college. Then I graduated right as the recession happened. Basically I was just a clueless 18 year old that was literally coerced into college by my parents.
>tfw degrees are useless
agree, all degrees except STEM are academicaly worthles. law and medicine are just good for getting a job
everything else is just a joke
>tfw cant get any job
you either have a joke degree, or didn't bother to build up a portfolio which is your own fault.
>tfw im so fucked
>It always pisses me off when people make fun of music majors.
why ? why the fuck would you study that shit ? if you want to make music, just do it. if you want to be a pretentions faggot, no one cares about your degree anyway or will take you serious.
thats just a waste of academical resources.
You're preaching oposite points of view.
One tells you to work at anything, regardless of liking it or not and the other tells you to study what interests you and pursue it, regardless of it being viable or not.
still makes more money than your lazy, culturally sensitive faggot ass.
At least you know how to play an instrument. Maybe I'll hire you to do a wedding. What's that? You only play ukulele? What's that? 100g in debt?
Start learning a trade my nigga.
>26 yrs old living with mom
>worked at the mall
>decided to try joining a trade (HVAC)
>Go to CC for about a year
>Land job in the local Union
Fast forward to now
>have my own apartment in Silicon Valley (tiny as fuck but at least it's my own place)
>company truck so I never have to worry about wear and tear on my own vehicle
>overtime out the ass, why can't I hold all this money
Electricians, HVAC, whatever. Just do it op, fuck college.
College used to be the school for the wealthy until the GI Bill. These people would have had plenty of connections to job markets without doing anything. Now college is just an extension of high school. It's necessary, though, if you plan to land management positions without being a very successful entrepreneur.
Been looking for a job for 5 months, unemployed for 3.
It's soul destroying, but I've gotten better at interviewing and I feel like I'm getting closer. I've also been getting referrals from friends.
Context: I've been searching for professional jobs.
We don't need 200 million managers and 100 million workers- we need 1 manager for every 10 workers.
Those 170 million of those college educated 'managers' are just gonna have to accept that they belong on the factory line, with the people that didn't go to college
simple as that
I don't know, I've never enjoyed anything, really. In my country, most jobs are paid like shit unless it's something like engineering or medic... I don't wanna end like my parents, working my ass off for 1k € per month.
That being said, it's too late to pursue an engineering for me.
lol you fucked up OP
gotta do it like me
>graduated uni last month
>start new job in Feb (because I networked)
>36$/hr pay during weekdays 38$/hr on weekends
>only 20 years old and no debts or liabilities.
>I'm a god damn Doctor and can't find a job
You were just proposed several jobs you could take and you simply said
>I don't want this
It's not that you can't find a job, you just refuse to take what's available because you're a whiny little brat who thinks he's too good and would rather be unemployed
>We need welders, mechanics, and electricians
there is no shortage of welders mechanics and electricians, all of those jobs have long waitlists for internships and union slots because so many people want to do them
If you're good at your trade you'll never have to look for a job. I started as a co-op (highschool internship), I peddled my fucking ass and got into a shop as a cleanup boy and to just follow mechsnics around all day. I spent my off hours reading about cars, searching for the mechanic college course textbooks and studying. Learn your shit and known
your shit. They asked me to go to college and apprentice a month into a 9 month co-op. Now I work full time as a mechanic soo
>Get Liberal arts degree
>No job market for degree
>Apply to burger king
>BUT I SHOULD GET TO WORK AT BURGERKING OVER THIS GUY
>BECAUSE I HAVE A HISTORY DEGREE, COLLEGE IS A SCAM
Do you retards realize that just having a degree doesn't mean you should get a job if the degree isn't relevant
If literally every human on earth was a doctor/lawyer, who would do all of the "shitty" work, huh?
You guys are literally shit at logistics and are the reason why foreigners are able to infiltrate this country.
I took college class my senior year and passed them, just to prove to myself I wasn't running away from what I wanted or that I thought of myself as stupid.
I now have job too that only requires a high school diploma.
Dumb, pompous faggots.
I'm the guy you quoted who said he'd rather off himself than work a min wage job for life, let me explain why. I am socially retarded. No gf, only a few friends that I'll lose after graduation anyways. I have to like what I do to get any fulfillment out of life.
Also, with the picture of the guy above, there's doing it, and then there's slaving yourself to it like the picture. Minimum wage warrants minimum effort in my opinion. It's just a job at that point.
He worked for it you stupid fuckinv cunt, applied himself and someone noticed.
You'll never have a fucking job with your piss poor attitude. Everybody sees you and thinks to themselves, "What a worthless cunt."
You're the only spoiled fuck in the thread, lived with your mom your whole life and don't know what the real world is like.
> kill yourself.
Anyone in a developed country does. You wouldn't fucking know of course, because you never applied yourself.
Nobody just sends someone to college or puts them in a 9 month apprenticeship if they don't know that they'll work their ass off. Nobody looks at you that way. You literally expect shit to be handed to you, judging you to be the same anon that thinks he is entitled to a job because hhe went to college.
You literally expect life to be "fair" and tend to your needs, wipe your ass, etc.
You're a fucking child. A spoiled, entitled piece of shit, who thinks the world should revolve arounf him, simple as that.
What the hell is your problem?
I'll agree that >>16666317 put the work in after that first co-op, but the fact is not many people who have never done it before at that point are going to land a co-op just because they "had a curiosity" about the work.
Over half the battle in establishing a career is getting that first relevant experience, and the anon we're talking about did catch a break not too many others (especially here) would.
It's not always about just making music. Studying music is the best exercise you can do for your brain. IT fields prefer hiring graduates who have studied music because it makes them amazing problem solvers and multitaskers
Even though you come across as a blithering idiot I don't think you're entirely wrong
Music majors aren't as useful as other majors but they aren't entirely worthless - thing is, if you go for a music major you need to have a PLAN. Either you go right into a music related field or teaching or into IT like I said.
If you get a music major without any real strategy then don't be surprised if it doesn't get you anywhere
>Anyone in a developed country does.
Many of us need to go through lotteries before we're even glanced at. Or did you think everybody gets the chance to suck some dick and be handed an apprenticeship?