>>16674690 >in my field Either forget this or it's time for graduate school. Luckily, since you have a degree, you won't be on the absolute bottom rung of ladder. You can become a retail assistant manager or something.
I'm a senior in a psychology program, so trust me when I say I sympathize.
>>16674793 Me I'm not saying this >>16674795 money is important ,but its not all life is about for example I studied nursing, its combines a shit ton of factors I find appealing, it also happens to provide job security and income.
You should of studied something that is both employable and you would (at the minimum) be okay with doing for a while (not necessarily your entire life)
>>16674832 Thats another view. Those people are dreamers and rarely do they make it. Your passionate does not have to equal your work. The way I see it if you really wanted to you could work and save money to fund your passion.
I'm in the same boat OP except my degree was always useless I don't know what the fuck I was thinking I hated university anyway it was the biggest waste of 4 years and now my parents and girlfriend who have always been so proud of me which I never deserved are slowly realizing how much of a failure I am and basically it's all fucked.
Want to get a trade but need to work to pay rent and no trade schools offer night courses so just fucking kill me
>>16674876 Over qualified and not enough experience. You fell into a trap. Try applying for lower graduate positions and argue that you don't mind be over qualified because you're a team player (or some other reason)
>3 months before graduation industry crashed >managed to get a job paying $15k less than the pre crash average where $17.5k is conditional on field time >only have 20% of the field time, so missing out on $14k >dodged first round of layoffs >10% salary reduction JFMSUF
Just finished my resume, going to try to hop industries. That or go work literally anywhere else because I'm making an equivalent of $20/hr doing a 50 hr high stress work week.
It's a shit degree by any stretch of the imagination. I'm sure you've heard your own fellow History students talk about how they'll earn a whole extra $0.25/hour at Starbucks with their degree. There's optimistic, and then there's willfully ignorant. You learned nothing from your own studies.
Supermarkets don't accept rainbows, leprechaun magic, dreams, or whatever abstract concept is associated with your degree as payment, anon.
If you want to get a degree, at some point, you have to decide what the light at the end of the tunnel is.
It should be obvious to anyone at college that after four years, you're out and will be expected to work. It's not like it's a big surprise.
If your degree didn't provide you with relevantly employable skills, and you spent none of your time building other skills to differentiate yourself with, it's no one's fault but your own when you get out and have to choose to work for scraps in the unskilled labor market.
I started my useless degree in 2004, so I was all optimistic in thinking that I'd get at least a somewhat decent job after I graduated. Then the recession was in full force when I graduated in 2008.
Now I'm thinking of going back for a trade. Wish I would have done this straight out of high school. I'd be WAY better off than I am now. Back when I was in high school, it was drilled into all of us to go to a 4 year university, and the trade schools were for the dumb kids. Now those guys are doing way better than us, without the debt and with a killer salary. I guess they got the last laugh.
Anyone that still goes for these useless degrees post 2008 is an even bigger moron than I was.
>>16677119 It definitely didn't take 7 years for me to realize that I was screwed. I knew I was fucked the moment I graduated. Eventually, I WAS able to get a job with my degree, but by no means is it lucrative. It fucking sucks, which is why I'm wanting to change careers.
>>16675781 >degree didnt provide with relevantly employablke skills writing is a very employable skill, almost no one knows how to write reports, letters, proposals these days. history degree is all about writing. most history grads who want money become lawyers OP
>>16678149 dude youre the one complaining about being unemployable with your degree, what kind of answer do you want? go work at subway or taco bell and make your way up to assistant to the regional manager
>>16678192 OP i am helping you. i am telling you to go back to grad school and get an employable degree. you cant get a job in your field because there are no jobs in your field. your field's jobs literally amount to:
A. highschool teacher B. menial labor C. low paying student college research job
>>16678204 how are you a doctor? what degree do you have? i was under the impression you had only a bachelors in history. can you explain your qualifications/degrees? what country are you from? i know europe has a shorter college/grad school cycle
>>16678296 try moving closer to a big city. what about big commercial outlets that sell glasses? dont they usually have optometrists on hand to do inspections and whatnot? i would say keep trying with the recruitment agencies, and maybe be more broad with the locations you would take. (maybe the recruiters are only searching in your immediate area because you told them you didnt want to relocate?)
>>16678168 This is bs. Honestly these jobs don't give a shit about you or your degrees. You can fill out an application and just not put down your degree and get hired. They will not look into it to see of you actually have a degree.
Feel like this work is below you? I bet you could get a job in fast food. Over qualified is honestly not a real thing. You are by no means required to tell them about having degrees or experience. Would it help? Obviously, yes. Will they look into it if you write nothing down? No they wont. You worked to earn those titles and degrees and rightfully so have pride that you have worked hard to get them. But now you claim because of having them you cant get a job which is far from the truth. Face it, you just wont "lower" yourself to try to get these jobs.
>23 yo >nothing apart from highschool diploma >0 motivation, 0 drive, 0 discipline >no passions >used to study computer science stuff, never finishes anything of that (would have to start from.scratch, basically) >currently am in my first year of a history degree knowing that there's no future to it >seriously considering about offing myself
I've fucked up big time. I'm doing history right now cause it's the only subject that made me take a book outside of hs, the only thing that seemed to make me interested in. Prior to that I studied Computer related stuff, but I finally gave up after working in a programming aprenticeship cause I hated the job so much that it made me feel even more depressed than I already was.
The only two career paths that I could enjoy in the future are nursery and physioterapy, but I don't meet the academic requirements to join any of them... I could try to find a job for some time, but I don't see myself being a blue collar worker, someone with no school diploma working jobs without qualification for the rest of my life...
>>16679169 just get a job being an optometrist OP, i cant imagine you are having a hard time being a doctor with a degree. you arent trying hard enough. where do you live? how many agencies are you using to place you?
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