Welcome to Life Post-Grad… AKA Unemployment

Well it’s officially been one month since graduation. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone since I walked through the Arch on graduation day. I’m not gonna lie, post grad life isn’t that exciting… Especially when you are unemployed. Sure it seems great at first; you get to spend every day at the pool, or shopping or hanging out with other unemployed friends. Trust me when I say that you get tired of it. I’m so bored, and not to mention broke.

It’s also extremely frustrating to be patient waiting to hear back from jobs. They tell you a week or so and two weeks goes by and still nothing. From talking with my friends it seems to be a trend with every agency or company. I completely understand they’re super busy, but it’s all every post-grad thinks about. We all want jobs… And unfortunately they aren’t in surplus these days. As my mom would say, patience is a virtue. Definitely a character trait I still need to work on.

In the mean time, I’ll just keep applying, waiting, hoping and praying that I will be employed soon and can join the rest of the 9-5 (or 8-6) world. Oh and take a trip to the beach next week! Why not? 🙂

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4 responses to “Welcome to Life Post-Grad… AKA Unemployment

  1. First of all relax things take time. I did things backwards. I was employed, then unemployed, then employed again, then I went to school. Honestly, you are probably going to go through employment and no employment a few times over the next few years. Seems to be a growing trend with people in entry level positions. The Law of Success book helped me a incredible amount despite being written decades ago.Also, look into doing something yourself as a small business. You have the time and some freelance work might be the tipping point to show a perspective employer that you aren’t a wet-behind-the-ears college graduate and you are looking to get things done. Business owners and managers (I’ve been both) are looking for drive, initiative, and sound judgement more than scholarly qualification. You can teach anyone how to do almost anything on the job if the are committed.

  2. Hi Dave,
    Thank you for your comment and all your advice. I actually have been doing freelance work as well. I am confident in my qualifications, and know I will find something soon, it’s just not what I am used to. Thanks again for your kind words and advice.
    Katelyn

  3. your welcome, I wish you all the best and good luck

  4. Lauren Riley

    Katelyn today may be your lucky day. This is Lauren i worked with you at ecampus wide. My company YP, formerly AT&T Advertising Solutions is having a hiring blitz for 9 new advertising sales reps. Many of our reps do not have a sales or even advertising background so with your varied experience in advertising and pr you should be a shoe in. You will have top priority with my referral. This position is high base pay plus commissions and monthly bonuses plus full benefits! My manager needs my referral by today or tomorrow so please contact me asap. Thanks. 678-313-7092 email lr146w@att.com

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