Thursday, July 22, 2010

Job search update

So awhile back I made the decision that I am going to re-enter the workforce. After staying home for the past 4 years, I now have my Bachelor's Degree and am ready to go back to work.  So I made that decision and I guess I was a little over confident because I thought for sure I would find a job right away. Sad reality is, I can't find a job!  All of the jobs I have found are looking for people with way more experience than me. I have my undergrad and am working towards my MBA but all of the jobs require 5-10 years experience. I did a search tonight and there are 423 jobs within 25 miles of me. (I live in the middle of a couple big cities) Problem is, they are just not jobs that I am qualified to do. Of course most of them were for truck drivers! UGH!  Worst part is, I'm not even being picky. I figure if I can just get my foot in the door somewhere I can always work my way up but I can't even find a place to start at the bottom!  With 4 kids, I don't want to have to travel so there goes any type of marketing or sales positions. I did find a Supervisor job that pays very well that I am qualified for but I really have no desire to work on a factory floor. Definitely not what I envisioned when I got my degree last summer!  Ah, flashback to that day last Summer when I felt like a million bucks. I graduated w/ my hubby and kiddos by my side. Such a great day.


Now I'm just annoyed and stressed out. Not feeling like a million bucks anymore. *lol* Wish me luck!


7 comments:

Alexia said...

Good luck. It's hard. I'm not able to find a job and I have a degree and 11 years experience!

alissa4illustration said...

The economy still isn't the greatest! Hang in there. I'm sure something will come up.

Busy Working Mama said...

Good luck searching. You might have to start small and work your way up. Have you tried indeed.com for searching? I like that site best because it searches across several websites. My hubby's been on the hunt for over a year now (he's on boss #6 in the last 2 years at work) and he's not been able to find anything so - it's not you!

Stephie C said...

Lady I am right there with ya! I came back to MI with my Bachelors in Psych thinking it would be no problem to find a job making $15/hour...HAHAHAHHAHA I dunno who I was kidding (myself obviously!). Needless to say my first job I took was at a teeny bop clothing store in the mall making around $8 an hour then moved onto Toys R Us making less (but was happier) and then finally got into a job with Goodwill Industries which was hardest 6 months of my life by the way...I then interviewed and got a promotion with them and now work in a state office but still for GWI. Still not making that $15 an hour though

dannyscotland said...

You should still feel proud of your accomplishments. It's the economy that is causing this to happen. It's just so slow right now. My brother got laid off and after more than a year of searching, he finally ended up going back to school for a different degree, which is what he's working on getting right now. When he graduates, he'll be a radiographer (takes X-rays). Hopefully that job will still be in high demand next December when he graduates. It's really frustrating, I know, but just hang in there, and remember that you are lucky in many ways, one very important one being that you aren't the sole breadwinner for your family. (I know that's small consolation when you have worked so hard, but hang tight; eventually things will even out and more jobs will open up).

With our best said...

Sarah,

Keep at it! Something will come up perfect for you! Just got give up and don't settle for less... I have been laid off twice now from 2 great jobs and just last week I found another job of my dreams. You can do it!

Karissa

BabeeLove said...

Congrats on your degree!! Good luck on the job search. My hubby is having the same issues and he also just got his BS.

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