Today’s song of the day:
Kids (Keep up) – Childish Gambino
So remember when your parents told you as a child that you could be anything you wanted? Well unfortunately that was a lie, and I’ve always known that, but I’m starting to think that you can’t be anything you even kind of want, you just kind of have to take what you can get.
*Sad Part is, she made more than I have in my bank account for this stunt*
I always use to believe that my friends who couldn’t find a job had some terrible flaw that I didn’t know about, like maybe they just super suck at interviews, or maybe they just had bad grades. But I’m just starting to realize that they could be adequate in every aspect and just literally get the shaft, and by that I mean just get stuck in this cycle of this terrible cruel world of American business. It’s a ridiculous cycle where if it doesn’t screw you over one way, it’ll screw you in the most ridiculous way a second time.
*Obligatory cliche: that’s using your head right there*
The cycle goes as such, right out of college,no one hires you for one reason or another (not enough experience, found someone more qualified, or just the typical no response). It just seems that there is no reason why didn’t hire you, most likely cause they hired someone else the supervisor knew, like their brother’s son’s friend from community college who just made a few wrong decisions in life. The second way you get screwed is that after working a few odd jobs here and there, and have been outside of your original field for an extended period of time, you automatically fall to the bottom of the applicant pile for any future job. I mean think about it, the companies would more than likely prefer someone who just came out of college as they are on the cutting edge of the field, the material is fresh in their minds, they’re super cheap, and that void in your resume makes them think something is wrong with you, otherwise someone would have hired you already. And I do know alot of people who have gotten jobs out of college, but again how many were your first choice, or did you get the best job offered. I also know TONS of people who did a few years in the business world and came back to school cause they hated it.
*This is the new college graduate excited about all their possible job opportunities (bubbles) and then ending up with nothing*
So I applied for this internship in DC and had high hopes as it not only was in DC (a city that I love), but it was one of the few that didn’t have a huge “previous experience necessary” in bold on it, and it was paying! I thought I fit their requirements perfectly and it was a graduate student specific internship, so I thought I was a shoe in. Haven’t heard back in a few weeks, and it just so happens my friend in DC knew someone who just started. This was her very nice e-mail to me explaining how she got with them
I cold called them and turned out my mentor in graduate school knew them, and they liked i worked many years for the fed gvnt.
So what I got here was that she got it cause of her mentor, and her experience…. So when I asked about a non paying research assistant position, she replies…
Regarding the research assistant position, that is full time. They are actually looking for a bachelor level, so I think you may be over qualified– plus between you and me –it’s more a assistant position and you can do better!
Thanks for the pep talk and encouragement, unfortunately it won’t help me on resume. I mean seriously though, what do you want me to do? I can’t experience, yet, any real big boy job needs experience… *Sigh* It appears I myself have entered the vortex, and I’m not even done with school yet. Gettin em started early I suppose.
*No, I don’t want to go into the vortex! NOOOO*
Wells “Do you want fries with that” Ling