After leaving K-State in mid-December, I found myself in the very common position of having +1 degree but negative job.
Technically, it was 0 job, but it really felt like negative.
There's something about your first job hunt postgrad that makes you feel like the lowest of the low. Well, it's not so much something as it is a combination of things; it seems like every single person in your graduating class has an amazing job waiting for them, the only gigs you can find in your field pay $0.02/hour, every practical thing you need is way too expensive and no one is responding to your emails. There's more, but if I listed everything I'd be here all day and I've got a lasagna in the oven.
It took me almost four months to find the job I have now. It might as well have been a lifetime. The days seemed endless and were filled with panicked LinkedIn searches, resume updates and "Judge Judy" binge watching.
In short, it sucked.
But it's over now, and the resulting emotions are akin to what I imagine finishing a marathon is like (assuming I'd ever have the strength/insanity to take that on). Sweet, sweet relief.
To my unemployed readers; you'll get there, I promise.
But in the meantime, let me attempt to talk down all of the evil thought demons that have no doubt filled your head during your unemployment. Stick with me, I'm gonna try to show you the light at the end of the tunnel.
about the author
Great hair, average personality.