Graduated on May the 20th

Snarelure
Snarelure

graduated on May the 20th
been working menial jobs since while living at home
remember sitting at home watching the French Open final when Wawrinka beat Djokovic

graduated on May 20th, 2015

Welp, I'm officially a loser.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

what is your degree/cuntry?

takes2long
takes2long

STEM, UK

massdebater
massdebater

graduated April 2015
all the jobs in my area are related to il and gas
oil industry collapses
only get 1 interview, didn't get the job
spend 6 months unemployed
finally manage to get a labour job, been working there since
had another interview last week for a job in another province
no reply

Inmate
Inmate

oil*

takes2long
takes2long

just graduated
looking for a new job related to my accounting degree
get an interview
get laughed at for only having labor experience and no accounting work experience
every job posting with "entry level" accounting in it requires 2+ years of experience

gg

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

STEM

You could be more specific.

In 2013 I was in your position with an engineering degree; sent some speculative cover letters and my resume offering my services for free if necessary, and ended up with a 3 month paid intern which turned into my first job. You have to change tact if the current way is not working.

w8t4u
w8t4u

Liten here bruh.

I have dual undegraduate degrees in Classics and Russian.

After I graduated (May of 2014) I moved back to the deep south. There were no jobs for my major. Took me 3 months after graduation to even find a SINGLE JOB.

I delivered fitness equipment for 4 months after I got back.

Then, I took a sales job and made 45k/yr for the past year and a half (not bad for deep south no cost of living).

Now I'm moving to the east coast to *surprise* do something with my major.

You can't just magically get a job in your major if your town doesn't have an industry in your sector.

Techpill
Techpill

Haven't graduated yet, but on my third internship in a multinational resource company in their treasury department (commodity sales to banks, cash management, hedging of inputs and currencies).

I think you guys should have looked into getting more experience during your degree...

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

пиздoc, aмepикocы, вы yжe coвceм зaжpaлиcь в cвoeй aмepикe. пoчeмy в poccиюшкy нe пoeхaл, paз pyccкий знaeшь? кaтaлcя бы кaк блин в мacлe

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

I had tonnes of internship interviews but failed them all

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

STEM
are you fucking retarded? I mean you obviously are as you've said it.
Nobody in real world says they've graduated STEM, that is fucking irrelevant, it's too fucking broad.
Gdo damn retarded autists

whereismyname
whereismyname

I'm obviously keeping it vague so I'm not identified

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

2 years experience generally means no years experience. It's just bullshit that HR comes up with.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Yep man, there's only like 3 guys in your field in whole UK.

Why are STEM guys so fucking dumb?

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Yeah because you're the only person who graduated with a STEM field degree in May of 2015. You probably majored in Biology or some shit and are just trying to reap sympathy.

Lunatick
Lunatick

All I'll say is that it's one of the subjects that Veeky Forums worships and gives unwarranted respect.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

You have to realize that if you are not employed, you are the dumbest bottom in your country.

girlDog
girlDog

Engineering? Why are you being so cryptic? You think you're the only person to get an engineering degree? It's a pretty common major.

farquit
farquit

Germanfag here. I applied 297 times in a 10 month period after having received my last degree. I do have a dual ba and a phd. I nearly lost it during that time & I will suffer from this for the rest of my life. I do have a very well paid job now, but i lack the focus & energy, because i just lost too much of my stamina in the months before. Honestly...i feel shitty about everything now most of the time.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I graduated in June 2015 with a useless arts degree, moved straight to London and got a job paying £20k + commission within a week. In March I got a job in finance and have been working in derivatives since then.

Can't you sell anything?

Methnerd
Methnerd

2011: lets study EU law, surely the EU has a bright future
focus on competition and procurement law
2014: time to choose masters
why not procurement to specialise in
new Directives come out that contain loads of new rules
be part of the first bunch of graduated procurement that are singular focused on the new rules, instead of being up to date on the old rules and having to learn new ones
will graduate in feb 2017
summer job starts next week, junior business purchaser
internship in october for a prestigious law firm
professor of procurement law likes me, offers to point possible employers towards my existence

The only thing that could fuck things up is a complete collapse of the EU. Could be worse.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

I see many sales roles and haven't applied as much as I should have but I am now.

Are they a good way to get experience that gets you in to investment bank sales roles,where you sell things to mega rich people?

What do these graduate sales roles really need? Warm bodies? Extreme charismatic normies? Or just normal normies? Or attractive posh women?

Methshot
Methshot

Lmao...

кaтaлcя бы кaк блин в мacлe

prosto klass

Should have figured out what you did wrong and adapted.

I started a finance student group and came into interviews with half a dozen reports I had written on commodities, markets, etc etc. to show Im serious.

FastChef
FastChef

Have a job titled "direct support professional" for 2 years
Lie on what the job entails on every application that asks for 2 years of experience
My employer apparently hasn't given specifics of my job when they call because it has always worked

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Didn't do any internships/co-ops
Didn't make any contacts that can get you past HR bullshit at companies

What did you even do in school?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

employed part time from my second semester in my humanities degree in related field
evolved into full time employment at the beginning of my final semester prior to graduation
university went out of their way to help accommodate my final semester and praised me for being so fortunate
other schmucks in my class actually attempted to sabotage my employment by phoning up corporate office etc.
that last semester was essentially a paid internship
now I'm a humanities degree graduate earning $100k+ per year
I can't compete with computer science or math/engineering grads in terms of intelligence but I have nicer things than them and work 1/2 the hours

TLDR it's not what you know

TechHater
TechHater

Bump

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

How did you get the finance job? Did you just apply online?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Protip: A relevant degree is always equal to at least two years of experience

MPmaster
MPmaster

Really? That's funny, every time I get rejected from accounting positions is because I don't have the experience

Spamalot
Spamalot

graduated 2007

You all should know how that went.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

A decent job market and not so many normies flooding uni's and making our degrees useless?

5mileys
5mileys

decent

Kek. 10,000,000 people lost their job in America in one year.

askme
askme

America. Ah.
Still my point stands, uni degrees are close to useless on their own today

idontknow
idontknow

got a finance/econ degree in 2013
had trouble finding a job right out and decided to go to grad school since my grades and GRE were good enough to get funding
spend a year on the application process before being able to attend
spend another year actually working on my degree but my grades aren't good enough to keep my funding so I drop out
work a shitty sales job for nine months
quit
have been unemployed since January
people are reluctant to hire me for basic office work because I'm extremely overqualified
get to interviews with entry-level career positions but they don't hire me because I'm under-qualified
it's been three years and a month since I've graduated and I've accomplished nothing

Gettin real close to killing myself here lads. Would appreciate some advice.

What are you doing that's related to Classics/Russian?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

when you laugh at people with degrees

That was my HS graduation year. I don't have a degree. I don't have a job. Though, I learned poker.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

shut up

Emberburn
Emberburn

tfw law undergrad

I will get my diploma next year.

How old are you? Did you get any internships before graduation?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Learn to interview better.

Professors and HR drones will tell you that getting a job is all about experience, relevant internships, etc. When the employers turn you down for not having enough experience they may or may not genuinely believe this but the truth is you didn't sell hard enough. If you do it right, they won't give a flying fuck about your experience. If you really aren't qualified enough for the accounting jobs then apply for other jobs that are at least a foot in the door, get to know the right people, and move up.

Interviewing is an art, resume building to make it past the HR filters is a science.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber


huehuehuheue

Lunatick
Lunatick

I'm in the US, NY to be exact with a biochem degree

I had a seasoned recruiter straight up tell me that "all the pharma and healthcare companies in NY and NJ have people they hold as references before the job is posted so they can swoop in and take the jobs, leaving no room for recent grads or agencies"

I know your pain

eGremlin
eGremlin

Get /fit/ and go get a job at a bank or something. You have spent so many years to get to this point, why would you throw your life away because you hit a rough patch? Never too late to turn it around, just remember the lessons that the struggle has taught you.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

job market nyc
fuggggg

Spamalot
Spamalot

exercise science degree
emt background
sports med seems like only viable path for me

I don't want to buck out pocket money for more school

Firespawn
Firespawn

got an IT degree in new zealand in 2010
people ask why I didn't do an internship
because our summer is in december
the whole country shuts down from start of december->end january
uni starts again in start of february

I wish I could get those 3.5 years back and the $120,000+ it cost me

$120,00 includes the student loans, and the money I could have made even doing a shit kicking job for 3.5 years

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

iktfb, worse when you see the other people you studied with ease into their careers

You're not in loser territory yet, I'd say 2 years after graduation is it begins

tfw A*A*AA at A-level
tfw 2.1 STEM degree from good London uni
tfw can't get into a graduate scheme cos of terrible interview skills

My advice is to just on applying

viagrandad
viagrandad

OP here, similar school grades to you..

I realise that living in London would give me shitloads of low paid / voluntary opportunities to pad my CV but where I live there js none of that

RavySnake
RavySnake

If those low paid /voluntary positions are relevant to the career you want then go for it cos: it gives you things to talk about at an interview, looks better on your CV, and could lead to a full time position.

Get your parents to support you if you can't afford living on a lower wage, you can always pay them back later

What type of job do you want? (I hate it when people ask me this lol)
How are your interview skills?

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Yeh.. Why didn't you get an internship?
You realise that summer internships down here can still be 8-12 weeks

For example the one I just got accepted for this coming summer starts November 29th
Then I take a break from the 16th of December
Recommence from the 9th of January
And work through to Feb the 4th

This your own fault user don't try blame Christmas

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I think my interview skills have gone from nervous autist to relaxed.

Sadly I'm knowledgeable enough to know that any job not involving ownership is cuckoldry so I just apply to anything

RavySnake
RavySnake

Enlighten us then.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

graduated on december 2015

I haven't yet bothered to apply a single job

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

I haven't yet bothered to apply a single job
Do it now bro.
In six months you'll wish you started now.

t. did the same shit as you, but graduated six months earlier

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Okay i'll start applying... next week it is.

Soft_member
Soft_member

user NO, that's what I kept telling myself and I literally didn't start until last week

you need to start before it's too late to change your hikikomori ways

Supergrass
Supergrass

pfff...okay...friday then... but friday is bad day to apply according to statistics... next week...

Playboyize
Playboyize

Tomorrow I will become hard working and sort my life out. I know I said it a few other times but this time I mean it. Let me commemorate this last day of sloth by binging on junk food

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