Seriously, what the hell, employers.
My main gripe with the way things are isn’t that there aren’t jobs (though that’s sort of true, too), but the fact that so many of these jobs want 5 or more years of experience. How am I supposed to get experience if no one wants to hire someone they have to train? Recent graduates like myself who majored in something that isn’t technology or business related are basically screwed and forced to work in retail. It’s honestly degrading and pretty much makes me feel like the $60,000+ and 4 years I just spent was nothing but a complete waste.
And not only recent graduates are screwed, but what about people who were laid off by industries? They are skilled workers, but they may have skills that aren’t useful to, let’s say, an office setting.
Basically what I’m trying to say is, these companies need to lower their standards, especially in today’s economy. If you don’t want to hire untrained people, those untrained people won’t have the money to spend on your products, which hurts the economy, which means you’d probably have to lay off more people who then won’t have money to spend…you get the idea.
Honestly I’m livid, and I know I’m not the only one.
It’s been about 10 months since I’ve graduated, and I can’t even begin to tell you how many jobs I’ve applied to and heard nothing back from. One employer (this is my favorite story) back in July gave me the impression that I had actually landed a job. A week later, I called them to see what was up and heard, “Oh, you’re not on my list.” Needless to say, since then I have lost a lot of the drive to go job hunting.
If I didn’t already have depression, I certainly would by now.
Didn’t all those Republicans get into the House of Representatives talking about “jobs are our first priority?” It looks like they keep screwing around with Obama’s health care bill instead. Way to not follow through, bros.
I give up.