Why is it so hard for me to find a job?
Topic: Psychology thesis
June 26, 2019 / By Ahiam Question:
I feel like I am stuck in the middle when it comes to finding a job. I am a college graduate, but my degree seem to get me absolutely nothing. I have a degree is psychology from the University of Kansas. Lower level jobs seem to not want to hire me because they can hire someone without a college degree for less money, and the better jobs won't hire me because I don't have any formal experience. I mean what the hell am I supposed to do now?
I have tried everything short of just applying at a fast food place. I guess this is where my future is heading, but I know my skill set should get me a better job than this. I am getting to the point where I am willing to do just about anything for a paycheck.
Is there anything I can do to increase my chances of getting a decent job? Or am I doomed to work in fast food (or something similar) for the rest of my life? I know this is more of a rhetorical question, but any help would be appreciated.
i know, i hate the fact that I could have gone to a trade school for less than a year, and I would be able to get a job that pays twice of what the jobs I can get now with my degree.
College is just a waist of time, unless you know exactly what you are doing before you go into it!!!
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Susana | 3 days ago
I am in the same boat you are in. Basically you must find a way to pay bills, and get more schooling to do what you what to end up wanting to do. If its online classes after working a retail job at a mall where you get to interact with people that would help. You could even do a psychology thesis report on the behavior of consumers while saving your money and moving to a larger area where your field is in more demand.
Keep applying, but keep working toward your goal.
Its been tough for me watching my friends succeed in fields like accounting while I'm stuck in the mud for the time being.
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I know it can be very frustrating, but don't give up just yet. Here are some of the sample job sites for psychology majors: adoption agencies, advertising agencies, airlines, alcohol rehabilitation centers, banks and financial institutions, boy scouts and girl scouts, community centers, computer companies, consulting companies, county health centers, correctional institutions, children's centers, court system, crisis centers, family planning, group homes, half-way houses, private schools, public schools, polling companies, retail sales companies, radio stations, summer camps, weight loss centers, and the list goes on and on. See, you can very well work anywhere. Psychology is such a general major, so many places like to hire people with psychology degrees. That's why I chose the major. Within the places I listed, there are many job opportunities. I think the problem is that people assume they can become counselors with a BA in psychology , but unfortunately you need a masters or higher degree for that. That doesn't mean that you can't find a job. You just can't go searching for a job with the title as therapist, because you need a higher degree for that. Try searching www.calltoserve.org, www.usajobs.gov, www.studentjobs.gov, or www.studentjobs.gov/e-scholar.asp. You are definetly not doomed to work in fast food for the rest of your life. Don't listen to the stereotypes for psychology majors which say you need a masters to do anything. That is a huge misconception. Even though you may not start out making the big bucks, you will make a living. Don't Give up!!!!!!!!! Good luck in your search for a job.
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The first couple weeks are the hardest. Learning the menu, where everything is, how to put in orders, that kind of thing. So you're trying to do your job while being confused. Hopefully they'll give you a breaking in period where you only have 2-3 tables in your section. And hopefully they won't start you on a Friday or Saturday (known as "being thrown to the wolves"). After that it actually gets to be an easy job. You have everything organized in your head. "2 waters at 103, food delivered now to 204, on the way back refills at 209, 101 needs to be reset, then take orders at 103" and so on. The waitressing part is easy, it's just the management and rude customers that make it stressful. But as long as you keep that smile pasted on your face and are amiable and act calm, you'll do fine. Even when everyone is throwing a monkey wrench into your plans. Good luck! It's good money!
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Getting Job in any where in this world is very Hard.
My advice is do not to Job. Why do not you do small Business like running a Small Ice Cream Vendor/POP Corn Machine /small fruit stall/Vegitable stall etc.
You can do one small Food Vendor/Puff Corner/Coke Corner or Gift Shop.
You can get Loan from Bank also for running a small Business.
I am not dispponting you. One day you will become like Mr.Oberoi, who was running a small snack centre.
Do you know Reliance owner Mr.Dhirubhai Ambani was running some small business.
Mr.Bill cates also was a small enterprenur.
Now all the above 3 become World no:1 Business Magnet.
I know you will one day become a Business Magnet.
After becoming a Business Magnet you send e.mail to me.
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Honestly and without beating around the bush, an undergrad degree in psychology would not give you a lot. Perhaps the best avenue is goind to grad school and become a clinical psychologist.
Flipping hamburger is a waste.The best for you might be an elementary school teacher or some clerical jobs.
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Originally Answered: Why is it so hard for me to find a job?
First of all, it's hard for everyone to get a job right now. Are you applying at lots of different places or just a few? Try broadening your spectrum- apply at places you didn't think of before. Try asking friends or family to help you think of places nearby that they could see you working at. Apply there in person, look professional even when filling out an application. If you don't hear back from them, give them a call. It could be possible that they forgot about your application, someone misplaced it, they hadn't gotten to it, etc. Be on time for an interview and follow up with a thank you letter. It could also be that you don't have the right type of experience.