How to Maybe Succeed in Your Job Hunt with Definitely Trying

We asked for your job search stories, and you delivered. At this time of year, when everyone is desperately seeking summer work, soothe yourself with advice from of a Class of 2012 alumna whose job hunt has been a long and winding road. If you’ve got tales of employment woe, advice or anecdotes you’d like to see on The Thrill, hit a blog up via Gmail at thekenyonthrill@gmail.com.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" understands our plight.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” understands our plight.

Between Thanksgiving break of senior year and mid-September after graduation, I submitted 60 job applications, had 8 interviews, got 14 outright rejections and countless ignored emails, completed 2 internships… and received one job offer, which I accepted with as much exhilaration and relief as a newly-adopted pound puppy. My boss is fantastic and I enjoy what I do, but my position is only temporary thus far, meaning that I don’t yet have health benefits or sick leave or an office phone or even a swipe card to the building. But in this climate, I don’t complain about that too often. Continue reading