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 email@example.com.
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