Why can't I get a job? (self.careerguidance)
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I'm twenty two years old. Over the course of seven months I've applied to over three thousand jobs. This has gotten me a total of four interviews none of which led to a job offer. Three of these four interviews were over a thousand miles away. I graduated from a good university in May of 2013 with a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry. The positions I'm applying for are usually lab tech positions, quality control, research, or otherwise related to chemistry/biology. I have no experience outside of school and I refuse to accept the standard of having to compete for the opportunity to participate in unpaid slave labor to get a job. I have no professional references and never knew my professors well enough to ask them to be one. I have a terrible GPA but no one I've interviewed has even asked about that or requested my transcripts. I'm essentially emotionally dead but can put on a good enough act for interviews. Despite these flaws it seems to me that surely someone would have hired me by now. It just doesn't seem possible for the job market to be this horrible and still have a functioning country. I'm not really expecting much from Reddit but I was hoping one of you could tell me something I don't already know that might help me get a job.
20 comments submitted at 12:11:34 on Jan 11, 2014 by tradelaborformoney