It is time (at least that’s what your parents have said) that you find a job. After all, it has been more than a month right? Pressure to find a job is mounting as your debt needs to get paid and you find yourself with a constant sinking feeling in your stomach.
Sound familiar? You are in good company. Many college grads worry about not just their student loans but things like how long it will take to pay them off or even how can I ever pay them off if I am unemployed?
It’s no wonder you feel anxious: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics close to 48% percent of employed U.S. college graduates are in jobs that require less than a four-year college education. And only 11% percent of employed college graduates have a job needing some college.
Now we come back to our original statement — it’s time to find a job. Feeling like you might not know where to turn to land your dream job? And does the thought of making minimum wage when your loans exceed that amount create total angst? Take a step back and remember having any job is better than not having one at all.
It is time to rethink. Although the statistics point to college grads taking jobs that don’t require a degree, the survey doesn’t address why this is important. Going on interviews, completing applications and asking for work will boost your confidence and prep you for when that dream interview does come along. And, you never know who might meet at your part-time gig!
Be positive, feel good that you are just where you should be and don’t be hard on yourself. Taking the first step will lead to the next until you are totally running for the finish line.
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