Friday, September 19, 2008
Anybody know how to find a job other than craigslist? That's the only thing I use, and so far it's only led to a 6-week doggy daycare job and a 19-month (so far) temp job that doesn't pay enough to live on and doesn't involve any skills I could use at other jobs. It feels like it's been too long since I graduated to call myself a recent college graduate ('04), which is what most of the ads seem to be looking for. I haven't even applied to anything in about eight months, and I feel like I'm out of options. I'm terrible with computers and all I have is an English degree which nobody cares about and I can never think of questions to ask at interviews. There's nothing I even want to do, so I have to pretend to be enthusiastic about any job I apply for. I don't know what to do. The last time I had any career aspirations was when I was 11 or 12 and wanted to be an astronomer. Ever since I figured out I was no good at math or science, I've never wanted to do anything, career-wise. People have been asking me what I want to do for years, and I never know what to say. I simply don't have an answer. I just want to be financially independent. I never have been. My first job was as a dishwasher, at age 23. I've never been able to pay all my living expenses without my parents' help.