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I Am Unemployed and Have a Master's Degree

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    My twenties have flown by.

    It would have been nice to have gained some meaningful connections in academia, but academia isn't always a racially diverse place. I know that I'm only looking from the outside in; that I can't exactly compare my own skills to people that have the jobs I'd like to have. But I...
    WindyCity30 WindyCity30 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    About To Lose Wife Of ≪1 Year

    i went straight through school to get a masters degree in 2009 at age 24, within a year of graduating worked a few low paying jobs at the same time, then got married and moved in July 2012 and haven't had any work since. Lack of experience in my degree field to land a job within...
    useless12 useless12 26-30 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I am M.Com .....with 3 yrs exp into BPO plus 7

    months of gap and I am unemployed. I wish LOA works for me and I get a job soon.I need it asap .Guys please pray for me.
    LOACoach2015 LOACoach2015 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    Goid luck battlefield equipment rentals in

    ontario give u 20 cent a year 1.00 every five good luck
    nicholas1974 nicholas1974 31-35, M Oct 2, 2014

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    What A Waste

    I was making more money when I only had my AA in Liberal Arts.  Then I got the bright ideal to return to college to finish my last year.  I finished my BS degree in Orgainzational Communications in '04.  I loved the learning experience so much, I thought, "Why not...
    bobbyblaze38 bobbyblaze38 46-50 May 21, 2010

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    I Feel Lied To.

    I've been told since I started kindergarten that if I did well in school I would be able to get a good job. So, I buckled down and charged forward, receiving only one A- in high school to graduate as salutatorian of my high school senior class. I then went on to a good college...
    packerbacker52 packerbacker52 26-30 3 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    I am an unemployed teacher. In 2010 I could see this coming so I started grad school to change fields in education. This April I lost my job and I feel like I've been playing catch-up ever since. Sooo many things have happened. A friend of mine committed suicide, 6 weeks...
    amafreeman amafreeman 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    I achieved the highest grade in my masters

    degree course from a top UK business school (top 1 in some league tables). I thought that meant something. I also have had work experience in an international scale, but I still haven't been employed after a few months of looking for a job. I am even lowering my standards and...
    notthatclassy notthatclassy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I am very unhappy. I have a Masters from a very

    good university, some work experience too. But no job. I took a risk and moved to the other side of the world for a promise of an internship because in the country where I graduated there was nothing at all. In my mind, this internship had the potential to evolve into either a...
    Tourmaline13 Tourmaline13 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    I have a Masters and half of a PhD (I left the

    program, I'm not still in the process) and I, I'm not unemployed, just underemployed. I work at a job that barely requires a high school diploma. I lie to people about my education and don't let anyone know I have a Masters degree. I keep putting in new job applications, but...
    truthbealiar truthbealiar 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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    I finally got a job!!

    It is a good job, great pay, a lot of travel and much potential. I am on great terms with my son's mom and have forgiven the past with all my heart. I don't get to see him much yet but am hoping that will change. I'm moving into a new place and will no longer be homeless. There...
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Was An Education Really Worth It?

    My Bachelors was easy. I had a good man, a place to live away from my mother, and I worked steadily on campus in the bookstore. I had it by the time I was 21, and entered the Masters program. I couldn't keep my position in the bookstore anymore to make time to work on my thesis...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    So it's hitting week 10

    now that I have been unemployed and I am starting to feel completely hopeless. I have two degrees, a Bachelor and a Masters degree and yet I cannot seem to find a job anywhere. My discipline is education and after teaching for 3 years in and out of temp/supply teaching and...
    evollove evollove 41-45 2 Responses Feb 13

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    No Rest For The Wicked.

    Long story short, I grew up poor and had nothing. In high school when all the rich kids were punting around pigskins, I was busting tires at the local docal tire shop. When my senior year came up, I was scared out of my mind because I had no way of making it on my own. My parents...
    000180457W 000180457W 26-30 3 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    Masters Degree And Unemployed

    I cannot believe that I have not found a job.6 months now. I am a 35 yo female that has been working since I was 15. I have a Bachelors in Health Services Admin and a Masters in Public Admin. I cant even get a job as an Executive Asst!! I am having to move back into my...
    HopefulHattie HopefulHattie 31-35 4 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    Going in for my first interview in a year.

    REALLY need this to come thru, been struggling big time with life. Wish a brother luck?
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 9 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    Msc In Food Science

    and still unemployed (since 2009)...... Very very frustrating.... Losing hope.....
    gulza gulza 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2012

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    Underqualified and Overqualified

    I have lots of experience, but in the wrong things.  I have taken lots of classes, but not the right ones.  I have degrees, but no one seems to care.  No one wants to hire an Administrative Assistant with an advanced degree.  No one wants to hire someone with...
    ruqiaraqs ruqiaraqs 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 18, 2008

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    nicholas1974 nicholas1974 31-35, M Oct 2, 2014

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    No Experience, Need Not Apply

    Here is my background. At age 37 I earned a BS Geography-Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in Public Administration. I graduated in Dec of 2007 just when Gov. Perry told the Federal Government he would not accept the stimulus money. As a result, all levels of government in...
    MISMinSA MISMinSA 41-45 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Master's Degree And Perpetually Jobless

    I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in 2007 and soon after became a Substitute Teacher and tutor to work through grad school. Today, I am not even a tutor anymore. After I completed my BA, I thought I would get my Teaching Credential. Once I was immersed in grad school, however, I...
    thrillhaus thrillhaus 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Yupp sure do :) stated out on a fishing boat a

    bating hooks :) I wuz an apprentice bater then but now Im a full fledged master bater :)
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    Frustrated Is A Colossal Understatement!

    I can't even begin to describe my frustration at being unemployed! I hate it. While I am freelancing at the moment (and have been on and off for the past decade), it's not regular income. I completed my master's in 1.5 years and my bachelor's in 2.5 years and it's been 8 months...
    d9m4x83c7k d9m4x83c7k 31-35, F 4 Responses May 21, 2010

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    I have a masters in Research Methods in Psychology. It hasn't enhanced my career prospects as the jobs it qualifies me to do are the same ones I could do with my undergraduate...
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    I was diagnosed with Crohn's when I was 10 (In 2001), and now I'm 23. (I'll be 24 in June) It's weird knowing you've had disease for over half your life and will continue to have...
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    All through my short life I have experienced the troubles of being an outcast, being told to simply "get involved" but that's not at all easy. Well not for me anyway. I can do...
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    I never really understood why I acted the way I acted and said some of the things I said until I was diagnosed . I never knew why most of my relationships never worked out and why...
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    In my late teen's & 20's I used to have to tell myself "You're more of a woman than she'll ever be!" just to keep sane. Enjoying your private happiness in your desire (pretending...
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    and I was wondering how else did? What are some tics you have and how do you manage them?
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    Hi all im so happy that i found this app with all these people sharing their storys with the same problem. I life in switzerland and it first startet about 2 years ago. Then it...
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    After getting through your first episode of writers block there's a sense of being relieved. Now thoughts are just flowing and my novel is going well. A lot of plot editing though...
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    For as long as I can remember I had felt....a little different than others. I didn't care about most things. I didn't want or need much social activities. I had, and still have, a...
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    I have tspk for almost 3 years now and been telling to use fml steroid 4 times a day with cyclosporine , everytime when we try to stop steroid. I got flare up and the bad pain...
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    I recently realised that I had never been able to feel what others feel. i feel bad for people, but I can't put myself in their shoes... when I see someone crying I generally...
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