I Am Unemployed and Have a Master's Degree

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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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2011

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

    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, 2015

    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

    Msc In Food Science

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

    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

    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

    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
    Mar 11, 2013

    Unemployed? Suddenly Out of Work?

    Are you sick & tired of applying, sending out resumes with no results? I know because I've been there too! After 40 years of constant consistent employment, and at the age of nearly 60 I was let go by millennial! I went on unemployment found a job 6 months later and after...
    Gfountain Gfountain
    56-60, M
    Feb 10

    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 :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

    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
    nicholas1974 nicholas1974
    36-40, M
    Oct 2, 2014

    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

    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
    8 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    ontario give u 20 cent a year 1.00 every five good luck
    nicholas1974 nicholas1974
    36-40, M
    Oct 2, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Mar 11, 2015

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 25, 2014
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