Saturday, August 13, 2011

First Post of the Post-Grad Life

Hello to all you post-grads out there that are searching for jobs.  And hello to all the other current-college kiddies that believe that once senior seminar is over it will be smooth sailing.  Well, just to prepare you, it won't be. is fun and a blast and considered one of the most (if not the most) challenging educational experiences one will have.  Unfortunately, I learned my lesson too late and realized if I could've stayed in college forever...I should have.  Life on the outside is extremely depressing compared to campus life.  So, my point?  Enjoy it while you can.

Like in my "about me" section, I am certified (to teach English in PA and NJ) and degree-ed (aka Bachelor of Arts degree) with no job to my name.  I've been a long-term substitute, daily substitute, and worked at minimum wage jobs since I've gotten out of college.  My college's rate of employment after graduation was at least 70%...guess they didn't factor me in.  Even though I have gone through several interviews, majority of them not panning out, I know what TO say and what NOT TO say.  So, don't worry, this blog won't be all about me complaining about how I'm getting by with crappy jobs.  I'll also be talking about interview processes and what people want to hear, see, and know about you.  Mind you, I haven't gotten a real, fully contracted job yet in my journeys.  But, hey, any help is good help. 

This blog is probably going to become more of a venting post for me to get my frustrations out.  Also, I've really missed writing.  While I'm doing my subbing and unemployment time, I'll keep my hobby of writing alive.  So, to end this first post, know that I'm here to help you and hopefully you're here to help me.  Any kind of feedback, comments, advice, tips, etc. is extremely appreciated and if I can help out, I'll be there.  You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours, so...let's start scratching!


  1. I'm a post grad looking for a job! And by that, I mean I graduated from college in 2006 and am unemployed. McDonald's, here I come!

  2. I'm right there with ya at Mickey D's :)