You will never get a job. Your degree is worthless. You will live in your mom’s basement forever.
With all this noise on the ‘net , it’s a little daunting to begin your job search. I would like to reassure you that jobs do, in fact, still exist, and that you can, in fact, secure one. It just takes a little more effort and ingenuity than it may have in the glory days of the middle class.
The best advice I can offer you (coming from someone holding two jobs and six internships at once) is to invest in your marketing strategy – that is, put time and care into how your portray yourself. This means you have to 1. Do awesome things and 2. Tell people you do awesome things. I can’t make you do the former (though, you know I’ll tell you to volunteer if you want to pick up some experience), but I can give you some pointers on the latter.
I recently offered a resume workshop through Girl Effect at VCU, where I put together a presentation (here’s the Prezi for your use here) and gave a lecture on ways to use my (and/or your) PR knowledge and past experiences in applying to jobs to develop a stronger resume. While this can’t guarantee you a job, it can only work in your favor to clearly articulate to employers exactly how you are qualified to work for them.
In addition to offering the presentation and lecture (available on YouTube, and the links below), I accepted more than two dozen resumes for editing advice, and edited them in a single weekend. I love editing, and so many people have really great experiences that simply aren’t “shining” on their resume.
Let me help you. I’d be happy to.
Use my contact info to get in touch with me for personal edits, or ask your questions via comment. No cost, just help. Happy job hunting!