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    Almost a 100% employment rate in my field, feelsgoodman
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    (Original post by the bear)
    the wilderness ain't so bad if you got the skilz

    :hugs:

    true...reaches for the Bear Grylls pants...locust for breakfast anyone?
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    Its like the joke of a Feminist who took a degree in Liberal Arts. Oh its just Men's fault why I am unemployed. Patriarchy and the Misogynistic dominance of sexists!

    A lady walked into the interview hoping to get a Job.
    A Job she wanted!
    A sod off she got!
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    (Original post by illegaltobepoor)
    Its like the joke of a Feminist who took a degree in Liberal Arts. Oh its just Men's fault why I am unemployed. Patriarchy and the Misogynistic dominance of sexists!

    A lady walked into the interview hoping to get a Job.
    A Job she wanted!
    A sod off she got!
    Back in your box, you.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Back in your box, you.
    Hydeman came on TSR to be funny
    Some humour he wanted
    A LMFAO FACEPALM he got.
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    (Original post by illegaltobepoor)
    Hydeman came on TSR to be funny
    Some humour he wanted
    A LMFAO FACEPALM he got.
    Does the L in LMFAO not stand for 'laugh?' :lol: Seems like Hydeman got the humour he wanted.
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    (Original post by Keyhofi)
    So you've just spent years and years of pain going through your GCSEs, sixth form, and now you have finally achieved your bachelor's, a shiny first class degree from a top university that you worked your arse off for. "The world is my playground" you think to yourself. After all, this is what your teachers and parents have been telling you would happen ever since you were little.


    Guess what?
    You are in for a huge surprise.


    No, your teachers and parents aren't wrong. But they are outdated. They grew up in the days when a degree was a valuable rarity. But these days it's a bit different. Your degree means squat diddly all.

    "But wait..." you say. Surely all those nights awake working against deadlines, those days of putting up with a kitchen that would send any health and safety officer into cardiac arrest, and all that money, yes, all those tens of thousands of pounds you have just realised you owe, were worth something?

    Perhaps. But when you have half a million to a million other graduates competing for the jobs you are going for, maybe you can see where the problem begins. Oh, and that's before we include the quarter of a million Master's degree and doctorate graduates who will be snatching up all the good jobs before you ever get a chance at them.

    Let me repeat that. A quarter of a million jobs will be gone before you even have a chance.

    Welcome to the real world.


    So you apply for the leftover jobs. Perfect. I mean, the job asks for someone with a degree, and that's exactly what you have. A shiny first class degree from a top university.

    Yeah, bit of a problem. Every other person, all 200 of them, who has also applied to this position holds a degree too. Suddenly your outlook appears pretty bleak.

    But you are well-prepared. You breeze through the first stage of interviews, demonstrating expertise for your field, a deep understanding of the company, and capturing the hearts of your interviewers with your charming smile. Rock on dude.


    A month later and you are back at the company, one of the last five candidates, here for the final interviews. You sit in a room with the other candidates as you each wait your turn. You talk with the others, and after an awkward ice breaker of moaning about the British weather, you soon learn that none of the other candidates even come close to you. They are all 2.1's and below, and for the most part you have never even heard of the universities they went to. They certainly aren't unis anywhere in the top 50. You wonder why these people haven't gone into teaching already or tried to have lots of kids so they can get a plethora of benefits money.

    The interviewers come for you, interrupting your train of thought before it offends even more people.

    Thirty minutes later you walk out grinning from ear to ear. The interview went swimmingly, as expected. Nothing can go wrong now.


    A week later you get an email. "We are sorry to inform you that you have been unsuccessful in this position. Reason: Lack of work experience."


    Oh no. You've spent your entire degree studying and working in the union at night for food money. You picked a top uni over a lower one that offered a placement year and now you are feeling the full effects of that.

    Sure, you have the knowledge for the job, and you can solve any problem offered to you, and you work hard, oh, and you have a shiny first class degree from a top university, but your employer doesn't particularly care about those so much as how well you work in a company, with other people, and in a new and developing field that utilises only 5% of everything you learned in your degree.

    Welcome to the real world.


    The news gets even worse. Every year there are 2-4 times as many graduates as there are new jobs on the grad market. Even the menial non-grad jobs that are usually taken by college dropouts are full of graduates. But maybe you can take a Master's degree? Erm, you have no money for that and so need a job first. Hmm, maybe a PhD then? Oh wait, you need a Master's for that. "Well... ****" you sigh.


    "Hello, real world."
    Pick a better degree that's in demand

    Get some work experience whilst studying

    Masters loans are also available


    Welcome to the real world, the choices you make are your own responsibility


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    I'm f*cked

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