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    I finished University in May in a science-based degree and the original plan was to apply for Masters degree (in research) as my main focus has been a research-based career. When I returned home after University, I applied to lots of temporary roles for office-based work as a means to earn some money and save. I applied continuously and got into some interviews but was rejected and seeked feedback but no companies would provide any for me.

    I gave up with that after 2-3 months and got into some voluntary research experience in a University for laboratory work which lasted only a month so I continued for more job opportunities and nothing yet. I have also recently found out that I may not be able to do my masters in the timeline planned and have to wait an addition 9 months or so which has made me extremely upset. And I keep trying to turn things around by applying to jobs and volunteer even in office based companies to gain more experience but I cannot seem to catch a break and I’m feeling extremely drained at this point. Any ideas?
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    I finished University in May in a science-based degree and the original plan was to apply for Masters degree (in research) as my main focus has been a research-based career. When I returned home after University, I applied to lots of temporary roles for office-based work as a means to earn some money and save. I applied continuously and got into some interviews but was rejected and seeked feedback but no companies would provide any for me.

    I gave up with that after 2-3 months and got into some voluntary research experience in a University for laboratory work which lasted only a month so I continued for more job opportunities and nothing yet. I have also recently found out that I may not be able to do my masters in the timeline planned and have to wait an addition 9 months or so which has made me extremely upset. And I keep trying to turn things around by applying to jobs and volunteer even in office based companies to gain more experience but I cannot seem to catch a break and I’m feeling extremely drained at this point. Any ideas?
    I think this is pretty common to feel this way job hunting, that doesn't make it invalid though. Have you spoken to your GP or anyone about how it's making you feel? The work experience sounds like it could have been really helpful, hard if it's the only thing you could get though. If it's only for nine months (I know it feels like a long time but it's not!) you could always treat it as a gap year and do as much as possible you've always wanted to do- keep trying to get a part time job to keep the money coming in but there's loads of other stuff you could do too! That's up to you though, your GP should be able to offer more on the how it's making you feel side of things or refer you somewhere. I hope it works out for you either way.
 
 
 
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