Anyone with a Psychology degree struggling to find a job?Watch
I am a 2016 Psychology graduate and recently completed a masters in Occupational Psychology in 2017. While studying, I completed 2 internships in fairly good organisations, one in HR another one in a management consultancy. I also had many part-time jobs in retail and hospitality while studying. After completing my masters, 4 months on, I am still struggling to find a job in my field. I've had 3 interviews directly related to the field (Analyst positions) and 4 more interviews that require any graduate degree. Most of the feedback I get are very basic and vague that states I do not have direct experience, or that other candidates have better experience and skill set compared to me, even within entry level roles.
Making Job applications are extremely lengthy and stressful process, not to mention the 3-4 stages that involves assessment day. Its a soul crushing process and I feel that the anxiety and stress is getting the better of me. I did not expect myself to be in this position and now considering to apply for any jobs and take any work I get offered in order to support myself.
Is anyone else in this same position? Any help or advice would be appreciated?
It may be worth visiting your careers service to check your CV and/or your interviewing skills or checking out weaknesses that may come out in assessment centres. For analyst roles, you are going to be up against highly quantitative folk or people with pure business backgrounds and psychology grads often don't stack up well against these for major corporate roles. Having a good understanding of your weaknesses is really helpful when tailoring future applications.
Also probably right about the occupational psychology looking too specialised.