I graduated my bachelors with a 1st with honors...I then graduated my Masters with a 1st/Distinction... the highest grades you can get and yet 2 years later and I still can't find a job.
I have so many voluntary roles under my belt, I worked all 4 years during uni alongside my studies, I got involved with a bunch of societies and helped some charities, so I'm fairly all-rounded.
So why am I so unemployable??? I'm looking in all the right places, I'm being realistic about what jobs to apply for, I've had my CVs and cover letters checked by many employment services but I am still jobless.
What is going on?? Why is this happening?? I worked so hard during all my studies and this is my reward.
I may come off as bratty or whatever, but I am of course not like this during interviews, my interview technique is good. I am just venting because I can be anonymous..
But I would REALLY like some help. My mental and physical health is seriously draining...
Wow. Did you graduate in something .. worthwhile?
Are you sure it's not your interview technique?
Out of curiosity, what were your degrees in and what have you been applying for.
Have you been constantly applying in those 2 years? Jobs are becoming a bit of a numbers game where you just have to keep applying to as many as possible. For the roles you have applied to, how far in the process are you getting? If you’re consistently falling at a certain stage (CV sift, interview, psychometric tests etc) then that could indicate where you need to work on your application. For now, the best thing you can do is to keep applying and keep gaining experience as much as you can, through a part time job, internships etc. It sounds like you’re doing all the right stuff but unfortunately the job market is super competitive so it can take time, but if you keep pushing then something will eventually come along. Best of luck!