Over the last 2 days I've applied for THIRTEEN jobs and sent out NINETEEN personal mailers.
I've already had a couple of "you don't have the right experience" emails (at least they let me know, which is more than almost every place I've applied to. I mean, it doesn't take long to fire off a quick no email, does it?)
It's just getting really frustrating. I just want a job now please!
I've even been applying for basic admin jobs but even they want someone with bucketfuls of experience, even though they're graduate roles that pay minimum wage.
I read a good article earlier about recruitment consultants. That seems to be the only job available to graduates that you need no experience for, but why is there so much demand for recruitment consultants when there are no jobs available to recruit for or consult about?! Answer me that one if you can.
I'm having to consider a christmas temp job in retail just to cover me for a few months, but being out in the sticks of Essex means I'm going to have to pay lots in petrol and parking to get to any sort of job, so will it really be worth it in the end?
My dad keeps saying that I'll appreciate a job so much more when I eventually get it, and I know I will, but I'm almost out of savings and then I'll be pretty much housebound (not that I really go out a lot as it is, although the pull to internet shopping is really strong at the moment!) because I won't be able to afford to have fun :(
Such a hard life.