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    JLHODKINSON   16,134
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Sometimes I feel invisible

Friday, May 16, 2014

So, I graduated like 10 years ago. I'm still looking for a job. In the last week, I've heard of two people getting teaching jobs before they were even done with student teaching. I'm like, wtf? I am happy for them that they don't have to suffer the heartbreak and hardship that I have, but also frustrated. I've been in the trenches working as a substitute, aide, and camp counselor for next to nothing and it's near impossible for me to even get an interview.

Also, I've been blogging here consistently for the past probably 2 weeks, and can't seem to get any support or love. I feel invisible. I'm not sure if my blogs just aren't trendy or funny enough, or the titles are too boring, or what. I'm just feeling salty today.
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HOLLYM48 5/21/2014 5:15PM

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I wish you the best of luck in finding a job in your field. Times are tough right now but I hope you are in the right place at the right time and you find something you love.

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KNOVICK421 5/21/2014 11:51AM

    Hang in there!

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OCEANWIDE 5/21/2014 11:04AM

    Hi there,
It's so hard finding a job in this day and age. I'm gonna be job hunting, if I can say, very soon and I'm not looking forward to it at all. Don't get discouraged though, I'm sure that you will find a job that fits you and that makes you happy !


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STRONG_SARAH 5/21/2014 3:25AM

    I've been trying to get the 'right' job in my field for about 5 years here in Italy. It's just not working so I'm thinking about changing completely. Frustrating, isn't it? I'm sorry you've felt invisible.
Regarding SP, I've noticed there have been fewer people online lately, maybe that has something to do with it. Maybe it's a law of averages thing, fewer people means fewer chances to read your blogs.
For what it's worth, I'll read them! emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 5/17/2014 8:55AM

    Is it the subject you are in that is competitive? It seems like teaching jobs are hard to come by. I have seen a lot of friends and family ditch the teaching career. My MIL has a elementary degree and she is has been working at a insurance company for 30+ years and is sent to different states to speak to huge rooms of new hires. Never know where a career can take you. I am sorry your struggling so bad with it. I know the feeling, been out of college 5 years and I wish I had gotten a more useful degree. But then again would I be happy with it, probably not.

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FREDSEVOLUTION 5/16/2014 9:41AM

    Be Strong, be good to your self. Have you given any thought about changing your career path? Sounds like teaching is what you want to do but the payoff for you hasn't been working out. Maybe counseling young adults within the School system. There must be something within the educational field that you are very capable of doing so, I would say don't be too hard on yourself. My Daughter in law just got a job after two years of not really working at all, 2 months here 6 months there and she too is well educated. I would say give yourself a review about some other things that you could easily do, when you narrow the list down to two things try it maybe through volunteering or interning. I hope this helps you.

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