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View Poll Results: What would you do if you were me?
Enroll in Computer Info Systems program which might take 2-3 years to complete and receive a Bach Scienec 11 17.19%
Take semester off and apply for masters' program in something like tech writing or other field I could be qualified for 13 20.31%
Withdraw from college and wait and see if I get the job which might force me to relocate to Southeast Mo 3 4.69%
Withdraw from college and apply for jobs through a temp agency 5 7.81%
Chase dreams of making it big in Hollywood and live in Dane's garage 32 50.00%
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:33 PM  
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If you were me..

and have the listed options in the poll, what do you do? I already have a bachelor of arts and have been applying to jobs but haven't interviewed for anything since April.. the no interviews thing is a product of applying for jobs that only require a HS diploma and therefore am "overqualified" for. My longest stint of employment is as a freelance sports reporter and have two or three short internships.

I've reached this point because I feel that every month I'm not employed in a legitimate field, the greater the chances I'll never be able to find a job.

Barring a total economic collapse, funding is not an issue.

Even though I'd be discouraged, I won't be surprised if I get lots of CP flaming for this poll. It's only natural but I'd still like to hear opinions from people more experienced than I.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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You're overqualified with a BA of arts? Ok. I didn't know that existed. Anyway, the market is saturated with worthless degrees. My employer is requiring current graduate courses for 65k, and that's with work experience, which makes me chuckle. Start making money now and use your skills to rise.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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You're overqualified with a BA of arts? Ok. I didn't know that existed. Anyway, the market is saturated with worthless degrees. My employer is requiring current graduate courses for 65k, and that's with work experience, which makes me chuckle. Start making money now and use your skills to rise.
Everyone hates English degrees apparently. Guess they don't want someone who can pull out arguments out of their ass using literary sources.

EDIT: Also, I'm 100% eschewing the fact I can get a degree in journalism in December because I'm not a masochist. Freelance work is just okay with me as a side job; being a salaried worker in the field that pays minimum wage for 50+ hours of work a week with absolute no job security has no appeal for me.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #6
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #8
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If you have an interest in the computer field and an aptitude for it, it's a much more marketable skill than just about any Bachelor of Arts degree. But don't do it just to have marketable skills: If you don't like it or you suck at it, you'll be miserable.

Have you ever thought about going into sales? If you're good at it, you can make bank. Best of all would be to get computer training and then sell computer hardware and software in the corporate world. Those guys do very well.
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Competent at writing on deadline.. I don't mind researching text for any particular reason.

The job I interviewed for was in insurance sales, I got into the pool of the last 2-3 candidates even though I have zero sales experience.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
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Everyone hates English degrees apparently. Guess they don't want someone who can pull out arguments out of their ass using literary sources.

EDIT: Also, I'm 100% eschewing the fact I can get a degree in journalism in December because I'm not a masochist. Freelance work is just okay with me as a side job; being a salaried worker in the field that pays minimum wage for 50+ hours of work a week with absolute no job security has no appeal for me.
Honestly, and no offense, they're likely turned off by someone who's already wasted years a $$$ of their life. Start making money now, IMO.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #12
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Yeah, I'd go back to school. Look into getting some kind of cert with a program called SAP. Software used worldwide by most big companies and they always have trouble finding people who know how to make it work. Your writing skills aren't a waste though. I'm amazed at the number of people seeking jobs that write like tards.
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