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How Do I Deal With My Parent’s Disappointment?

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Dear Experts,

I graduated this summer with a degree in economics. I did alright in school, but not outstanding. I’ve been home with my parents since May looking for work, but have yet to land a job. My parents are pretty disappointed in me. My dad even mentioned that he can’t believe he spent all that money on my degree and I’ve got nothing to show for it. Honestly, I’ve done everything I can to find work, but nobody calls me for interviews. Please give me some suggestions as to what I can do to find a job that will make my parents happy.

Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:

Q#397 Attitude BIG part of search. Move to a positive place. (Roomates/PT Job?) Work on projecting energy and enthusiasm. (@DawnBugni)

Q#397 Parents need reality check & YOU need affordable career coaching. Find answer here: http://ow.ly/MqHX. (@jtodonnell)

Q#397 You need to make sure that they are constantly aware of the effort you are putting in, and the challenges you face. (@gradversity)

Q#397 If I was in your shoes, I’d be digging ditches for minimum wage. If nothing else, it keeps parents quiet. (@beneubanks)

Q#397 Ah, parents. Treat ’em like boss. Show progress. Do temp work. Ask for help: use their networks 2 search. (@juliaerickson)

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