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I’m Embarrassed & Depressed Because Can’t Find Job

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Dear Experts,

I’ve hit the wall. I graduated in May, have been looking for a full-time job EVERY day, and haven’t found anything. I’m embarrassed, my parents are worried, and I’m feeling depressed.

I know other people are feeling this way, but honestly, what can someone in my situation do? It’s getting tough to get out of bed in the morning, let alone log on and look for jobs. Please help!

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

Q#214 Read about success stories of people that started from nothing nd made it 2 stay encouraged. Revise resume. (@kgrantcareers)

Q#214 Take a breather. You sound stressed and that will come across as needy and desperate. Follow other experts’ advice. (@gradversity)

Q#214 Use career services @ your college; ask friends/family who own businesses for job. (@teenarose)

Q#214 U need 2 use ur network – not just online. Consider temporary work. Meet w/ headhunters. join industry assn’s. (@DebraWheatman)

Q#214 Attitude important too. Frustration shows. Fight negative thoughts, difficult, I know, but huge obstacle. (@dawgbugni)

Q#214 Try new strategy or tool. Volunteer, network, surround w/positive people, ck docs for WOW factor. (@dawnbugni)

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