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holding me back, is me being black... oh wait... no NO!!
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Experience in the field is holding me back from finding a good job. I have a bachelors degree, but lack the experience employers want. I don't understand this whole situation. I'll never get the experience I need if they don't hire me. It's pretty stupid.
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Scott24- wrote:
but lack the experience employers want. I don't understand this whole situation. I'll never get the experience I need if they don't hire me.
and quite common as well many jumpes away from doing this.

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I had to take request a medical leave from grad school and can't go back until August. It really sucks, but I have to take care of my health first. The degree won't do me any good if I'm dead
Posted 3/9/16
Money and lack of time.
If I don't have money I have plenty of time, but if I don't have time I have money.
Have to use my spare time to make money, but then all my spare time goes away and all I have left is money, and no more spare time to do what I want.
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Right now, the things holding me back are responsibilities to help my sister care for aging parents, which results in a lack of time for much of anything, as well as a lack of energy to get out and do much besides the basics of work, eat and sleep.
Posted 3/9/16
Extreme social anxiety. I've been battling it for years. It's a shame, because I'm a natural conversationalist when the situation calls for it. A quick learner and the things I choose to engage in end up gravitating others to join in or contribute. I'm also very artistic and had several opportunities to showcase my work when I got out of college. I end up walking into the gallery and after seeing everyone move from art piece to art piece, drawing creative connoisseur I buckle up and leave. I know my life could be so much more if I didn't have this terrible affiliation to hold me back. I'm not sure when it started and I've consulted in therapy twice in my life thus far. All that did was help me become more introverted. Assessing my surroundings, and situations in my mind. Calculating my worries, to the point where I recognize them well enough to avoid them completely...
Posted 3/9/16

DeadlyOats wrote:

This question unleashed more than what was anticipated, eh? The world is tough. Life is tough. We all have tough problems that get in our ways. It is up to each of us to overcome these tough problems and move forward.

Some of us will be defeated, and some of us will move forward. Life is full of the vagaries of a lottery. Chance and opportunity. Or Chance and obstacles. We have to be strong enough to find our own way out of our entrapments, and find our individual freedoms and successes.


Yes, sir!

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Scott24- wrote:

Experience in the field is holding me back from finding a good job. I have a bachelors degree, but lack the experience employers want. I don't understand this whole situation. I'll never get the experience I need if they don't hire me. It's pretty stupid.


Most employers do this. But it's because most employers want to see someone doing an internship in their field while getting their degree so that they'd be ready for real work once done with the degree. So for other people still in college, find an internship or work in your field while in college (or if their are hands-on courses in your field at your college, that works okay for experience). Then know how to sell the experience you've obtained whether through internships or coursework.

Me, I have a BA in chemistry but never did an internship but had plenty of advanced level lab courses. So I always got hired because I was able to sell my skills acquired from the advanced lab courses. Advanced courses (like labs or hands-on courses) are your best option if you can't find/get an internship in your field during your college years.

Also, being able to sell yourself helps greatly. I've gotten jobs in other fields just by applying some concepts/skills I learned from chemistry courses into that job's different field. And lastly, if you can't sell yourself well to employers, it's probably good to try networking with other people in your field in the jobs you'd want. But if you're bad at networking, like me, you're just going to have to learn to sell yourself well.
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Yuki_Narukami wrote:

Money and lack of time.
If I don't have money I have plenty of time, but if I don't have time I have money.
Have to use my spare time to make money, but then all my spare time goes away and all I have left is money, and no more spare time to do what I want.


In my early thirties now and this is pretty much my life right now but i tend to work more then anything else not that having money is a bad thing
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My laziness and lack of cash.
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nanikore2 wrote:

Nothing because I don't really have a goal

Content with the way things are


Going to go with this. I've achieved all my goals in life except retirement but that's only 2.5 years away anyways. I'm happy with how things are now.


Sheesh retiring at 42?

Wish I could do that.
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Scott24- wrote:

Experience in the field is holding me back from finding a good job. I have a bachelors degree, but lack the experience employers want. I don't understand this whole situation. I'll never get the experience I need if they don't hire me. It's pretty stupid.


Your mistake seems to missing out on the unpaid and grueling labor that is, internships.

Just kidding, it really is strange how that works. Everyone just seems to wander in limbo at Starbucks until they suddenly gain a connection which leads to HR, which leads to employment. What a life.
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i wanna go around the world but dont have enough money.

Damn u, Money!!
Posted 3/9/16

ForCom5 wrote:

Your mistake seems to missing out on the unpaid and grueling labor that is, internships.

Just kidding, it really is strange how that works. Everyone just seems to wander in limbo at Starbucks until they suddenly gain a connection which leads to HR, which leads to employment. What a life.


Yeah that does seem to be the mistake I made. I just couldn't afford doing an unpaid internship. Housing and food costs aren't exactly cheap...I wish they would consider that.

I know, right? I literally feel like I'm wandering around in limbo until I hear back from jobs that I've applied to. I've even applied to jobs designated for recent graduates with no experience, like myself, and haven't had any luck. I've gotten a message a few times saying the following, "You are qualified, but not the most qualified candidate. Therefore, we will no longer consider you for the position." It's a real downer when you get something like that.

I guess I may have to rethink things, and maybe go to grad school or start over completely with another degree.
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