The Truth About Life After College

First Post

Well, this is my first blog post. I have no idea what the hell I’m doing or if anyone is even reading this. If so, hello. If not, oh well.

The reason I’ve started this blog is because I’ve been told that it’s important to leave your digital footprint especially in today’s day and age with increasing technology. If there’s one thing I learned from my Media Criticism class that I just took my last semester of college, it’s that the paper world is slowly dying out. Newspapers are becoming more and more irrelevant. The average newspaper reader is 55 years old. Crazy, right? When those people eventually die, our generation is next, and clearly, we’re too glued to the internet and our iPhones and Twitter and updating people on our lives when no one actually gives a damn.

I wonder if that makes me a hypocrite since I think that people will be interested in reading my thoughts that I spew out on the internet. Don’t know. Don’t really care.

But here’s what I really wanted to talk about: life after college. I graduated almost a month ago. It was May 19, 2013, a cold, rainy day. It didn’t necessarily dampen the overall cheeriness of having graduated, but the weather did kind of ruin everyone’s attempts to take pictures outside, the way people would want to do in order to document such a huge milestone. My sorority sisters and I didn’t get our senior picture. Boo. 😦

But, I digress.

The point I was trying to make was that I’ve been out of work for about a month now, and it’s driving me absolutely insane. I’ve made a lame joke with people that I’ve gone from two jobs to no jobs. It’s true, though, which makes it all the more pathetic.

Anyway, since graduation, I’ve had one job interview. To be honest I’m still confused as to what the position was exactly. Apparently, it was a company partnered with lots of agencies, and this job specifically was to work with one of those agencies and push products on people and supposedly one day become a manager.

The interview went well, and I even got a second interview, which I didn’t go on. Was that a mistake? Maybe, financially wise. But for me personally? I really don’t think so.

What’s really sad to me though is that I’ve applied to well over 40 jobs online. Didn’t hear back from any of them, aside from maybe three or four, in which they kindly told me that the position had been filled or, my favorite, that I didn’t meet their qualifications. That makes me feel great. Seriously.

(Obviously, sarcasm doesn’t exactly translate well over the internet, but you should know that half of the things I’ve written in this post are highly sarcastic.)

So, now, my dad’s been talking to people for me and seeing if he could find me something. He says he’s got stuff in the works (something with HBO. That’s all he said.) Yesterday he gave me a woman’s e-mail address and I sent her my resume. She’s a producer for CNN. We’ll see where that leads…

Well. I guess that’s all for now. Do you feel enlightened somehow? Maybe feel better about your own life?

I guess that’s a good thing.

More to come soon.

Let’s see how long I’ll actually keep this blog going…

Sincerely,

Ali

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