Professionalism and the Search
Ok, so I’ve been working since my junior year of high school and have had my first real adult job and am therefore no stranger to the workforce. I have a pretty strong resume compared to most millennials my age. I am a hard worker. I have an intense work ethic. I know how to conduct myself professionally. I work extremely well with others. I am in grad school, so, clearly, I am educated and driven. Why is it so difficult for me to find a simple, part-time job to help pay my bills (and student loans) while I work on my Master’s Degree? Yes, I will have my degree and a lot more opportunities by this time next year, but I am not comfortable without work. I keep hearing that I am overqualified or that I need to be more available. Should the fact that I have already had a salaried job hurt my progress? Is it fair that my degree is keeping me from making money? Should my pursuit of higher education really count against me?