I want a job. However, getting a job is pretty hard. Especially when submitted applications to open positions get no response, and follow-up emails go equally unanswered. No one wants someone fresh, it seems that all jobs demand 2–5 years prior experience, at entry level pay.
It must be quite the competitive market, when a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, a National Champion athlete, and an all around good, capable, responsible, and hard-working guy cannot even get his foot in the door.
back at ND after my 3 day spring break. i’ve written a generic cover letter and am primed to send it out amongst various production companies to see if they would like to hire me. do you know of anyplace to work? i’ll go anywhere. i’m serious. i have three more things to type today. a response paper for my film theory class, a study response for my Otherworldly Literature class and a paper proposal for the same class. i’m pretty sure i’m going to write my paper on the use of memory in Tolkien’s writings. Tentative title is: “Memory, Lore and Atavism: The Role of the Past in Tolkien’s Fa rie.”
Apparently the fencing championships are going to be closed to the general public. we’ll see if we can pull some strings. stupid coming war.
this job hunt thing is rough. i’ve been looking at the National Park service, and related jobs, the Smithsonian, Discovery Channel, National Geographic…but all of the job openings are aimed at people that have 2–3 years of experience in the field. no one wants some apparently wet behind the ears college kid. i’ve got the skills, just not the experience, and i would think that background in both anthropology and film would be appealing to these folks. i haven’t got my cover letters ready yet but i hope when whoever is in charge of hiring sees my qualifications they will realize i am an asset. that’ll take some luck in the in-one-ear-out-the-other world of corporate bureaucracy.
today i attempt to secure employment. there is this career fair thing. the smithsonian is going to be there. also a bunch of businesses, and the CIA. its rather sad that only businesses really actively recruit people. places that i would love to work like the smithsonian like you to come to them. i’m not too good at going to people. i don’t really want to work for the CIA. or honeywell or budget rent-a-car or target. no. i really don’t.
i just might have to.