Educated with No Career

I've had this commerce degree for over a year now and the only type of work I can seem to obtain is low-wage work that a high school grad is qualified for, such as restaurant work. I've been hitting the pavement, been volunteering in my field of study for quite some time, tried temp agencies, sent out my well-written resumes/cover letters all over the place to ENTRY-LEVEL positions I have the required skills for, etc. And because I don't have an 'in' with the company or don't have 3658493 years of experience, the interviews I get are few and far between. I've had two in-person interviews for "career positions" (to get my foot in the door) in the past year! TWO! I got one of them because I had an employee referral... Would I have gotten an interview had I not? Probably not. As for the other interview, I guess I lucked out because this company was satisfied enough with my skills, despite a lack of years of experience and not knowing someone inside. Of course I didn't get either job, someone with a powerful 'in' or more than enough years of experience always gets hired. Unfortunately, 99% of NS companies have ridiculous standards to get into their lower-level jobs. No wonder people move for work! Come on, Halifax, get your act together, and make it easier for your people to find decent work! —No Job for You

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