The job I lost
No, I didn't lose my job, I just can't find one. Here's the story. I graduated in 2009 with BS in Electrical Engineering with honors (GPA 3.6). During my junior and senior year at college, I started looking for an internship. I didn't get one. After graduation, I applied everywhere for an entry level electrical engineering job. I did a few interviews but no job offer. I know that the time I graduated was pretty bad in terms of economy. So, I decided to go to grad school. On May 2012, I got my Masters in electrical engineering (Power option). I have been looking for a job ever since and it's not looking too good.
What it's like being unemployed
What it's like being unemployed? It SUCKS. I am losing my self-esteem. I don't have the confidence I used to have. Every time I hear my phone ring for a prospective job, I feel that it won't go anywhere. The only thing that is preventing me from going totally crazy is my wife who I love very much. All my classmates who I used to teach and help out with their studies have jobs (I’d say I am pretty smart). Now, I feel really sorry for myself for not having a job. Every time I hear somebody getting hired in his/her own field I get really jealous. None of my parents went to college. I was the first one in my family to have a college degree and not to mention masters degree in engineering. I am very sad and frustrated about what I should do.
- I have accumulated over $100,000 on my student loan (both undergrad and grad) and it is going to take me two lifetimes to pay off the loan by working mediocre jobs. I can’t afford to (literally) not have the engineering job.
- Has anyone been in my shoes or am I the only one?