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Old 08-11-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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Well, either tonight or tomorrow morning, I will be moving back to my parents house. As much as I don't love the idea of doing this, it is currently the only option I have while I'm looking for a job. My situation is only suppose to be temporary. That is not what is getting me. I have some personal issues with the place I'm moving back to. I basically cut most of my ties with that place(Paulding County, GA). However, I find myself going back, not because I miss it, but because it is the only place I have left. This is the biggest problem I've had. The idea was to get an education, and get a better job somewhere far away from Paulding County, and if possible, to places I've read about(like Minnesota, Seattle, Denver, Montreal, etc). For me, being unemployed or taking a job that I feel is below my skill level is not the only problem. Doing this in Paulding County makes me feel like I'm back at square one, plus something worse. I dreamed of the day I could escape from there, for good.
Yeah it does suck the way this country is turning into these days. The good thing is you have somewhere to fall back on.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:04 AM
 
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Well, either tonight or tomorrow morning, I will be moving back to my parents house. As much as I don't love the idea of doing this, it is currently the only option I have while I'm looking for a job. My situation is only suppose to be temporary. That is not what is getting me. I have some personal issues with the place I'm moving back to. I basically cut most of my ties with that place(Paulding County, GA). However, I find myself going back, not because I miss it, but because it is the only place I have left. This is the biggest problem I've had. The idea was to get an education, and get a better job somewhere far away from Paulding County, and if possible, to places I've read about(like Minnesota, Seattle, Denver, Montreal, etc). For me, being unemployed or taking a job that I feel is below my skill level is not the only problem. Doing this in Paulding County makes me feel like I'm back at square one, plus something worse. I dreamed of the day I could escape from there, for good.
WOW! Going through the exact same thing right now. Just about to make a thread about finding a job in the Charlotte area. I graduated in May with a degree in Sports Management and a Minor in Communication. I'm currently living with my parents in this dreadful town in South Carolina. I can't find a job to save my life right now. I just want to move I don't care if the job isn't in the field I received my degree in; I just want to get out of here! Man, I feel your pain.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:46 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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WOW! Going through the exact same thing right now. Just about to make a thread about finding a job in the Charlotte area. I graduated in May with a degree in Sports Management and a Minor in Communication. I'm currently living with my parents in this dreadful town in South Carolina. I can't find a job to save my life right now. I just want to move I don't care if the job isn't in the field I received my degree in; I just want to get out of here! Man, I feel your pain.
We both know that feeling. Last time I returned home, at least there was internet and satellite TV. Now there is neither. My mother has the only converter box in the house, so no one is watching TV. I had to ride my bicycle to McDonalds to use the internet in order to apply for jobs(and in the town I live in, it's asking to get killed). Now I'm just depressed at this moment.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:45 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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Having returned home to live with my parents, this is what I have done:

I have tried to learn AutoCAD(with alot of futility because I have the program downloaded, but I don't have any books or tutorials to teach me how to use it)

I have tried to hone in on my ArcGIS skills, and while there are things I can do, some features are not available on the trial version(the regular version is at least 1,500 USD).

I have applied to numerous environmental consulting firms.

I have applied to some places to teach English abroad.

So far, the only places that seem to be the most sure bet is teaching abroad. I'm trying to see if I can get that. My parents are a abit ambivalent about me doing that. Not that they don't want me to travel the world. They just have some concerns about ME in general.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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I have tried to learn AutoCAD(with alot of futility because I have the program downloaded, but I don't have any books or tutorials to teach me how to use it)
Get a library card. If your local county library doesnt have an AutoCAD tutorial or user guide, then inquire about inter library loans. Many local libraries have relationships with college libraries and other county and city libraries in the same state. You search for the books/CDs in a different part of their system. But you can often order the books and they get delivered to your local library for you to pick up.

I was able to get many high dollar software books that were less than a year old. They came from colleges many miles away and were ready for me at my county library. I had 3 or 6 weeks to use the materials before I had to turn them back in. All for free. Most people dont know about this option.

How many county web sites did you bookmark this week? How many did you check to see if new jobs postings? You are probably still finding new counties at this point
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Having returned home to live with my parents, this is what I have done:

I have tried to learn AutoCAD(with alot of futility because I have the program downloaded, but I don't have any books or tutorials to teach me how to use it)

I have tried to hone in on my ArcGIS skills, and while there are things I can do, some features are not available on the trial version(the regular version is at least 1,500 USD).

I have applied to numerous environmental consulting firms.

I have applied to some places to teach English abroad.

So far, the only places that seem to be the most sure bet is teaching abroad. I'm trying to see if I can get that. My parents are a abit ambivalent about me doing that. Not that they don't want me to travel the world. They just have some concerns about ME in general.
I can't say I don't sympathize, but I must say, it's not the end of the world. It's 2012. It's very tough out there. Frankly, it was a bit naive not to be prepared for this. It's taking people with experience quite a long time to find anything. That's the reality, and I'm sure you've been acquainted with it. Keep focusing on sharpening your skills. Keep focusing on making yourself a better potential candidate for hire. Don't expect ANYTHING to come easy, because it doesn't. Getting a degree is not the easy street to easy living. It is another tool to use at your disposal. That's all it was ever meant to be. Good luck and work hard at all your endeavors.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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Default my friend...

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Perhaps, but I was banking on this idea. A company might want someone they can train in the company way so the rookie won't question anything. I was counting on that.
it's been 4 days.... chill just a little bit. There are folks who have been looking, literally, for years.
Koale
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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I congratulate you for graduating with a degree in a field that you enjoy TC, but the market need for geography majors just doesn't compare to other degrees. If you have the luxury, don't be in such a hurry to land a job. Travel, discover new things, volunteer, etc. You might discover that you want to do something completely different than what you originally intended. If I could go back, I would have taken a full year off after college.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:45 AM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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I congratulate you for graduating with a degree in a field that you enjoy TC, but the market need for geography majors just doesn't compare to other degrees. If you have the luxury, don't be in such a hurry to land a job. Travel, discover new things, volunteer, etc. You might discover that you want to do something completely different than what you originally intended. If I could go back, I would have taken a full year off after college.
I would love to travel and see the world. However, I don't have the money for it. In fact, the reason I'm living with my parents is because I don't have ANY money to go anywhere. This is why I'm in a hurry to land a job, so I can get some money, and live a life I want to live. I can't afford to take a year off because I just don't have the money for it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:47 AM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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it's been 4 days.... chill just a little bit. There are folks who have been looking, literally, for years.
Koale
I graduated on July 31. Today is August 18. It has been 18 days. Someone even tried to set me up for a job with the aquarium. She hasn't heard back from anyone, and neither have I. I have the skills needed, but no one is calling me back.
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