Being Jobless

@flapiz (19218)
United Kingdom
July 18, 2012 2:58am CST
I graduated from college last April and I took my board exam last June30-July 1. Now I'm awaiting for the results at home. While experiencing some alone time at home I remembered how eager I was to graduate and leave school. Now I wish I hadn't wished the time away. I'm feeling pretty bored and kinda useless here at home. I have also gained some weight. I never thought that being jobless would feel this way. At the moment I am scanning the internet to see available jobs which I can fit in. I terribly need something to pass the time with. I hope I could get a job as soon as possible as I am starting to see that it is not easy to look for a job.
12 responses
@shylade (3132)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Be positive and everything will be okay. It is natural that you don't find a job right away and since you just took the board exam, you really need to wait. Better opportunities will come if you passed the board exam. To tell you mine, I graduated in April 2002 but got my first job February 2003 only. I also took the board examination and luckily passed it. I have applied for jobs after that but I really don't know why I don't get it. Now I know why, because God has a better plan for us. I should never rush because there is much better job for me. Right now, I am still working with the same company who hired he 10 years ago. I am happy and contented. So see there's no need to worry. Best of luck for you.
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
18 Jul 12
Wow. That's a very comforting success story. I hope I will pass my board exam too. I think when I pass it, I can safely say "today my life begins". I will try to be more cheerful and positive from now on.
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 12
Well I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing and if I wish to be a nurse I do need a license. But as of now I'm happy to inform that today is my first day as a Research Assitant. I feel very blessed and lucky.
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
What professional career are you heading? I don't know, but I haven't used myself being licensed as a bargaining chip in my job interviews. I just consider passing the licensure examinations as a fulfillment of my studies. But heading to work, I think it is an even stage with the other people. Them who do their best and improve continuously will reap rewards with or without license. But still, having a license still brings out the confidence in individuals.
@Raine38 (11503)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Welcome to one of life's bitter realities! Been there, done that, and I can say I almost had cabin fever for staying home most of the time lol! It would be a bit better if I can go and hang out with friends even for a while but the thing is I'm a broke fresh graduate begging for a job. I also have this huge pride to go asking my folks for money except when I'm going to interviews and stuff. This too shall pass; at least you have mylot for starters :) Congratulations btw on graduating, and good luck on the results of your exams!
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
18 Jul 12
Well I can see that you have indeed experienced this sad event. I am about to be broke, thanks to my loading business and accessory business, I am still holding on. I envy some of my batchmates though, as they have already found jobs. But you're right, at least I have mylot. Thanks for the response.
@Raine38 (11503)
• United States
18 Jul 12
See? You're far off better than I was back in my day (Good Lord, am I really that old? I'm only in my late twenties! lol!) Cheer up! we all go thru the "starting" phase. We all have to start somewhere.
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
18 Jul 12
Thank you for such inspiring words. I feel much better now. I'm ready to chase success.
@jennyze (7030)
• Indonesia
31 Jul 12
While waiting you could take some courses on something simple like cooking, arts and crafts, making cakes... Well, I know it's easier said than done. In fact, I would be just like you, getting fats... cause when I am nervous I like to eat...
@jennyze (7030)
• Indonesia
2 Aug 12
Ah, congratulation! When I don't have nothing to do I think I will launch myself to be a piano player, next time... Big dream!
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 12
For a month of being jobless I took courses on sleeping, eating, movie watching, and boredom. Haha.But now that you mentioned it, I regret not doing those things. But now I am already a working woman. At least if I turn jobless again I know what to do.
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
well..i guess ur not the only one in that situation,, i have lots of friends and classmates that are jobless too, finding a job is indeed hard, i also find it hard to find my job,everyday i go to town and search every corners of it to find a vacant job that fits me,well after my hardships i end up being an office clerk on a shipping company. i think you must do something to be able to have a work,do not just stay at home and wait for something to come.. you may start even in a small company,just do for it! :D gudluck dear!
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
18 Jul 12
Well you are right, I can't find a job if I don't do anything. As of now I am trying to find job openings in the internet as my hometown is not really abundant with jobs. I am considering going to a bigger city, but I need to search the internet first if there are available job openings as to avoid wasting money and resources on ticket.
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
yes,, that would be a good idea..but you must think very well first before you go into that, it would be risky for you since you'll be going to a place that is new to you, you must adjust and take the risk because you will be away from home and no one will help you when you are in need of something or when you are in trouble,. it would be convenient if you go in other places considering that you have relatives out there or some friend to help you or guide you.. :)
• Canada
22 Jul 12
Yes being jobless sucks!! I come from a small town and it has very few jobs in it for people who are not highly educated. I am not a College grad or anything I finished High school and entered the workforce.. in this town that's just what you do. I lost my job that I had for many years a few years back and since then I have been lucky enough to find another.. but for a long while I had nothing at it was very bad feeling. Good luck to you in you're search!
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 12
Yes it is a bad feeling indeed. It makes me feel worthless and it also makes me fat. But I guess I got lucky because I didn't stay jobless for too long. Now I have a job.
• Canada
2 Aug 12
Well congrats on you're new job! I am glad you feel better now. But hey remember you are who you are not what you do. Sometimes having no job is not you're fault and you must be kind to yourself.
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
hello! you are not alone.am a jobless,too. :( though, am not a fresh grad. i had job experiences for three years already and had passed the board exam as well. i resigned only this year for some reasons. i actually thought that it will be easy for me to land in a job having such qualifications but i was mistaken. it turns out to be so hard. why? because i somehow became choosy. i tend to compare the available jobs with my previous job and i find it difficult to find something that matches may criteria. yeah, i have a list of things that i need to consider in getting a job. not only the companies should set qualifications for applicants from whom they will benefit; we must also look into the potential companies that will make us benefit. it has to be a win-win process. however, when i was a fresh grad, i had a different mentality. i was like, "i needed to get a job, whatever it is" so as to appear productive in the eyes of my family and friends. plus i was expected to be working after years of study because that's already the pay back time. so, i immediately grabbed the first opportunity that knocked my door. i didn't regret it though i was earning only half of the salary i used to earn in my second job. working for me is like taking a ladder that goes up; you start at the bottom but you must try to step up one at a time. now, am praying that i could get to work abroad; that for sure will make me double the steps. so,let's just be hopeful that things will go our way. May God bless all the jobless out there. :)
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 12
Well you are right when saying that fresh graduates tends to look for any available job. And I got one job although not in line with my course but somewhat related to it. It is paying quite well and although the employer wants me to work for 6 months I only opted for a 3 month contract because like you I am also planning to go abroad as soon as I pass the board exam.
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Oh my! Why did you already resigned even without having the next job already in line? That is a difficult thing to do. Well, maybe you have a hard time trying to look for a job while having work at the same time. But still, for security reasons, one should only leave their company if he/she is sure to have the back up coming in. Like you guys, I am also jobless at this point of time. I will be jobless for around one week only though. I just resigned and finished my notice service last week and I am set to start next week for my next job. Yes, it is quite hard to look for a job nowadays due to stiffer competition, not to mention looking for good companies with high salaries and great benefits. Anyway, the two of you should just focus harder on landing a job. Try to ace every interview use this time to develop your strengths, eliminate your weaknesses and improve your personalities. This is a great time to do so to be prepared for your next work. Good luck to both of you!
@ersmommy1 (12589)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Looking for a job can be a full time job itself. Don't give up! Most of us have been there before, some of us will be there again. As long as you are looking for a job, you are not useless. Hang in there.
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 12
You are definitely right. I didn't give up and thank God I got it. After a month I was hired as a Junior Research Assistant and it is my second day of work today. Thanks for the support. :)
@jaiho2009 (39159)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Yes, it's not easy being jobless and it's not easy to find a job either. Maybe you can try searching and apply for part time jobs to avoid the boredom and while waiting for the results. I wish you luck with your exams as well and for job hunting
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 12
Yes it is difficult to find a job, but thank goodness I found one after a month of homestaying. I am a contractual researcher of a non government organization. And The pay is also quite decent. Thank you for the support.
@asliah (11137)
• Philippines
1 May 13
its really hard to life if we are jobless because we feel hardiness in our life,especially when our family also have no good income at all,that is why many of the people find ways on how to earn in many and different ways.
@toyota4k (1208)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Life is designed that way. You might have to wait while your batch mates may have gone ahead landing on a job. I personally know of three young men who made it to the board exams together. One was not lucky enough to find a job. What he did was go with some friends to pan for gold for the first few months. Soon they were tunneling for the precious metal and hit it rich within that year. Since then, he stayed in the mines, Built a house and married a local lass, and drives an SUV. His two batch mates commute to their jobs to and from their rented quarters.
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 12
Well I think your story kinda makes sense. Sometimes life is like a game of luck and sometimes it is not fair. We will never know who gets more out of it. Sometimes the hardworking doesn't necessarily get rich and vise versa. But I guess I got lucky. I got a job now.
@sbucu57 (55)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Congratulation for finishing your studies and here's wishing you pass the board exams. Welcome to the real world as well.Now you have to hunt for job opportunities that will at least augment your earnings from your loading and accessories business as well. It is expected for young graduates to be choosy, idealistic with high expectations but they will be the right ones to assess themselves. I have been in the call center industry for more than five years, but before that, I was a stay at home mom who depended everything on my husband. Though it was a struggle when I started working, the patience and perseverance had paid off. But because my schedule usually were evening shifts, there were days that I felt I needed to catch on sleep . Before there were few call centers who offered morning shifts and they were that basic was just small as there were no night differentials. Now things had changed as the industry had heard the demand for morning call centers. This is just a suggestion as other people think all call center agents who handle US, British or Australian accounts speak well in English. Not so when one is starting. Your communication skill developed not just by training but by constantly speaking the language every day. Plus there are also medical,dental,vacation and incentive benefits available once you get regularized not to mention the 13 month pays and vacation/sick leave benefits you get as an employee. All the best to you !
@missjahn (4574)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
yeah, just don't be sad. things where just there for you, waiting the time to bloom. finishing a degree is a bless that is why do not feel sorry because you graduated already. wait for the result first then decide what to do. it is nice to have a job when you are eligible already because your rate will be based with it. to ease your boredom, there are lots of options to hang on to. bear with patience and perseverance. good luck though..
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 12
Well its all in the past now. I already have a job. But the boredom was indeed eating me last month. Thanks for the luck I did need it.