Once Upon a Time, I Decided to Start Job Hunting (That Time is Now)

So, I sat down here a couple hours ago with the intention of filling out a job application for a real life, post-college, big kid job.

Two hours later and I don’t have a whole lot accomplished. Facebook happened. WordPress happened. Instagram happened. Eating Christmas cookies happened. So much happened. That job application, though? Ha, not so much.

The truth of the matter is, APPLYING FOR A BIG KID JOB IS SCARY!

I’ve applied for jobs before of course. I’ve filled out internship applications before. But this isn’t just a part time job or an unpaid internship I’m talking about now…this is a real life big kid job that will pay me a salary and stuff!

As much as I’m excited for the future, I’m also nervous and scared. College graduation is a big step, especially since I’m not going straight on to graduate school. Instead, I have chosen to spend a few years in the quote-on-quote “real world,” figuring out exactly what I want to do with my life before going for my masters. I really need this time because a) I have no idea what I want to get my masters in and b) I’m too burned out from school at this point to continue straight on to graduate school.

Going out in the real world requires some planning, though.

I know I can ask my mom for help with this application…she works in Human Resources and knows what to look for in a well-packaged job application.

For now (as in, Mom isn’t home from work yet) I’ll fumble along by myself. It’s not like I’m completely at a loss–the application process for the internships I applied to last year around this time were actually far more intensive than this particular job application process in terms of everything that I had to submit.

I just want to make sure it’s top notch material that I submit. I think this particular job is a long shot as it is, so this really, really needs to be a well-put together application (not that it wouldn’t be otherwise). And of course, I must remember that it’s all right if I don’t get anywhere with the first big kid job I apply for; at least I took the initiative.

I can do this! I can, I can!

7 Replies to “Once Upon a Time, I Decided to Start Job Hunting (That Time is Now)”

  1. Your smart to wait:) Figure out what you want to do, then once you love something and if you need your masters for that specific job(get your masters). Let me know how it goes:)

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    1. For a while, I was so intent on going right from my undergrad studies to my graduate studies that when my mentors at the internship I completed last summer told me to wait a few years, I was a little too taken a back. It took me a little while to become okay with waiting to go to grad school, but I’m glad I did at this point. I think that grad school, if I do choose to go there eventually, will be much more fulfilling once I know exactly what I want to do!

      Thanks for your support!

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  2. I went for my master’s right after I graduated. It was easier for me because I was still in ‘student mode.’ I know of others who have waited and said that worked better for them. Either way I wish you luck!!! 🙂


    1. It just depends from person to person, I guess. Some people are all set to go on right on to grad school and others (like myself) just need to take some time off.
      Thank you for your support and happy holidays!

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