Originally Posted by Requiem
Either side, we see through it. My generation has a chip on its shoulders because of all the wolf tickets our predecessors sold us. We are fighting tooth and nail beside 40+ year olds who got laid off because corporate America would rather pay a fresh kid 1/4 the salary for the same work.
The unemployment offices are littered with people of that demographic, even moreso than people my age. I found it surprising. Even in ND, the market is tough. I have had six or seven interviews since I moved up, no offers. Most said I was overqualified. It is getting frustrating, but I am fortunate to get interviews. I have a buddy who just finished his Master's and is 2/100 on apps / interviews. Crazy.
I am almost down to the felt, but just tell myself it always works out and read Serenity's Prayer whenever I get down. I wish my grandpa was still alive so he could tell me stories about his life and how hard that was. Just thankful to be alive.
Things are turning around in the Midwest, at least. There are a lot of people hiring in several of the towns I've lived in and kept contacts in over the last few years. Down south things have slowly been improving for quite awhile.
Nothing will compare to several years ago, when I went 1/250 on resumes nationwide.
Hang in there, like that stupid cat.