- Posted October 7, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The new American job: Part time?
Employment for Grads
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in 2010 with a Bachelor in Arts and a major Political Science. After graduation my goal was to find a job as a paralegal or legal assistant. I did not find a job until a year later I got a call for a part time position that pays minimum wage as a data entry specialist. I have no other choice but to take it. I have a lot of bills to pay including a debt that’s around 5, 000 dollars. I am not picky with the job because I will never find one. Even though I am still working this job I am still searching for jobs that are in my field. I figured that once I have a college degree things would be much easier for college grads but is not. Many jobs would hire people with no education so they would not have to pay them a higher salary. This shows that the employment in the US is still weak. I have recently been taking other odd jobs as an extra on TV shows or writing for a local newspaper. If you want to keep yourself from being homeless don’t be picky with jobs and help family with bills so they won’t throw you out in the street.