Here are excerpts from an email received from a very good friend and fellow MSW grad today. I think about him a lot because he has far more on his shoulders than I: small child, mortgage, car payments...And with his wife employed full-time in a good job, they can't just pull up stakes to follow a job like I can.
He's a brilliant guy with tons of experience and now a graduate degree.
All the right moves, yes?
And still no job.
"I wish I could at least get started (before my fucking 40th Birthday in September). In my worst nightmares, I never dreamed that I would still be looking for work at this point. I would say "a job instead of "work", but "work" meets my sentiments better. When I need a "pick me up", I read through all of the rejection emails and letters.
I have had a few interviews, but received three rejection calls last week. I am truly scared because soon another 75+ MSSW students will graduate in the next two weeks...
I know I sound whiny and I guess I am, but I have not called any friends (or emailed much either) because I am embarrassed to be still unemployed."