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Finding a Job is a Lot Harder Than I Thought

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For the past year, I have been searching for a job and having terrible luck.  I thought right after I graduate from college, it would be easier to find a job.  To my surprise, there are a lot of people who have graduated in the same field as me.

I graduated from college at BYU-Idaho in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and I also minored in Organizational Management.  I have a marketing and graphic design back ground.  I am currently working as a Marketing Communications Specialist for the family business.  I don’t want to work for the family business anymore because it doesn’t pay well and there is no promotion within the company.  I am stuck at dead end job!  This is why I went to college in the first place.

After Graduating from college, I felt like I was on top of the world and really excited about applying for jobs.  I would apply to a lot of jobs and hear back from them in a couple of days.  Some job interviews don’t go pass the initial phone interview and some I would go all the way to an in-person interview.  A week or two later, I would receive an email from these companies saying I was not selected for the position.  They go on to say there were other candidates who are better qualify for the job position.  I am really sick of receiving these emails.

All of the jobs I have applied for are internships or entry level positions.  It doesn’t make sense when receiving an email telling me there are better qualify candidates for an internship.  I thought the purpose of an internship is to learn!  No one should be more qualified than the other for an internship.

I have no idea what I am doing wrong.  I read about how to do better in an interview.  I have done practice interviews at college.  What am I doing wrong?  Should I bribe the person who is interviewing me (I would never bribe someone to receive a job)?  I thought my work experience would help out.

I have been working my whole life and I know how to work hard everyday.  I love learning and trying new things within a company.  My parent own a direct mailing and printing company.  I have been a graphic designer and a marketing coordinator.  I left for college in a different state and found a job for Soapbox Agency which is an advertising and public relations agency.  I hold three different positions for Soapbox Agency.  I started as a graphic designer than got promoted to be a public relations specialist.  After being a public relations specialist, I was promoted to be an account executive where I was the liaison between the client and the agency.  After graduating from college, I wanted to find a job in my home state which is Washington.  I couldn’t find anything right away so I went back to work for my parents business as a marketing communications specialist.

Even though I am at a dead end job, I am grateful for the job I have now so I can support my family.  I will never lose hope in finding a new job.  I will never lose my excitement in applying  and interviewing for jobs.  All I hope for is a better future in finding a new job.

To view my resume, go to my online portfolio: http://anthonybradyportfolio.wordpress.com/resume/

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Today was a Fun Day

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We did a lot today with trying to find a new place to live and spending time with family.

We started our day trying to find a place to live, but there are a lot of places that don’t work for our family.  We have 5 people in our family and some places won’t except us because they only have 2 bedroom apartments.  There is a law that you can only have two people per bedroom, so our family needs a 3 bedroom place.  But, there have been some places that said that you can have one person can count for living in the living room.  We are trying to find a place that is really cheap and close to the buses for me to travel to work.  We are used to Idaho prices where it is way cheaper than Washington.  It has been hard to find a place to live in Washington.

After looking for places to live, we spent time with family in Enumclaw where most of my family lives.  We had a huge get together because there were relatives that were visiting.  My daughter Elle grab a huge hand full of dirt and ate it.  Her mouth and face were full of dirt when we found her chowing it down.  For some reason she loves to eat dirt.

Overall, we had a wonderful day and are looking forward to spend time with Jamie’s family tomorrow.

Today Was a Long Day

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We had a huge day today.  We started out driving 12 hours from Rexburg, ID to my parents’ house in Lake Tapps, WA.  Although we had a long drive to Washington we had a fun day as a family.  We rode a ferry and hung out with Jamie’s parents and went to a friends for a 4th of July party.

The reason why we travel to Washington is because I have a job interview at Weber Shandwick, a public relations firm in Seattle.  I am really excited for this job interview and I can’t wait until Monday for my interview.

I am super tired and I am going to bed to get some rest.  Enjoy the pictures.

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