Funny story, I actually have to pay back that dollar amount on my college loan statement. Yeah – apparently that whole interest thing is well…a thing. Who knew? Apparently, adulthood has less to do with being able to set my own curfew and more to do with watching my bank account go as dry as the Sahara.
In other news, job searching actually requires a lot of time and effort. I am not just talking about a few minutes here and there, I am talking about hours of re-entering the same information over and over again on different websites. Whoever is smart enough to figure out a universal job application – sign me up, please.
Lucky for me, I still have my part-time internship to pay for my rent and food but, haul posts anytime in the near future are looking dismal, my friends. It’s all rent checks and grilled cheese on my end.
Finding a job is actually really hard work.
You have to read the position description, fill out the application, write a cover letter, tailor your resume to the description, follow up with contacts, iron your pants, go on interviews, and then follow up with the contact again. It’s like trying to do a waltz with your feet tied together -I am just trying to do the steps without looking like a total moron.
It’s a lot of decision making, bargaining, and smiling. A lot of smiling.
I am not sure what will come of all this. Right now, I have a six month loan grace period looming over me like the dark gloomy cloud of misery and, I am hoping that I will have done enough smiling by then to ace a position somewhere doing something other than being stuck at home, watching Grey’s reruns on Netflix in my PJs at 2 pm.
High expectations for a new grad.