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It's been sometime since I graduated college and I'm still unemployed. I don't really know where to go from here at this point. I'm only 20 years old and I already feel like a failure. I suffered from severe depression after entering college and in just wanting to end the experience, I graduated with a BA in English. Useless, I know. With very little real job experience, coupled with a shitty GPA and a pointless major, I'm just stuck. I even had a job lined up (offer letter and all). I was foolish enough to pass it up, thinking I could easily get another job because I had to return home to take care of my parents. I still have scholarship money I can use for school but I don't know if I should try to muddle through school again (and get a Masters in Accounting or Business or something similar) or just change directions altogether. Become a nurse, go to trade school, something. I just don't know what to do anymore.

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David Lindsey
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Go to an employment agency like Aerotek. Find some part time work in the field while you go to school.

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Michael Biro
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Get married to a guy that is willing to guide you in the path, as both will either excell or fail as one. Choose wisely in that guy, there is only a short window in life that your choices are not limited much. This guy pushed his ex and supported her rise before she decided that her independance was more important to her person. She found out late in life independance was equil to misery in life. As this guy was tore down as she was propped up, now this guy keeps her afloat out of sympathy. This guy put her through school and every a spect to try to crate a sense of accomplishment. She went from this guy being her sense of pride to herself. As this guy adored his wife and bragged her up, we tend to make better decisions for others as we are not involved directly. Impartial in that context. But when we assume responceability for a spouce its in our interest not to be wrong.

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Michelle Mitchell
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Saying a prayer for you! You were created for a unique purpose! Psalms 139: 14-17

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Todd Tolford
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I suggest going back home and caring for your parents and take a break from thinking about it. Think about your parents and pray to your God. Your answer will then come to you.

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Ken Hayward
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Open your own business be a consultant. If you have a degree in accounting, be a consultant or a comptroller.

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Cathy Lowery
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Start your own tutoring business. The going rate for home tutoring is like $40 an hour. Advertise to parents who home school their kids. They need tutors the most, and can well afford to pay.

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Harvey Hecht
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Go to your local state unemployment office, Make an appointment they are the best place to start and bring a resume and a smile on your face. They will teach you how to find a job.

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Alyssa McLellan
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Hi Mira Loran - So sorry to hear that you are having a tough time. As a fellow English major college graduate I want to encourage you to keep applying to jobs and putting yourself out there! I find that my ability to write, read, and overall communicate efficiently translates so well to many jobs in several different fields. Give yourself some credit! Graduating as an English major is not as easy as it seems and you did it! If you have some funds for classes, maybe take some business courses to add another skill notch in your belt. Keep us updated in the community!

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Olivia Mitchell
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Hi Mira i am sorry about what you are going through.Like i've said it plenty of times and its the truth and i've seen this done to plenty of people. Sometimes its best to go into a training program in stead of college because with college there isn't a guarantee that you are going to get the job that you applied for once you finish there are alot of college students walking around here disappointed. I see that you have alot to deal with along with your own problems. But one thing i can say to you is that i admire you in what you are doing for yourself and as well as your parents and to be their for them you are juggling so much and what will work out for you so that you can be close to your parents is too go to trade school so that you can be around closer to check on your parents from time to time.and i know that your parents are proud of you and i know that they raise a wonderful and beautiful person and know its come to the point that your parents needs your help and i know without an shadow of a doubt that you are going to do the right thing. I DO WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THE VERY BEST TRULY I DO AND ONCE YOU GET THAT NURSING JOB PLEASE POST ONCE AGAIN AND GOOD LUCK YOU ARE GOING TO BE ALRIGHT.

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Laurie Rupert
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You're very young and should get your education now while you're free of most responsibilities. A nurse is a relatively easy education. ....I'm a nurse. ....and you will always have a job. Nursing is so diverse that it will be easy to find a specialty you enjoy and it pays very well. There are RN schools everywhere. Good luck!

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