Job Search, Week 3: Unemployed & I Really Need a Job

Unemployed: Week 3 (I really need a job)

Ahhh Craigslist.

My go-to website for free couches, missed connections and fulfilling entry-level job opportunities.

But with some of the vague postings on here, you’d think these employers have never drafted up a job description before. Mommy and daddy aren’t paying my bills or giving me cash to take a date out anytime soon, and I’d like to know what the position pays – if anything.

Include details about the pay, please! Students with financial obligations need to be able to figure out if the job will provide enough for them to cover their expenses.

Not all of us have rich parents and can afford to take low or no paying internships.

I see a couple of part-time positions at public relations firms that look fairly legitimate. (Sometimes it’s hard to read between the canvassing jobs.) Now to begin the strenuous cover letter crafting process…

The last paycheck from my old job was deposited into my account yesterday. T-minus $308.45 until broke.

Let’s see how long I can make that last…

Continue to the next post:  Unemployed: Week 4 (Productive!)

This is the third installment in a series of posts called “Finding a Job is Tough, so Keep Your Chin Up (a memoir).” Check out the previous posts in the series:

  1. Job Search, Week 1: Unemployed but Feeling Good
  2. Job Search, Week 2: Unemployed and I Need a Job

About the Author: Mike McGurk is a Student Finder at ROCS and a current student at George Mason University. The worst job he ever had was a brief stint as a door-to-door salesman. He  lasted six hours.

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