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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tackle It Tuesday: Wait Not Going To Grad School Means I'm More Busy?

Who knew that deciding not to go to grad school would mean I am even busier. Now instead of getting things together for the eight schools I was applying to, I am now researching and combing through hundreds of jobs. And let me tell you, entry-level jobs in publishing are slim pickings these days. I am still holding out hope that the house I intern for will hire me, but just in case I am applying for several other positions.

I describe to my mom that trying to work in publishing without moving to New York is like trying to become an actress, but refusing to move to LA or New York. Despite this I am tirelessly trying to find jobs that will let me stay home in Georgia. Boy let me tell you, if I thought jobs in publishing was slim pickings, jobs in Georgia in publishing and jobs that will let you telecommute are near nonexistent. I would really love to stay in Georgia, I love this state with all my heart and am a true Georgia Peach, but it is looking more and more like I am going to have to give up and hitch a ride to New York.

Even if I do go to New York (which I wouldn't want to do until I have a job in the bag), I don't know how I would afford it. New York is so much more expensive that Georgia and this industry isn't exactly known to be a well paying one. Even worse I am afraid that in order to get my foot in the door of another house or an agency, I am going to have to intern again and I just can't afford that. Especially not living in New York.

All this being said, this Tackle It Tuesday is focused on my trying my hardest to find a job, any job, in my chosen field. And it is as hard as trying to catch a unicorn. Maybe by the end of the year, I will have a fabulous agent, and a wonderful seven-figure book deal and won't need to work! (Wishful thinking I know:))

Do you remember what it was like trying to get your first job out of college? Tell me about it!


  1. While I don't know what you're going through, because I am still in college, I will soon be feeling your pain! Fingers crossed for you!

    Also, I love that you call it Tackle It Tuesday! =]

    1. Tackle It Tuesday is a blog meme I saw somewhere on the internet and I decided I liked it! I don't wish job hunts on anyone. I would be amazing if we could leave college with a job magically waiting for us.