What do I do now?
As of yesterday, I am a college graduate. This is a very exciting moment in my life, because now I can see how four years of hard work have paid off. But the panic has also set in.
I’ve been looking into the job market and I can honestly say that it looks dismal at best. It seems as though every job requires five to ten years of experience.
Wage gap at its “least damaging”
I wanted to see where in the United States I could apply that would have the smallest wage gap as possible. There were many sites that showed up, but for this post, I will be focusing on the one I found here at Daily Finance.
According to the list, the top ten include only four states: Texas, California, Nevada (Las Vegas only) and Florida.
Among the cities listed, the women’s pay percentage of men’s is, at its highest, 94 percent and, at its lowest, 84 percent. While this is much better than most other cities, it is still aggravating that it isn’t 100 percent equal.
Also, the states chosen are not my ideal because: The California cities include Los Angeles and Fresno, which end up being extremely expensive to live in and Texas has a less than ideal political system.
Keep applying to as many positions as possible
I’ve been told by everyone to keep my head up and that something will eventually come up. I do believe that and I hope that the job is applicable to my major and has a good atmosphere.
If only being a professional feminist was possible.
What did you do as a graduate?
What did you do when you first entered the job market? Is there any advice that you can give a recent graduate?