By goingnowherefast - United States - Butler
Today, after three and a half years of working dead-end jobs with a bachelor's degree, I got a call from a potential employer in my degree field, who wanted to set up an interview. The problem: the interview is across the country, and I'm too broke to pay the travel expenses. FML
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  TheNewGuy03  |  28

I suppose that if they really desired your services, then they would at least opt to shoulder (some of) the travel expenses. My company flew me all the way to Korea; hopefully, they can accommodate you.

As for the interview, like everyone else said, phone or Skype, if they prefer. Mine was done over the phone.

By  AbstraktThoughts  |  13

That's not even funny op :(( I actually feel bad for you! Well hopefully if its a large firm or company, they can do a video/phone interview or even have one of their associates interview you instead of making you travel far! Good luck! :)

By  Lant  |  6

YDI for picking a shitty degree. I can tell just from the fact that u cant get a job for that long that it was probably a degree in philosphy or art

  rgriff27  |  19

Actually with the way the economy is now, it is very difficult to find a job, even with a degree, no matter how much "clout" their chosen degree has.

  xNephilim  |  18

Well aren't you just ridiculously ignorant.
Jobs, these days, aren't easy to come by, no matter what degree you have. In fact, in many situations, people with many GOOD degrees don't get hired, because the better your degree is, the higher your pay is supposed to be. So basically, people with a super good degree cost more money, which is why people with a not so super good degree are preferred by a lot of employers.
That and... You know, our economy is kind of shitty right now anyway, so there aren't all that many jobs available at all.

  Voij  |  16

I think the distinction to be made between a "good" and a "bad" degree is here not based on how advanced your studies have been and how high a salary your education warrants, but rather what field you studied in and how the chances are of you getting a job in said field.

English literature, for example, is a field where you simply won't get a job for quite a few years, because you have about 5-10 times as many people graduating each year as there are new job openings.

Geophysics, on the other hand, is a great field because really few people study it, yet almost every country in the world has their own facilities of it and several companies are interested in geophysicists, because they need someone to efficiently check the ground for ressources.
Now add the fact that about as many people graduate each year as there are new job openings and it's suddenly very easy to get a job in this field.

  provei  |  11

I just graduated in May from a science and engineering school, and our employment rate is still over 90%, because we have useful degrees. Some degrees have virtually 0% unemployment, even now. So your degree can have a big impact on your employment.

  JanisEvans  |  10

I have an arts degree and have been turning down 3 jobs offered to me in the last week alone.
Instead of worrying about other people's "shitty degrees" you might want to contemplate your shitty attitude.