Hey everyone

I recently just graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree In Communications-Electronic Media. I have been trying to find work since august of last year. I live in Florida and the kind of i am looking for is one that i can get and upkeep a place of my own off of the pay i am making. Any advice?

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Considering that you're not located in either of the two US major media centers, you're going to have a tough row to hoe.

I minored in Communications (back in the day), and as a professional discipline, it didn't make a whit of difference to my immediate post -collegiate job search.

Google search communications jobs in your area, look at Craigslist jobs, look at newspaper job postings, go to the local news channel station(actually get in your car and drive to them, do not call) and ask a manager if they are hiring. You're just going to have to get out and put yourself out there. I don't know what all jobs you could get with that degree, but I would hope after several years in college they told you what you can do.

They have told me what i can do. The problem is that a number of the jobs that this degree would apply towards require experience that i simply do not have yet

Apply anyway.  I scored a pretty sweet gig well outside the listed requirements simply because I was the only one in the country who threw my name in.

Thats called writing a blog about what you do showing what you can do for a few years on the side to build up experience in this day and age.

And as Shane said apply anyway.

The job post is what they really really hope to find, not what they will accept.  Apply for the jobs regardless of experience.

I knew someone else with the same degree.  He worked for minimum wage for years.  There was always someone willing to do more for less just to get into the industry.  Now he runs a fruit stand.  I don't mean to be discouraging but it is a very cut-throat business.

If you can get the security clearance, NSA and CIA seem to like your degree.  http://www.nsa.gov/careers/index.shtml  It looks good on a resume but the top secret clearance might lead you down different job paths. 

Thanks for the advice guys. I have one question how do you deal with getting passed over. Recently when i have gone to interviews, I am told that i did fine in the interview but then get passed over when it comes to getting the job.

Apply for even more jobs every time you get passed over.


You could start your own radio station and drum up your own advertisement: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/low-power-fm-broadcast-radio-statio...

Try to gain some experience by doing contract or freelance work. Sites like odesk.com have a long list of jobs needed. I just recently graduated in communications as well and gained most of my experience by volunteering. Maybe check out deseretconnect.com and see if that is something you'd be interested in.

I'm still trying to find work but i have run into a problem. I can't seem to get any training in my town most of the training for what i would like to get skills (and potentially a job) are all in the next town i do not think my car could handle it.Any advice?

Mass transit, car pool, etc. People all over find ways to get where they are going. Don't shoot yourself in the foot before you start the journey.

My only advice would be to continue to aim for the career that you want, but in the mean time do not shy away from a temporary job that will put bread on the table.

I am a blacksmith and was told years ago while looking for an anvil, "Tell everyone. Tell your barber, your preacher, your grocer. Tell everyone that you meet what you are looking for. Eventually you will find what you want."

That advice was sound. I got my anvil from a place that I would least expect it. I apply that advice to everything I am after now. Tell everyone you meet that you are looking for a job and the field that you are looking for. Someone might know someone that knows someone that is looking for you!

Good luck and keep plugging along.


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