Here's Why You Should Never Give Up The Job Search in 2017

Here's Why You Should Never Give Up The Job Search in 2017

The millennial world today.

So, here it goes. The same old story. You know, the one that comes with each rejection email after applying for every job imaginable. Even jobs that have no relation to your dreams or your experience. At this point, you have applied to every entry level position; I'm talking about the administrative position at the front desk of a gym, down to Mr. Peter's Pizza Place located down the street. Even they rejected you!

Oh, but let's not forget those messages from those sketchy job sites/cold callers that have "personally" reached out to you! How is it that my Editorial background stood out to you for the role of "Financial Advisor" that you are looking to fill? How many names did you click to send this stupid message to, HM?

You know something, those messages almost made my stomach drop in excitement because for a split second, I thought somebody finally noticed my skill-set. After one hundred job applications and cover letters sent out in the past month, you'd think somebody would respond, but nope. Not in 2017.

Being a professional in 2017 doesn't mean taking the advice from that really great "Find Your Dream Career" magazine. Nor does it mean wording your email in a specific way to aesthetically appeal to the recruiter behind the computer screen. In 2017, being a professional means being born into a family that has tons of connections. It means knowing the right people and being talented to fit the role those people need. Honestly, I hate to sound cynical, but this is what I've learned through my job search (and no, I have not found anything worth while yet, incase you're wondering).

However, please don't misconstrue my negativity for hopelessness. I'm getting there, I promise.

Now that you've heard the truth about acquiring a professional career in this year of 2017, I will let you in on the secret to staying afloat and not giving up. I especially will fill you in on how not to give a F***K about recruiters, saying the right thing at the right time, and molding yourself into a cooker cutter tray that you were not meant to fit into. You, my darling, were born to stand out and let me tell you, just as the right relationship will find you if it hasn't already, the right job will come knocking at YOUR door.

Don't get down on yourself. No job will hire you in 2017 without experience. In order to get experience you need experience. Well recruiters, I'm sorry. That's not what I think. I think that students study in school to attain their degree, and once they receive it, their EDUCATION qualifies them for the position. What would you have liked us to do? Have a professional career while studying? I'm sorry, but most of the time, it doesn't happen like that. Especially if you are not a billionaire or born into a networking pool of successors.

The best advice I can give is this: 2017 is the year where your work ethic plays a vital role in whether or not you attain success. Whether or not you are successful relies solely on this fact, I promise you. The naysayers are the ones who, probably, gave up and settled for the first thing that came their way.

Although I am not saying that beggars can necessarily be choosers, I am saying that each and every one of us are way more in control than we think we are. However, this year of 2017 makes becoming a professional that much harder. Does this mean you back away from the challenge? I don't know. I don't know you or your personality, but I do know that the millennials who NEVER give up will get what they want, eventually. The world today is all about the hustle and let me tell you, if you want it, you'll hustle. There is no specific time it should come, it just will. Especially if you never (and I do mean NEVER) give up.

No matter how good your resume is, it's about how hard you work and how good the work you produce, is. It's about being at the right place at the right time and throwing your line into the depths of the large, corporate ocean and increasing your chances of a bite.

Take risks, reach out to people (don't expect a response, either) and put yourself out there. Trust me, you don't look stupid or desperate. Well, maybe you do look desperate in some instances and hey, that's fine! NEWSFLASH! You are desperate and they know that.

So, if you can't beat them, join them. Give in to your desperation, but never settle for less than what you deserve.

All in all, keep your head up, my fellow millennials who are entering the professional realm for the very first time. Your voice will be heard and I promise you, you will find your place in this crazy world.

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To The Parent Who Chose Addiction

Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.


When I was younger I resented you, I hated every ounce of you, and I used to question why God would give me a parent like you. Not now. Now I see the beauty and the blessings behind having an addict for a parent. If you're reading this, it isn't meant to hurt you, but rather to thank you.

Thank you for choosing your addiction over me.

Throughout my life, you have always chosen the addiction over my programs, my swim meets or even a simple movie night. You joke about it now or act as if I never questioned if you would wake up the next morning from your pill and alcohol-induced sleep, but I thank you for this. I thank you because I gained a relationship with God. The amount of time I spent praying for you strengthened our relationship in ways I could never explain.

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Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.

The amount of hurt and disappointment our family has gone through has brought us closer together. I have a relationship with Nanny and Pop that would never be as strong as it is today if you had been in the picture from day one. That in itself is a blessing.

Thank you for showing me how to love.

From your absence, I have learned how to love unconditionally. I want you to know that even though you weren't here, I love you most of all. No matter the amount of heartbreak, tears, and pain I've felt, you will always be my greatest love.

Thank you for making me strong.

Thank you for leaving and for showing me how to be independent. From you, I have learned that I do not need anyone else to prove to me that I am worthy of being loved. From you, I have learned that life is always hard, but you shouldn't give into the things that make you feel good for a short while, but should search for the real happiness in life.

Most of all, thank you for showing me how to turn my hurt into motivation.

I have learned that the cycle of addiction is not something that will continue into my life. You have hurt me more than anyone, but through that hurt, I have pushed myself to become the best version of myself.

Thank you for choosing the addiction over me because you've made me stronger, wiser, and loving than I ever could've been before.

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Dear Nancy Pelosi, 16-Year-Olds Should Not Be Able To Vote

Because I'm sure every sixteen year old wants to be rushing to the voting booth on their birthday instead of the BMV, anyways.


Recent politicians such as Nancy Pelosi have put the voting age on the political agenda in the past few weeks. In doing so, some are advocating for the voting age in the United States to be lowered from eighteen to sixteen- Here's why it is ludicrous.

According to a study done by "Circle" regarding voter turnout in the 2018 midterms, 31% of eligible people between the ages of 18 and 29 voted. Thus, nowhere near half of the eligible voters between 18 and 29 actually voted. To anyone who thinks the voting age should be lowered to sixteen, in relevance to the data, it is pointless. If the combination of people who can vote from the legal voting age of eighteen to eleven years later is solely 31%, it is doubtful that many sixteen-year-olds would exercise their right to vote. To go through such a tedious process of amending the Constitution to change the voting age by two years when the evidence doesn't support that many sixteen-year-olds would make use of the new change (assuming it would pass) to vote is idiotic.

The argument can be made that if someone can operate heavy machinery (I.e. drive a car) at sixteen, they should be able to vote. Just because a sixteen-year-old can (in most places) now drive a car and work at a job, does not mean that they should be able to vote. At the age of sixteen, many students have not had fundamental classes such as government or economics to fully understand the political world. Sadly, going into these classes there are students that had mere knowledge of simple political knowledge such as the number of branches of government. Well, there are people above the age of eighteen who are uneducated but they can still vote, so what does it matter if sixteen-year-olds don't know everything about politics and still vote? At least they're voting. Although this is true, it's highly doubtful that someone who is past the age of eighteen, is uninformed about politics, and has to work on election day will care that much to make it to the booths. In contrast, sixteen-year-olds may be excited since it's the first time they can vote, and likely don't have too much of a tight schedule on election day, so they still may vote. The United States does not need people to vote if their votes are going to be uneducated.

But there are some sixteen-year-olds who are educated on issues and want to vote, so that's unfair to them. Well, there are other ways to participate in government besides voting. If a sixteen-year-old feels passionate about something on the political agenda but can't vote, there are other ways of getting involved. They can canvas for politicians whom they agree with, or become active in the notorious "Get Out The Vote" campaign to increase registered voter participation or help register those who already aren't. Best yet, they can politically socialize their peers with political information so that when the time comes for all of them to be eighteen and vote, more eighteen-year-olds will be educated and likely to vote.

If you're a sixteen-year-old and feel hopeless, you're not. As the 2016 election cycle approached, I was seventeen and felt useless because I had no vote. Although voting is arguably one of the easiest ways to participate in politics, it's not the only one. Since the majority of the current young adult population don't exercise their right to vote, helping inform them of how to stay informed and why voting is important, in my eyes is as essential as voting.

Sorry, Speaker Pelosi and all the others who think the voting age should be lowered. I'd rather not have to pay a plethora of taxes in my later years because in 2020 sixteen-year-olds act like sheep and blindly vote for people like Bernie Sanders who support the free college.

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