So I am applying for jobs, looking for my first letters-after-my-name job. Applying for jobs is my job right now. As many of you know, this is a soul destroying activity where you get rejected over and over and over again. I actually have a region that I really want to work in, and I am currently harassing their recruiters. In my field there are A LOT of part-time and casual positions available (and unless you are accepted into one of the government sponsored mentorship programs, that's what you're looking at for entry level positions).
I have taken the "apply to everything even if I don't want the job or like the locations" approach because I feel like I can't be choosey and that I must appease the Job Application Gods. The problem with this approach is that, inevitably, the positions I don't want in cities I don't want to move to are the ones getting back to me. I don't really have an issue with relocating, actually, I'd kind of prefer it because I am ready to get out of this city. However, while I would move somewhere that I'm not crazy about for a full time job, I am not a fan of the idea of moving somewhere for a part-time or casual job. On top of that, I don't have a car and am in the process of getting my driver's licence, so there are places where I just can't live at the moment because their public transit is either atrocious or non-existent.
Also, I have no money right now, so I should also be looking for a place-holder job so I can get some cash, but that seems like an extra serving of bleak on top of the bleakness that this situation is already dishing out.
Sad trombone noises.
Editted for typos galore.