Do you enjoy helping children? Would you like to play an important role in the life of a child? You might consider becoming a nanny. This is definitely an unique career option for someone with a degree in Psychology. You can find one agency that hires nannies here. You might also search on Yahoo for “nanny jobs”.
You can make any job turn into something big. You may start out in the mail room, but who said you had to stay there. Getting your foot in the door with a company is a wonderful start. Once you’re in a company you want to work for, you can apply internally and prove your abilities for promotion.
Next be sure to drive carefully. Try not to panic. That is extremely difficult. You just want to be with your child or loved one. We prayed continuously on the way there. We didn’t even know at this point which hospital they were taking him to. We got a call from the hospital telling us which one he was at. They also got verbal permission from us to do what they needed to, if they had to do something before we got there.
You may ponder how “the employed” could feel jealous? After all, they are “bringing home the bacon” and living up to that most cherished of egotistical titles, “provider.” Please, give yourself a break. We live in a period of social role transition. “Old school” paradigms are being turned into powder and you’re in the crucible. If your dad was off at work while mom “raised” you (which makes you sound like a crop, by the way), then you are part of the outdated “good old” days. Those are the same days when girls weren’t allowed in the school career center and boys were not allowed into home economics classes.
Call up friends and family members. Get in touch with friends of friends. Spend more time at the clubs and organizations you belong to. You never know what kind of doors they can open for you.
Get carded. Writing your phone number on a cocktail napkin or ATM receipt is cute at a party, but it sends the wrong message when you’re networking professionally. Show that you are prepared to meet people by having business cards at the ready. All you need on the card is your name, a phone number (which can be a cell phone), and an email address. I am thoroughly impressed when I meet a student who has cards. It shows maturity, foresight, and an eagerness to have the appropriate tools for the working world.
You’re out there, doing the best you can (or you think you are doing the best you can), but jobs are not easy to find. Statistics vary, but I’ve heard that there are anywhere from 4-8 people for every job (depending on your location and field). It’s not a “come as you are” job market.
Don’t ever forget that you usually get out of something what you put in (that annoying “you reap what you sow” adage that your grandfather might have told you, while he was sitting with straw in his teeth and a spittoon next to the rocking chair). If you go to events on campus, keep meeting new people, attend lectures that aren’t even required (gasp!), and maybe even do some community service, you’ll find the whole experience much more rewarding. You’ll feel like a part of the community, instead of just a student.