I’m a 24 year old with a degree in CyberSecurity with a 3.0 gpa, 2 years of retail management for a top 5 Midwest in charge of 40 people nightly, grocery store. Help desk for 1 and 4 months, Then got an internship with a Forbes top 20 company, earning 20 an hour, working in data analytics, but didn’t want to work in that department after 1 and a half years. Working 35-40 hours a week. I thought after graduating this year, I would be able to find a job relatively quickly.
I’m aware that a security internship would’ve been better, but I paid my way through school and that was a no brainer for me at the time.
I’ve talked the CISO of my last job, and he was friendly to me and would Webex meetings with me. But started to ghost my emails towards the end. I’ve applied for 60+ entry jobs, my resume shouldn’t be the problem. But only two interviews and mostly ghosted. Denied three times from the company I interned at.
It’s been two months unemployed and I’ve done all this to put myself in the position. It’s taking a toll on me and I have been able to collect unemployment. What is wrong with me and why has it been so hard ? I’m at my wits end.
Any feedback would help, sorry for the rant and thank you for reading this. Don’t worry about being nice.