Tears and Fears, My Job Searching Experience as a Senior Biology B.S

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I am terrified that I will not be able to find a job that will be able to support me financially. This is further complicated by the fact that I do not have my driver’s license. I cannot drive myself somewhere as of now. I could work towards that, but driving gives me the worst anxiety I have ever experienced. So, unless I can get over that hump and get both a license and a car I am quite confined to my home town as of now.

What I most worry about is the process of looking at job posts. I see all of the “Qualifications” one must have to get the job and I don’t seem to have too many of them. I look for entry level positions as a research assistant, scientist, anything that I can use my Biology degree for. Most jobs I find expect “relevant experience” and a certain number of years of said experience. I am having trouble finding a job with qualification I feel I have, and that is truly terrifying!

In order to get over this I have to acknowledge that as long as I am familiar with the topics and can work towards those skills I could likely get the job. Additionally, as long as I am truthful about the skills I have and I emphasize that I am more than willing to learn the skills the employers want then I will be just fine.

I just have to remember that I will be fine.

For fun, look at this picture of a snail radula. Remember, snails are rad….ula

Photo taken by Douglas Ericson. 2017. (CC BY 4.0)

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