How do I get a job? (Details inside)
I moved to NYC about a month ago in hopes of finding a job, ideally in hospitality (I have a bachelors in Hospitality and Food Service Management). I’ve submitted over 40 applications and still haven’t heard from a single employer.
I’m confident in my education/experience (I went to a prestigious university in upstate NY and worked as a student supervisor and teaching assistant while there, and did 3 internships in Disney World, a hospitality powerhouse) and skills (including written and verbal fluency in 5 different languages, great customer service skills, excellent technical skills, etc), and yet don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
I’m staying with a very close friend from college and she’s been great in accommodating me and allowing me to stay for as long as I need to. However, because of the way I was brought up, I’ve been feeling restless and unhappy about the fact that I can’t contribute financially. Even though she’s been gracious in allowing me to stay here, I can’t help but feel like I’m beginning to overstay my welcome. It is her place after all and it can get annoying to always come home from work to find me here, sitting on the couch, something I’m not proud of – she hasn’t mentioned anything, but I wouldn’t blame her at all if she were starting to get annoyed.
My routine is the same every single day: I wake up after she’s left for work, shower, eat breakfast, tidy up around the house, and sit on the couch with my computer applying for jobs with the TV on in the background for the rest of the day. I’ve never been this stagnant for this long and it’s definitely starting to get to me.
Any suggestions on what I should do to increase my chances of getting a call back for an interview?
Thank you in advance!