I’m unemployed and feel useless with a masters degree in communications from a reputable school

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Have you tried freelancing?

I’ve been sort of unemployed for the past 1.5 yrs since moving. But picked up projects and also ongoing service needs that kept me going daily. I’ve been looking for a new permanent job the whole time and felt that black hole, also have a graduate degree. It will end, but you might try the not so conventional job route in the interim. Work with startups, smaller organizations needing help to find a larger voice, etc. It might not be profitable at first but it’ll be productive in terms of expanding your network and potential to finding out about opportunities that don’t require you applying to the online abyss.

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I'm not unemployed, but I feel like I'm headed there daily. And I have an MA in comms too. It's not just you. You will be ok. I promise.

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I feel like I’m in a big black hole which has no exit, or at least I don’t see it. I want to believe that it will be ok, that this will end. (I had the same feeling when I just graduated from collage and was looking for jobs. After I found my very first job everything I experienced before seemed just so “fixable”). But this time I don’t have that hope. The longer it lasts, the more hopeless I become I guess.

FYI, I’ve found something now so I can attest to at least one scenario where the ‘it will end’ statement holds true

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