I have been out of work since December 23, 2010. I was laid off from a local school photography company in New York where I worked in the office editing and retouching photos. Since then I have been on unemployment, worked for a printing company in NYC for about a month near the end of 2011 and endlessly searching for a job.
I have a bachelors degree in Graphic Design which I obtained in 2005 and I am yet to work one professional job utilizing my skills. It is a tough field to get into but living in this mecca of NYC I thought I wouldn't have problems but I do. I think I am partially to blame for my lack of finding a job. After college I decided I wanted to move south, so I did. It didn't work out, so I ended up moving to another state for a little while and ultimately decided to come back to NY after that. I had a great job working for a software company but after about 11 months a family member convinced me to move out west, which I did. I had a steady job, but at the same time I was involved with a woman who now is my wife and it just wasn't working for her out there so we decided to move back to NY. So since 2005 I haven't held a job for longer than 12 months...and in between jobs it would take forever to find a new one. When we came back to NY in 12/08...it took me till October to find the job at the photography studio. Now here I sit a year and a half after that job still searching. I'm almost on the verge of wanting to move again just because of the dead end feeling I have about my job search. I do a lot of freelancing and projects from home but it isn't cutting it. Guess employers are looking at me as a liability and say why I hire this guy who hasn't held a job for over a year, which I can see their reasoning but not entirely true. Through college I worked in a bank, started part time and worked up to a teller line manager which I was there for a good 5 years. With all the moving my credit took a stumble and now banks don't want to hire because of a credit score...amazes me.
Well that is my story...I got married in Oct 2010, lost my job in December...and have been searching since. has been hard on our marriage, no one expects this to happen from the start. Has been very stressing. I am almost contemplating starting my own business if I can't find a job soon.