jb1 wrote: ↑Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Is it a matter of luck?
I think most honest folks will tell you that it can be a bit of luck, a bit of hard work, and a bit of who you know. Don't get down on yourself. You seem to have good work ethic which was somewhat rare when I was doing college recruiting. Based on your posts, it seems to me that your personality would be very well suited to a sales job. This would typically reward you via commissions and include some schedule freedom. You also seem to have some trouble getting past the application review phase.
Remember, use what you got:
1) Talk to you alma mater's career services
and apply through them. Do not reveal your graduation date to potential employers. Selectively adjust your work history as well.
2) Go to alma mater's career fair
and talk to as many folks as you can. Worst case, you can practice your interviewing skills. All of a sudden, you will be the one who "knows people".
3) Consider specializing your focus based on your background
(not an expert here on your field, but something like sports medicine related to the soccer etc). Generalists usually stand out less than specialists.
4) Don't limit yourself to healthcare
either (use the business/sales/soccer angle)
5) You are young and ambitious so have absolutely no geographical limitations
. In fact, apply for jobs in unattractive places. These are typically lesser known rural areas. Fewer applicants = better chance for an interview.
Once you get a good basis of income/capital, the real estate investing opportunities will open up for you as well if you so desire, and this can quickly turn into a full time job. But you typically need another paid gig at first to help support you until you get your feet under you. However, your geographic limitations outside of a major urban area may not be conducive to a successful real estate business, so run the numbers before you dive in. Keep looking and keep your head up.