Ever felt like university was pointless?

I just wanted you’re opinion (title) because I have just graduated from university in a business subject. I’ve been struggling for 6/7 months trying to afford things for myself and pay for my bills, I’ve sold everything that I don’t need and managed to stay on top of my bills. Everyday I wake up feeling like sh*t knowing that I cannot pay for things, or go out like a normal person to get a coffee or go to see my friends or anything and aside from that literally not doing anything but just being sat about all day. I feel like going to university was pointless because I cannot even land myself a job now, and because of that my anxiety has gotten worse. Any advice on how you go through these tough times? Or any stories to share? Please do tell? I’m very lonely.

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  • I’ve been there, graduated then just felt stranded. The best advice I can give is sign up to admin agencies who can find you temp work, it won’t be exciting but some of it is surprisingly well paid.

    I remember practicing for my driving theory test when I was 21 or so reading the question “You have a pint with your pub lunch...” thinking “there’s no room for a pub lunch in my budget”. This stage is horrible, but it won’t last for ever.

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    • It’s hard especially due to COVID-19. I literally can’t do anything pay for anything or even stop thinking about it, I feel like trash. I want to buy my bc nice gifts and save up money to move out but I literally can’t.

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  • I think degrees should be more highly valued but less common. Nowadays people go to uni to dick around for a couple of years and get useless degree. Ideally uni numbers should be cut by three quarters. You shouldn't need a university degree to be something like a primary school teacher, and you certainly shouldn't need a gender studies degree for a job in anything.

    Also, medication can help a lot for anxiety; I'd go down that rout if I was you.

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  • Yes I wont even go because its so expensive I hate spending large sums of money and I know of too many people whos studied years at university and then cant/dont even work in that field, struggle to find work and still have high loans to pay back. Dont wanna be trapped like that.

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    • It’s an endless cycle. You see there are those who are fortunate and unfortunate, unfortunately most of us fall into the unfortunate category otherwise being fortunate would mean materials becoming devalued and the loss of creativity.

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  • Give yourself a break. Covid 19 has decimated the US economy.

    Things will get better in time, and your degree will come handy.

    In the meantime take any job you can get.

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  • I will share my story with you, cause I felt the same. I studied only design & advertisement high school. One of my friends got me a job, which didn't work out in the end, so I had to take any job, which was available. I worked for New Yorker as a shop assistant, it was really hard and I don't even want to talk about money...

    I was so tired every day, but I was looking for a design job. After a while, one was really promising, so I quit in the New Yorker. The job didn't work out as well, so I was 1-2 months at home, depressed and feeling like "that's not what I imagined". I'm thankful to my mom, which yelled at me to get up and do something. I was pissed and depressed, but I actually sent 5-7 CVs and letters and I got an offer which started my design career. I was kinda lucky and now I make better money than most people my age.

    Take away from this for you should be: Just find any job now and it can push you to understand, that you don't want to do it for long, so you will try to find something better in your area of expertise.

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    • I am trying but most interviews have been cancelled or been unsuccessful.... it’s been 6 months since I’ve been doing nothing and I feel useless

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  • Please don’t get a credit card if you can barely pay your bills. It’s very very easy to rack up credit card debt when you don’t have much money and it takes a long time to pay it off.

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    • I don’t think my credit score is good either 😂 so I won’t be able to get one.

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  • Can you not get a job that isn’t in the field you studied?

    And that’s literally how life is. Constant defeats. Get a credit card. Go do some shit. YOLO. I got $200 skates and I love it. You have to find something to occupy your days.

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    • I have been trying.... but still nothing ever since we have been put in national lockdown every time Boris Johnson fancies. I can’t do anything.. go anywhere life is shit.

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      • I’m in the states and even so, trying to find a proper job is ridiculously difficult.

        But still, you need to find a hobby you can invest yourself in. Even my ex just decided he was into rocks. I know it doesn’t sound like much. But start learning about stuff that you didn’t have time to before.

        Are y’all allowed to go to parks and other outdoor activities?

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        • That sounds bad ): I hope things get better.

          My boyfriend has got me into reading and watching anime, but I want something that is my own if that makes sense. We’re allowed to go to parks for exercise only, however other outdoor activities have been banned.

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          • Well, if you're REALLY desparate, learn to write computer code. You can buy the books you need at Amazon.com, and create your own prototype system to verify your understanding of the material. Head hunters (recruiters) also know which skill sets are growing in demand. Friends on the inside can tell you more about background they use in entry level jobs. Make sure to review this material.

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            • My boyfriend writes code, he is amazing.

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