When my generation graduated from college with a B.A. or a B.S., almost all of us ended up working in so-called bad jobs. It was expected! You built up your skills on those jobs. These kids want to enter as CEO and it ain’t happening.
I want to enter as an entry-level data analyst. I expect a salary in the $40-50,000 range commiserate with my skills. I want the opportunity for advancement if I work hard and prove my worth. I want to be on the management/executive track by the time I’m 30.
How would I accomplish this? Through working my butt off for however many years it takes to prove my worth.
Yet no employer will even consider me for a job because I don’t have 2+ years of experience for a basic entry-level data analysis job.
Instead I get offered “sales” jobs where I can “make my own living and be my own boss”.
Life is hard but this is friggin ridiculous. Why did I go to college and work my BUTT off learning statistics and mathematics when I could have bypassed it all and still be qualified for the same jobs?