I graduated with an MA degree three months ago, and am still searching for jobs. Before matriculating in graduate school, I had thought about deferring enrollment for a year. I was offered a job at a small firm, but I was pressured to pass it by a family member who thought that I would be able to find better opportunities soon.
However, I was very unlucky, so I just decided to just enroll in graduate school without deferring. It has been two years, and during my time in graduate school, I was also unlucky at securing internships even after being a finalist at some places. I just have an extra degree with no additional experiences. Apparently, in the US, the job market is very tight, but it might depend on the region. I live in a large city on the East Coast, but I am still not getting accepted anywhere.
Is the US job market really doing so well right now? Are the rejections because of my lack of experience? I have only one year of teaching experience. Every time I get rejected, I just can't help, but to look back at the job offer that I declined over two years ago. Maybe, these days, experience is much more important than education. I applied to so many places that I can't even count the number of places that I applied to.