I've completed my master's degree in psychology last year. The master track is called “talent development and creativity” and I have also done a few courses in coaching. Now I am looking for a job and growing frustrated with the job market situation in Germany. I've written applications, but usually get no reply at all. One I received a rejection, but that seemed to be an outlier.
The avenues that I have tried are these:
IKEA and Zalando seem to have had job offers where the English terms “talent development” have been given. However, the locations did not match and also I do not feel too comfortable with these somewhat predatory companies.
A lot of jobs that seek a psychologist are for clinical psychologists and are in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and the like. As I do not have any medical or therapeutic background, these jobs do not apply for me.
Other jobs which supposedly are entry level seek a few years of experience. And even if they don't, they want the applicant to have completed pertinent internships. During the course of my studies I did not do any internships and therefore do not have this experience.
Trying to get this internship experience has also failed so far. There are lots of internship offers for students. The thing is that in Germany an internship must also pay minimum wage with the exception of compulsory internships. So companies seem to only accept students who seek a compulsory internship such that they don't have to pay them. Now that the course of my studies is finished, the opportunities for internships seems to have closed. And to add insult to injury, a lot of the internship offers even have other internships as requirements.
I feel that I just cannot find a job because I always get kicked out due to the lack of job experience. And trying to get it by just aiming for an internship also does not work because I already finished my studies. This makes me feel really lost. What can I do to finally enter the workforce?