Well its the same old bullshit as last time. Applying for jobs, nothing materializing. I actually went on two interviews, one job I didn't get, and one job no one knows what's going on. I continue to apply but I feel like, what's the point. They want experience I don't have, certifications I can't get because I don't have any money for them, and ultimately it seems hopeless. I have strongly considered the military as a way out and now I am starting to think it is the only way out. Why oh why didn't I just do Microsoft certifications instead of Cisco. My CCNA and CCNA Security mean nothing to anyone because they want the CCNP or CCIE or they want a CCNP and MCSE. I am starting to feel fucked beyond belief and that I cannot live up to the promise I made to my father in law, to take care of his daughter.
The thing that makes me so pissed is that I am not looking for a handout. I am not an idiot and I am willing to work hard anywhere I work but no one is willing to give me a chance. No one is willing to hire me. No one. Its like when you growing up, people say work hard and go to school and you will go far but they never mentioned what happens if no one is willing to give you the chance to work hard. This job market is utter bullshit and I thought that "IT" is a growing field. I am not some guy fresh out of Tech Cert School looking for a 80K job. I have work experience. I have put in time but no one gives even half of a fuck. When did it get this way? When did entry level positions require 4-5 years of experience and 6-7 high level certifications and knowledge? When did companies decided to stop investing in employees? When did benefits stop being standard?
I don't know what else to do honestly and I am willing to put my life on the line to make sure she stays fed. So yea, I am probably going to go to some branch of the military, most likely Army or Air Force. The Army has a program that I am interested in call the 25n (basically networking and linux) under communications. I am about to go running now, with conviction.