Hi everyone! I wanted to start a thread to hear about others' experiences with the job search, specifically after college! I will be 22 this year & will be graduating from college in May. I plan on being a high school Spanish or English teacher & to do so through the alternate route. Since the alternate route isn't as promising as already having the education degree & teaching certification, I've started the job search, applications, etc... now. lol. The prospect of having a "real" job by September is soo exciting, but at the same time, very nerve-racking. What if an interview goes bad? What if the employer doesn't want to hire me because of the alternate route? What if it's HARD? Worst of all... what if i DON'T get a job?!? I'm pretty on top of things, OCD about any task at hand, and so getting a job, a huge deal, is, well, making me a bit spaztic I would love to hear everybody's experience with the first job you had & how you got there, whether past experiences or someone going through what I'm going through now, the end of college jitters upon entering the "real" world. Any interview stories? Difficulties? Successes? Landing your dream job or ending up living at home working at your old job from high school? Anything shared would probably be very comforting! I usually hear from family & friends & more "Oh, you want to teach Spanish? You'll get a job, don't worry, you'll be fine!," but when going through the actual process of getting the job, which can be daunting... let's just the say the emotion is not as reassuring. Please share! I appreciate it soo much!!