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Hello everyone Tenmar here and I've come to ask this question not just for myself but for other post-graduates looking for a career that advances themselves forward to become independent and self-sufficient.

It has been over a year since I've graduated from UCSB with my degree in history and I have yet been able to be offered any sort of employment from the wide array of occupations I would like to participate in. I am currently working for AT&T as a Finance Rep. which my job duties consist of retail sales and managing the store paperwork and stock. This has been the only job offered to me out of the hundreds of places I've applied for. I have been trying to advance myself forward and it gets harder everyday.

It has come to the point where I really don't think I am qualified for any sort of employment and where I might be stuck in retail forever working for less than 20,000 dollars a year. I really do not know where else to turn to.

When I really try to examine myself I only have "soft" skills, such as management but one cannot put those down on a resume. I have no "hard" skills like C++ or Flash, or Photoshop or Premier.

In terms of accomplishments I have a hard time saying what my accomplishments are because I don't have any records proving that I am a "success". I may have worked as an Explorer Scout in high school but there is no awards given to prove that I was a good scout. I was a founding member of the Moorpark College Anime Club, but there are no records since the club no longer exists. I served as an archivist intern at the Reagan Library where I did get a letter of reccommendation but that is the only one I can physically prove.

I am honestly lost now when it comes to looking for or applying for any sort of employment relating towards the video game industry or not. I enjoy history but it seems that no one wants anyone related towards the history major.

What can you suggest that I should do to make myself eligible for employment? Is there a career in the video game industry for a person with a B.A. in History and a A.A. in Liberal Arts&Science? What networks can one get involved to not only make connections but also friends to boost one's standing to be considered for employment?

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