It's funny, I just moved back here after 6 years. I've applied for countless jobs in the past 3 months (since the end of Christmas) and only 2 interviews. I have an associate's degree which I worked my ass off for, and I'm an Eagle Scout. Yet, I've only gotten 2 interviews. Sure, companies are coming in, but where are the jobs? I try gas stations, fast food... they won't hire due to thinking once I get an offer that applies to my degree, I'll move on. (who wouldn't?) So, I'm stuck. Every job I apply for requires experience, yet I can't get any without a job. Companies say it's easier to get a job when you already have one, yet where is the logic in that? As I said, no job is beneath me, and the pay is what it is... I'm willing and wanting to work. I want to see that paycheck, not a government handout. I have been on unemployment and I feel ashamed, considering I have the skills, I have the knowledge, yet companies want experience. Well, how is one to start out?