Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Friday, April 8, 2016
First off congratulations! You have a great degree and a great certificate, and now you have solid experience! Your troubles could be due to a couple of things, I have highlighted potential issues and tips below:
1) Are you looking outside the city that you are living. I recommend opening up your job search to all over the US, with the major focus on surrounding states.
2) You may notice, once you hit the 2 years’ experience on your resume. Having a solid 2 years at experience on top of your education will make you stand out!
3) How many jobs are you applying to per day? My recommendation is to apply for 30 jobs per day. It sounds like a lot, however that is the target you should aim for when job hunting.
4) Are you willing to take a risk? Check out Cruise ships! They usually have a ton of opportunities in the tourism industry, but it may require that you pack up and live on a cruise ship. (Doesn’t sound like too bad of a deal to me).
5) Broaden the scope of your aim. Check out Hotels, resorts, and large event venues. There are often many very cool positions in these areas.
6) Broaden the scope of where you look for positions. INDEED, LinkedIn, Private company websites, Twitter.
7) Network and ask your network for an informational meeting to help direct you and give you advice.
I wish you the best of luck in your search!