That first job

The days between Christmas and New Year's Day are of course notoriously slow news days. The Washington Times, though, found a way to fill that...

The days between Christmas and New Year's Day are of course notoriously slow news days. The Washington Times, though, found a way to fill that void: It follows a recent Texas college graduate in Chicago on her quest for that elusive but all important first job. This grad wants a PR or advertising job in particular, or even an internship, but it seems no one is hiring.
So far, it has meant taking office temp jobs and lining up baby-sitting gigs while she networks, sends applications and schedules the occasional interview. She's looking for a job in advertising and public relations, a field that is usually bustling in Chicago.

But many agencies, she's finding, aren't even taking interns right now.

"They always say, 'Check back, check back. We don't have anything right now. Check back,'" says Miss Bratton, 22.

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