I really don't believe that finding a job is THAT hard. I didn't even try that hard and I just accepted a new position with another company. I applied to 2 companies, and interviewed for both, and I got offered the position yesterday. If the job market is that bad, how come I had no problem without really trying? I have no post-high school education and yet I landed a job making a little more than I do now. My new job is a claims processor for a national insurance company. I think that the ones that complain about the job market are the ones that spent major $$ on college, but didn't learn any actual skills outside their chosen profession, so if they can't find a job in their chosen field, they are SOL. I want to be a teacher, and I will hopefully be persuing that dream next fall (2005) but I know that I will have skills to find other work if teaching positions are scarce or if I am one and my position is cut. It's funny how college costs so much, but really holds little value in real life work.