When I graduated college back in December from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelors Degree in Communications I knew that I was going to be facing a tough economy. Sure, I know the economy is horrible, but when I hear that the government is boasting that the unemployment rate is down it frustrates me because I know its not true. Okay maybe as a nation the unemployment rate might be slightly better, but I recently visited the unemployment office in the effort to obtain a better paying full-time job, when I walked in I was almost pushed out by the amount of people that were in the building and this was a TWO story building.According to the Department of Employment and Workforce; Columbia, has a 9.5% unemployment rate and that doesn’t even take into account of those who stopped looking, are underemployed, or for those who want to re-enter the work-force because of the state of the economy. On the subject of the employment site that they gave me, SC Works, its really annoying how the majority of the jobs that are listed require 2 plus years of experience in a certain field or another. I would like to be a radio personality, the majority of the radio stations around here are either not hiring or requiring both a college education AND paid experience of which I don’t have. I feel like I have wasted my time at college trying to get a job that I love or a job period that is full time and has the benefits that I need. What this nation or at least this city needs is more entry-level jobs for recent college graduates and also a better way of getting the word out. The internet seems to have complicated things when it comes to job searching because there are job postings out there even on SC Works that aren’t really jobs, they’re scams, isn’t there a way to monitor that? Sometimes, I don’t even try to apply to a certain job because it just seems like they’re giving me the run around by sending me to multiple sites and having me sign up for job search engines. Why don’t they just use the KISS method? Keep it simple sweetie.