For example, my son is a recent grad with an Econ degree. No specialty.
(I think he should go back for another two years for a Master's but he doesn't want to owe his soul).
He was recently hired on as a server at a hip and energetic restaurant in Downtown Denver. He's served before, knowing the money is pretty good but the work is hard and the hours are long. Worse, he works at a 24/7 establishment. He's still looking for a job that he can use his degree, but is VERY frustrated at this point in the search as he graduated in December of last year.
We discuss over chat sometimes. Today, in this moment, I remembered all of the servers and bartenders that I had interviewed in the past for an Admissions Counselor/ sales position that required a degree. Many of them having graduated years before, telling me in the interview: "At least I'll be able to use my degree."
Here is my advice:
It may be a hard road finding (and getting hired) for the perfect job. At least you are working and now you just have to keep your eye on those bigger jobs and not get caught up in the fast paced big money of serving so you never use your degree.
There will come a time when you are offered a job and it may not pay as much as a serving job will. You HAVE to take that first lower step on the taller ladder!
Good Luck out there-