Today in the world it seems as difficult as ever to try and get your foot in the door. Though my perseverance has kept me going through college, I am not sure how much longer it will last in the "real world". I am a first generation college graduate in my family. I didn't have anyone to guide me through college and while school resources were amazing I managed to work full time and go to school full time. I am amazingly proud of all my work and how I even managed to raise my GPA throughout my last two years. Fast forward to today, I am an eager college graduate applying for jobs. I am looking at every entry level position only to find out that you need 4-5 years experience. My first questions is why would they list this as entry level, this would be more of an associate-mid level position. The more I look the more I see these jobs I actually cannot qualify for, just because of the years preferred. I am a perfect candidate otherwise. I keep looking and applying with no luck. I update my LinkedIn I get many messages from well known companies. I follow up only to hear crickets on their end and not following through. I understand the competition for these jobs, but what I do get upset is about the impossible measures these job posters have. I know, a lot of people are going to tell me "well, you must have had interned somewhere, how else to you expect experience?" I was holding down a full time job, being a full time student who had tuition to pay because my parents could not afford to co sign a loan for me. I could not quit my job for a job that was temporary and did not pay well enough. I was fortunate enough to be able to intern in house for my company but it is STILL not enough. I wonder how long these impossible measures and misleading information will stand. As for me I am still looking.