Not sure what to do here. I have a degree in industrial design, which is essentially an art degree. It’s a great field to get into and you work on things such as product styling. I left my internship a year ago and moved back into my parents house working as quality control at a warehouse for a pretty good hourly wage. It’s not the wage that I care about it’s the time wasted that I should be doing which is working in a creative role. Could be product design, graphic design, UX/UI design, etc.
I’ve been applying for a year, received a dozen rejection emails, went to four interviews and nobody has offered me a job. My social media and resume is clean. I’ve emailed people, talked to people on Linkedln, and my resumes been forwarded but it’s the same thing…no one’s hiring. I’ve had friends and even my parent try and reach out and see if anyone’s hiring…again, no luck. I am losing energy in applying online, I still do it here and there but most of the time hardly anyone reaches back. I’ve applied outside my major including 3D modeling, graphic design, UX/UI design, photography and even printing technician and still nothing. I’ve applied for CAD design and those are the ones that actually get back with me and to be honest I have no clue why. But when I interview I don’t make the cut for the job because of the lack of knowledge.
Because I get interviews for CAD roles the most, my current plan is attending classes at nearby college to major an A.A.S. in CAD design, because when I interview for CAD positions they find out I don’t know anything about tolerances and other CAD knowledge, so I get passed up for the job. So I am wondering if I should go for it and use this degree as a safety net.
Thoughts? Should I go back to school for a CAD A.A.S. degree, or just keep applying towards a creative role? Other options?