. Two years after graduating in English Literature, my only income has been from administrative work. With jobs in the media industry so scarce, I opted to invest a year's earnings in a postgraduate journalism course. Another year later, with an MA on my CV and all of my savings behind it, the job-hunt is now back on.American man graduates, can’t find a job ‘suitable’ for him, gets off backside, goes round all states taking other jobs, earns money, writes successful blog about it leading to publishing contract:
A year ago, Dan Seddiqui was homeless, jobless and owed almost £100,000 in student debt.
Knocked back from 40 interviews, the 27-year-old's dreams of becoming a financial analyst were in tatters.
But, after three years on the dole, the economics graduate decided 'enough was enough'.
He left his home in California and travelled across the US, trying out a job peculiar to each state every week.
In just 50 weeks, Dan went from being a down-and-out to an Arizona border patrol agent, a jazz conductor, a TV weatherman and even a Las Vegas wedding planner.
Now he is writing a book about his journey, which has had publishers queuing for the rights. 'I wanted to experience life and find a way of beating the odds,' he said. 'I guess I was a bit like Forrest Gump, except instead of walking across America I wanted to work across it to find the answer.'