I'm not sure what to expect by doing this but i'm at my wits end.
I put myself through university by buying and selling on a small scale, just enough to pay for rent, food and assorted university bills.
I graduated this year with a 2.2 in Management (Bsc Hons.)
Being the first person in my family to get a degree i was proud of my achievement, but since then i've found that no employers are willing to interview me as they want people with 2.1's or above, i also have no references and little experience (besides volunteering in a charity shop which i believe has now closed down and a brief foray as a shelf stacker at Morrisons) which seems to put me out of the running for most jobs, i was recently turned down by tescos before i even specifed which position i was applying for, whether that's because they don't like employing graduates who are likely to move on or whether i'm underqualified to work a checkout i'm not sure.
I signed on to jobseekers allowance 5 weeks ago which although helping me to stay out of debt has not done anything to help me find a job, since week one i've spent maybe an hour in the waiting room, and about 5 minutes with advisors who's only question so far has been "got a job yet?". I'm going to a meeting with them next week, if they can't do anything to help me find work i'm signing off as it's a waste of taxpayers money and encourages me to stay in this employment limbo.
I'm probably just ranting, but if anyone with more experience has any ideas beyond the obvious on how i can find work, where to go for advice, how to improve my chances (or my references or my CV) i'd really appreciate it. I'm starting to feel lost and i don't want to be wasting my life like this.