As some people may know, I’m a recent university grad (I can still say recent right…it hasn’t been a year yet), but I’m still struggling to find a job. I was really hoping that with my degree, I’d have a little bit more luck, however, no dice. Not only can I not find a job in my field with my degree, now I’m over qualified for anything that’s not in my field (so I can’t even get a simple part time job).
The other day, my family sat down to watch The Internship with Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rose Byrne, and Dylan O’Brien. I had seen ads for this movie when it first came out in theatres, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. The movie seemed kind of funny, but I just wasn’t sure if I’d be interested in it or not. My sister brought a copy home from the library this week so I decided to give it a try. Boy, am I glad I did. Not only was it super entertaining, I could really relate to what the younger characters were going through.
There’s a scene in the movie when the younger characters are explaining to Wilson and Vaughn’s characters about how difficult it is to get a job in today’s world. It really doesn’t matter if you have a university degree or not, jobs are hard to come by. One of the characters explains that even with a degree, nothing is guaranteed, and that’s just life. The world isn’t the same as it was in the past. You can’t just walk into a workplace, ask for a job, and leave with one. The competition for jobs today is incredibly high. There are just too many people and not enough jobs.
I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved this movie. The two main characters played by Wilson and Vaughn were so likeable that you just really want them to do well. The dynamic with the main group of interns was also very believable and I loved seeing the growth that the team went through. There were a lot of really good life lessons in this movie too, which gave it a bit of depth. The Internship was also a lot funnier than I was expecting. I often find that some comedy movies nowadays rely on cheap humour to try and gather a wider audience, but this movie was genuinely funny. I would definitely recommend it.
As a lot of younger people feel nowadays, I was starting to get discouraged with how many jobs I have not landed. After watching this movie, however, I was re-inspired to keep trying. It can be discouraging to be told that you’re overqualified, or just not what a company is looking for, but I think it’s important to apply to as many jobs as you can—you never know where you might end up. To all my fellow unemployed people out there, good luck with the job hunt, I wish you well.