I graduated from non-target college (Baruch College) last year majoring in Finance with Economics minor. I have a GPA just below 3.0. I enjoy finance industry, especially capital markets. It's been a year, yes, a full year since I've been applying for jobs. I used LinkedIn, Indeed, and applied directly. To some companies like BoA I've applied for 20 positions. I have gotten only 3 phone interviews from no name companies, and guess what? Even I couldn't get a job at companies that no one heard of.
That's not all. I've been living inside my Toyota Camry for 10 months. It's been exactly 10 months. I'm a 6'' tall guy sleeping on the backseat of Camry. Winter has been severe but summer is worse. I have lots of student loans, credit card debt, personal loan, car payments to make so I decided to cut on rent to save myself from bankruptcy. Shower at the gym everyday and workout. Lost 60 lbs and gained decent amount of muscle. That's pretty good. For work I've been delivering food with UberEats 7 days a week. It was making about 700-800 a week but it got slower lately. I guess people don't order food much during the summer. It got worse and I made 500-600 for 7 days of work.
It doesn't stop there. I've been parking at Vince Lombardi Service Area in New Jersey and sleeping in my car there. Nobody bothered me, a sheriff knocked on my window once but he understood. Yesterday 6/2 Vince Lombari service area was closed. Turns out they closed it for renovation and it's gonna open next summer. Now I don't have a safe place to sleep in my car.
I have read dozens of books about trading, economics, investments, algorithms and stuff in that spectrum. I love reading and am a self improvement freak. At first I was applying for trader roles only, after not successful attempts tried to apply for equity research analyst, then any kind of analyst (financial, credit, anything). Right now I'm lost. Is my resume bad? I don't have an experience in finance but how do I get an experience? Do I have to knock on the doors to ask for a job?
If anyone knows someone hiring in finance please help a hustler out. I'm good at math and numbers, enjoy doing research, solving puzzles, and have a quantitative mind. Can code on python little bit and enjoy anything that involves logic.