- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
As some of you may know, my FI and I are relocating from NY to SC. I’m a lawyer and I took and passed the bar and should be admitted to practice on Nov 13. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our living situation is not one where we can stay here much longer. I spoke with my supervisors at work and let them know that I was going to relocate soon. First, I picked October 12, because it gave them about 6 weeks notice. But, then I changed it to November 28, because I don’t yet have a job in SC and I wanted more time to look for one and save money (and keep benefits), plus I think we can stay here for that long. We both really want to relocate and start our lives off and we feel like we’re “in limbo” here in NY – unable to have a place of our own, lacking privacy and the ability to do the things we want to do.
Today, I looked at all the jobs I’ve applied to and counted them up. I can’t count them all, because I didn’t actually keep a log of them, but I know I’ve applied to about 40 jobs. Of those 40 jobs, I’d say only about 10-15 of them were through the mail. I’d say I was actively applying for jobs since about May – I sent out about 10 applications, then again in July and so on, I’ve been looking for jobs every few days and applying.
And, I’ve gotten nothing…. I got an email from someone who wanted to meet with me and we went back and forth a few times and never scheduled a date, I got a letter from someone who said that they had no openings, but would have someone call me to schedule an interview just in case there were any openings in the future but no call, and I got a really nice voicemail from another person who wanted to meet with me when I moved down, but also didn’t have any openings and I called that one back, and they never called me back again. Other than that, I’ve received a whole ton of really nice rejection letters.
I know people suggested that I put a SC address on my cover letter and I considered and looked up Mailboxes, Etc. which you can buy an actual address and have your mail forwarded, but the problem is that I don’t know what I would do with my resume – it says I’m still working in NY and I don’t really want to lie and say that I quit my job and I am currently living in SC when I’m not. I just don’t ever think lying when you’re applying for a job is a good idea. And, if the address were the only problem, then that doesn’t really explain all the applications I’ve put in online or through e-mail that don’t show my resume first, but my cover letter with no letterhead up top (because it’s through email/online).
I’m just having a particularly rough day. I already have a job here in NY, so I am sure it’s much worse for all the bees who are looking for a job and are not getting any income, but I just feel like my life can’t get started until I’m where I want to start it. And, I don’t know if it’s because I’m still in NY, if my resume and cover letter just suck, if my experience isn’t good enough, if I’m doing something wrong, or if it’s just a really bad economy.. I just don’t know..
I just needed somewhere to go vent and hopefully some words of encouragement. I’m pretty down today.