I hate job hunting! Who's with me?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4601 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Laurenplusalex:  I’m right there with you. I’m not in school anymore and need a job. My old manager told me that I needed to apply for my old job since they needed people. It’s a retail job, but I need something. So, I went in and applied. She put in a good word for me, but every time I call to check on my application (I called once last week and once this week) they just tell me that they are still reviewing applications (which means they aren’t hiring anymore). All od the other jobs I find in my field want more experience than I have or I will meet all of the qualifications, only to get a call back to ask me if I can perform this task that wasn’t listed in the job requirements. When I say no, I get a “thank you, we will get back to you.”

I am even having trouble finding another job in retail. 

Post # 4
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not but I’ll be looking aggressively while on maternity leave this summer and I’m already dreading it. No matter what experience you Have, job hunting and applying is tedious, exhausting and nerve wracking. the best thing you can do is have confidence. for me that’s a hard one because even though I am usually a confident person, it’s been so long since I started at a new company I keep selling myself and my abilities short to myself and others. job hunting is never fun!

Post # 5
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000


Yup. I ran out of money to finish my university degree (I was paying non-EU fees).

I live in a country with double the unemployment of the US, where 48% of 25-34 year olds have a college degree and 20% have a masters degree (seriously. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t.). So, yeah. It’s tough. I have years of experience housekeeping (did hotel work when I was at university) and I can’t even get a job cleaning toilets.

Carpet bombing the town with your CVs won’t really do it either. Here you’d really just better know someone.

Post # 8
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Laurenplusalex:  yeah I have a full time job too, I just hate it so much I’m trying to find something else during my leave so I don’t have to go back to it. It’s far beyond time that I move on anyway

Post # 9
210 posts
Helper bee

I am right there with you! I moved to a small town recently and finding a job here has been a challenge! It doesnt help that I know no one, so I dont even have any connections. I am using an employnmeny agency now thats non profit and helps youth with employnment. Hopfully it works out! 

Post # 12
643 posts
Busy bee

Looking for a job becomes a full time job in and of itself and can be so frustrating, annoying, and disappointing.  

@Laurenplusalex:  Even if you feel underqualified for something, I’d suggest you still apply as long as you have 80 percent of what they’re asking for. They don’t always find the perfect candidate they described in the posting so you just need to sell what you do have and be willing to get what you don’t, i.e. an extra certification. 

Post # 14
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Good luck with the job hunt!! It really can be stressful. I searched for months with no avail– a promotion opened up with the organization I was currently working for. I got the job (yay!) and it’s a pay increase and a good career step…buuuuut it’s overnight and this schedue is so hard to get adjusted to! Hoping I get used to it asap! GOOD LUCK! 🙂

Post # 15
3077 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m casually hunting as I have a part time job I like. The problem will be when I graduate and need to go full time.

I feel your pain! it sucks.

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