(Closed) Can I just hear something? Anything?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1327 posts
Bumble bee

My Fiance has applied to probably 50 jobs and hasn’t heard anything… the job market sucks here. 🙁

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yikes!! When I was applying for my current job I maybe applied for 40 jobs and only heard back from 2! ERR! I feel your pain. 

Occasionally I still apply for new jobs if they’re super interesting and I’ve never heard back from any! And I’m highly qualified! It’s like the black hole of HR or something.

Post # 5
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It is really frustrating, I’m now doing my second round of applying for jobs. 

Post # 6
Hostess
16214 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Crossing my fingers for you! I know it’s so frustrating to play the waiting game. Unfortunately, our timeline and the employer’s timeline don’t usually match up. I hope you hear something soon!

I applied to 45+ jobs during the second half of my final year of grad school, and I heard back from only four of them. Such is today’s annoying employment climate. 🙁

 

Post # 7
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve applied to between 50 and 75 jobs over the past few months.

Most I never hear from and since the first of the year I’ve only had “informational interviews” meaning they don’t have a position for me but will talk to me as a courtesy.

The job market right now is SO disheartening.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hear you!!!

I have applied to over 70 jobs and heard back from ONE employer, simply to say I was over qualified. I really wish there was more ettiquette regarding human resources…..at least tell me something!

Post # 9
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3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

PS if you’re told your overqualified… change what your resume shows. Like if you really need to get your foot in the door and have a PHD, then leave the PhD off the resume.

I heard that one from a resume coach.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Eva Peron:  I agree. Although I don’t know if my ego could take 70 “Sorry you aren’t right for the job” e-mails/calls. It’s just SO disheartening.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@aliavenue:  I think a lot of it depends on the type of work/industry you are looking in. 

My most recent experience is in finance (although the position I was in is not industry specific) so it’s just a really bad time for jobs in the financial world.

Post # 14
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

THe job market is sucky, you gotta apply to atleast 20 just to hear back from one of them.

Post # 15
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I went on 48 interviews before my last job. I hated the waiting but it’s part of the looking for a job job.

Read a book, listn to some music, try to get your mind off the waiting. Just sitting around waiting for a call will drive you crazy!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@KatNYC2011:  Seriously , yea you are right. I’d probably need to crawl in a dark hole by the 20th rejection.

While I have never “had” to work necesarrily, I graduated in December of 2010 and would really like to be using my degree and paying off school loans. I have been applying to jobs since then! No such luck. Really babysitting or working with animals in an under the table sense may be my only options.

And thanks for the tip about dumbing down the resume 😉

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