Post # 1
This semester I was suppose to be student teaching and then last semester I was working on my thesis so I decided to leave my job. Fiance and I discussed it at length and it seemed to be a good idea at the time, my managers weren’t very understanding of my schedule demands and basically said I should work more or not work at all. So I have been unemployed since January, I tried to find a job over the summer but I had school which was kind of a weird schedule with two weeks where I could work at all. Well I ended up dropping my student teaching (realized I don’t really want to teach) so I have a pretty open schedule now and can have a job, but I can’t find anything. Well, I take that back, I’ve probably applied to 30 jobs in the last two weeks, but I haven’t heard from any of the jobs. I’m starting to feel a little downtodden about that. It’s also causing stress because I graduate in December and am starting to freak about student loans and not having school money to help out with bills and such. Plus there’s the wedding which I’d like to contribute to and not put ourselves in debt too much…I just feel down and kind of useless. I don’t think it helps that FI left for two weeks for work today…I wish I had a crystal ball that would tell me I’ll get a job soon and not to worry.
Post # 3
I’m so sorry you’re struggling with this! It’s a really hard time to be job hunting, and I hope that some of your 30 job applications come back with good news soon. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Post # 4
I know exactly how you feel – I went through this exact thing earlier this year. All I can say is hang in there – something will open up.
I finally got a position after temping for a while. Is this maybe an option for you?
Post # 5
@Erin-Thank you so much, this is why I love the bee…all the great support
@ Chianti- I hadn’t thought of temping, I’m going to look into it, thanks!
Post # 6
Another option might be subsitute teaching. That’s what I did in between jobs. In my area they pay $60/day. And you can work when you want so that was nice to be able to get a little cash in hand but be able to take off when an interview came up.
Just a thought! Good luck!
Post # 7
I’m with vintage2010, my fiance paid his way through grad school through subbing. Hang in there, something will come up!
Post # 8
I’m sorry you’re having a rough time. It is really hard out there in the job market but as the girls have said, something will come up. Just continue to shop your resume around and remain positive and confident when you do have interviews. When I was struggling through school I bartended and served at night, or even during the days, is that something that you could do a couple days a week? Its great because its truly not difficult and you get cash in your pocket the same day. I actually started bartending again when I got engaged and its such good money! I know its not ideal but I swear it can help.
Post # 9
I’ve also been applying to jobs like crazy with NO CALLS back! It sucks!!! You’re interested in teaching – how about doing some part time tutuoring? What’s your specialty? Maybe make some flyers and post them on Craigslist or at a local junior college? Good luck and hang in there.. I know how it feels.
Post # 10
I know how you feel. Sorry that you are in this position. I hope it turns around for you soon!
Post # 11
sending hugs and positive vibes to you… sometimes everything looks too huge to deal with and it gangs up on you but hopefully with a bit of rest and a new day you will feel better about yourself
it will happen – keep positive and visualize good things