(Closed) FI didn’t get the job…again.

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 16
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I feel you on this. My Fiance lost his job after 1 year due to budget cuts and we were already engaged and well into planning. He tried all summer to find a new job but was unsuccesful. So he decided to empty out his fund his parents had set up for him and open his own business. It’s really hard right now especially because he has only been open for a little over a month. It’s doing okay, but it could be better.

Just keep your head up and everything will work out as they are supposed to!

Post # 17
1623 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah now-FI also couldn’t find a job after graduating with his MS for a year. It sucked, he was depressed about it, and it took a long time before he’d let me edit his resume and help him work on his interviewing skills. The good news is that it really only does take 1 job to turn it around, and since I go on the job market soon (neaaaaaaarly done with my PhD and it’s my FIRST time on the market) it has made him a lot more empathetic for a lot of my worries/fears/hopes.

Post # 18
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Macintosh: My mom works in library science. Has he looked at companies that have internal libraries? She worked at Anheuser Busch for several years and now works at Purina. If he hasn’t looked in that type of environment, it might be another avenue to pursue.  

Post # 19
13838 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Macintosh:  I really hope this doesn’t sound jerky, but you say “The problem is, he’s not the type to just send out resumes and call people and apply for anything.”  Umm..well, if he doesn’t send out resumes and apply, there’s no chance he’s getting the job.  At some point, you just have to put aside all your fears and jump.  In this job market, there’s no benefit to being timid because there are 100 people applying for the same job.  Can you do mock interviews with him to try to build his confidence?  Use the typical interview questions as a base, and then throw some curveballs in as he starts getting more confident? 

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