(Closed) Having trouble finding a job. Getting frustrated

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
5408 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@abbie017:   +1

It took my Fiance exactly a year of constant applying and searching and following up before he got his job. Obviously it’s a different situation since he was just out of school and didn’t have any experience, but a week isn’t long and I’m sure you’ll hear from someone soon (: Don’t be so hard on yourself!


Post # 18
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I hope you find something soon! I once spent six months unemployed and desperately job searching. But I’m sure you won’t have anywhere NEAR that much trouble!

Post # 19
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Try not to be too hard on yourself!  I’m in Texas also and was laid off a little over 2 years ago from a company that I thought I would last with for years after only about 1 year.  I’m not sure what part of Texas you’re in but a lot of major oil companies are starting to make movement throughout the state and are starting to hire again.  They “should” start hiring more after the first of the year depending on the oil/gas situation, but it definitely looks like they’re positioning themselves to do just that.  Typical turn around time from resume submission to actual hire is 60-90 days for large corporations.  They aren’t in as big of a hurry as you are unfortunately.  

I once had a college professor tell our class that for every 100 resumes you send out, expect one call back.  My resume isn’t fabulous but it isn’t terrible by any means and that was pretty close to accurate.  I think I averaged one call back per 60-70.

Post # 21
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@TexasSpringBride:  It hasn’t even been a month. Try to relax. Finding a job can take a while sometimes. You’ll find something sooner or later. Don’t beat yourself up over it but don’t give up either.

Is there anyone from your last job that can give you a good reference? H left his previous job on bad terms with one of his bosses but someone else who managed him gave him a great reference. Honestly, how are your employers going to know exactly who you answered to?

Post # 22
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@TexasSpringBride:  You can keep that job on your resume but don’t list them as a reference to call. When applying for a job, yhere should be an option ” can we contact your previous employer” and you can say no. Good luck!

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