I am seriously beginning to feel like I will NEVER find a job

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Bee
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

I feel you. I’ve never had a problem finding a job before, but now that I am running my own business I am really struggling financially and wrestle with feeling like a failure on a daily basis. I’m just not able to find the number of clients and at the right price point to sustain and balance my business.  It’s especially difficult this time of year because I’m in the wedding industry and it’s the off-season. Sigh.

Post # 4
Member
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m totally in the same boat! 

And even though I have bad days where I just feel like giving up/crying/punching someone (yesterday), I really truly believe that the right job is out there! 

Don’t lose faith.  Just keep working hard and someone amazing will happen for you! 

Post # 5
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have found most jobs are through networkin- friends, family, neighbors, classmates-someone always knows of a job and a way to get you in. The question is, is it what you want to be doing?

Are you in a specific field ?

 

Post # 6
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I felt that way for years before I got the job I have now.  I would probably still be jobless if it wasn’t for FI’s friend’s ex-wife.  She got me in at the hospital I’m working at.  Anyways, Fiance can relate now.  He’s so tired of sitting at home not doing anythng (though he COULD be a bit more productive around the house. =P)  I understand it’s really discouraging.  I wish all the unemployed bees the best of luck – especially with the new year coming up.

Post # 7
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2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ugh, yes.  I completely understand where you are coming from.  Interview after interview and nothing.  It sucks.  I’ve even applied for random things like 911 operator.  

Post # 8
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115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I totally understand how you feel. When I graduated nursing school in July I had the hardest time finding a job. It took me a couple months to get a job (and not very good one) but I just got a fantastic job today in fact. Keep your head up. It will happen.

Post # 9
Member
244 posts
Helper bee

i had no experience but i got a great job recently because of who my mom knew… lol, i thought i was never gonna find a job after graduating.  they all wanted someone with experience. i was crying at night because i was so scared i wasted my schooling!  so start asking people you know if they know any jobs around.

Post # 10
Member
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If it’s possible, I would look at large hospitals or companies where you could have some upward mobility and look for entry level jobs.  That’s how I got started, and moved up quickly. 

Post # 11
Member
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I can definitely relate.  I go from feeling ready to rock and empowered one day to completely desperate and terrified the next.  And I haven’t even had one interview. 🙁

Post # 12
Member
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I totally get it. I looked for 6 months after undergrad and didn’t find anything. Then I went to grad school, and have been out for 6 months and haven’t found anything. I worry sometimes that I’m just not ever going to find anything. Like there’s got to be some reason people keep passing over my resume, and I just don’t know what. I have to keep hoping every job I apply for could be *the* job, or I’ll dwell and wallow.

Post # 13
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688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I graduated college in 2005 and was a bank teller and quit after they deicded to give me a .10 raise. I tempted for 4 years and got laid off in 2010. I was out of work and felt that it was hopeless….I went on many interviews and never got a call back. I finally landed my job now from Craigslist. I am a legal assistant and love my job but hate the pay. I went back to school for my MBA n hoping I can make enough $$ to help support our living expenses. I know it gets hard but just keep trying. I had days when I used to sit home and cry my eyes out. I found going to the gym and writing my thoughts really help me cope. Hang in there it will get better because I believe you can’t stay down for 2 long.

Post # 14
Member
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not jobless (at least at the moment) but I wanted to shout out to everyone – HANG IN THERE. 

 

Post # 15
Member
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

After being unemployed a month I applied for a job last Friday, had an interview on Monday, and started on Wednesday. So far (day 2) it seems like a good place to work, though I always feel awkward when I start a new job.

This is after I quit my old job (which was tolerable but unethical) and found a new job but the new job turned out to be the shittiest place that gave me anxiety so I quit after a day and a half.

I honestly thought it would take me more time to find a place that I liked and I was very surprised that I am officially employed full time this week. So who knows! Keep your chin up, keep applying, and youll find something!

Post # 16
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

Make sure your resume is updated and visible on career sites like Monster and Career Builder. I was out of work for just about two years sporadically temping. I sent out thousands of resumes and only had 2-3 non-temp-agency interviews in that time frame. One day I got a call from a recruiter who saw my resume on Monster (I didn’t submit it, he found me) and I’ve been at my job for almost two years now.

Make a Linked-In if you don’t have one and network with friends, family and former coworkers. Join groups relevant to your profession and put the word out that you’re looking. Update your resume constantly and have as many people look it over and critique it as possible. Have different versions of your resume ready and be sure to tailor it for each job you apply to.

I know it blows but keep your chin up and make sure you take a break from looking and do something fun for yourself every once in a while.

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