(Closed) Job searching sucks

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I searched for 13 months for a job in my field. In the mean time I questioned all my life choices as well as did temp work and nannied in the mean time. Five years ago TODAY I got the job that changed my life. And I am so happy I stuck it out. I wish you luck, Bee! You sound great and I’m sure the perfect position is right around your life corner!

Post # 3
953 posts
Busy bee

I feel you. We relocated earlier this year, when it was a million and a half degrees, and the experience, as short as it ended up being, was horrible. I felt like an insecure ball of panic the entire time, from start to finish. It’s a terrible, complicated game you have to play just right to get anywhere. It took a lot of stress, tears, and frantically reading Ask A Manager to get through it.

Since you asked, my department in NY is hiring… Haha. 

Post # 4
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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kayray820 :  I’m currently looking to change roles so interviewing at the moment too and with previous roles I’ve been on so many interviews. There always seems to be a block that you hit when nobody will hire you. It sucks at the time and your confidence dwindles more and more but something will eventually come along and that job will be something that is suited to you and what you need at that moment.

It’s so hard not to get discouraged but try to stay positive. If you need a little help staying positive, try posing like a superhero for two minutes before the interview (obviously in a cubicle in the ladies, I don’t know how well a superman pose would go down at the beginning of the actual interview), as it leads to positive effects. The article explains it better than I do – http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/power_posing_like_a_super_hero_transforms_you_into_one

Good luck.

Post # 5
1009 posts
Bumble bee

I just got a job offer, but I had been job searching everyday for 5 months, and everyone I know tells me how quickly I got a job (not trying to brag or anything), but it felt like FOREVER to me, because I’ve never not had a job before. 

I can’t tell you how many interviews I had where I was final two and the other person was chosen, and it was so frustrating.

The thing is, you’re getting interviews, and eventually you’ll be final two and you’ll be the final pick! 

That doesn’t mean you won’t be frustrated in the meantime, but there’s a job out there for you.

Post # 6
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I strongly believe job hunting is a cycle or process. Usually right after leaving our previous gig we have momentum and we have fire, then as time rolls on we lose our confidence and become more emotional in the process. At some point we start caring a little less or get our groove back. Maybe it is something else in your life distracting you,  a part time gig etc. Two years ago when I found a new gig it took me 8 months (but that was while working full time and trying to relocate to a new city), seeing a life coach ultimately helped me achieve my goals. I wa fully qualified but at first my confidence was zilch. I would highly recommend seeing one to help you achieve your goals. The girl I saw was getting certified so it cost me very little. Good luck bee! 

Post # 8
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Just chiming in to say hang in there! It is really daunting, defeating, and often soul-sucking to get the job offer, but it will come. My SO has been job searching for about 8 weeks now, and he’s facing the same challenges as you are. He’s gone on third and fourth interviews several times and then been passed over. Its so discouraging! I keep reminding him that the perfect job is out there, he just needs to be patient and dilligent. 

Obviously since you’re getting the interviews, you’re a good candidate! Stay strong!

Post # 9
63 posts
Worker bee

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kayray820 :  hang in there Bee. I was in a similar situation except my toxic work place was doing restructuring and I got laid off in October. I was so happy to leave but my ego was so bruised. I was applying for jobs like crazy and putting so much pressure on myself bc I wanted to find my dream job. Recruiters contacted me too and I went on a good number or interviews and the same thing kept happening. That is until I got offered an amazing position two weeks ago. I’m not saying that to brag, but to let you know that you’re not the only one making it to the final two and not getting “picked”. The right job/fit will come along, just keep doing your part and it’ll happen. You’re getting the interviews, that’s the hardest part. Something will come along soon, just stay positive!

Post # 10
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m in the same boat. I will have been at my current job for almost 5 years. It’s been horrible. This summer my DH and I agreed to let me take the summer off to spend with our daughter. We will be moving as well so once we relocate I wiill get a new position but it scares the daylights out of me. I know we cant wait forever for me to find a job either. Good luck bee!

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