- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I have an update as well.
I have an interview Friday for a company I’ve interviewed with for 3 other positions. I’m hoping 4th time is the charm? I’m not sure if they keep bringing me back in because they like me, or because a family friend who is higher up in the company referred me.
Who knows but it’s the first interview I’ve had in about a month!
I’m still waiting to hear back about another possible position at the company I really loved.
I just wanted to let you know that I was unemployed for about a year and a half after graduating college. It was TERRIBLE. I was kind of in a dark place for awhile. I think all of you are so brave in continuing to search for lucrative employment. It is not easy to keep putting yourself out there after hearing numerous rejections.
I really disliked it at the time when people tried to give me advice- most of them had no idea what I was going through. I was fortunate to have such supportive and encouraging family and friends. If I could say anything to you all, it’s to KEEP SENDING IN APPLICATIONS. Although I might have taken a day or two off at certain points, I searched for jobs like it was a job. Also, try to do something to keep your resume fresh. I took some language classes that ended up helping me get the job I have now. You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s true.
Don’t neglect your hobbies or your well-being- hang out with friends, go running, etc. It really does get better! I wish you all the best.
I’m trying to keep on the job application train.
I’m on round 4 of my job application spreadsheet since October. I have applied to over 100 positions.
Each day I look there are fewer and fewer jobs out there. It is just *SO* disheartening sometimes.
I have an update. I received an offer from one of my leads last night to start in late May (we’ll call it Job A). I interviewed for Job A in early March but I never heard back so I assumed I didn’t get the job. They randomly contacted me about a week ago for references. Job B is the one I mentioned before that I’ve been interviewing with non-stop since the end of March. Job B has really made me jump through the hoops (6 rounds so far) and I’m scheduled to give an online presentation of the product next Wed with a decision to be made by the next day.
Job A is offering more money but no benefits. Job B less money but amazing benefits. I’m going to have to relocate for both so that doesn’t play a factor. I really prefer Job B over Job A overall but they haven’t made an offer yet. Do I take the firm offer from Job A or do I wait until the end of next week for the presumed offer from Job B? I’m so nervous about turning down a firm offer for a maybe offer but I’m not sure if I can hold off telling Job A for almost 2 weeks. I don’t know what I’m going to do.
After you know that, contact the person at Job B and let them know you have another offer on the table.
Tell them you are really interested in the job and would love the opportunity but Job A needs a decision by x date.
Ask if they can move up your next round as well as give you an indication of whether this is the last round or not.
I got a call today! I will have a job offer early next week…well that is what the person said so I am just a little excited hoping it all comes through 😀
I’ve been following this board, and think it’s time I join in!
1. Where are you located ? California now, looking for jobs in the Northwest
2. How long have you been looking for work? Just started!
3. What is your background in? Economics and Urban Planning
4. What kind of work have you been applying to? Planning, government jobs, consulting, environmental outreach
5. What is the worst job you have ever had? None really! Some internships have just been boring…
5. Dream job? Something in sustainability/environmental education. OR something fun and crafty!
6. Tips for keeping your sanity?! Read everyone else’s tips on here 🙂
It’s nice to read other people’s stories and know everyone is in the same boat. good luck to you all. sending positive vibes your way!
So awesome MrsAU! Hoping your wait/search is over VERY soon!
Off to do my first major interview… five people will be interviewing me for an editorial assistant position. Nervous!
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