I HATE Cliffhangers!

For a while now, my blogs have been lacking something…WORDS!  I’ve mostly been posting silly pictures that make me smile.  So what have I been up to lately?

Applying for jobs!  (And some Etsy work, of course!)

I’m having such a difficult time obtaining employment.  I know that I have the education needed to get a great job, but my experience is lacking a little.  Here comes the question that I ask myself on a daily basis (more than once a day, usually):

How can I get more experience if no one will get me a job?

I actually felt pretty positive about the last interview process that I went through.  I guess you can say that I’m used to rejection by now, but there is something that I will never get used to.  Is it that difficult to send a generic letter to those who interviewed informing them that they didn’t get the job?  I gave you about 45 minutes of one day for a phone interview, and I gave you another hour of another day to go to the in-person interview.  Did I mention that I had to drive an hour each way to actually get to that place?

Before I get into a long(er) rant, I will stop here.  (I won’t begin to tell you about my emails that weren’t answered.)  This is for all you employers out there!  Please be respectful and update those who traveled to your office to be interviewed.  That will be greatly appreciated because I HATE cliffhangers!

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Dear Employers,

Dear Employers,

This is an open letter to all employers out there. I have one overarching question that requires your immediate attention:

Why won’t you hire me?

I know that I am an excellent candidate for many jobs out there, especially the ones that I have been applying for.
Why won’t you hire me?

I been looking daily for over a year now, and have come up with nothing.
Why won’t you hire me?

I have two bachelor degrees and one masters degree under my belt.
Why won’t you hire me?

I may not have years upon years of job experience, but I have never been fired from a job.
Why won’t you hire me?

I have never been late; I always arrive on time or early.
Why won’t you hire me?

I can be a team player or a motivated individual.
Why won’t you hire me?

I am a very driven and goal-oriented person.
Why won’t you hire me?

I am very organized and pay great attention to detail.
Why won’t you hire me?

At this point, I am sure that you have started to see a pattern in my line of questioning. I would appreciate a response from you.

Thank you,

Josie

When do you throw in the towel?

How do you know when to throw in the towel?  When is enough…enough?

For the past three and a half weeks, I have been waiting to hear whether or not I have been hired for a job I interviewed for.  I was assured that I would be told whether or not I got the job in about two weeks!

Since then, I haven’t been looking as actively for a job as I had been before the interview.  I was pretty sure that I had gotten the job for two reasons:  there was more than one position available and I had yet to be rejected.

Now I sit here, uncomfortable as pregnant woman who is almost two weeks overdue wondering what to do!  I have emailed two people at the company regarding my situation.  I have yet to call.  Why haven’t I called?  Well, I am afraid of being rejected over the phone!  I would rather read it in a cold email.

Today, I decided to throw in the towel.  I am not waiting to hear from them any more.  If I do hear from them, that would be great, and I would gladly accept the job.  However, since I have yet to hear from them–I have gone back to applying to several jobs a day.

What is my count for today?  It is early afternoon here in California, and I have already applied to five jobs!  That is pretty great I think.

For the rest of the day, I might update my blog some more or just start on some of the ideas that I’ve had for my Etsy shop — and apply for some more jobs in the evening.

What is the lesson for today?  Know when to hold’em and know when to fold’em, people!  Thank you, Kenny Rogers!

It’s Thursday…

No, this is not a Rebecca Black prequel song!  And if you don’t know what I am talking about, congratulations, you my friend, have dodged a major bullet!

When you don’t have a job, days just seem to blend together.  To me, weekdays feel like a huge blob that I cannot figure out.  I cannot seem to differentiate one day from the next.  However, when Friday rolls around, I start to get excited for the weekend!  Why?  Well, not doing much during the week makes me feel like I am being very unproductive.  When the weekend comes, I don’t feel as bad because not everyone is working, so I don’t feel like I need to be doing something productive every second of the day.

So today, is Thursday, tomorrow is Friday and…I better start before Rebecca Black starts singing.

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

A little over a week ago, I interviewed for a job.  The interviewer told me that she would let me know whether or not I got the job in approximately two weeks since they had only begin interviewing people.

The first week of waiting, I was calm, cool, and collected.  By this time, I have been interviewed and rejected so many times that I’ve become at pro at it pretty much.

The beginning of the second week came around, and I started to get more anxious and nervous.  Why is this happening to me?  Well, because the two week mark will be coming up soon, which is when the definite answer will come my way.  As each day progresses, I grow more and more anxious, irritable, and unproductive!

Does this happen to you?  How can I make this feeling going away?

I thought about hibernating but then I might miss the call and that wouldn’t be good either.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed!