Jul. 22nd, 2009 04:30 pm
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Didn't get that job, either. That's 0/3 in terms of interviews.

I've been out of school for too long, so now I'm forgetting stuff and messing up questions every time.

Maybe I'm just not cut out for this field after all. Or maybe I need to fuck what Mom says about a constant job search and restudy my entire curriculum instead before searching some more.

Edit: Mom says the problem is that all the entry level positions are being taken up by those that are experienced. And because of the economy, employers are posting entry level positions that aren't actually entry level positions. Makes me feel a little better.

But I'm still jobless. And I doubt I can get a retail job, either. They're probably looking for perfection there, too.

Date: 2009-07-23 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
((HUG)) Hang in there! Job hunting is so hard, because each rejection feels like a personal failure. But I'd rather see you rejected until you get into a position that's a good fit for you, than to see you accept an offer that's in your field, but not right.

And don't toss away the idea of working a temp job for the purposes of gaining experience. It's invaluable.

Date: 2009-07-23 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...Wait. You are not jobless.

I remember when I was jobless. I read, I did some housework and some art, I wasted time. Then one day Rissi said to me, "Honey, I need you to step up to the plate and help with the finances."

I had a job. My job was finding a job that would pay me money. I worked at it like any job... some days better, some days not so good. I kept going though, sending out resumes and looking for a job that would use my skills. And I did land one, with help from a friend who told me about it when I would never have known about the opportunity otherwise. But they knew I was looking. (Letting people know you're looking for a job is part of that job!) I interviewed, twice, and got the job. It was a temp job but it led, after a year and a half there, to a full-time job.

So keep at it! You're doing fine with the job you have -- the job of looking for a job. As long as you keep up with that, your mom and dad should not have any quibble with you. If you stop doing your job though, if you let the occasional disappointment push you into not trying at all, if you balk at the challenge and start whinging excuses, your parents will give you trouble and they'll be right to.

But I know you won't do that. You have a job to do, and you're going to do it well. ♥

(P.S. Retail does not want perfection... they want reliability and they want it cheap.)


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