Welcome to a new segment on Life with Attitude: The Mindless Musings of the Unemployed. This segment will allow me to vent, reflect, and comment on the days of searching for a job.
Okay, to start, I have been applying to positions all over the country (no joke) since June 2009. Then, I started to get more serious during May/June 2010, and then again got really serious these last few weeks. I have lost count of all the jobs I have applied for, but I think we are at about 100 or so.
Of all of these jobs, I got 2 interviews and perhaps only about 10 responses to my application. I haven't even gotten many "thanks for applying, but we went with someone else". One reason some of the jobs I applied for last year never got back to me was that I didn't live in the area. I still don't, but want very much to relocate.
I don't get it, I have a good resume, a professional cover letter, and even calling cards. I turn in a nice presentation, fill out the 6-page required applications (all information on those can be found on my resume), and even called to follow up.
I have been without a job now for a week and a half and haven't really heard anything from most of the places. I have a phone interview scheduled to take place on Saturday sometime during a 4 hour time span (I know right? It's like the cable guy.) This is for a company that is brand new and no one even knows if it's going to last. But hey, it's an interview.
After I finish this post, I am going to go to the unemployment office to see if they can help me. As much as I love getting up everyday and being able to do whatever it is that I want to do, I miss not having a job.
I really hope to get some responses this week. I want to be able to start work the Monday following my birthday. Oh yeah, to add to all of this stress and upset-ness, my birthday is next Friday and I don't have anything to be proud of this year. And my back hurts so much from my fall on Sunday that I can hardly stand up and walk.