Lessons Learned from my Job Search

Had a couple of rejections this past week but survived emotionally.  The process itself is the bad part.

The websites are frustrating.  A few are college recruiting sites but aren’t up front about it.  I am looking for a job, fill out info online, get a phone call 3 minutes later trying to get me to apply to college.  I AM ALREADY IN SCHOOL!  I need a job to pay my bills.

Some  of the sites are more helpful than others. Some show openings in my area until I fill out my info, then I can’t find those listings anymore.

The interview process is so cheesy.  I get the Management 101 questions like:  “Why are you the best person for this job?” or “Why should we hire you over someone else?”  I DON’T KNOW! Maybe the other person will be better.  I don’t know who he/she is.  I will be on time, work hard, and not cause problems. I don’t know the other people. They might be just as good or better than me. Isn’t that your job to figure out who will be best? Or am I supposed to reply with some fancy baloney. Speaking of baloney, my kids need to eat. Is that good enough?

Whether you apply to McDs or Kroger, they all want to make sure you “buy in” to their vision. Honestly, I need a paycheck and am willing to work in a warehouse or some store. Even though I might have a “passion” for donuts or french fries, I am not looking for a career in them.

I have a vision for a career in counseling, that’s where my heart is, but I need to pay my rent and feed my kids in the meantime.

I don’t play B.S. games well.

I suppose this is typical: when you say you will let me know on Wednesday, and then I wait til Friday to call you, your first statment is: “I was just going to call you to let you know the position has been filled.” Sure, thanks a lot.

I suppose I will learn some patience and to trust in God in the coming days (weeks, LORD?).

I guess I am not surprised that it takes awhile, just hoping things would run smoothly.

Thanks for your prayers. Still filling out apps online.  Asking and looking constantly. Open to almost anything.

I do have one option I am working on that I like but am uncertain about.

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