Monday, January 10, 2011

The Search for a Job


I've decided that I hate job searching more than anything else in the world. I hate a lot of things that are obnoxious, but I hate that the most. It tops my hatred for apartment shopping.

I am just not good at the being fake and selling yourself part. I am who I am, and I am good at whatever you put me to do, so why waste my time if you don't want me? I have had so many interviews and gone into the city and wasted my minutes on my cellphone, to have these people just waste my time! It is SO annoying --and it costs money!

Between the round trip train ticket to the city $24, any sort of subway $2 each way, parking at the train station $5.... and then doing that multiple times, and then to just go there for like 15-20 minutes?! UGH.

For instance, today I went to this magazine in the city. Nice place, nice office, cool company.... but what happened to the HR woman? Why was she a complete nasty bitch? I was literally there for 10 minutes at the MOST. AT THE MOST. I woke up at 6am to be in the city by 930, walked in the FREEZING cold just about 3 miles....for 10 MINUTES?!?!?!?!?

If the place wasn't as nice and I didn't actually want to work there I would have been like thats?!

I think I have applied to every job in sales/marketing/account management in my area and now I am getting down to the last dollars that I have and unemployment has yet to come in yet since their phone wait was insanely long.

So I really don't know what to think of everything.... I have some jobs I might be able to get off the books and then school starts next week! Ahhhhhh. And all I really want to do is just go on vacation........


Once unemployment kicks in I will feel a little bit better because at least then I can pay my rent.


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13 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

What a shame you had to go all the way in the city for 10 minutes. Im sorry. I'm currently looking for a job & my mom is & it's a battlefied out there. The HR people are so quick to judge & it's hard. I hope things turn around for you!! I really do!

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Gabby said...

I totally understand what you're going through. It sucks at times! Hopefully you'll find something soon :)

Dany / fashiontowear said...

I know what you mean, I hate selling myself... I am so bad at it and you only have so less time to represent yourself! Good Luck!!!

Blondie said...

I feel for you honey! Sounds like you need a hot bath, and some tv time with a warm, cozy blanket. Kori xoxo

Drew said...

I know exactly what you mean... I've stopped looking at jobs in the city because of the transportation costs. Job hunting is the worst. I'm praying for the day I can head to grad school and hide out for a year or two.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I'm sorry about the job hunting stress. :( I definitely know what it's like. I agree, it is the worst thing in the world. And it's funny, because I also thought nothing would top apartment searching. Ha.

I've had some horrible experiences myself this past year. Three times, I was given a job, only to have it taken away because they decided not to hire after all. And the fourth time, I was accidentally told I had the job, when they actually gave it to someone else. It's enough to make me just give up and become a beach bum. :S

Good luck, Jen! xo

Lisa said...

Oh the dreaded job search. I was so thankful for being unemployed during the summer- and having a family beach house!

Something amazing will come up and it will make it so much more rewarding!

Novelista Barista said...

ugh thanks everyone!!!! good luck to u guys as well!! :)

Ms Kayso said...

I feel for you.

I hate looking for jobs. Writing resumes/cover letters. Interviews. Waiting for the call. Trying to impress people. It's such a dreadful process. Good luck and I hope this ends sooner than you know it!

Ms Kayso said...

I feel for you.

I hate looking for jobs. Writing resumes/cover letters. Interviews. Waiting for the call. Trying to impress people. It's such a dreadful process. Good luck and I hope this ends sooner than you know it!

Marie said...

I understand. While I actually enjoy apt. hunting, searching for a job is far from my favorite thing... especially interviews.
There is this feeling of not completely being yourself just so you'll be liked, and in turn, hired.
I wonder often what would happen if a person went into an interview totally & honestly themselves (i.e.,dressed appropriately, but not how they'd think the company would want them to dress, saying the answers they want to say & not worried about making up some fluff to be "interview generically correct", etc.). Has that person, ever gotten hired?

Jennifer M. said...

Ah yes... job hunting... one of my most hated tasks as well. I totally agree with you about interviews - it never made sense to me that I should have to sell myself to the interviewer. It feels cheap and dirty and a little bit like whoring myself out. I wish they would just see what I can do and let me do it... and preferably pay me a living wage to do so.

Brain said...

i think i can help.

http://brainbrianbrain.blogspot.com/2011/06/looking-for-job-here-iss-few-tip.html

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