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Old 11-19-2015, 10:30 AM
 
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I did something stupid...
I applied for a job in another town, for something I know how to do, but which is about an hour or so from here, because I was sure they would pass on me anyway given the employment gap etc....but they called, and I missed it...should I call back? I don't even know what to say...I haven't had an employer call back in 10 years...
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:47 AM
 
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Before you do, are you willing to commute that far everyday? Or are you planning to move to the town this job is in? If so, go for it.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If you are interested in the job then call back, if not, don't.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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Before you do, are you willing to commute that far everyday? Or are you planning to move to the town this job is in? If so, go for it.
Well, I could commute...it won't be the best. We lived there before, and because of the land locked area that it is(no beaches), I won't live there again...I would buy a vacation condo if i won the lottery but that's the extent of "living" there...

I really didn't think they'll call me, my resume wasn't an exact match, and my address on my resume does not reflect that city at all.

I just feel like I don't know what to say, and I am afraid of getting overly excited about doing something I might not know how to do...(even if I did know, nerves would work against me; wish there was a pill for that!) LOL
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: nYC
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Well, I could commute...it won't be the best. We lived there before, and because of the land locked area that it is(no beaches), I won't live there again...I would buy a vacation condo if i won the lottery but that's the extent of "living" there...

I really didn't think they'll call me, my resume wasn't an exact match, and my address on my resume does not reflect that city at all.

I just feel like I don't know what to say, and I am afraid of getting overly excited about doing something I might not know how to do...(even if I did know, nerves would work against me; wish there was a pill for that!) LOL

If you ask me, logic should prevail over irrationality.
If you want the job, call em back.
If you applied in error, ignore.
If you wait to long to call back, they will forget about you.

The unemployment rates in US are low, so even thought you gaps on your resume, you can yet find a job.

If you remember the recession of 2008, many people ended up with gaps on the their resume's after that.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: nYC
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Some people list volunteer experience to cover up the gaps.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:39 AM
 
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Well, I could commute...it won't be the best. We lived there before, and because of the land locked area that it is(no beaches), I won't live there again...I would buy a vacation condo if i won the lottery but that's the extent of "living" there...

I really didn't think they'll call me, my resume wasn't an exact match, and my address on my resume does not reflect that city at all.

I just feel like I don't know what to say, and I am afraid of getting overly excited about doing something I might not know how to do...(even if I did know, nerves would work against me; wish there was a pill for that!) LOL
It wouldn't hurt to call them and ask them about more information about the job description and that should help you determine if it's a right fit for you and if you are willing to commute everyday an hour there and back, since moving is out of the question, then try it. At the worst, you won't take the job, and you will find something else that fits you better.
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