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Old 07-16-2018, 05:59 AM
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I had mentioned it before, that I was rejected Tuesday for a job that I've been wishing for. I did not meet the unadvertised requirements, although I have more than enough experience in XYZ, I did not have enough experience doing Y solely. That doesn't even make since to me, but whatever. I am 7 months into my job search looking for a better opportunity, I don't want to be underemployed. I recently have had some devastations happen to me that has caused my life to be in a turmoil, so I can't take any old salary (I can keep my old one for that matter). I need to support my family. I am newbie so I have made a lot of mistakes in my job search, but I am learning from each of them. I hoping that soon and very soon something good will come through. Most of the jobs I have been rejected from, with the exception of one, I can list many cons about the position and the company, so I am sure something better is coming. I hope this week. Crosses fingers.

I can relate on so many levels. I like your approach and attitude. Unfortunately, I would be happy to take any of the positions I've interviewed for. The locations are ideal. The pay quoted for one is less than I made at my previous job but I would be more than comfortable in my new state. Wow! This cost of living thing is really serious. The other was really low but I could still achieve my goals. I have no idea what the other pays.

The advantage of tribulations is that it puts things into perceptive. You just have to keep reminding yourself. I was a little too stressed yesterday and my body let me have it. I cannot allow that to continue.

I applied to quite a few places yesterday. I am taking a break until Thursday. I mean it this time. Lol!
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:21 AM
 
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I can relate on so many levels. I like your approach and attitude. Unfortunately, I would be happy to take any of the positions I've interviewed for. The locations are ideal. The pay quoted for one is less than I made at my previous job but I would be more than comfortable in my new state. Wow! This cost of living thing is really serious. The other was really low but I could still achieve my goals. I have no idea what the other pays.

The advantage of tribulations is that it puts things into perceptive. You just have to keep reminding yourself. I was a little too stressed yesterday and my body let me have it. I cannot allow that to continue.

I applied to quite a few places yesterday. I am taking a break until Thursday. I mean it this time. Lol!
Taking a break is a good thing to do if you can. Stress has a way of creeping over us even for headstrong types that will slam a fist on the table proclaiming how nothing will knock us down (D. Scott raises hand) I felt way better after the break of getting my resume done. My hours at the job got reduced for the Summer so I have more time and motivation to move forward. I hope you, blancojewel and everyone on here can win this thing by the Fall!
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:28 PM
 
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I can relate on so many levels. I like your approach and attitude. Unfortunately, I would be happy to take any of the positions I've interviewed for. The locations are ideal. The pay quoted for one is less than I made at my previous job but I would be more than comfortable in my new state. Wow! This cost of living thing is really serious. The other was really low but I could still achieve my goals. I have no idea what the other pays.

The advantage of tribulations is that it puts things into perceptive. You just have to keep reminding yourself. I was a little too stressed yesterday and my body let me have it. I cannot allow that to continue.

I applied to quite a few places yesterday. I am taking a break until Thursday. I mean it this time. Lol!
Haha thank you! Keep your head up! When you have been job hunting for a while, desperation starts to kick in and you're willing to accept anything. Would you mind accepting a part-time job until you can land the job you want? You can go to one of those temps companies and work a few per diem jobs to get your mind off the stress of job hunting? It is a great alternative to earn some extra cash, and quit when you want to because in the end, you make your own schedule/work when you want.

I agree with the second paragraph. Thats why I created a list of jobs I been rejected from, listing the pro's and the con's, many of the jobs i did not want and was only taking them for the money. I can also add with many of them the pay was mediocre! It helps me not to fret on these miss opportunities. I am just hoping something better comes along. This is the perfect timing because I am down on my luck, and I don't need to go anywhere, but up!

Go ahead and give yourself a break. Spend some time doing activities that you enjoy, live in the moment! The job search will always be there. I HOPE SOMETHING COME YOUR WAY SOON! Wish I had magical powers. I'd be wishing something great can hit us!
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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Taking a break is a good thing to do if you can. Stress has a way of creeping over us even for headstrong types that will slam a fist on the table proclaiming how nothing will knock us down (D. Scott raises hand) I felt way better after the break of getting my resume done. My hours at the job got reduced for the Summer so I have more time and motivation to move forward. I hope you, blancojewel and everyone on here can win this thing by the Fall!
Thank you! I wish the same for you also! Sometimes I need people to vent to, this board helps!
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:49 PM
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Taking a break is a good thing to do if you can. Stress has a way of creeping over us even for headstrong types that will slam a fist on the table proclaiming how nothing will knock us down (D. Scott raises hand) I felt way better after the break of getting my resume done. My hours at the job got reduced for the Summer so I have more time and motivation to move forward. I hope you, blancojewel and everyone on here can win this thing by the Fall!
Lol! That tickled me. I appreciate it. I hope you are able to meet your career goals as well.

There was some promising activity today. We will see. I just realized I applied for the exact same position 12 years ago. How incredibly sad.

I did try to do something more analytical. It just never worked out. I guess my strengths are more client oriented. It is funny because I am not a people person at all.

I was invited to apply to a position today. I applied via LinkedIn but she mentioned another website. I did not put my resume on this job board but I will look into it.

I am done for now. I am starting to feel the pressure behind my eyes.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:37 PM
Status: "Gaining Stability." (set 15 days ago)
 
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Haha thank you! Keep your head up! When you have been job hunting for a while, desperation starts to kick in and you're willing to accept anything. Would you mind accepting a part-time job until you can land the job you want? You can go to one of those temps companies and work a few per diem jobs to get your mind off the stress of job hunting? It is a great alternative to earn some extra cash, and quit when you want to because in the end, you make your own schedule/work when you want.

I agree with the second paragraph. Thats why I created a list of jobs I been rejected from, listing the pro's and the con's, many of the jobs i did not want and was only taking them for the money. I can also add with many of them the pay was mediocre! It helps me not to fret on these miss opportunities. I am just hoping something better comes along. This is the perfect timing because I am down on my luck, and I don't need to go anywhere, but up!

Go ahead and give yourself a break. Spend some time doing activities that you enjoy, live in the moment! The job search will always be there. I HOPE SOMETHING COME YOUR WAY SOON! Wish I had magical powers. I'd be wishing something great can hit us!
I am a huge proponent for temp work. I've done it. Fortunately, I do not have to do that now. I will revisit down the line if I have to. I just want to get on with my life to be honest.

I relish stability. I've been on this merry go round for 5 years. I am done.

I wish the same for you. Magical powers. Nice.

Are you trying to change fields? I recommend posting your resume everywhere. LinkedIn and Indeed.com are hot now. I got the contract to perm hit from careeebuilder. You never know.

I cannot tell you how much anxiety I felt over my linkedin photo. I actually like it. I like quick apply with Linkedin and Indeed.com.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:06 PM
 
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I am a huge proponent for temp work. I've done it. Fortunately, I do not have to do that now. I will revisit down the line if I have to. I just want to get on with my life to be honest.

I relish stability. I've been on this merry go round for 5 years. I am done.

I wish the same for you. Magical powers. Nice.

Are you trying to change fields? I recommend posting your resume everywhere. LinkedIn and Indeed.com are hot now. I got the contract to perm hit from careeebuilder. You never know.

I cannot tell you how much anxiety I felt over my linkedin photo. I actually like it. I like quick apply with Linkedin and Indeed.com.
I understand the former!

I'm still in my 20's so I am looking for an opportunity, rather its in my field or a similar one. I am not being

too choosey, I love anything that includes operational management, solving operational problems, so that

includes a broad spectrum of jobs. I am a creative person, who likes to think outside of the box, and I am,

now, applying to jobs that will allow me to do so. I can't stand doing robotic work, but will doit if everything

else fails. Oh yes, I have been Indeed and Linkedin! I don't see the latter helpful in my field as much as it is

in IT/engineering, and the likes. I find people to treat Linkedin as a social media site, and it hasn't taken me

anywhere as far as networking goes. But, I still use it for research purposes and finding jobs. I am big

fan of indeed! Even though I haven't gotten a job yet, I feel I am so much closer!! I been on two interviews

(today and last Thursday) (very mediocre pay, no pay increase)and love the experience. I am getting better

with them, I am no longer nervous, and actually confident about what i bring to the table!! With that being

said, I hope something good comes along for all of us!
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:01 AM
Status: "Gaining Stability." (set 15 days ago)
 
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Great, good luck!

I have two later today. I find that each interview is a learning experience. My confidence is also increasing. I am still baffled by how this woman found me. I actually started to apply on Sunday but stopped because of a question on the app. I get an e-mail from the recruiter. She found me on a website I did not post my resume on. I am confused. Great job but the field part and the location are not ideal. We'll see. The other would be a great next step in my career.

I am going to find more places to advertise myself. It is always better when they come to you.

All of the companies are so interesting and they provide an invaluable service. I am little concerned about the management team at one of the companies. I think the hiring manager was demoted and he seems a little scattered. I have not advanced thus far so it does not matter.

So far no break, that is a good thing. Lol! Today is hiking day. Yay! I love it. It is a couple of hours to disconnect and explore God's splendor.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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Great, good luck!

I have two later today. I find that each interview is a learning experience. My confidence is also increasing. I am still baffled by how this woman found me. I actually started to apply on Sunday but stopped because of a question on the app. I get an e-mail from the recruiter. She found me on a website I did not post my resume on. I am confused. Great job but the field part and the location are not ideal. We'll see. The other would be a great next step in my career.

I am going to find more places to advertise myself. It is always better when they come to you.

All of the companies are so interesting and they provide an invaluable service. I am little concerned about the management team at one of the companies. I think the hiring manager was demoted and he seems a little scattered. I have not advanced thus far so it does not matter.

So far no break, that is a good thing. Lol! Today is hiking day. Yay! I love it. It is a couple of hours to disconnect and explore God's splendor.

Good Luck! I hope you get both! Heck, I hope you get more interviews! This is definitely progress, and you'll get a job in no time. Enjoy your hiking trip also!
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:31 PM
 
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My experiences with contract/temp work.

I've seen companies hire contractors and keep them as contractors for 10 years with no intention of hiring them permanently (Lower overhead I guess)

I've seen companies Hire contractors and tell them they have 2 years work of work, only to let them go after 6 months. No explanation given.

Very rarely do I see contractors go permanent or direct. It happens, but in my eyes, its rare.

So unless money is an issue, I would stay away. That's my take anyway.
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