Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Job Hunting SUCKS!

Because it does!! UGHHH!

I have been severely holding back on bringing this topic on my blog, but think it's time to do a little bit of venting. I have been looking for a new job since December - over 3 months. I do not slouch when it comes to "pounding the pavement". I spend about a minimum of 2 hours a day to as much as 8 to 9 hours on the weekends. I even have searched on my laptop when I was sick in bed. (I told you that I am no slouch!) It is my 2nd job and semi-hobby next to running. (Not as enjoyable as running tho')

I comb through the web looking at my daily postinga I receive from CareerBuilder and Monster via e-mail. I also have been checking out major companies and law firms searching for a possible opportunity out there. When I am in a groove, I find myself having a hard time stopping..period. In a nutshell, it has been very, very frustrating. There has been a few nights where I cried because I have not been seeing any results from my hard work. I have not had one interview during this time. I had some "false nibbles", where spams try to look legite companies, but look totally false in the end - aka SHARKS!

I don't plan to give up anytime soon, but getting very tired in the process. I am very determined to find something that's promising. I am stubborn and not a quitter. If anyone has any suggestions, I am willing to listen. Thanks for listening!


Dori said...

Well, I guess the good news is that you're feeling better. :-)

Job hunting does suck. I don't have any suggestions, because it's been so long since I had a job. There's always professional organizations as a way to network. Good luck.

Danielle said...

Job hunting does suck...sometimes it's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time etc...

Have you talked to any recruiters? I ended up in my job thanks to a recruiter...there are recruiting companies out there all over and sometimes they find jobs that you would not have ordinarily found. Just a thought. Otherwise basically sending your resume to anyone and everyone is the best to do. And anyone you know and/or come in contact with, let them know you're looking. You just never know who might have a lead. Any chance on taking a paralegal class? That would give you a better push into a law firm...I honestly wouldn't need that to have the job I have, but it helped me get into the jobs I did that led me where I am.

Anne said...

I was in your spot last summer and agree that you either are into the groove or totally lost. It's amazing how much effort goes into the hunt, but it's usually worth the pay off.