I still can’t believe I’ve been out of work for just over 6 months now.. 6 months!?! I have no clue where the time has gone so quickly, despite feeling like I’ve been doing nothing on a daily basis on top of my job hunting.
I’ve repeatedly revised my CV, written a ton of cover letters, had call after call from recruitment agencies, and even had a session with a career consultant at the Job Centre.. but still nothing. No job.
Well, not completely nothing.. I’ve had a couple of interviews but it’s averaging out to less than one interview a month. I don’t think those are good odds. I’d have hoped I would have been on more interviews by now..
Of course, the best was this morning. There I was, all suited and booted, on my way to my next interview.. when the agency called to cancel the interview, less than 5 minutes before I was due to jump on the train.
And why did they cancel it? Because they forgot to put me in their diaries, so thinking they had an interview-free day, one of the interviewers took a sick day.
How the hell that happened is beyond me. But it definitely doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence in the company (or the recruitment agency), regardless of how well they did on last year’s Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for list.
I’m still waiting for them to reschedule the interview… I’m not holding my breathe.
I appreciate, I truly do, but there’s only so many times I can hear them over and over.. and over and over again. I do love the support however those sayings don’t make me feel any better, which is what I think you’re trying to do.
I’m doing my best to try and stay focused and positive about finding a job (at this point, almost any job), but it isn’t easy. People don’t tend to talk about how it actually feels when you’ve been long-term unemployed.
Depressing. Lonely. Rapidly reduced self-confidence. Lazy. Monotonous. Unmotivated.
And so on.. Surprisingly it can be very difficult to maintain focus on finding a job when that seems to be the only thing going on in your life at the moment. Your mind wanders (or maybe that’s just me..) onto other things you’d rather be doing than sitting in front of the laptop all day long, looking at ad after ad.
Let’s not even talk about how fast the time flies when you’re playing ‘Bejeweled’ on Facebook. lol
I won’t even go into how sick I am of seeing the looks on (some) people’s faces when we talk about it all. Partly sympathetic, partly pitying, partly condescending, partly thankful it’s not them going through it. Or maybe I’m just imagining that…
*Sigh* Is it bad that I wish I could just take a holiday from all this dreary-ness? Go lounge on a beach somewhere warm and sunny, and just RELAX?
Ahhh.. if only. 😦