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Thursday, May 31, 2012

I am really trying not to let this job hunting situation get me depressed, but it does. No one likes rejection, especially me. My DH and I discussed the job hunting situation and we both agreed that it may take quite a few interviews to find a job. His comment to me was "eventually every squirrel finds a nut" LOL Anyhow, I have only been on two interviews and have not gotten either job. The second job I felt I was extremely qualified for and would be able to do a good job, but apparently there was someone else out there. Regretfully, I am in looking in the clerical field and there are so many people that can do this, that the employers have a lot to chose from. I don't know if it is my age or what that is holding me back, but I have never had this hard of a time finding a job.

Went to zumba today. Haven't been there for a week, so it was nice to see all my friends.

I think tomorrow I am not going to think about jobs and just relax by the pool since the kids are still in school.
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    every job is different ... might need to tweak that resume for each one ... even secretarial jobs require different skill sets .... my son said that it usually takes an average of 60 job application/interviews to get the job you want. Hang in there .... remember you are one of those magnificent macadamia Nuts !! tee hee Roc
    2118 days ago
    So... start an SP team! :-)

    Congrats on getting the interviews!! Many don't get that far. Many do not even get a response to putting their resume in.

    There are tons of books out there about this type of thing. Also lots of internet sites.

    DH has been... well.... I won't tell you.

    Just HANG in THERE!

    Can you create your own job?

    Make sure you take real good care of yourself during this time.
    2118 days ago
    I would suggest a couple of things. Your local job service office should offer an interview class or do mock interviews to give you feedback on what is good and what you need to change. Also, you can checkout there is a pocket resume and an interview guide you may find helpful. I don't know what state you are in but there may be other resources that can help you out. My biggest piece of advice is assert yourself for the help you need and humble yourself to hear what you need to change. Hiring is a crapshoot, in my humble opinion, so what you need to do is neatly show how you fit, don't leave it to the hiring people to figure out. Assert that you are the right person for the job.

    Good luck! You will get a a great job!
    2119 days ago
    I can completely relate to what your saying.

    The JOB market is a fight!

    Even fast food places can be picky emoticon .
    And it's gotten to the point where it's not what you know it's who knows you?

    Glad you got in your Zumba!

    Take a few days off and don't think about the job stuff you'll be less stressed if you do:)
    2119 days ago
    Most likely it is b/c there are way more people looking than there are actual jobs. Myself, I have a tendency to take things personally. Keep your chin up & keep trying. emoticon emoticon
    2119 days ago
    ND has LOTS of jobs but some of the landlords have become greedy because of the oil boom. I am sad that they are doing this because this is not what most people in ND are about, but it will come back to bite them, it really will.
    2119 days ago
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