Thursday, June 28, 2012
So, this is only marginally related to my weight loss, but has still been weighing heavily on my mind (if you'll excuse the terrible pun). As a lot of you probably already know, having finished my Master's program, I've been looking for employment since about January. I approached job searching rationally- I know the economy is still tough and because I've never had a full-time job before I have less experience than a lot of other people in the job market right now. Plus I've seen my dad lose his job several times over the years, sometimes not finding something new for years, so I'm no stranger to how difficult the process can be.
Still, dealing with the stresses of applying to a million jobs and not hearing back from a single one, interviewing and being told I was a good candidate only then to be told they had gone with someone else more experienced, having to apply for positions below my education level because the opportunities out there are limited, and (probably worst of all) going through multiple rounds of interviewing and never hearing back for months and months when someone finally tells you they filled the position a while ago and just never bothered to let you know- all of this took its toll on my determination.
There have been lots of disappointments and opportunities that seemed perfect but just didn't work out, and this has affected my stress levels greatly. I mean, there are bills/rent to pay and student loans to pay back and I often feel like I haven't made any progress whatsoever! But yesterday I interviewed for a job I really like with a team of people who were so nice and friendly. Throughout the course of the interview they even mentioned how impressed they were with my resume! It seemed so great, but I feel like I can't get my hopes up yet. There are multiple candidates and I've definitely been burned in the past.
Anyway, they're supposed to let me know by next week, and in the meantime I'm trying not to let my emotions dictate my eating! It's nerve-wracking. But I could definitely use some good vibes/prayers/positive thoughts in the meantime. Cross your fingers for me, SparkFriends, and here's hoping next week I'll be writing a more celebratory post!