Friday, February 08, 2013
Another job interview has come and gone. Yet again I am told that "you interviewed fine and made it to the final few-but we selected another candidate". I have to wonder why.
Am sure that part of the reason is that I'm overqualified for the positions I'm applying for. After all, my background is in computer programming and most of the positions I'm trying to get are clerical in nature. Yet these are the type of positions that I'm happiest doing.
My recent experience is customer service and the skills I have there are excellent.
Is it my references? Hmmmm.... They wouldn't be on my reference list if I didn't believe they will give me an excellent reference. That would be stupid. 'N Mama didn't raise no fools!
It has been suggested that the position I left at the company that was harassing me could have something to do with it. They weren't too happy about paying me unemployment, but the court agreed with me that they couldn't degrade me the way they were because of my handicap. Perhaps I should leave that employer off my resume?
Leaving the "bad job" off my resume would give me a two year gap in my work record that I would have to explain in an interview...supposing that I will EVER get another interview. (no... i'm not so depressed that i don't think i'll every get another interview....it's just taking longer to find a GOOD job than i ever anticipated).
Is it an age thing? My friends have told me how hard it is to get a job once you're over 50 and I'm starting to wonder if that's true.
I've been unemployed for almost a year. It'll be a year mid-March. I'm about bored to tears. I keep busy with looking for work, housework, walking/training the dog, painting, crafts, reading. SHEESH! There's only so much of that you can do.
So... my goal for the next few days is to not binge eat. 'Cause the past has taught me that I turn to food when I'm depressed. Will have to keep super-busy to keep my mind off my worries. Have to change my mindset to only count my blessings. Focus on the positive. Hopefully the motivators here at SparkPeople will work their magic in the days ahead.
Send some good thoughts my way today if you get a chance.