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5/18/12 7:48 P

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I understand I am looking for a new job too and it seems like every corner we have been shot down. But if we have faith we will be fine and find the true job for us. emoticon

5/16/12 1:26 P

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Hi: I understand how frustrating it can be. I read recently that for every job there are 72.3 applicants. An employer has the pick of the crop during these times. They are no longer willing to train like they were when I was hired as an accountant in the late 80's. I don't envy anyone looking for a job now.

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5/16/12 1:51 A

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I am sorry that you are feeling like this. In fact, you have sabotaged your own thoughts by telling yourself that you had the job. I firmly believe in not counting the chickens before they have hatched - that way you aren't setting yourself up for disappointment. Hopefully you DO have the job, but it you haven't, well, it wasn't meant to be!

I have been on job interviews - one lasted 2 1/2 hrs, and I know I was shortlisted (4 applicants) because they said when I phoned for the job description to be sent to me that they were only interviewing the shortlisted ones, AND a LOT of people applied for that position. I never got the job, but I was still chuffed to have gotten that far, AND I needed the job, too.

Hopefully you will hear the result that you want, but if not, it isn't a reflection on you - it is just that they felt that another applicant fitted their criteria better.

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5/16/12 12:50 A

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After 2 successful interviews I thought I had a new job but since I negotiated my salary they now want to interview others. They said they would get back with me on Friday!! Gee thanks!! They came after me and their willingness to negotiate I took as a good sign. I always send a lot of time for every interview, researching the company, preparing my answers, send thank yous, etc.which I've been told almost no one does. So I am very upset and discouraged didn't track anything today or yesterday cuz I feel why bother. I know I shouldn't think like that but I am the only support system I have (except SP) and it is hard to always be your own cheerleader. I just feel like I should just give up and work so minimal job and of course my ex-husband (who I've had to move in with as a room mate) loves to see me fail since he thinks that's what I get for divorcing him. Sorry so lengthy and don't expect anyone to care just felt good venting.

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