On The Hunt

 Thursday, August 14, 2008

If there is one thing that I hate more than anything, it's job hunting. Which, is the one thing that is consuming my life right now. Chasing down leads, filling out applications and filling out resumes can be somewhat daunting. And when you do get the interview you have to sell yourself like a prostitute on a street corner. Not to mention you have to answer insane questions, like " When was the last time you were angry? What happened?" It's enough to make anyone pull their hair out. One thing that I've noticed is that employers never want to pay you what you should be paid.....you're worth, so to speak. At some point you concede defeat and settle because the bills need to be paid and happy that a pay check is finally coming to you. I went out this afternoon to fill out applications and drop off resumes. First place I went to....well let's just say I got the feeling that my resume and application went straight into the trash after I left. Seemed too much like a "good ol' boy" place to work, not to mention it smelled kinda like a dog kennel. Then I was off to place number 2 but when I got there a sign was posted on the door that stated the job in question had been filled. It would have been nice if the company would have stuck to their classified advertisement on the deadline to fill out the application or removed the post altogether. Gas costs money and it was a total waste of my time to make the drive and have to turn around. However, I did receive an email from a wonderful lady that interviewed me for a position ( that I didn't get) and stated that I was a top candidate for the job and she would like to recommend me for another position that is coming open in another department that would be more challenging for me. Through it all I'm confident that God will put me where I need to be in his timing. But I tell you one thing, it sure is painful.

5 comments:

laundrygirl August 15, 2008 at 10:32 AM  

I'm on the hunt too. Yes, it IS painful! I never acknowledged that until now. It sucks to put yourself out there to be picked over and have to do a song and dance for someone to give you the slightest chance! I am right there with you!
Hang in there. Let's pray for one another that this process is not long and drawn out.

Evette August 15, 2008 at 1:22 PM  

I'm with you Kristine!

Don August 24, 2008 at 1:45 PM  

Good luck on your job hunting. I hope that you find the very one that will make all the uncomfortable times, even more worth it.

Kristina August 25, 2008 at 12:16 PM  

you know what i'm doing for you! PRRRAAYYIN'!

i am also keeping my ears and eyes open in case i hear of something you may like! I know the right position is just waiting, hang in there, same thing for laundry girl who commented earlier, i know it will work out as it should for the both of you!

:..Rebekah..: August 28, 2008 at 8:40 PM  

Hope the hunt is going well!

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