I sent out my 101st resume today. 101st!!!! Even more depressing is that I’ve only received two calls to actually interview. Job 1 I didn’t get because they told me I didn’t two days ago, and the interview for job 2 is this Friday, which by the way, I have good feelings about.
It’s just really frustrating to think that you’re one of probably hundreds applying for ONE job. Half the time I wonder if my resume was even viewed because of the number of applicants. It’s ridiculous.
When I made the decision to begin looking for job, I knew that it wouldn’t be easy. The economy is in the shitter, people are being laid off left and right, and there are probably more unemployed people than jobs available. I knew it would be difficult, but I didn’t realize just how difficult. It’s kind of discouraging to only hear back from .02% of the people you’ve contacted. Eesh. I’m still sending positive vibes, and I’m still feeling optimistic, because I know it will happen, it’s just going to take some time.
It could always be worse though – I could be this guy. Hey, at least he’s proactive.