I received another generic turndown e-mail today. They will keep my application on file for a year and if any positions open up that meet my qualifications they will consider my application. I was really interested in this job. If you matched my qualifications to their needs we were a perfect match. Whatever! I am not going to loose sleep over it because I am sure the right career is out there waiting for me.
I have many unemployed friends right now. It makes me sad that they struggle in so many ways. I don’t really feel like I am struggling. I know my money is running out. I know that should be stressing me out like it is everyone else. I went from never looking at the balance in my checking account to monitoring it on a monthly basis to monitoring it on a weekly basis. Pretty soon it will be a daily event. I have done almost everything I can do to make cuts in my life style. I know I could do more to cut back but I don’t want to live in solitary confinement.
The turndown letter just gives me hope. It is really weird how I play it out in my head. For some reason I am meant to have this summer doing what I want when I want. I am still job hunting Monday-Friday. I keep a schedule for my sanity because I like a list. Job Hunt-Check, Lunch-Check, Bank-Check, Gym-Check… I don’t want to just lie around eating bon-bons and watching television. I could do that. Who would know?
When I get my next interview I want them to know I haven’t wasted this time away. That for every turndown letter I got I read a blog or an article about what I should have done different or how to improve my chances. I know the answers already. I read nothing new to aide me. Unless the thousands of people that are applying for the same jobs as me suddenly leave the area my only chance of getting a job is to keep on applying!