Interview gone bad…

I was in a pretty decent mood today when I woke up since I had an interview to go to today, yeah a glimmer of hope. Well, I was wrong I prepped for the interview looked up questions on glassdoor.com, did research about the company, what I could find anyway. I was confident, calm, and relaxed and planned to wow the interviewer when I got asked a couple questions that made me want to bury my head in the sand. My first one was why I got fired from a position in which the customers decided your fate whether you did a good job or helped them in the first place. Also my interviewer then proceeded to ask why I was not pursuing enough educational positions since I had my masters. This was what I was told after I asked if she had concerns about me, and other than this interview only one employer I have interviewed has said this out of twelve or thirteen.

When will people learn that just because you have said skills to teach does not mean anyone will hire you to do so unless you have some teaching experience or a composition instructor who loves you.  Also, getting into teaching to me is like trying to get into the acting business, the competition is fierce. It is vicious cycle on top of which I am not sure what sort of career I want to pursue at this point in time.

I have been volunteering but when your interviewer tells you that you are not being “aggressive” enough pursuing your “career” goals.  I was so mad I didn’t even inquire to this person about calling back about my application status in the future, my gut feeling is that I am not hired, and if this person had these concerns I should have not been interviewed in the first place. I might apply to this same company again with the hope that I get someone well that gets me.It was like a bad date, it was so bad I cried afterward hours later and had copious amounts of ice cream of ease the pain while not emotionally healthy, didn’t hurt.  As soon as I see a nutritionist I am sure said bad ice cream behavior will have to stop so I can make my goal weight my next summer or fall.  So to all those looking for work have you ever had an interview go from good to bad over a couple questions, and how did you deal or salvage things if they were going down hill?  Also, even those who have jobs I am all for hearing your interview horror stories too.

 

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The pits of unemployment…

For the past couple months, I have been reading many blogs about unemployment. I do this as my own catharsis and to realize that I am not the only person out there it feels like applying like a mad woman. Also have a general feeling of a chicken with her head cut off. However, a trend I have a noticed among my fellow bloggers is that they are depressed. I don’t blame them for being so being I have had plenty of low lows these past five months and it is hard to keep your hopes up depending on the unemployment in the city or country you are living in.

Also I have read other blogs that talk about how the loss of job causes a person to become both more stressed and depressed.  This is proven further by this article by Susan Adams in Forbes:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/06/09/how-unemployment-and-depression-fit-together/ in which she discusses how the longer one is unemployed the more depressed one will get.  I understand this but I wish my fellow unemployed bloggers did not feel like they were a waste of air. As far as I am concerned if you are looking for work every day or whenever your hectic life allows you to then you are not a waste of space.

I am not sure about everybody’s situation but I would try to be hopefully and think of it like a numbers game the more places you apply the more chances you have of an employer giving you a chance and saying “yes” or “your hired”,those two magical words.  I understand hating the “noes” or the “We are pursuing other candidates at this time” I should know I am going to probably have applied to almost 600 places by the end of June, well that is the goal anyway.  I just don’t want people to be down when if they have their health and familial and friends support then all is good. And know that I am done sounding like “Pollyanna”, that the end of my ramble stating that people need to be hopeful in this job search even when it feels like the odds are against them.

p.s. Does anyone know of any unemployment forum groups to join to vent would so want to join? Also if none exist does anyone know how to create forums for you blog, because I have tried with no success..