Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Patience Is A Virtue...That I Do Not Possess

I used to think that I was a patient person. Turns out I'm not.

As you will all recall when I got laid off, I decided to take the rest of the summer off and really start job searching in September. I was completely confident that I would be able to find something quickly.

So I have been doing this every day for a week. Not all day, but every day.

I keep running across the same job listings, either jobs that I have already applied for, or jobs that I've dismissed as not for me. What kills me is that I just need one interview. I just need one person to call and say "Come in for an interview" and I know that I will nail it and I will be employed.

Its probably jinxing it to say that eh?

What I'm trying to say (so articulately) is that its been a week and no one has called me. I'm sure that these things do take time, but don't these people realize that I'm beyond awesome and will make their professional lives so much easier?

Yes, I am flipping out a little bit. I have moments. Lucky for The Boyfriend they pretty much stay in my head, unless I get the opportunity to share it with you lot.

I think I would feel a lot better if I was feeling better about my cover letters. I'm really good at cover letters normally, write them for other people even. But for my own, now...I don't know what's happened. To me they seem like they are basically saying "I can type, hire me."

Fine, thats not what they really say, but you get the idea.

Way back when  I used to have a job, I would think about home all day long. I would wish that I could stay home, read, watch TV, have a cup of tea (especially on the cold and rainy days). Now? I'm home all the time and I think I'm going a little stir crazy maybe? Yesterday it got so bad that (once I finished Breaking Dawn) I cleaned.

Its worse than that. In an effort to get out of the house, first I went to the gym. And then I came home and cleaned. I'm losing my mind.

Of course tomorrow I'm sure that I will be fine again. Like I said, its different every day. If only I could convince myself to work on this whole patience thing, that the hiring of the right person (me) takes time. And because I'm being so picky about what I apply for in the first place...well I'm going to need to learn to be patient.


  1. Patience. Finding a career job takes time. The right one will come along and the phone will ring and you will spread your awesome all over the place. In the meantime, send me your cover letter if you want a second opinion, and I'll see what I can do to help you out.

  2. I can relate to seeing the same postings over again. Especially the placement agencies. They keep changing the posted date so it looks like a new ad. I'd say expect it to take at least six months. Hang in there kiddo.

  3. what a good housewife you are. i'm glad you are cleaning for your enjoyment. next, you will be posting about how you made cupcakes for The Boyfriend and let him watch the hockey game. but not until you guys enjoy a meal of roasted chicken with potatoes that you slaved over all day for. you need a pink apron to complete my image.

  4. The Record: I tend to do a different cover letter for each job so I dont have just one for you to look at. But we shall discuss this when I SEE you tomorrow!

    Tux: 6 months!?!!??? Say it ain't so! I don't think I have patience enough for 6 months!

    Anna: we both know that I'm much more likely to poison him with undercooked chicken than to slave away over a meal all day like that.

  5. And so you should adjust it for each job you apply for, but you must have a template that you work from? To be continued tomorrow!