The Search Continues

It just hit me, I lost my job 3 months ago today.

Three months since I walked into an office. Three months since I felt needed in a professional aspect.

The first month I was relieved to not work for my old employer anymore. I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I was able to sleep through the night again.

Then I went to Florida to visit my parents and took that photo. Once I was able to sit down and take in what was happening I was hoping that the popularity of the photo would help my job search. It has not.

June came and went, mostly because I was busy the whole month with pre-planned activities. Now we’re into July and entering the third month of looking for full-time employment. I have applied to countless jobs, have been on interviews, and have heard too many times: “Thanks but, no thanks.” “You have a great background, but not exactly what we’re looking for.” “What a fabulous resume.” “You should have no problems finding a job.” “We’ll keep your resume on file.”

I have a specialized background and that makes the job search harder, but I think that just makes everything more frustrating also. There are jobs out there, I am applying to them, companies just don’t seem to want me. I have expanded my search, I have even applied for jobs in Canada and almost applied for a position last night in Australia. I have contacted recruiters. I have blogged about what I know would be my perfect job. Last month I even created a website with my resume on it: www.hirestef.com, I have tweeted the link countlessly. Nothing….

Besides continuing to do the same thing I have done almost everyday since I lost my job back in April, I don’t know what else to do.

I lost my job three months ago today…but it feels like much longer…

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6 Responses to The Search Continues

  1. Kevin says:

    From one sports fan/journalist to another, good luck on the search and hang in there (I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that) – a job will probably come when you are least expecting. (And since you are a New Yorker – Jeter needs to go to the dang All-Star game.)

    Good luck!

  2. maryct70 says:

    I feel your pain. I know your job search can be long and painful, but based on what I’ve seen of your writing I am sure a great opportunity is just around the corner. Keep your chin up!

  3. Anthony says:

    Hey Stef – sorry to feel your pain. I lost my job last week and have 3 months severance and two weeks paid medical. At nearly 55 I am scared shitless, and understand what you are going through.

    I follow you on twitter and am an avid NY sports fan (Yankees, giants, rangers).

    Keep your chin up

    Say hi to meg

    Ajcnj56

  4. Mark says:

    At what point does finding the “perfect job” turn into – “OK, I need a job – ANY job?”

  5. Charm says:

    Hang in there Stef-
    I feel your pain, I’ve been unemployed since October 2009. We have similar jobs descrips, I was excited to come to your blog and see that you had found a job due to your twitter celebrity. Please do keep updating your blog.

    ~Charmed I’m Sure

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