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…