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Old 04-12-2011, 12:00 PM   #1021
 
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Thats good!

What did you say lol?
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:09 PM   #1022
 
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Thats good!

What did you say lol?
Haha...in my cover letter or in my interview?

It was actually rather strange, because she eventually DID say to me, "I don't want to get your hopes-up because you DON'T have a background in finance." (Which I obviously knew, and so did THEY, considering they saw my resume!)

So...I'm not sure why they called me in...they found my cover letter THAT good? Were they going to hire me to perform showtunes and keep things light?
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #1023
 
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Okay, applied to about 40 jobs. Done until Thursday.
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Okay, applied to about 40 jobs. Done until Thursday.
Just thinking about applying to 40 jobs exhausts me. GL CIBC!

I am now registered with 4 agencies and have answered innumerable ads. Got 3 ad responses - interviewed - all scams of one sort or another. Leery of these online ads now.

Took 3 hours of tests at one agency. Enough already!
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:50 AM   #1025
 
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Have gotten no calls today

I am so frustrated...so bored...desperately miss New York...and feel like I am not living my life at all.
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CIBC - no calls for me either. One e-mail rejection.

Rant: People consider me smart, attractive, congenial, articulate, poised, I have an excellent work record and I score very high on software tests (100% on WORD) but nobody wants me because I'm not young. My voice is back to 80% of normal though - so that's very good. I'm happy about that.
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If it makes you feel any better...people tell me I'm all of those things, too, and I am under 30 and nobody will hire me!

YAY for your voice being back!
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If it makes you feel any better...people tell me I'm all of those things, too, and I am under 30 and nobody will hire me!

YAY for your voice being back!
Thanks so much for the YAY, CIBC.
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CIBC I would love to see one of your cover letters. I absolutely hate writing those things.
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CIBC, 40 jobs! That's a lot. Someone has got to call you back.

What job searching resources are you using? I've been using Indeed.com the most. I probably should pick up my city paper.
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I'm really afraid I'm just going-off the deep end. I'm in a pattern right now where I don't fall asleep until about 4 AM (even when I get into bed at a decent hour) and then end-up sleeping until about 11 AM. At LEAST I am getting sleep...but for five years, I was getting-up between 5-6 every morning. I have always been an early riser, even on weekends, and hate feeling like I am wasting a day...but now I just feel like I am wasting my entire life.

I miss the city so desperately, I miss my friends, I miss the routine and excitement of my old job. It's been SIX MONTHS. I just want things to turn around. I want something to be excited for.

I stopped drinking coffee in hopes of getting my sleeping patterns back to normal and today I just ended-up with the WORST headache and wound-up taking a five-hour nap in the middle of the day. I feel like such a lazy bum.

I know how stupid this sounds, but I just find myself longing for childhood when things were so happy and simple. I went to Disneyworld two months ago and it kinda broke my heart in a weird way.

My mom is coming back up until the fall on Monday and I'm just worried about having to deal with her too now. I just want to avoid all the criticism. I really do. But it will be hard being under the same roof. I will NEVER do ANY right by her.

I feel like life is passing me by and I am SO FAR BEHIND.

I just feel so lost and so empty. Last summer, I had never been happier and never felt better about myself. How on earth did I do such a 180?

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CIBC, 40 jobs! That's a lot. Someone has got to call you back.

What job searching resources are you using? I've been using Indeed.com the most. I probably should pick up my city paper.
Playbill.com posts all the theater jobs, so I go there.

My other standards...

MediaBistro.com
Idealist.org
NYFA.org

I go through Craigslist and have only been applying to things that sound halfway legit because there is a A LOT of garbage on there.

Same with Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com. I am upset HotJobs has combined with Monster.com...I liked the old HotJobs.

I also go on individual websites for publishing houses and Time Warner. (Which is the most beautiful building.)
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CIBC I would love to see one of your cover letters. I absolutely hate writing those things.
PM me your email address...
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CIBC, if you were that happy and feeling good about yourself last summer, the chances are you are just reacting to your life situation and going through a very rough patch. There are some people who are never happy and never feel good - they just don't have the capacity - but you do. So when your situation changes, you'll be happy again. Something's gotta give!

I know what you mean about falling asleep really late and getting up late when you were used to getting up very early. It's a bad habit that I have fallen into also, although not quite as late as you. You sound really depressed.

For the time being, have you thought about taking some sort of job that isn't what you want at all - and maybe something you haven't considered? I'm applying for reception jobs which will pay 1/2 of what I was making before - if I'm even lucky enough to get one. I have an interview for a reception job Sat. though a friend, but even though my voice is much better, I'm not sure it's good enough for reception/telephones. It's OK for other stuff but on the phone you can really hear the hoarseness. Oh well, I'll just hope for the best.


Wishing you good luck, as always and reading your posts each day.
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CIBC I would love to see one of your cover letters. I absolutely hate writing those things.
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Ditto - Im trying to write some now. Its killing me
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:56 PM   #1036
 
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I'm really afraid I'm just going-off the deep end. I'm in a pattern right now where I don't fall asleep until about 4 AM (even when I get into bed at a decent hour) and then end-up sleeping until about 11 AM. At LEAST I am getting sleep...but for five years, I was getting-up between 5-6 every morning. I have always been an early riser, even on weekends, and hate feeling like I am wasting a day...but now I just feel like I am wasting my entire life.
I could've written this, CIBC. I hate sleeping in so late. I always feel so guilty and like I'm wasting too much time. I told myself I am getting up at 9am tomorrow. This cycle has to stop!

I haven't really been job hunting lately. It's really annoying, but I'm gonna do one of your numbers and apply to as many jobs I can this weekend. I am also going to go to my local Barnes & Noble and begin to read a self-help/inspirational/self-development book. I've been looking at The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama. I also want to sign up for a volunteer service.

I've got to get myself out of this depression. I am so unhappy. I am usually upbeat, positive and I used to love hanging out with friends. Now, I have no desire to socialize. A friend visited me a few weeks ago and I really had to try hard to seem like I was outgoing and ready to party. It was all an act. Inside, I am just extremely frustrated with myself. And I don't want to socialize and meet new people because they all have something to talk about. I have nothing. I hate pretending that I am happy when I am not.

I've been going to the gym almost every day and that has helped a little.
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CIBC I would love to see one of your cover letters. I absolutely hate writing those things.
PM me your email address...
Ditto - Im trying to write some now. Its killing me

I feel like mine is missing a lot. I'm gonna pm you guys my latest one. Maybe you can help me proof it?
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I'm really afraid I'm just going-off the deep end. I'm in a pattern right now where I don't fall asleep until about 4 AM (even when I get into bed at a decent hour) and then end-up sleeping until about 11 AM. At LEAST I am getting sleep...but for five years, I was getting-up between 5-6 every morning. I have always been an early riser, even on weekends, and hate feeling like I am wasting a day...but now I just feel like I am wasting my entire life.
I could've written this, CIBC. I hate sleeping in so late. I always feel so guilty and like I'm wasting too much time. I told myself I am getting up at 9am tomorrow. This cycle has to stop!

I haven't really been job hunting lately. It's really annoying, but I'm gonna do one of your numbers and apply to as many jobs I can this weekend. I am also going to go to my local Barnes & Noble and begin to read a self-help/inspirational/self-development book. I've been looking at The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama. I also want to sign up for a volunteer service.

I've got to get myself out of this depression. I am so unhappy. I am usually upbeat, positive and I used to love hanging out with friends. Now, I have no desire to socialize. A friend visited me a few weeks ago and I really had to try hard to seem like I was outgoing and ready to party. It was all an act. Inside, I am just extremely frustrated with myself. And I don't want to socialize and meet new people because they all have something to talk about. I have nothing. I hate pretending that I am happy when I am not.

I've been going to the gym almost every day and that has helped a little.
Aji, if you buy the book, can you please let us know what you think of it? Thanks!
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I hate myself. I hate how socially retarded I am. I try so hard to not be shy and really try it sucks. Today sucked, I really wanted the job here and the lady shut me off so quick, I wish I could lie too, Why did I say I've never painted faces before? Why couldn't I lie?! I'm so tired of how I act and how my life goes. And everyone laughs because they think I'm funny but I'm so miserable on the inside, yea its a joke but if all the ridiculousness that happens to me happened to you it wouldn't be that funny. AND I know there is much worse in the world to be sad about but this is my world and it sucks.
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CIBC, if you were that happy and feeling good about yourself last summer, the chances are you are just reacting to your life situation and going through a very rough patch. There are some people who are never happy and never feel good - they just don't have the capacity - but you do. So when your situation changes, you'll be happy again. Something's gotta give!

I know what you mean about falling asleep really late and getting up late when you were used to getting up very early. It's a bad habit that I have fallen into also, although not quite as late as you. You sound really depressed.

For the time being, have you thought about taking some sort of job that isn't what you want at all - and maybe something you haven't considered? I'm applying for reception jobs which will pay 1/2 of what I was making before - if I'm even lucky enough to get one. I have an interview for a reception job Sat. though a friend, but even though my voice is much better, I'm not sure it's good enough for reception/telephones. It's OK for other stuff but on the phone you can really hear the hoarseness. Oh well, I'll just hope for the best.


Wishing you good luck, as always and reading your posts each day.
Thanks so much, cp.

Honestly, right now, I am open to just about anything and anywhere. (Am considering looking at other cities...DC, Boston, even San Francisco...thinking of places I already have friends/relatives stationed.)

The sick part is, part of me keeps wishing that this past summer never happened...that I never experienced all that "greatness" because now I'm just even sadder and more longing that it's all gone and I feel so bad about myself.
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