Which of us are job hunting?

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I feel like I'm losing momentum. My mental state alerts between anger, anxiety and depression. Since the store closed I'm working about 16 hours a week at the other store and the gas I'm spending driving to the other store means I'm breaking even. My parents are like "just keep trying." Thanks, mom and dad. Never thought of that. I'm going crazy with my family. My parents aren't offering much and saying I should take care of myself but I need a cavity filled and wisdom teeth removed and I'm trying to save for school. And this is shallow, but I need a haircut sooo badly. Plus I'm tired and tearful all the time. My boyfriend and the majority of my friends are 4 hours away. Part of me wants to move to Chicago early and work there. My dad keeps pushing prayer, and I've tried it sincerely but it's.not.working. I feel really defeated.


CIBC-- I say meet with her anyway. You know, just to see. Ultimately go with your gut because I don't think being back in NYC is worth having another unstable boss...
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Okay, so the woman I am meeting with is NOTORIOUSLY crazy. I've been reading links about her online all day. She is REALLY CRAZY...

It's a job. It would get me back in NYC and back in the industry.

But...?
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I say meet with her. You don't have anything to lose by doing so and hey you might get some good material out of it! Plus, you never know by what's out there what she is really like. Maybe she likes to cultivate that persona in public? I dunno. Even if you think you can tolerate it for a little while, you may make some great contacts. I think it all hinges on the meeting.

Is the pay good? I think I could handle crazy for a while for the right pay to get things going.
Okay, so the woman I am meeting with is NOTORIOUSLY crazy. I've been reading links about her online all day. She is REALLY CRAZY...

It's a job. It would get me back in NYC and back in the industry.

But...?
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
You should totally meet with her. What doyou have to lose?

Who's saying she's crazy? What's crazy to one is genius to another. Meet her and you decide for yourself.
Well I had a job interview today. It was for a customer service position. It sounds ok although it's only temp for 6 months. But 6 months is 6 months. He said that i have a really good chance unless someone with more experience comes in. Fingers crossed!!


My grant ends August 31. I don't want to leave. My boss, her boss, and HIS boss all want me to stay. But there is no money.

I had an appointment for a phone interview at 11:00 this morning. I know I should be happy to be getting any interviews at all, but really? Forty minutes late? How is that not rude as hell, in ANY situation?

ETA: Well, I found out one way it isn't rude - she called me and said their phone and computer systems have all been down. The phone system had just come up and they are waiting for the computer system to come up. She's going to call me back when she can to conduct the interview. Bless her heart, she was frazzled!
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Last edited by PartyHair; 06-21-2011 at 11:18 AM.
She. Was. FABULOUS!!!!!
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Well, yay! Tell us about her and how the interview went! Is she crazy in the good way then?
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Glad you had a positive experience!! Tell us all about it :-)


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Well...

I was reading stories about her online all night. (There's A LOT!) It freaked me out.

I consider the relationship I had with my last boss to be an abusive one, which lasted for three years, but I stayed because I loved my job and I loved being in that industry and part of me felt like if my boss felt like somebody cared about him, he'd change. (So dumb, huh?)

So...the thought of walking into another abusive boss relationship was upsetting me and I was wondering if I should just not GO because then I won't be faced with some decision.

Part of me was even worried that she'd make fun of me or yell at me at the interview.

I did not sleep.

At. All.

Like...not for a single minute. I conked-out on the train for a little while.

I got there at 9 AM on the dot.

We just talked and talked and talked for almost the entire hour!

She's clearly brilliant, hilariously funny and really beautiful!

I feel like we really hit it off. She kept saying how fantastic my cover letter was, how I'm clearly a wonderful writer and then went on and on about all the other kinds of applications she got, and how nice it was to get somebody who was so funny and smart and well-written.

She knows I want to focus on my writing as well and thought that was great. I was able to talk about my last job a lot and how much I got from it.

Seriously, she just made me feel like Jerry Seinfeld...she was ROARING at me!

She kept saying how much she wanted somebody very funny that she could talk to and her last words to me as I left were, "...I bet we could have A LOT of fun together."

I sent her more references, and included a certain famous actor friend of mine, even though I was never technically his assistant, but he always credits me as being his "original" publicist who really got the word about him out 10 years ago.

Seriously, she was awesome!

I left in a really great mood and even if it doesn't work-out and I don't get the job, she just might be a very good person to have on my side!
Alrighty. I've vented, I've cried. Now it's time to hibernate for an hour or so before getting up to face this afternoon's interview. Thanks so much for the chance to express what I needed to.
Originally Posted by KookyCurl
I so hate all of this sadness and frustration many of us are facing...I really do.

How did the interview go?
Im glad you had a good experience CanItBeChristine

I have an interview tomorrow! I just had a phone interview (ahhhh I cant even remember what I said!!) and now Im terrified.

Please guys - I need tips. Its at one of the historical royal palaces - just retails/sales assistant.

I have very few interview experiences and don't have much to talk about from previous jobs at cafes.

Help!!! What should I expect!?! How can I prepare for this!?
Kat, Have a light meal before the interview without coffee or tea. A muffin or toast is good. Carbs calm you down.

Try to smile a lot and be outgoing even if you aren't ordinarily. I was in retail/sales at Xmas for Bloomingdales and Barneys and they wanted people who were friendly, smiled a lot and were outgoing.

Dress conservatively and wear some makeup if you don't hate it.

Repeat the name of the interviewer. "Hi - I'm Mister X." "Hi, Mister X, I'm kat180" Smile. "I'm very excited about this position. I'd love to be in retail..." or some other bs like that.

If the store is beautiful, remark on it.

The interviewer may ask if you have any questions. Have at least one to ask even if it's just "Yes, can you tell me when you will make a decision?"

Thank the interviewer at the end and again express how interested you are in the job. If you have an e-mail address for the interviewer, e-mail him/her your appreciation for the informative interview and again express why your enthusiasm.

HTH. I really hope it goes well for you!!! Please update.
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Totally agree with curlypearl. I also always look up the company online so that when they ask me what I like most about the company or a question along those lines I can answer.

Definitely think of all your good qualities that you can bring up to the interviewer, when asked. Focus on what you can do for the company, that's something I've always been told. Remain calm and positive.

Good luck!

Eta:
maybe this will help
http://WWW.albany.edu/career/intervi...nterview.shtml
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Thanks for the tips guys!
Kat180 I'm wishing you all the luck in the world for your interview!! Fingers crossed for you!


Though I haven't commented in this thread, I've been following and sympathizing with everyone. I share a lot of the same frustrations, and I've been rooting for everyone who's going through this!

I've been tracking my job applications and results over the last 6 months. I'm a recent social science Ph.D. and I'm limiting my job search to within 90 miles of my home (though I have applied for a few remote positions and travel positions), so my options are somewhat limited by my discipline and my geographical preference. And, in all honesty, it's hard to find a job fit with my specific degree in this region. I probably could have found a job among those that I applied and interviewed for that was close but not exactly what I was looking for, but I wasn't willing to settle at that point.

Here are the numbers:

113 applications submitted. This number includes 15 unsolicited emails to companies or individuals who I thought might be interested in someone like me, 2 project proposals, and 4 networking meetings.

Of those applications, I got 7 interviews.

In addition to those 7 interviews, I was asked to come in to take 3 skill tests (leading a focus group, analyzing data, designing a project), and I have another test/2nd interview scheduled next week.

0 employment offers. Of all the applications, only 27 notified me that I didn't get the job or that there was nothing suitable for me right now.

Not to jinx myself, but I am very enthusiastic about the 2nd interview next week and if the job is offered to me, I will take it. I'll update after next week.
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Last edited by solidgold; 06-23-2011 at 10:24 AM. Reason: added number of no/not right now notifications
Good Luck SolidGold. I'm old enough to remember when employers desperately needed people and there were 5 jobs for every job seeker. I could never have imagined this terrible economy.

I'm so discouraged.

Everyone, please keep updating. It helps to know we are not alone and it's great when someone finally gets a job.
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Thanks, CP! All the encouragements help. You hang in there too!
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I've sent in more applications... Just got an HR block on the one I sent in last night. Very close to giving up.

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