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    Janelle

    I need to start looking for a new job, for numerous reasons…more money, room for advancement, might run my boss over, etc.

    I suppose this is just a vent but I DON’T WANNA! Inset child like whining and moaning.

    I lost my job with the rest of the country when the economy went bad and from then until the time I found a good job (years as I took numerous contract positions during that time) I applied to so many jobs and went on so many interviews. I JUST am already dreading this. Of course that is not a good attitude to have so I am going to suck it up but still, waaaaaaa.

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    Copa
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    I can relate! I just recently got a job offer, and even though it only took me a few months of job hunting to get to that point, I was also dreading the process. I have been at my job for just shy of a year, so when I realized last fall that this place just isn’t a viable long-term option for me, I felt super deflated at the prospect of having to apply and interview AGAIN.

    I’m not sure when you were last serious about job hunting, but I remember my first search after grad school very well and it was such a disheartening time. It seemed NOBODY wanted to hire me, and finding that first job took me about nine months. (During this time, I had about $500 to my name, student loans that were about to go into repayment, and had moved back in with my parents. Yikes.) Luckily, finding jobs since then has been easier. Even as someone trying to change fields for my most recent job hunt, I still got calls from organizations at which I’d applied through online portals (which I’m told is harder than when you have a solid network in place). And I’m not in a super in-demand field. So, if it’s been awhile since you last seriously had your eyes open for a job, you may be pleasantly surprised that it’s not as painful.

    If nothing else, the interviews I recently went on that didn’t lead to an offer helped me feel better about my current job because it was reassurance that my background, resume, and cover letter are strong enough to get attention.

    Good luck!

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