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Another challenge is employers who can't or won't give you any feedback about your resume or interview. I jokingly asked one day "Do I smell?" I truly wonder some days if a subliminal message is hidden in my resume or cover letter that suggests I am a danger to myself and others.
I am completely befuddled by employers who clearly sympathize with how tricky the job market has become but are disinclined to offer work based on the above predicament. If you are aware of the issue and you have the power to make a change to that would better someone's situation, why then continue down the path of inactivity?
Two very peculiar things have happened to me this week. First I got a phone call about an interview. We didn't get a date since I was starting a new job and didn't know my schedule yet. The interview had a presentation requirement, so I got started on the homework. About two hours later I got a call telling me that the whole company had just started a hiring freeze and they had to cancel my interview. That was a pretty strange scenario but its almost as weird as my morning. I had two shifts on the schedule, today 10-2 and tomorrow 10-2. I got up, packed a lunch and pondered what to wear. Then I get a phone call from work saying they weren't supposed to hire me and please don't come in. Thats two times awkward. Now I really don't know what to do with my day.
One bright spot, I didn't call Job and Family Services to update my employment status yet. Procrastination for the win.
Should I be looking for job and filling out applications? Most definitely. Am I starting to feel like each time I reach for a cookie I am going to get my hand slapped? Yes to this as well. I'd dearly like to know whose coffee I spit in because clearly my karma needs an overhaul.
Before you go, here's a little inspiration and motivation. Nothing moves me quite like comedy. Cussing doesn't hurt either. :) All these quotes are from a set of 40 so I hope you like them; I plan on using every single one.