I should’ve figured waiting a couple weeks to try again with applications would’ve led to a drastic reduction in available jobs. So, I’m partially kicking myself, but at the same time, I was waiting for word (or a lack of word) to let me know if I should keep trying.
I forgot that it’d be better for me to keep throwing applications out there no matter what. But I held off in hopes of getting a social media presence established, too. Well, I have a small one to prove I’m not some bot messing with potential employers’ servers or whatever (LinkedIn being easier to manage, and FB kicking me out probably because it thought the name was fake…oh well). I put enough job history in that thing to at least be researchable, so hopefully, this time around will be a bit easier.
And I’ll keep throwing applications out there til I get a job and an official start date this time around. It’s just gonna be from a smaller job pool for sure because the summer jobs are full now. That issue with my old phone really messed things up badly for me when it dropped a few calls that might’ve led to a new job over a month ago.
But what’s just as annoying and confusing now are two things I’m just gonna have to try not to stew over before going back to the job search:
- “Entry Level” is b.s. Those jobs are either written by HR folks who have no clue what the job really entails and they’re throwing a lot of requests at the wall and hoping something sticks in a candidate. Seriously, the supervisors for the positions being advertised should be writing the job descriptions so HR doesn’t waste everyone’s time. OR, more likely, “entry level” on job boards is code for “we want you to have a decade’s worth of experience, but only want to pay you like a total newbie.” Ugh!
- Uploading your resume/Linking to online career site that has it already. It’s an exercise in insanity because you think that one of those sites you have to write out your work history and job description for will import it right, but nope. The wrong fields are filled out or wrong dates, and you have to go around and double-check how your info ended up in there. Probably takes more time than it would’ve taken for you to just cut and paste from a word document. And you have to do that every single time.
Job searching is definitely a full-time thing in and of itself. I’m scrutinizing positions right now because there were some that I thought I might be a fit for, but going to the employer’s link it’s a whole different description (or perhaps the position was filled, but the career site didn’t get the notice yet). I’m having to be extra careful scrutinizing. One of the ones I applied to today needs me to do an assessment, but I’ve gotta wait til I’m sure my webcam is working right, just in case it’s needed (and knowing my luck, it probably will be). So, that’s a tomorrow thing, but it makes me wonder how many more I’ll have to do, too.
Oh well. Just gonna be one of those weeks, busy as hell while trying to improve my life for the better. Concentration hasn’t improved much today, but hopefully tomorrow will be better. I hope this brain fog goes away, because it’s hung around too long.