Sorry for having been away for a while. I’m in the same situation, looking for a job. I went to get a haircut the other day, and the lady asks me “So how things today?” “Pretty much the same as every other day” I replied. “Like Groundhog Day?”
Yeah, kind of like Groundhog Day. I wake up, read crap on the internet, check for jobs, apply for jobs, read more crap on the internet, eat something, take a shower, leave the house, maybe eat lunch out- although I’m cutting back- go to the coffee shop and idle my time away.
I have been to various interviews, but with no success. Buying air tickets in the summer without much notice is not cheap, and it pissed me off to spend close to $1000- after hotels and food- and get nothing. On the last one I think the guy who called me for the interview liked me, but maybe not his boss. I was going to check back with him last week but I’ll try this week.
At one interview I took a bunch of tests, and was offered the opportunity to talk to a company psychologist about the results. I was pretty apprehensive about this- I was not offered the opportunity to go further, and I thought it might be ’cause they figured I was psycho. What they told me was I have a wonderfully balanced personality but could work on being more assertive. I guess I was able to successfully fake the balanced personality part.
Looking at the comments there was some weirdness. I don’t moderate comments, or ban people because I think people should be able to have their say. That’s not all positive- I suspect Sheila stopped coming because of some stuff Mahoney said.