So it’s been a little while since we spoke last. I wish I could tell you that a lot has happened in that time and that I am now working my dream job and had to turn down numerous job offers. But that would be a blatant lie. Still here in Sydney. Hanging on by a thread and still very much jobless. It is a tiring process – the process of pouring your heart out in countless job applications, tailor making each and every cover letter for each and every business/organisation and that’s not even including the many hours spent scouring through Jora, Pedestrian and Seek actually looking for the job advertisments. Needless to say I am exhausted. Mentally, physically, emotionally – I am one very tired girl.
Most of my applications are met with… yep, you guessed it, silence. I get no response whatsoever. A few have been so kind to provide me with the charming response of, “there isn’t actually a job available right now, we are just fielding expressions of interest”. I think you know you’re in for a tough slog when even businesses are playing the proverbial field. FML. In addition to all of this, I have applied for jobs advertised by recruitment agencies and the adverts read like there is an actual job to be applying for (see: definition of job advertisement, right?) then I get an email response saying (in a nutshell) that they are excited because they have some exciting opportunities coming up IN THE FUTURE, with FUTURE CLIENTS! Cue the smoke billowing from my ears. Then it’s the other thing, possibly the most annoying thing of all; Applying for a job, getting an interview, nailing it, them saying they will be in contact within the next week and then one month later hearing back and the response is A) sorry the job has been scrapped, the position you applied for is no longer; or B) sorry, we hired internally. HOW MUCH MORE MUST I ENDURE?
Some of you may be thinking there must be something seriously wrong with me if im finding it THIS difficult to get a job. I promise, I’m actually kinda awesome. Not only did i graduate with the highest honours for my degree, I have completed an internship, have three awesome written references and did some really cool industry related stuff while I was at uni. Not to mention I have four years experience in a corporate office environment. When the feedback I am receiving from my interviews is that I shouldn’t change a thing and that I(and I quote) “won’t have any trouble finding a job in Sydney”, it’s quite disheartening that it hasn’t happened yet. I know, I know. I have to be patient, keep the faith… and all that jazz. I promise I am trying and I promise this will be my last post whinging about how I still don’t have a job. I am just keeping it 100% real. So again, wish me luck and leave me any tips and tricks you may have, in the comments.