The soul destroying thing that is job searching

I have been wanting to write this rant for a bit now. But, as weeks turned into months, I had a phone call. From a job agency. And suddenly this isn’t a rant any more. I think. Maybe it still is.

So, over the weekend I received a job alert on my email, a job (I thought) I was suitable for, in Bridgend – rather than in Cardiff or Swansea. Bridgend is such a short drive from us that it would be a dream to find a job there. So I applied. And I got a phone call from the agency the next morning. I spoke to the lovely lady and she said she was going to forward my cv and get some feedback the next day. So I waited. And waited.

And the next day arrived. She rang and said it was a ‘no’. But somehow rejection didn’t feel that bad. It was miles better than having your cv ignored, to be honest. She said they were looking for someone with Revit and with a more technical portfolio, and that mine was very design-focused because I’m a designer. She said she would let me know if anything else became available.

Now, I know rejection is not nice nice, but what I really mean is, now I have things to work on. Before, I was just thinking I am not good enough, not worthy of a second glance, or a phone call. Now I know that, even though I am not a good fit for this particular job, there must be someone out there who would like a design-focused person to join their company. And I have booked a Revit course too, so hopefully that won’t be an issue anymore.

But, yes, job searching can be soul destroying. Hopefully it won’t be for long.

(Good luck to everyone out there on the same boat 💐)

And I am just going to leave this bit of motivational Hanson here for everyone 😉

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