Sigh, I don’t understand how anyone enjoys job searching but I imagine that someone does…I’m not that person.
It doesn’t help that I have training as a researcher – trust me that training helps and hurts my job searching!
For instance, I find a wonderful job, according to the ad it’s my dream job. So I do what any wise job hunter would do…I look up the company and read more about the position.
This is good, however…instead of the quick skimming search that most people would do; I end up looking at things that are slightly connected to the actual job and/or the organization until eventually I fail to remember the job
Remember at one point this job was my dream job??? Next thing I know the application deadline has passed and my dream job is no longer available.
Then I would become distraught because once again my dream job is gone because I got caught up in the details and missed the big picture.
Remember, I’m still supposed to be applying for jobs but I’m losing Energy on the job that never was!
Then I laugh…I realize the dream job wasn’t really a dream job but I was unable to divorce myself from my idea so I found unnecessary information to miss the deadline.
This job search has been enlightening; yet, draining and I need to write more to release the stress and anxiety when I become overwhelmed.
Job searching is far from fun but I’m learning more about myself everyday and I believe I’ll find a position that works for me.