Another fear I've been working through is the fear of rejection.
I hate hate hate job hunting, mostly the work of dropping off resumes and/or submitting them online and never hearing anything back. I am slightly old fashioned in my thinking that at least if I drop the resume off, I can talk with someone or find out who I should make contact with later. This whole online application thing really bothers me because I've had no luck at all.
Last year while living in Vancouver I felt like I filled out application after application and months I received an email from a call center saying I should watch a video and if I was suited for the job, I should go to the interviews they were holding on such and such date. But at this point I was gainfully employed at Camp S.and about a thousand km away.
My experience in Chetty was good, I got a job on the spot. But that could have something to do with the lack of people in the area ;0)
For the past three weeks, I've just hid my head in the ground and enjoyed doing "nothing" work wise. But there are bills to be paid, and I didn't save enough to keep being unemployed. I don't know if I qualify for EI.(I also don't want to bother applying and waiting almost two months to find out if I get money or not)
So for now I am employed by Mikes Roofing as my dad's secretary/bill paying/office organizing person. Which is awesome, but also stress inducing because there is stuff to do, but it's like being self employed and I would rather have someone hand me a to-do list with the hours that are expected of me.
I've applied at a couple of places around town and am hoping to get a few part time jobs, because I haven't quite figured out what I want to do over the summer yet.
Today while trying to figure out what to wear I was feeling frustrated because no one else was home to give me some fashion advice, but then Meleah and my parents came home! I ended up with an interesting outfit,
I feel like I stand out a bit walking around town, but it's better then Chetty. I always felt out of place there when I dressed nice.
I went to order some flowers for a friend and I decided to not to my normal place (gut feeling). So I went in and there was a friend who I hadn't seen in ages. She was now working there, it was so lovely to catch up with. It felt like a divine appointment set up just to make me smile and lift me out of my horrible mood.
In your experience what is the best way to land a job? Or apply for jobs?
Thanks for reading!