Is it just me?
Or is applying for jobs a bit like trying to be heard above a loud, noisy crowd?
I guess that’s exactly what it is. I’m trying to make my resume stand out over hundreds of others. All those others are probably stronger than mine in many ways, and weaker in others.
But how am I to know that?
Have I gotten a response to any of my job applications? So far, just one.
Admittedly, it was a good response. I got an interview. Didn’t get the job, but hey, it’s a start.
While I know that I’m trying to be heard over hundreds of others, sometimes it feels much lonelier than that.
It feels like I’m standing in a huge, towering, dark and empty stadium. My little voice echoes and is then swallowed by the enormity of the space.
When you send an application off to an anonymous careers platform, it feels like you’re standing on that enormous stage and throwing pathetic little paper airplanes out into the empty audience.
One after another, after another, after another, after another…
One a day, every day.
Back to work!