When I got laid off, I thought that it couldn’t take me too much time to find a new job. Right?
Even though millions of other people are also unemployed and I have to apply to jobs out of state and I’m trying to narrow my field – it can’t be that hard, right?
Well it’s been a month since I got laid off and I’ve applied to around 20 jobs. I initially thought I would wait a while to give myself some time, but the waiting made me anxious. I’ve gotten one rejection and zero other correspondence. I know I’m not alone, but I thought I would’ve heard a little more by now.
One of my coworkers who got laid off along with me got a new job around 3 weeks in and I felt a pang of being left behind.
Maybe it will be easier once we move back to New Jersey. Maybe I need to settle for a job now and reach for my dream career later. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe. All I know for now is that I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself and every job application takes a piece of my soul with it.