Well, as you may or may not know, I recently moved to Austin from San Diego. While I am totally happy here and have made some awesome friends, I still haven’t found a job yet. And apparently I am just another entitled Millennial that thought finding a new job would be easy. I mean, I had a full-time salaried job in San Diego, so obviously I should have one when I move half-way across the country, right?!
Truthfully, I wasn’t even really applying for jobs during the first few weeks I was here because I was getting settled. But the thought of still being unemployed after two full months of living here honestly never crossed my mind. I also have realized that my concept of the job search is slightly skewed since I was employed straight out of college. I never dealt with this whole actually unemployed and still paying my own bills thing before; and everyone is right, it sucks!
I do believe that I will find something soon, but applying for jobs is just so tedious and boring. You go through all this effort to apply and rewrite a cover letter for every job to either never hear anything back or to just receive a generic rejection letter. And on the rare chance that you actually find a job that really excites you, those rejections just hurt even more. Or, you find a job and a company that seem so perfect for you where your phone and in-person interviews go so well…but they pick the person with just a few more years of experience. Yep, that’s what happened to me a few weeks ago. Tragic, right?
I guess the only upside to unemployment is that I have a lot of free time to do whatever I want. Except, activities are limited when all your friends are at work and you don’t wake up until noon most days. Maybe you could travel? Oh wait, that costs money and since you don’t have any regular paychecks coming in, you might need to save that money for food and bills rather than plane tickets.
So I guess that leaves you with what I do most days…obsessively checking job websites, binge watching Netflix, and Facebook stalking. Woohoo, I am so livin’ the good life.
Okay, but really. Someone just hire me already.