My job hunt is over, finally
The search is over.
After slogging through job interview after job interview and then being told, “we regret to inform you that we have filled the position” over-and-over again, I finally landed a full-time, permanent position.
Since losing my job back in May 2016 I struggled. I would send my resume and cover letter everywhere and, luckily, I was able to land a job interview at least once a week. However, once I received the news that I didn’t get the position I interviewed for, I took the news hard. I would sometimes try and hide from my wife, I would disconnect from everybody, or I would sit on my couch alone and cry – that’s not easy for me to admit.
During my path to try and land employment, I was able to find a short-term contract position. The position was right up my ally, especially since I was part of a great team. I thrived there because I had some great mentors around me.
Once the contract was over, however, it was back to the job search – something I dreaded. And again, I had a few interviews followed by rejections. Ugh.
Then, after one interview, I finally received an offer. I gave my current employer and instant “yes.” The position also feels like it’s the right fit for me and – after being two weeks into my position – I feel like my career can thrive working for this awesome organization.
And this happened on my first day…
This left me speechless.
After receiving this card, I realized that no matter how hard your job search might be, you will always find an employer that values you and your skills. Don't give up.