“Good things come to those who wait”- Unknown
We have all heard this saying countless times. It could be for simple matters. A better grade on a test, the phone to ring from a loved one who is deployed, for that job interview you had and you are waiting to hear the news. Good things will happen we just need to wait for them. That is the hard part. It is like listening to a clock tick over and over and over again. It’s torture.
In this job search that I am doing, I hear this saying a lot from folks. I am sure it is bound to happen, it is just a matter of time. The clock just seems to be tick-tocking ever so s-l-o-w-l-y. I’ve heard that for every seven applications that an individual puts out into the job market, you should get one interview. Should we be scared about that? I’m not looking to get all seven interviews, but if you are qualified for the positions shouldn’t individuals be getting more? Are employers being scared off by individuals with more experience than the younger counterparts because they might feel their own job may be in jeopardy? Or that they may have to pay them a little higher? What is the real reasons why people aren’t getting interviews? I have so many questions stemming from this experience that there haven’t been many answers, yet the clock still ticks s-l-o-w-l-y on to the next search.
Eventually something will come up, or a new field of interest may have to come up or a new location in general. Maybe that will have to be the direction to take. I think that maybe California has worn me quite thin.