It’s a tough world out there. I have been applying for full-time jobs since October. I have applied to hundreds of jobs and have gotten only four interviews, three of which I was not offered a job–even when I was confident that I did fantastic. For those of you in Higher Education/Academia, there are too many applicants and not enough positions. The competition is fierce.
I’m at the point where I’m ready to work in a different field if the last interview I had does not give me an offer.
I’m trying to stay positive, but it’s becoming difficult.
I keep trying to remind myself that those jobs were not made for me if I didn’t get them. The right one will come along at the right time, I suppose. But, I refuse to be an Adjunct for the rest of my life. For the time being, I am enjoying teaching only three days a week and spending time with my 7 month old baby.
The Hubz has been very encouraging and keeps me motivated to keep applying.
If you’re in the same boat as me, don’t give up. There’s light at the end of the tunnel. The right job will come along at the right time. Just keep doing your part, and God will do His.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
– Thomas A. Edison