Unemployment Nine: The silence is deafening

My search for gainful employment has ground to a virtual halt, and I am not the least bit happy about this. If it wasn’t for the part-time gig I recently landed, and the fact that it’s baseball season, I’d be going completely out of my mind.

Thumbs down

Thumbs down

I have yet to get a single response to a résumé in 2009. And job listings have slowed to a drip. I just sent out my third résumé of April, and today is the 24th. This is not good.

And as I’ve vented about repeatedly, I can’t remember the last time I’ve gone more than a couple of days without hearing about someone I know losing their job or a media company laying people off.

To make matters worse, even when I do find something to apply to, it’s annoying as all hell. I just spent 45 minutes filling out an online application for a webmaster position at a hospital. Maybe someday, someone will explain the point of having people write out everything that’s already included in their résumé. Isn’t that what the God-damned résumé is for?

I really can’t take too much more of this. I think I’d run a victory lap around Hoboken if my part-time job became full-time, because it’s hard to be hopeful about landing anything else right now.

This sucks.

2 comments on “Unemployment Nine: The silence is deafening

  1. Deb says:

    Try to keep busy– housework, photography, writing… anything you’re good at. I know this is a cliche, but I’ve been down this road before. And let’s just say I’d encountered a disappointment this weekend that is only going to make me come out stronger… someday.

  2. cwcomment says:

    Dont get discouraged!
    I just read a great book that gives good tips for keeping the job search going little by little.


    Break your to do list down into minitasks that can be accomplished in one day. So when you feel like you’re at a stand still you’;; know what to do next instead of just getting overwhelmed.

    It’s a fast and easy read but really helpful- The Power of Small by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval.

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