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The Hardest Part of A Job Search

One of the hardest part about conducting a job search is the waiting. Waiting to hear if your resume made it to HR, if you got an interview, if you’ve moved on to the second interview, if you got an offer.

I have a couple of prospects right now that I am waiting on. I’m trying to strike the right balance between patience and persistence (and never dip into annoyance territory), and, well, wait. All the while thinking good thoughts, crossing my fingers, and searching out other opportunities.

And doing the 30-Day Shred.icon smile The Hardest Part of A Job Search

A few people have told me that things are looking up, I have’t seen many signs personally, but I hope they are right!

If you have tips or suggestions on how to handle “the wait”, share them in the comments!

  • eemusings - I remember you mentioning a great opportunity a while ago – fingers crossed for ya! Waiting is always the hardest thing. ReplyCancel

  • k.rae - I'm playing the waiting game too. Looking forward to what people suggest! ReplyCancel

  • Farnoosh - Patience, and in the meanwhile, pursue your passions, develop new skills, learn and improve yourself, and things will work out. All the best! ReplyCancel

  • Kim - My best advice about waiting is to try to forget that you're waiting. Send off those resumes/applications and go live your life! Follow up, of course (I kept a spreadsheet to keep track of the over 100 jobs I applied for while unemployed), but go out there and just do whatever the heck you want with your time! This can backfire, however, if you get used to the freedom – when a job offer comes calling you may feel a slight twinge of regret :-) ReplyCancel

  • StackingCash - The reason I've been at my job for 14 years is because of my hatred of the wait is greater than my hatred of my job. However, if I was in your situation I would focus on other things that are in your control such as your hobbies, family, and friends. Also might want to look at more career opportunities or maybe finding a less desirable job in the meantime if your top picks are not available. This recession is tough, do what you need to do to survive. Hate to be so harsh, but sometimes we need a reality check :/ ReplyCancel

  • Tashya - Thanks for writing this post, I felt like I was the only one waiting. NO one seems to understand because they have their jobs. Its good to know I'm not alone.ReplyCancel

  • WellHeeled - You are *definitely* not alone. Hang in there! ReplyCancel

  • Financial Samurai - Hi WH – Keep the faith. Managers are only now getting back from vacation, figuring out 2009 bonuses if any, and figuring out the budget for 2010.

    You WILL see progress starting end of this month and in February. I have full faith in you!

    Best, Sam
    .-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..An Ambulance Screams By, Do You Feel Happy Or Sad? =-.ReplyCancel

  • Electric Guitars For Kids - Many thanks for the informative post. My wife’s calling me for dinner So I require to operate off without having reading as much as I’d like. But I set your blog on my RSS feed to ensure that I can study more. ReplyCancel

  • marathon interview sessions | Well Heeled Blog - [...] amount of time, sometimes as short as a few hours, but definitely within a couple of weeks. The hardest part about the job process is the wait, and I am so grateful when the wait is minimized to the extend it could [...]ReplyCancel

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