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What's Your Least Favorite Part of Job Searching?

What's the Worst Part About Job Searching?

You'll have a lot more free time after getting laid-off, but searching for a job is no breezy vacation. What's the worst part of hunting for a new gig, in your opinion?


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itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 8 years
i think hellokitty87 and goatimpact nailed it.
goatimpact goatimpact 8 years
I think the worst part for me was when I began to lose my self confidence after never hearing back or being rejected repeatedly.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Another thing is when potential employers wait a month to contact you. And yes, i send them all the same cover letter. This whole kissing a$$ game gets annoying.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I interviewed for the job I have now 2 days before my wedding (crazy!), and didn't hear back from them for 2 months. At that point though, I just figured I didn't get the job, and I already had a job I was unhappy with, so I wasn't really "waiting" -- therefore, I voted for crafting original cover letters, bleck!
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 8 years
I'm currently sending out tons (over fifty a month, easy) resumes, and nothing comes of them, ever. That's the most frustrating part, not hearing back.
golivegirl golivegirl 8 years
Poorly written job descriptions. I'm a project manager - I've read too many project manager job postings that read "responsibilities include: build plans, communicate status, manage scope, risk, and budgets, lead teams..." It's like reading instruction on how to breathe... Some of the better postings include a little about the company (if it's a direct hire opportunity) - Almost all fail to share any details about the project itself, what the needs are, or the organization running the project - Frustrating
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
spectra- if it's not too far away sometimes it's an idea to do a dummy run and find out realistically how much time to allow and the area ie parking etc, so you're prepared on the day.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Multiple interviews for the same job, i mean, seriously? The whole thing is painfully exhausting. Sifting through real ads and scams is another thing.
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
Just looking through a good number of job opportunities during a day and find that you're either underqualified or that there are zero opportunities in the fields that you're interested in. Its as of you have hit a dead end. Applying for plenty of jobs and receiving zero responses. Writing cover letters.
Merlin713 Merlin713 8 years
I'm with Spectra on this. Not knowing if you're going to the right place, what it looks like, etc. is frustrating. Overall, I think every aspect is annoying. At least right now. :-(
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I hate looking through job ops to find ones that I'm a) qualified for and b) pay well and will allow me to grow. I remember searching through ads that LOOKED good, but once I found out the actual job description, I realized they were in a totally different field than mine. SO annoying. I also hate going to interviews...not the interview itself, but knowing where to go, how to get there, where to park my car, etc. That stresses me out to no end.
Advah Advah 8 years
The worst to me is all the "sorry but you haven't been selected" or simply no replies. The rest of the application process isn't much fun but can sometimes be exciting, but no matter how motivated I am, too many of the above can easily send me to a state where I feel completely useless.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 8 years
I always get nervous on interviews, i too have gotten to the second interviews and nothing. Though i have at least gotten responses even if they aren't good ones, i agree it is rude not to send or give a response after all the work you put into interviews, resumes, cover letters, etc...
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 8 years
My husband interviewed for a new position recently. He made it through a phone interview and 2 in person interviews. Now, we know it's obvious at this point that he didn't get it. But jeez, at least send an email saying thanks for coming in but we are going a different direction. So rude!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Everything is frustrating about job searching! But especially writing the cover letters for each new application.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
I wish I had job opportunities to sift through. I'm either unqualified or overqualified.
syako syako 8 years
My least favorite is submitting a resume, a well-written and individually tailored cover letter, being perfectly qualified for the position and never hearing anything from the company. At least write and say "thanks for submitting an application" and/or "we regret to inform you we chose another candidate"
LVBelleAme LVBelleAme 8 years
Continuously making it to 2nd and sometimes 3rd interviews and then never hearing anything after that...repeatedly...
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
losing out because someone's was more suitable is annoying. especially when you ask for feedback and they have nothing negative or no constructive criticism for you :(
telewyo telewyo 8 years
I chose waiting because that's what I'm doing right interview was last week and they said they expect to make a decision at the end of this week.
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
my current job though i hate it pays more than some of the jobs that i see which i could go for. at the moment opportunity doesn't outweigh salary when the difference is about 5k in salary. also you know that maybe 1 job every 2 months comes up you want to apply for, which will be the same circumstance for millions of others :( everything in the uk at the moment is sales/recruitment consultancy. in london job opportunities are more, but the salary also doesn't realistically accommodate how much more expensive it is to live there. i'm currently working and living at home so i can save my money and get a foot on the property ladder- by moving away to work and having to rent, id never get there and have shelled out a fortune in renting which i view as dead money :(
HelloAnia HelloAnia 8 years
The worst thing is job searching and coming up with nothing and settling for a job that you're over qualified for...sigh.
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