Monday, April 27, 2015

Microblog Monday--Long Term Unemployment Hell

I had an interview on Thursday.

It went well--at least I thought so. I coaxed a smile and shared laughter from what I am told was a panel interview. I was excited leaving it. I started planning for possible call backs and other things. Friday I got a call from the headhunter that set up the interview and was told they hired internally.

If they were going to hire internally, why bother interviewing me in the first place? I'm not saying it was a waste of my time, but it was a waste of my hope.

I've been over a year without a job. Unemployment is gone and I am eating rapidly into the savings I have. I'm lucky to have my safety net, but I need to be earning money. The hope was nice but knowing I didn't have it when I walked in is not.


  1. That was my biggest frustration with Josh's unemployment time, too: the places that listed the job because they legally had to pretend the job was open to everyone, and then wasted everyone's time when they knew they were going to hire internally. I'm so sorry you're going through this. Hang in there.

    1. I was going to say this. I work for a nonprofit and we can't NOT list jobs externally even if someone internally is earmarked for the position. And where I work we're required to interview a certain number of people even if we fall in love with the first one we saw. It definitely sucks for those interviewing, and I'm really sorry you're going through this. Hoping your luck turns around soon!

  2. Hi from ICLW...that does suck!!!! I hope you find something soon

  3. ICLW #10 Visitor. I am so sorry you are going through this and I know what a horrible position it is to be in. It's hard not to be or get discouraged too :( I hope you find the perfect job soon!!