Job applications and blog posts

by Ginger on November 5, 2015

in Random

It’s only day 5, but I’m already faltering on this whole post every day thing. I’m hoping to squeak today’s post in riiiight under the wire (it’s 10:45, let’s see if I can finish this post before midnight), which will be the second night in a row it’s come down to the last minute. This does not bode well for the month.

At least today I feel like I’ve got a bit of an excuse. Namely, the eight jobs I applied for. (We’ll ignore the six episodes of Charmed I also managed to squeeze in while I was applying for jobs). Eight jobs in one day is actually pretty unusual for me. My normal limit is around four, after that I usually find myself either 1) so sick of talking about myself that I can’t bear to do one more cover letter or 2) I’ve spent so long looking at job qualifications that I’ve started questioning whether I’m actually cut out for any of the jobs I’m looking at. Whenever I get to either of those points, it’s time to pack it up for the day, because nothing useful is going to happen. Anyway, since it’s a rare day when I never hit those points, I just kept going.

It does get exhausting, the whole applying for jobs process. I DO get sick of talking about myself (and yet here I am, writing a blog post. Ha!). Trying to recap my experience sometimes feels like a Jenga puzzle. Searching for the jobs themselves sometimes feels like I’ve been given a bunch of maps, but they’re all tangled up and in other languages. And oh man, trying to wade through all the jargon in job descriptions, my god the jargon. The jargon may kill me. It’s all I can do not to roll my eyes at some of the job descriptions. Ok, truth, I DO roll my eyes at some of the job descriptions. But some of them are so. freaking. ridiculous. (I don’t apply to the ones that make me roll my eyes. I just can’t do it.) Then, of course, there’s the waiting for a call, but we won’t even get into that exhaustion. That’s another story for another day.

Some days I can’t bring myself to apply for even a single job, because the whole thing is just exhausting and I can’t deal with even one more bit of it. Then there are days like today that sort of make up for it, where I get on a roll and it’s all…if not enjoyable then at least manageable.

But it does make it hard to get a blog post done. (11:43. Just under the wire).


april November 6, 2015 at 5:37 am

I posted on the first … and then haven’t since. If I put out seven posts in one day will it count? Falter, schmalter.

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