Don’t you hate having to go through that process of applying for jobs? I do. Its the anticipation of applications, interviews, making a good impression and all because you need a job. You need to earn some moolah to make ends meat and just have a life.
Currently, I have a neat job but it is only until the end of the year so right now all these new jobs are popping up all over the place. That famous line……..applications are now open for this position or that. Don’t you ever wonder about it? I know I do but then I am an over thinker so you can just imagine what my mind is doing at 3am most nights at the moment.
My mind. is trying to work through whether my CV is professional enough even though I’ve had it checked over by 5 different people. Then there is the cover letter. Did I meet the brief on that? Did I tailor it to the advertisement and nail the brief? Then I worry if I will even get an interview. Then the interview comes along and suddenly I am in PANIC mode because getting this job would be the BEST. THING. EVER. Sometimes its just too much and you feel like you have flunked it before you’ve even started.
I know that I have applied for so many jobs over the years. When I was younger and applied for jobs, often or not I would get the offer. It was exciting but I also knew that I was actually quite good at my job…….and well I’d like to think I still am. LOL. But then, just because your good at what you do, doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to get the job you apply for. The worst thing right now is that there are probably 50 other people going for the exact the same position as you.
So you worry and stress and HOPE. Yep, hope that you will be that lucky person but then you find out that you were not successful at this time. What the heck? You then overthink what you could have done wrong……did I answer a question wrong, or perhaps not do something that they wanted you to do or maybe it was something I said.
Sods law says that it was none of the above. Sometimes, it is actually about who you know and not so much what you know. Sometimes you go there and interview without even knowing that someone else is at the top of their list. You may have made an impression but it just wasn’t what they wanted or WHO they wanted.
This is life. Let me share my words of wisdom with you, well actually Granny’s. She was a very wise woman. She always said that “Whats for you, won’t go past you”. She was VERY WISE indeed. Have you ever accepted a job because you needed one but it wasn’t the one you really wanted? How did it work out?? Good or bad?? I can tell you I have and at the end of the day, I trust my gut and I always keep Granny’s wise words in my head.
Don’t take it personally, if they don’t like you – its their loss. Let me tell you something really important.
1. You are amazing!
2. You are great at your job.
3. All you need to do is BELIEVE because the perfect job will just pop up and come calling wth bells on.
So right now in my overthinking world, I need you to wish me luck as I wait patiently for the bells and whistles to start a tootling away. Its a nervous waiting game but I anticipate that at least one of these jobs that I have applied for will be for me! I just have to stay positive and keep everything crossed.