I moved to San Francisco 2 months ago. My partner (boyfriend) got a good job here and we picked up and left Virginia. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE it here, it’s one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. I’ve met some really nice people and have started to do some networking.
I’m depressed (maybe depressed it too stong of a word) because I still don’t have a job after 7 weeks of searching. I worked in Virginia at the same company for 11 years and have a solid work history, and several references. I’ve applied for at least 20 jobs and have only heard from 2. At first, I thought that my resume had something wrong with it and it was turning off employers. I double checked it and also had several other friends look it over. It’s perfect. I am most comfortable in the customer service/call center field, and there don’t seem to be that many call centers here. Most of my job searches have been online, but I’ve also scanned the newspapers and done some cold calling.
I did manage to get a second interview at a dialysis cllinic a few weeks ago, thanks to a friend who works there. The hiring manager told my friend that he really liked me and that he thought I’d be an asset to the clinic. I called the hiring manager last Thursday to find out if he’d made a decision yet and I was told that a decision would be made tomorrow (Wed). He said he had three applicants to select from. So, fingers crossed. This would be an ideal job for me.
Anybody have any words of wisdom? Or a pep talk, in case this job doesn’t pan out?