I left my family, friends, a great job to follow my heart -- should be a good thing. I had phone interviews in Calgary, and the prospective employers liked what they saw and heard. They waited until I arrived to interview. The didn't understand why someone with my background wanted to be an admin at their companies.
I had interviews when I got here and had still been applying for work in the meantime, just in case. They told me that I was the most qualified of the candidates. One call I got was an employer declining because they decided to hire internally instead.
The hiring manager told me she'd call back before she left for holiday in two days... she didn't. I kept applying for work and when she emailed me back a week later, she told me that the company decided to hire internally too.
It's been a month and although my background is impressive and extensive ... I haven't gotten any calls back. I apply for at least 4-6 jobs a day. The staffing agencies haven't called me either. Working retail or at a cafe or restaurant isn't beyond me or anything. I even got declined by H&M. It's so depressing.