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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Can't Find a Job.

Posted on Sat, May 23, 2009 at 9:43 PM

I moved to Halifax at the end of April. I had never lived anywhere but Calgary but I moved anyway. Following my heart for once, I finally took a risk.

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.

---Jobless Hobo

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