Hi! I’m about to have an anxiety attack! I thought I’d try to get it out here first and maybe the pressure will subside and I’ll be able to breathe easy again.
First the job search is starting to get overwhelming. Two interviews just came in and it’s clear at this point I have no problem getting interviews due to my ridiculously overqualified resume. (Getting a job on the other hand…)
Let’s break down this shit, shall we?
Company SJ: 3 interviews, PT position, low balled me the salary, will not take a job with them, 1 hour from my house
Company CS: 1 Skype interview, lady interviewing me seemed HIGHLY uninterested in me, have only heard from her once since the interview, many unknowns
Company IV: 1 interview, 3 positions available, 2 FT, 1 PT, Incredibly low salary, distance unsure, will not contact them again about jobs available
Company AB: 1 interview, FT position, This company was almost exactly like my first company which is a huge red flag since I ended up hating that place, around 30 minutes from my house, unsure of salary, very little vacation time
Company OY: 1 interview, offered temp work at the moment, only the possibility of a future FT position, so far the one I like best based on appearances, 40 minutes from my house, decent salary
Company RU: 1 upcoming interview, FT job consists of work on Saturdays (ew), very very far from my house (1.5 hour commute one way) but seems like a good place to work, high salary
Company K: 1 upcoming interview, PT position, job with the most schedule flexibility, perhaps a bit overqualified but seems like an incredibly easy low stress, not a lot of working hours, salary on the low end, possibility to keep temp jobs to supplement income, 45 minute commute
Company IS: 1 upcoming interview, temp position, 2 or 3 days, basically a pocket money job for the interim
So this is where I’m at currently. I’m basically having anxiety over companies RU, K, and OY. I’m thinking way too far ahead and entirely in “what ifs”.
What if I’m offered a job at all three companies? What job should I take? What determines whether I should take a job there? Salary? Feel for the place? Commute? Work load? What if I choose wrong? What if I end up hating the place? What if none of these companies offer me a job?
Why must anxiety do this to me? I need Naru here to sit down with me a pro/con this shit. Naru, are you listening? Of course, all this is premature as I’ve not even been offered one single job yet. Sigh. Stop it anxiety. Shut up. No one cares what you think.