It’s never easy looking for a job. And it never gets easier.
I can’t help but feeling jaded after multiple applications. Some job descriptions are so wordy and precise that I wonder if there’s one single candidate that’s able to fulfil every requirement.
Some friends around me go round spamming their resumes. I doubt they read the job opening clearly enough, and they have a one-size-fits-all resume they readily dump everywhere. They nonchalantly declare the “if you don’t try, you’ll never know” mindset.
Well, purely relying on sending out mass resumes and hope that one hits, that’s what some would do. I’m incline to doing this because after 3 weeks, I’ve only heard back from 3 companies and attended one interview.
DHH sums the process of job application up best:
“Applying for a job is hard. Every time you don’t hear back, you can lose a tiny bit of yourself.”