This is my first time as officially unemployed. Before this I’ve always been a student. I’ve even had a couple of jobs, but they’ve never lasted longer than a week. On Monday, I went to the government’s job center and registered myself as “unemployed”. That was quite interesting. This is the first time I’ve joined the system in any other way than “student”. There’s a whole world to explore out there and I’m starting at the end of the ladder .
Life as unemployed sucks. It sucks worse than being a broke student. And it doesn’t make it easier when your friends ask you how you spend your days. I mean c’mon, cut me some slack! There’s a limit for pity! For your information I spend the bigger time of my days babysitting my nephew, and the rest of the time I look for jobs.
I have so far only got one refusal, the rest yet haven’t answered. My daydreams now consist of my first real job interview; what I’m going to wear, how I’m going to carry myself, how I’m going to answer the questions. I know that I have to be patient. I just started applying for jobs last week, so I have to wait at least another week before I start worrying. I’ve got the numbers to three of the recruiters (actually four; I applied for an administrative assistant position in the army lol… but they prefer someone with more experience so I doubt I’m going to get that job ), and I’m going to start calling from tomorrow. I did this on my daily feed, but I have to do it here as well just for the sake of it lol: If anyone knows of any company hiring in Sweden for positions like administrative assistant or receptionist, please know that I’m more than interested! I honestly doubt that’s going to help me but at least now nobody can say I’m not trying hard enough lol .
Everything right now in my head circles around that first e-mail or phone call I’ll get. At least if I start getting called to interviews I’ll feel like I’m getting somewhere. Sitting around at home like this is making me… jittery somehow. Restless maybe. Anxious. And I don’t like this feeling where I’m simply floating without any solid ground beneath me.
Picutre taken from: http://laughingsquid.com/the-adventures-of-unemployed-man/