Is it ok to be losing hope after a year?

Riley - posted on 02/11/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hello moms,
So, my son is a year old now and I can’t believe how time flies. I have been a stay at home mom for that time and been going to college as well. Our current living situation is roomies with my boyfriend’s three sisters and I have to say it is extremely overwhelming living with three women. Now, I have been feeling the pressure to get a job from my boyfriend. I have been trying to get a job for quite some time and it is so difficult. I’m losing hope. I feel like I am in a funk. I’m so hard on myself. I been on SEVERAL job interviews and I can’t not even land one. What’s wrong with me? Is my personality that bad? Am I lacking something? I can’t figure it out. Any advice?


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Michelle - posted on 02/12/2016




Since we don't know you, we can't say what is happening during interviews and what you could improve (if anything). You need to be able to sell yourself though. Since you have been on a few interviews, you know what sort of questions are asked. Work on answers for those types of questions so you have some examples on hand that you can use. Think of previous examples of ways that you have pushed yourself, learned something new in a short time or even gone out of your way to help a customer/workmate.
Being a manager that hires staff, I don't just look for experience but also the way questions are answered. I also look for confidence when answering questions and conversing in general.

Sarah - posted on 02/11/2016




If you go into an interview believing you aren't worth employing, you are setting yourself up for failure. What are you studying in school? Have you had a friend look over your resume to make sure it is well formatted and concise? Do you have daycare arrangements for your child? Sometimes child care cost is so high, it isn't worth you working. I get you aren't happy; but what do you want to do? If you want to move, you are going to need to bump up your income. Can you apply for government assisted housing? Then you are your BF could at least live on your own.

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