I just noticed that today is Friday the 13th, which could explain my bad luck at finding a job. For the past week now, Ive been running around places and practically jumping on Now hiring signs, though there arent many. Even the ice cream shops are done hiring for the season. Im feeling pretty discouraged. Ive applied at about 10-12 places now, and Ive emailed 5 or so graphic design firms to see if I can get an internship. Ive also been emailing people who know people who are graphic designers, who are sending my resume to various locations.
The only definite thing Ive heard is one of those sympathetic sounding, we regret to inform you emails from Teavana, a place I applied to in the mall. Ive also heard a lot of, Ohh sorry, were done hiring for the season, as well as, Well keep your application on file! Not good enough. Id love for someone to say, Yes were hiring! Yes you should work here now! Unfortunately that hasnt happened yet.
My impatience is preventing me from waiting to hear from places, so I keep going around every day applying to more, and getting more impatient. Its a vicious cycle, really. And I happen not to like it very much at all.
So to anyone who is reading this, cross your fingers right now and pray that I get a call from someone saying they want to hire me. Thats what Ive been doing in my spare time.