A Slight Blow to My Ego

Monday, December 16, 2013


I never realized finding a job would be so hard. I figured that after graduating from college with my huge piece of paper saying I'm a college graduate and "I"m smart" I would be able to land a job in no time.

Unfortunately, all of the scientific community and their mothers want graduates to have experience. So when the holidays rolled around I thought that maybe getting a seasonal job would be something good to do to pick up a some money and have something to do with my life.

I applied to Macy's. I've never worked retail before, but I thought I could do it without too much difficulty. I got an e-mail back within a few hours saying I got an interview! Wohoo! A step in the right direction. I went for my interview Wednesday evening.

I did my best in the interview and answered all the questions to the best of my ability while trying not to be nervous as crap and be myself because I really wanted this job. I thought the interview went very well. Except that I got an e-mail back Friday evening saying that "they did not have a position that is equivalent to your job expertise".... okay....

I know I shouldn't be too terribly disappointed, I mean I had never worked in retail before, the most I sold was the idea that high school graduates should come to my college and how great my college was. But the idea that I can't even get a job in retail is a slight blow to my ego.

Before I went into the interview I said a little prayer to God. Asked Him to help me though this and allow for me to follow His will. So even though it was a slightly crushing to me to find out that I didn't get this job I had to think maybe something better is waiting in my future.

Proverbs 3:5-6

I have faith that God will lead me to the path meant for me even though I don't understand it right now.

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10 comments:

  1. This just means that God has an even better job in store for you :) Keep believing and it will happen for sure!

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  2. Oh, that's so frustrating, Ashley. Trust me though...God has the perfect job just for you...it just means a little more patience :) xo

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  3. Keep your head up... it's hard but something will come along.

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  4. There is an amazing job out there for you I know it!

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  5. It IS hard to find a job! I am a recent college grad as well, and with a bachelor's in art history it was almost impossible to find anything close to that field in Enid, Oklahoma (where my husband and I are stationed right now). Good luck, something perfect will come your way soon!

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    1. Thank you and I hope you can find something as well. My thoughts will be with you!

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  6. I've been declined after interviews too. It does sting, but I think you are right. Things happen for a reason and when one door closes, another opens. Sometimes we can't see immediately why things happen the way the do or why we have failures, but often I look back and realize how lucky I am things turned out the way they did.

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  7. I know your struggle, girl! I graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology last year & applied & applied for jobs related to that field when we were still at Fort Bragg. Nearly every time I was turned down bc of not having enough experience or for being "overqualified". It's a tough road, keep your head up though & have faith, something will come your way when you least expect it:)

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    1. Thanks so much Loren! I really believe that's true.

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