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Piotr W.

Subj: I can sympathize
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 01:32:14 pm EDT (Viewed 17 times)
Reply Subj: Unemployment sucks...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 10:26:18 am EDT (Viewed 682 times)

    So... it's nearly ten months since I lost my job. And, after ten months of job-searching, there are no sights of me getting employed anywhere...

    You'd think that sending over 200 job applications would get me invited to at least one job interview... and you'd be wrong. I'm sending this stuff week after week and... no response whatsoever. It's not only that I don't end up being hired - but it looks like no employer has ever found my application even remotely worthwhile.

    Come on, what's wrong with me? I've got university-level education, I know two foreign languages and have short, but diverse job experience, having worked in fields such as mental health, charity and journalism. I even have a scientific paper published, as well as a comic book short story viewable on the Internet. And it's not like the recession hit Poland hard - our economy is going pretty well, considering the circumstances.

I have two bacholor's degrees, three internships, several honors, some volunteer work and in the past four months only had one interview. I know I can't yet compare to your situation, but I can somewhat understand.

Here's a question: I don't know what your field of expertise is or what foreign languages you have, but how far are you applying? All over Poland? What about other countries? Can't being a member of the European Union allow work in other countries to be easier? Have you considered looking for a temp job or using your foreign language skills to serve as a translator? Maybe you could go by some sort of career services office at the university you attended to look over your resume? Hit up the alumni? Check what the latest trends are?

Sorry I can't be more help, but I know nothing about how Poland works in relation to things like this.

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