When you don't get the right job interview calls
I was, am, and will be looking for jobs throughout my life it seems. I have changed 10 jobs in the last 10 years of my content writing career. It is not that I am not well-qualified or give a poor performance at my jobs but it is just that what I wish to learn in my job is not being offered to me in my job description. I don't aim to have fancy job titles and neither my intention is to work with only well-established companies. I aim to make a living the way I would like to work with my own priorities in life. So, if I get a call from my client at morning 4 am that an article is rejected from his client and he wants it to be revised, then sorry boss, I am not there for you.
My work timings are quite fixed and I come online only for some hours a day. The remaining hours I use for myself, for my family, and even for the creative skills, I wish to pursue. So, whenever someone in the form of a company or client tries to hamper my work timings, I don't get the right feelings of work. The positive mindset gets disturbed thus, leading to a lack of good work from my side and that's why I would like to work on my own terms based on my skillset.
So, this is my story. The reason I shared with you is to give you an example of how imperfectionism can also be accepted and appreciated by yourself at times when the news of a recession in the US is breaking up like anything. So, when a recession wave affects the richest country like America, what will we Indians do when we are already recovering from the losses of the pandemic both at the emotional, physical, and financial levels?
What will you do when you are just not getting the right job calls from the companies you want to work with? Just take a break. Probably your rash applications to employers are just spamming their inboxes and they are not looking for people like you. They are probably looking for freshers or employees who can be afforded in their cost-cutting measures. So, you don't bother them with your constant reminders and emails from the companies you are aiming to go for.
Instead, keep an open mindset and be willing to explore other areas of your profession. For example, if you are really good in HR, then don't get confused if you are also getting calls from the marketing domain. Instead of turning down every job offer that is coming towards you because you don't have the relevant skillset or education, you can rethink going for the job interview instead, just for a change. You can convince the employer that all these years, you were into HR but it doesn't qualify you less for a marketing position. Instead of employee management, you will be willing to connect with the clients with a more humane approach that most marketing professionals won't get naturally.
When you make some efforts to change the way you look at things and also make your profile quite interesting, I am sure you will land at the right place and at the right job that will help you in your career.