Stupid Address.

7 Jul

Happy Hump Day, bloggies! Those 3-day weekends sure do make the week fly by!

I thought I’d take some time this morning to further explain my journey in job searching.

As you all know, I’m currently living in Maryland and searching for a job in California. Because of the internet, it’s been rather easy to search for jobs. In fact, I’ve applied to 10 so far! I’m very proud of myself for that.

However, there is one problem that I believe is truly hurting my chances.

I have a Maryland address.

Not a California address.

I honestly think the recruiters for these jobs are looking at my contact information, seeing a Maryland address, and tossing my application aside.

Here’s the thing that’s even more frustrating. The husband and I know where we’re living. However, we won’t get our address until we show up to move in. He even called yesterday to see if we could get a temporary address. Nope. Isn’t that a little crazy?!

So what does this little road bump do to my job hunting quest?

Well, at first I was rather frustrated and completely disappointed. But then I realized that I can’t change this situation, so I’m just going to forge ahead and still apply to all the jobs that I possibly can.

I know that something will eventually work out. I know that I am doing all I can in this job hunt. I know that’s all I can ask of myself. *deep sigh*

In other Three Months news, I had a ballin’ workout yesterday! I’ll be heading to Body Pump shortly and am looking forward to it! I’m really glad I got the 3-month gym membership…it’s been a great distraction to the frustrations of job hunting.

Ok, so I realize this was kind of a Debby Downer post. Let’s end on a good note…

What makes you happy?

I’ll go first: my husband, wine, ice cream, hand-written notes, to-do lists & random phone calls from friends.


9 Responses to “Stupid Address.”

  1. Heather (Where's the Beach) July 7, 2010 at 10:37 AM #

    Oh that stinks – but it may very well be true about the address. Let’s see: my sis, my hubby, wine, a good workout…days off.

  2. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl July 7, 2010 at 10:41 AM #

    Boo about the address! I also had that problem when applying for jobs when we moved! It will work out for you! I love your positive attitude about everything! You’ll find something!

    My hubby, kids, a good glass of wine, a run, my sister, and Skittles all make me happy to name a few!

  3. lisaou11 July 7, 2010 at 10:46 AM #

    I tried to apply for jobs in colorado (I’m in Oklahoma) and I think that really hurt my chances as well. Annoying.

    Do you know anyone in California? Could oyu possibly use that address for a while?

    • Courtney @ Three Months July 7, 2010 at 1:34 PM #

      Hi, Lisa! We do know someone in the area. My husband is all for me using that address…but I just don’t know how I feel about that. We’ll see how the next few weeks go, then I just might resort to that!

  4. Eunice @ Food4Fit July 7, 2010 at 3:42 PM #

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Courtney! I agree that it may be worth it to use a friend’s address if you can. Or maybe as part of your cover letter explain that you are moving? I hope something turns up for you soon! 🙂

    As far as what makes me happy, my niece and nephew, my boyfriend and pancakes.

  5. Kelly July 7, 2010 at 5:32 PM #

    I am loving your positive attitude because that sounds REALLY frusterating!

  6. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 7, 2010 at 11:39 PM #

    Wow 10 jobs?? Way to go!! I should use you as my inspiration. It’ll all work out. They’re loss if they’re being prejudice about your address.

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