2.12.2013

Finding a job is like finding a husband...

Alright ladies, I have a comparison for you all today. After the watching the TWO episodes of the Bachelor (don't judge me for watching) last week and viewing poor Sarah's exit interview on Tuesday night, it hit me that finding a job is a lot like finding a husband. I felt bad for Sarah when she said she went on a lot of dates but after a bit the guy was telling her, "you will make someone really happy one day it just isn't me." Then the process of finding a guy to date in the hopes of marrying eventually starts all over again. 
Then it hit me, finding a job is a lot like finding a husband. I have been a few job interviews and all got the same response, we went with someone else, you have all the qualifications we are looking for but we went with someone else. It is the SAME thing, you wonder why wasn't it me, why didn't we meaning the job and I click, why weren't we right for each other? 
Eventually you are meant to find that one person you fit best with just like a job you will find one that is best for you and maybe there will be other jobs that are best for you down the road but for right now I am looking for that best job and alas my job continues. But I have definitely wondered after jobs I found out that I didn't get that I really really wanted I wasn't the best fit and I wondered over and over why wasn't it me, why didn't we make a great fit?
It just proves that Carrie Bradshaw was right...
Source: celebquote.com via Meg on Pinterest
With that being said, my job search is still continues.. sigh... still looking for that best job for me but on the bright side at least I already found my husband. 
Thank goodness I don't have to look for both, I would be exhausted!

30 comments:

REBrown said...

Agreed! I just went through the whole new job process and it was very nerve wracking.

Melissa, The 25th Hour said...

Agreed!
I have the job part.. however the apartment/house part and husband are a NO GO haha!
First the apartment.. I think the husband can wait :P

Brittany M. said...

This is so true! (PS LOVE that SATC quote, such a great show). I'm currently gearing up for a job search--I work in a university and gave notice that this will be my last semester here. I'm at such the beginning stages that I don't even know what I want to do now!

(what kind of job are you searching for?)

Sarah and Stewart said...

It's absolutely the same! PS - Why is it that everything Carrie Bradshaw says can be applied to real life? She's so smart. :-)

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh I love this comparison! I really needed this too! Except I'm more like finding a husband is like finding a job lol! I wish you the best of luck with the job hunt! I know how hard that can be. After I graduated it took me almost a year to find a job! It was getting hard to keep a bright outlook on it all when I was getting so many "We went with someone else's!" In the end though it was worth the wait and the job I have now is a perfect fit for me! Keep going girl it will all come together!

his little lady said...

Aw, when Sarah left my heart just broke for her. And this post is SO true! You always get those same responses from job interviews, dislike immensely!! Loving the Sex and the City reference ;)
xo TJ

Cara said...

So true! I watched the Bachelor last night too and jeez, those girls! It is true- always looking for something in life. Keep your head up about the job search! People who work hard get lucky. That is what my dad always says, and it is so true. It will work out!

Danielle Todd said...

It's so true. I've often made the opposite comparison when it comes to dating. Like the first three months are probationary in a relationship. It's enough time to get a good gauge of a person and you can break up with them with an elaborate explanation.

Like finding someone to spend your life with, job hunting isn't as easy as it should be.

Jen said...

Finding a job really is like dating.. I am almost in the same shoes as you but I am in a temporary contract job and "dating"/Job searching at the same time... You wonder why they don't call, was it something you said? Who are those other people they are interviewing and why did they like them more than you? It's so frustrating and is taking such a long time that I know it's not easy.

Heather said...

The job hunting process is daunting and depressing, for sure. A few years ago, I remember looking for a job here in DC and feeling so discouraged each time I was turned down. At least jobs are temporary throughout our lives and you have the option of leaving if things end up not being a good fit even after you start, though. Too many people these days really do approach marriage just like a job and leave when they get bored, when really, marriage is a much more serious commitment.

SHAYNA said...

Keep plugging along... You will find THE perfect job for you!!!

ruthy ann said...

Ugh. Job hunting sucks. Sending prayers

Alex said...

Sorry it's been so rough girl! But I have faith you'll find something great :)

Alexa said...

It's a good comparison Meg. I've been thinking about you and hoping the right job will come along - it will - but like the perfect husband, I guess you have to wait. Felt like I waited a while for mine, but it was worth it for sure.

Stephanie said...

I never thought of the similarities between the two but you are SO RIGHT!! Good luck with the job hunting. Eventually, the right one WILL come along :)

xo,
Stephanie

PS - I'm hosting a giveaway to celebrate BML's blogiversary. Just in case you're interested. :)

Rachel said...

This is SO true! Don't get too discouraged. I had a hard time with my job search after college even though I was over-qualified for a lot of the positions. The right opportunity with eventually come around- just like the guy did for you :)

Sabrina Musco said...

beautiful!!
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Claire Kiefer said...

Sending all kinds of finding-a-job vibes your way. So funny, as soon as I read the first sentence of your post, I thought of that Carrie quote. :) It's true!!! My boyfriend is on a similar job search and it is maddening. Who are all these young whippersnappers snatching up all the jobs? Good luck to you!!

Tiffany Style Blog said...

Awww. Sarah's departure was indeed a little bit of a tear jerker! That quote is true true true... I watched the full 2 episodes last week too.. I can't believe they sucked us in for 4 hours of our lives last week!!!! LOL :) Good luck with the job search!
-Tiffany
www.tiffanystyleblog.com

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Carrie Bradshaw is very wise! Good luck on the job hunt- be patient, you will get that perfect job :-)

always, koru kate

Ashley said...

haha this is so true! I never thought about the comparison until now.

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Hang in there! You'll find one! :)

And I LOVE Carrie wisdom! :)

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Love this post! Good luck in the search ;-)

Shia
World According to Shia

Megan Brink said...

So, So true! I've been thinking about you, I pray you find something soon that you will love and that will be a great fit. You 100% deserve all of the best!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Carrie Bradshaw has always been right. :)
Fingers crossed for you girl. I know you'll find a job soon.

xoxo

birdie to be said...

You are fabulous and you will find something! Xo

Molly said...

i am in the same boat girl and understand how frustrating it is. but things always have a way of of working out for the best, so we just have to keep faith {and in the meantime, listen to the all-knowing carrie bradshaw}.

ps - thanks for stopping by my blog! i am your newest GFC follower, would love if you did the same :)

Molly {Dreams in HD}
http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

City Born Country Bred said...

This is so so so so true. I ended up getting fired, and being turned down a number of times. I felt so rejected (as I have with love) both will work on own their own terms, at their own time. :) http://cityborncountrybred.blogspot.com/

christina said...

good point. :) happy job hunting !

April said...

Im glad I came across your blog & this post is so true. Im currently on the job hunt too. Good luck, lady!

xo