The whole Looking-for-a-Job thing is so demeaning.
Causing awareness of your shortcomings
- humbling, humiliating, mortifying
Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
- take down, degrade, disgrace, put down
See also: demeaningly, undignified
Type of: abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify
Either you're spending hours tailoring your résumé and cover letters or you're calling people back to see if they can give you a definite yes or no answer.
It's incredibly demoralizing when you realise that:
1. Most jobs to which you have applied already have a chosen candidate. Organizations will post their jobs internally, allowing internal candidates to apply first. By the time they post on their external websites (for legal reasons job postings have to be shared), it's too late for you.
2. Large organizations have automated answering machines-you leave a message enquiring about your application and never hear from them again.
3. When you can talk to a human-being, he or she is not allowed to disclose anything about what is happening with the job selection.
4. The majority of jobs in DC are acquired through networking. When you're an introvert like me, the thought of bothering someone who's busy with their own work and asking them to evaluate your chances or contact someone they barely know, makes you cringe inside.
5. A friend told me that he's tracking if people are reading his emails. He tells me that, in some cases, people don't even bother to read the emails and just erase them immediately.
What's a girl like me to do?