I’ve applied to so many jobs and done so many interviews with various levels of government in the past year or so that I don’t even remember having applied to the positions anymore!
There are really only so many interviews one can spend time doing before the realization comes that it’s great to do interviews, but a complete waste of time to keep participating in them if they never amount to anything.
I realize there are people out there who can’t even get a single interview, anywhere. I know. Although, in that situation at least one can take comfort in the fact that he or she won’t be used as a checkbox, i.e., so the hiring committee can report that it interviewed someone qualified, but that the “most qualified” candidate (the person who knows someone on the inside) is the one who gets the job.
Unfortunately, I am starting to feel like the proverbial donkey chasing the carrot.
That’s why at the same time, I am going to grow my own garden full of carrots, damn it, even if I have to start from seeds. Then I can add whatever other vegetables I bloody well want. Then my soup will be the best, and I’ll be selling it at a high price!
“No soup for you! Don’t come back for one year!” I’ll say.