Came across your website while surfing. I’m a 40 years old female jobless since July.
I started as a sales coordinator in my previous company and am an Assistant Sales Manager when I left the company after 11 years. I was been invited by my ex-MD to join his newly setup company as Sales Operation Manager.
My pay increase from $1800 to $4600 after many years of hardworking and experience. However, after 2.5 years into my new job, my MD retrenched me by terminating my contract giving me 3 months of notice period as per my contract. As the business is not doing well, the HQ decided not to invest in more funds and people have to go.
I felt bitter as afterall I left a comfortable and stable job to join him. And I did not get any retrenchment benefit.
I negotiate with him and manage to serve 2 months instead of 3 months and got a 1 month pay as compensation. Still, I felt bitter.
My ex-company of 11 years wanted me back but due to some personal reason, I turned it down.
I have been jobless since July. Went for 9 interviews after nearly 180 applications sent.
I got an offer for $3800 and started work in October. However, I quit afer 3 weeks as I felt the company is not being honest during the interview. The turnover rate in my department is very high but the HR kept it from me. The company has no time to give me proper training and expect me to do my work.
I was very unhappy and stress with the job.
I have been sending out applications almost everyday but it’s really disheartened to receive no reply. Although I am willing to accept a more junior position and lower pay, I got no reply. I attend workshop on how to write resume and search online how to deal with interviews.
Every time after an interview, I thought I did well but I never have any reply.
My financial status is still ok and I can still survive for another few months. However, all these are affecting my self-esteem. Making me feel worthless. I am sure my years of working experience can qualify for a lot of jobs. And since I am willing to lower my pay, why am I still facing rejection.
Is it because of my age?
Everyday I look at JobsBank, JobStreet etc. but I see same jobs repeat again and again. I also registered with employment agencies.
Please advise what I should do. I’m feeling depress. Although I want to go out, I stop myself as it will mean spending money. For a person who go vacations few times a year, this is making me hard to accept the fact.
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