Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Job hunting in the US


I have been a looking for a new job here in the US because my current job is ending this month. I actually had never done job hunting seriously either in Japan or in the US. I found it very hard. (I cannot say if the job hunting methods here are different from the ones in Japan because I don't have any experience.)

I sent a lot of applications, and I had eight interviews at six companies. In the beginning, I didn't know how to do well at interviews and I made a lot of mistakes. However, I'm getting used to it. I learned a lot of things about job interviews here.I believe that I'm doing much better now. I often have good feeling after the interviews.

However, I still haven't got any offers so far. I am waiting for responses from two companies. Especially one of them, because I had a second interview, and we already discussed a starting date. I don't think I did something bad at the interview. 

That's what I am still confusing about. At most of my interviews, interviewers say that I will hear back within a few days or weeks, but they never respond to me by then. Even if I write a follow-up letter, I don't get responses. I don't know what it means. It's really frustrating. 

I read a lot of articles about "no response after interviews", and I understand that it seems to be "normal" now. 
Ok... it's not only me. But it is impolite, isn't it?

Anyway, the waiting game sucks! It makes me depressed. 

I hope I can get an offer soon.