TheIStrat saidNormally I keep a good attitude about being unemployed and looking for work, and apply to at least 5 jobs a week, part time and full time.
I was offered an interview for the first time since October today, and within an hour they called back cancelling it because I can't start until August 1 (fuck you, Outgames).
I'm feeling REALLY down right now because of it, and wanted to know of any advice anyone could give me to cheer up about this seemingly fruitless search.
Sounds like you made a distinct choice that the "Out Games" were more important to you than becoming unemployed. You made the choice; now you're living with it.
Life is seldom fair; folks are rarely logical, nor use common sense, but, it's the way of the world.
You should learn a lesson from today, and increase your frequency of applications, considerations various occupations from parking cars to waiting tables to night stocking, etc. You may have to combine a variety of job search methods. You should consider it a numbers game (selling yourself). The more contacts the make, the more the chance of success.
Self pity is going to get you miserable and now where, FAST.
There's as saying that's applicable across the board on most any goal. If things are not working then you MUST change how you're attacking the issue. It's that simple.
Yes, economic times suck, but, sitting around feeling sorry for yourself, and walking away from a job for the "Out Games" is hardly the right approach.
You might wish to really sit and re-think your priorities. In this case, you chose the Out Games over immediate employment, and now you're crying. You need to seriously examine your priorities.
Most all of us have done this at some time or another. I turned down a nearly six figure job last fall so I could help Logan. Looking back, I likely could have helped him better with all that money.
Don't kick yourself to much. It won't help any. Just think it through better next time and weigh your possible outcome; make your choice; live with it. Life really is that simple.