Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

two steps forward

Do you ever get the feeling like you’re constantly taking two steps forward towards a goal, and then you end up getting pushed one step back? Like just when you’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel again, there’s always something in your way.

I feel like that’s what it feels like you’re constant battling when you’re looking for a new job.

You get a new lead and you start to get your hopes up, and then it’s radio silence.

You get an interview and then you never hear back from them.

You arrange meetings and then people don’t turn up and so the meeting never happens.

That’s where I’m at right now. It feels like a vicious cycle. All I need is a little good news. I don’t regret any of the decisions I’ve made, but right now it would be nice to be able to find something on the horizon.

How Do You Get Out of This Cycle?

I know only too well how easy it would be to start wallowing in self-pity and find ways to make things more difficult for myself. I’m not about to do that, but I’m struggling to think of ways that I can help the situation right now. After all, there’s only so much following up you can do, right?

I’m enjoying getting into blogging again, and although I’m almost using this as a type of diary at the moment, I know it is helping. It feels cathartic.

It’s not like I’m out of options though, far from it, and there’s still plenty of time and people for me to speak to. I’ve also started using my knowledge in other ways too.

I think that just because you haven’t done something a certain way before doesn’t mean that you can’t do it or you shouldn’t give it a go. That’s what marketing is all about after all. I’m A/B Testing ways to find a job, haha!

What’s Next For Me?

Who knows what will turn up, how it will happen, and when, I just know that I’m not giving up yet! I’ve always said that I like a challenge. We’re focusing on moving two steps forward.