Since I began my Talent Zoo column in 2002, I’ve been struck by how many people emailed me to say, “I thought I was the only one who felt that way.”
The rise of blogs and social networks has allowed people to vent and share their stories in all sorts of ways. Frustrated creative jobseekers now have F**K My Book.
I’m not sure who’s behind the site, but anyone is welcome to submit job search stories. Here’s a typical example:
I was visiting New York and decided to drop off my résumé and portfolio at this shop. Later that day, they called and wanted me to come in and talk later in the week. I told them I had to fly back to Texas the next day, but the flight wasn’t till the afternoon so I would be able meet them in the morning.
Then he said, “Oh…you don’t live here? Ok…well we just wanted to let you know that we got your stuff.”
I’m sure they haven’t even scratched the surface of job search stories. We’ve all got plenty.