If I said I was confident about job searching I would be lying. Don't get me wrong, I know I am a very qualified applicant, and I believe I will find an excellent position. I am, however, very anxious due to my previous experience.
A little over three years ago, I was job hunting after completing my Bachelor's degree. I applied for probably 30 or 40 different positions, most of which I never heard back from.
They say "looking for a job is a full time job," and it is no joke. I tweaked my résumé and wrote a new cover letter for each position. Looking back I think I sent my word documents instead of PDFs, but that wouldn't send my application straight to the trash, would it? I would frequently follow up, but at the end of my search I think I only got two interviews.
When I was offered a research assistant position to study for my PhD I was relieved. It offered me an escape from the constant anxiety of not being good enough. That was a big part of what made me take the job.
So I'm back at it again, in a higher pay grade with less of a market to apply for. I would love to hear any advice, comments or questions you may have.
I will try to keep you posted. Stay positive my friends.