39 Jobs and 1 Interview Later

Teisha LeShea
3 min readMay 12, 2023

Still Jobless for now

April is usually a time I celebrate my victories. One victory I have is new employment. As we all know, April is the month of transition. From the weather to our thoughts, April is usually when we experience chaos. In the past, I’ve always aced my interviews, gotten job offers, and started new jobs. I was optimistic that this time around wouldn’t be any different. We all have our seasons, and April is usually mines.

Since mid-March, I’ve been hitting the ground running with applying for jobs and submitting applications to my dream companies with a new and improved job title. I’ve invested much of my money and time to revisit my resume, update my LinkedIn account and meet with a career counselor.

I’ve applied to 39 jobs, and out of those 39, I received one interview. Hopefully, I will get a phone call this week (fingers crossed). A lot of these job applications expire this week. I expect to get the “After review of your qualifications, we have decided not to move forward” emails this week. At one point, I was applying for any job, whether I had the qualifications or not.

I told myself I would apply to at least two jobs daily for my mental health. To keep me motivated, it’s best to take some time to use and the rest of the day to recharge and pray.