Good morning! Sorry for the vent, but I am so frustrated! I am an interior designer who would like to go from working on my own to joining a firm. Some of the positions I have applied for are seeking my EXACT qualifications. I work with a career coach who has helped me write an ATS type resume, and great intro cover letter. Yet I still don't get contacted the majority of the time.
I did get contacted by two different companies about positions that I would have enjoyed. Unfortunately my most recent experience has been that I hear nothing from companies where I did personally interview. One person told me "don't accept any offers - I will be contacting you at the end of the week". That was after my fourth interview. Another firm, after having a phone and an in person interview, said, we will contact you at the end of the week to "finalize everything". I have since heard nothing from either company. Please share what I should be doing differently. I enjoy this industry but am starting to think that I need to become a tech person in order to find a job (not something that I would ever want to do!). Thanks for any advice.