For the last 4.5 years, I've been the executive director of a successful non-profit in Honolulu.
My husband recently accepted a transfer for a new position in Washington, DC and I started looking for a job there in September. I knew it would be challenging since I work in a bit of a niche area, but I also knew I bring over a decade with a breadth of experience that could be applied to a lot of positions. In six months, I've applied to approximately 100 positions and I can count on one hand the number of rejections I've received. No interview requests at all. One job I applied for I found out I didn't get it when a facebook friend posted about the person who did get it. I'm actually jealous of posters on here who have tons of rejections piling up. I'd take that right now! I am frustrated and honestly devastated. In January I paid $300 for a professional to re-write my resume and cover letter and still nothing. Now, my husband moves in three weeks and I'm not able to go with him. I'm very grateful that my board and staff are flexible and due to COVID I'll be able to spend a month or so over the summer with him and my step-son. But this also means our finances are tight living in two different places, AND any plans I had on having a child are on hold until I can establish myself in a new position somewhere or give up and just drive Uber. I feel like the career I've worked my butt off to achieve for the last 15 years is now turning into a dead-end. How do you all come to terms with transitions like this?
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