Well, after stressing out on the job front for close to two months, I have two positive developments.
One: I am resuming work as a pet colorist at Aywas for now so that I can help fund my move. So I do actually have a source of income now (or will very soon).
Two: One of the tech companies I met with is so intent on getting me to work for them that they called, requesting me, specifically, to go to an interview. And that’s after I flaked out on the standard followup procedure, so they must really want my skillset.
That’s incredibly flattering and a huge confidence boost after getting rejected from all the entry-level jobs I applied for but I can’t take the job because they want me to stay in-state for a year and I’m moving way before then. That’s the reason I didn’t go to the followup.
IT SUCKS because that’s actually like… a pretty good opportunity, but I can’t stay here for it. I’m not sure exactly how to handle this, especially because I don’t want to be rude and completely ignore them and potentially end up like… blacklisted or something (does that happen?). They do have a presence in the city I’m moving to, so keeping myself in good standing in their records would be nice (though they’re not hiring there right now).
…I’m mostly just talking to myself here, but if anyone has any advice it would be cool to hear it.