I applied for a full time job a few weeks ago. And that seems to be as far as it will go.
They have an on-line system where you can monitor the status of your application. It has said "review in progress" since 8/22. There is NO phone number ANYWHERE to call about the status. Only an e-mail. So I e-mailed them and got an auto response that said if you are checking on the status of your application....we will contact you if you are a candidate.
Don't call us....we'll call you.
While I would really like to think that being a position with an academic institution....maybe they are just busy getting ready and implementing the beginning of the school year? But on the flip side...wouldn't they want someone in the position ASAP, since it IS the beginning of the year?
Anyway, I don't think they are interested. I would rather them change the status to something that reflects that, just so I could put it to bed in my head. Something like "did not meet qualifications." Done. But I am stuck in "review" limbo.
I am not holding my breath. I am a little bummed. It isn't like this is the first job I have applied for that they weren't interested. But I KNOW I can do this job, and do it well. The hours and the location are perfect for me. Oh well.
I am still going to look for a full time job. I know my current boss is going to be upset when I leave. But we are running out of options. Considering gas, child care, clothing expenses....I know roughly where a salary range has to be for us to make some progress. And I know that won't be happening at my current job (even though the flexibility I have is sooooo awesome).
I am not desperate where I need to apply for everything and anything. But I need to start looking.
I am concerned that I am overwhelmed now...and adding in another 20 hrs of work might tip the scale. But I am really hoping that it will just be a matter of scheduling and routine. We will see.
But for now.....no new job for me, I guess.