Still Depressed Despite Getting A Job

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   Posted 9/18/2011 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I moved to a new city in February, and have essentially - there was one blip in May where I got a job but was fired after a week - looking for a job the whole time. On Friday I was offered a job as a receptionist (I don't really have any marketable skills). If I accept (I don't know what to do!), it would be my first real job out of college (I'm not counting the week I worked in May, obviously). I don't want to not accept, but at the same time I have this horrible anxiety that I won't be able to do it! It's a vicious cycle. I got so used to interviewing for jobs and not getting them that that became my norm. That was my end game. Now I'm going to be working full-time, which will be awesome, but I don't know how to handle it.

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   Posted 9/19/2011 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree. Take the job. I believe it is ok to be anxious when taking a new job because you don't really know what to expect. Also it is a new situation. Obviously they feel you are qualified or they wouldn't have offred you the position. Also, nobody knows everything about a job when they are just coming in. You will learn and if you don't know something there should be someone that will help you.

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   Posted 9/19/2011 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Might as well accept and try your best. I would not turn down a job in this economy. My bf's been looking for full-time work since he graduated college 2 years ago.
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 9/19/2011 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with the others, take it.

If it doesn't work out, at least you tried. If you don't at least try it, you will regret it and allow yourself to avoid working. I'm substitute teaching while looking for a full time work, and it is completely out of my comfort zone!

I've subbed the last 5 school days, and all is well so far.

Good luck,

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