Struggling To Find A Job?



Struggling to find a job? Don’t worry me too. For the past 2 years, I haven’t had a steady job. The current place I work for is on call and those calls are random and very few at times. I’ve tried every possible avenue. I’ve changed my resume three times, had people apply to different positions for me and even recommend me at their workplace but nothing. It seems, my full time job right now is to look for work and apply to various positions which i think I’d qualify for. My resume is filled with experience, from customer service and even managing and marketing a place for three years. You would think, a man who writes excellently on his statuses and blog posts would be employed and have such an easy time finding something. Not my case. I’ve applied to entry level jobs, basic customer service telemarketing jobs, retail jobs, warehouse jobs, you name it, I’ve probably applied for. As I take a deep breathe and try to relax, I just become overwhelmed with stress and do my best not to grieve over things that are not in my control.

No matter who I explain my situation to, they’ll offer me advice and some will even put me down and pin the blame on me, as if I haven’t made any effort and I am not doing anything to change my situation, even though that sounds extremely ridiculous. Like someone really doesn’t want to work, to earn a living, to provide for a future wife and give things to their kids that they never had, right? Sounds stupid, doesn’t?

Allah subhana wata’ala does say in the Qur’an:

“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient.” [Surah Al Baqara – 2:155]

In this time, all I can be is patient, continue to make an effort and Insha’Allah (if Allah wills) my situation will change. If you are someone like me who is currently going through the same thing, be patient and know that Allah subhana wata’ala will not put you in a position in your life which you cannot handle. Be strong, become a better Muslim in this time, ask for forgiveness, give sadaqa (charity) from the little wealth you have and don’t give up. I know how hard it is and I know how much you just want to give up and not do it anymore but something is very close and it’ll come to you. Know that in this time of difficulty, Allah subhana wata’ala only tests those whom He loves and know, you are loved by the creator of the heavens and the earth.

Bad times don’t lasts forever and whatever you are going through, no matter the difficulty, the situation, it’ll be over soon. Only ask Allah subhana wata’ala to overcome and get through this situation and nobody else. The one in control of everything, will insha’Allah, give you everything when it is good for you and when the time is right.

8 thoughts on “Struggling To Find A Job?

  1. Walahi Bro, this message is really meant for me. Have been looking for a job since August last year and with all my seven years experience nothing seems to me happening. To compound issues my husband of 11 months left me with no explanation in November ,it has been the worst experience of my life and I even contemplated suicide a number of times but Alhamdulilah was never bold enough to see it through. Whenever I get depressed I just remember this verse in the Quran “Don’t be sad, indeed Allah is with us.

  2. Finally, im seeing you blogging again! May Allah guide you through this struggle. And, yes think positive! There’s always a reason behind why these things are happening. Allah has the best plans for us. When I was idle for more than 2 years doing nothing, clueless of whats ahead of me, I admit I got depressed. But, when I turn back to Allah (SWT), studied the Qur’an instead of isolating myself in my room, started to socialize with my friends and family, then I found the reason behind those. May Allah bless my mother who kept on pushing me to Islam. Truly, Allah plans everything just right in time. Be patient and don’t lose hope! Use this moment to do more great things you’ve already started doing!

    • JazakaAllah khair 🙂 Ameen. Allah knows best you know? Just have to take life one day at a time and hold onto the rope of Allah. Things happen for a reason. Never to break us down but to make us stronger.

  3. May Allah (SWT) make it easy for you! You’ve tied all your camels it seems so the rest is up to Allah (SWT) – there is no blame on you, inshaAllah! In the meantime I really recommend that you find some non profit organizations to volunteer with – it’s amazing how many job offers I actually had to turn down from various organizations, and it all started because I would volunteer at as many diverse places as possible to create opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to get your foot into a job position. We’ve all been through this tough situation. Keep your head up!

    Keep us posted, brother!


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