I'm 25, i graduated from university about 6 months ago, i've been in the industry for 2-3 years. I joined a small company a few months ago and already want to quit. I dread going to work every day, mostly because the project i'm in is dead boring and I feel like I'm unlearning every good practice I know of. I feel completely demotivated, and all the alarms have gone off in my head that if I don't leave soon it will reflect in my perf review. My teammates hate the project too, I hear nothing but complaints.
However, i've been rejected in two out of the three places I've applied. The first one rejected me without a reason, but I know HR lied to me at one point so I think I dodged a bullet. The other company (top notch) told me I lacked technical skills but suggested that I reapply in the future because they liked me. I honestly thought I had done well and was confident I would get the job. The rejection hit me hard and this is why I'm posting here.
My only hope is with the other place. I'm pretty sure I won't get this job either because I lack knowledge of the business. The interviewer told me that he realized this but he saw enthusiasm in me so we are moving forward. I was referred from an employee so that may help a bit.
At this point, I see three options:
- Cross fingers that I will be accepted and just leave current employer
- Leave current employer and keep looking (what will the interviewers think of me when I say that I am unemployed?)
- Stay at current employer and keep looking (I won't stand much longer here)
So my question is... what do I do? Suck it up or leave employer and hope something comes along?
This is putting me down to the point that I feel that my degree hasn't been enough, so I'm considering enrolling into online courses (Coursera, MIT, etc.). But it will be weeks/months until I get something out of them. It's not like I haven't been studying though, I read a lot and watch Pluralsight courses.... I'm just lost here.