The good news: I had a job interview today. The bad news: I didn't get the job. And thus continues the roller coaster of emotions, also known as job hunting. One of my friends told me he interviewed 4 times before the company finally decided on someone else. 4 times!
I've decided us 30-somethings with 8+ years of experience are stuck in the middle of this horrible job market. When we apply for entry-level jobs, we're told we're "overqualified". When we apply for jobs that only require 2-3 years experience, we're told the company found candidates who are "much more qualified." Of course! We're up against baby boomers with decades of experience, or 20-somethings who understand technology even more than us.
So the job search continues. I'm bummed, but just as motivated.