I am fed up with getting rejections after rejection. I have applied to over 30 Postdoc positions and got just three interview invitations. I thought I did well in the interview consisting of 15-20 minutes presentation. However, for each of these, I never got the second interview call.
I don't know what I am doing wrong. These openings were quite a bit different than what I have done in my PhD and am doing now. But, I thought it natural to do work in slightly different topic than PhD work, so shouldn't the employers be more interested in my ability to do the job rather than whether I have done similar work before.
I don't know if I can get anything. For the past year I have been working with my PhD advisor as a postdoc due to issues in leaving the current place of residence considering covid and associated visa issues. But now as things are getting better, I want to move out to other places.
I am just not getting any positive response. I might just not be capable or might be too mediocre to get anything. I just want to roll up and cry. I have lost all motivation to study, work and write the pending papers.
Is there any way to know if I am doing something wrong or am I just unqualified for jobs?
I have applied is 20 industrial jobs as well, I got rejected from the only interview call I received.
I am just fed up.