I received word from both companies I was trying to get on with: I was not the chosen candidate. I am going to be stuck in my current position for a while longer, and I’m not happy about it! It is completely frustrating to me that I continue to put myself out there, including using my personal time to ‘run’ to interviews, and I don’t see the results I desire. They rave and joke and, ultimately, it’s all a charade. At least, that’s how I feel anyway.  Therefore, I will be taking another short break from job searching so I can refocus my mind.