Another day, another job rejection.

It's been almost three months since my layoff, and I keep getting close, and then losing out at the end.

This time, I had an interview with the hiring manager, two live coding challenges, and then another interview with upper management. In the end, they told me I didn't have enough front-end experience for the position. They had another candidate with more front-end experience than me. They wanted to bring me on anyway as another back-end developer, but the budget didn't warrant it.

So, I didn't do anything wrong, and they were impressed with my experience and talent, but still not enough to get the job.

This is frustrating, but also really getting scary. My savings is not going to last forever, and my insurance coverage ends at the end of August.

Anybody with any leads on jobs that maybe aren't posted yet, for a Senior or Staff developer in PHP or go (or some other language that I can learn), I would be forever grateful for them.

I need to vent a little bit.

I've been out of work for close to two months now. I know that many people have been looking for a lot longer than me. But, I had a really good prospect at a company that I respect, and felt that I was a great fit for what they were looking for.

After a bunch of interviews, all of which seemed very positive, I got word this morning that they wouldn't be making an offer.

This was so incredibly disheartening. I even have a friend who just started working there who was talking me up to them.

This is now the third time I've gotten far in the interview process, only for them not to make an offer.

I'm just feeling so frustrated now. The last time I lost a job (four and a half years ago) I had an offer at another company is less than two weeks.

Now, it's been nearly two months. I've sent out over 80 applications, gotten interviews at five or six companies, with three of them getting pretty far. But I can't get to the offer.

Anybody who I've ever worked with would tell you that I'm smart, talented, a hard worker, and a fast learner. But, none of that seems to be enough right now.

I've got an initial interview at another company on Tuesday. So I'm going to keep plugging away at this. But right now, man, I feel really demotivated.

In a couple months my severance is going to run out, and I have to have a new job before then.

If anybody knows any jobs for a senior PHP or golang developer, please let me know. This can't go on much longer.

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Yes, I am looking for work. My last day at my current job is this Friday.

I'm looking for a Senior or Principal Web Developer position, either Full-Stack or Back-End, and either a go or PHP stack.

My website is, and my LinkedIn is

I've got about twenty years of experience, and excited to start my next job (current company is downsizing).

@[email protected]