Seriously, the job hunt is a fickle beast that sucks the life and motivation out of anyone who dances with it.
Vivid imagery aside, I definitely agree with you on all fronts. Happy that you were able to find work at Speak Creative, though! But also articles like this make me very anxious/nervous because I’ve seen the work you do and I can say with ease that I am much more inexperienced than you; the job hunt has been dry and painful to say the least.
But hopefully that’ll change with time.