Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Job Search

I’m doing another job search. My temporary job ended not too long ago. I’m still so glad I took it because I learned so much and met some wonderful people. And my boss offered me a position again next year. But, at this point, I’m unemployed. It may sounds strange, but I’m actually enjoying this time because I’ve been able to do some volunteer work and become involved in the local community. Thankfully, with Husband’s job, we're financially stable, which I realize is such a blessing. The only time I feel bad about it is during small talk at gatherings when people say, “So what do you do?” I still haven’t figured out a great answer, but I usually tell people simply that I’m looking for a job. The good news is that I’ve applied for a couple of opportunities in finance, and I should hear something within the next couple weeks. If that doesn’t work out, then I’ll try to teach (probably part-time) at a small private school in the area this fall. My friend worked there this past year, and she had great things to say about the teachers and students. Either way, I’m excited because I know that fairly soon I should have a good idea of what direction I’ll be going, in terms of jobs. And I just keep telling myself that I’m going to be an expert on resumes, interviews, and job searches by the time that Husband retires from the military…

11 comments:

jlc said...

Wishing you lots of luck!!! Keep us posted.


The more options.. the better! Sounds good so far.

Annie said...

It's wonderful that you have the freedom to take your time and decide what you'd like to do. Enjoy the summer!!!!

Rebecca said...

Good luck! Enjoy your downtime!

Allison said...

Sounds like you've got some great options available to you. And you WILL be an expert - won't that be nice?

I tell people I'm a domestic manager.

Amber said...

Enjoy your free time! I would love to be a housewife but doubt I'll ever be able to. Good luck with the hunt, I know you'll find something great!

Kel said...

Next time someone asks you that question, tell them you are 'exploring your natural talents' and then list the skills you are good at like art, communication, management, people etc. :)

I really hate that question, there are so many stigmas put around what it is a person does and yet, we continue to ask it.
Good luck in the job front!
~K

nanny said...

Good Luck Girl!

Playful Professional said...

Wow. Sounds like you have a lot of great options and a lot of great talents. I'm sure you'll find something.

brown eyed girl said...

Good luck with your search, I hope it all works out for you!

pocket full of pink said...

Good luck!! How exciting. I can't wait to hear what is in store for you.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

When I wasn't working, I also found that awkward when people would ask you what you do. I would just tell them that I was "in between jobs" or "taking some time off".

Enjoy your time off though!