Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hard Lesson Learned

Because of the recession, or depression, whichever phrase is more suitable at this point, I have put a lot of perspective onto myself from the eyes of the holy job Gods. I've learned a lot about the career side of myself that I have ignored for quite some time simply because I didn't have to pay attention.

My working career has been fairly easy to say the least. I have not gotten a college degree, something I still regret and hope to accomplish in the near future. Education has always been important to me and I value what I've received thus far but it needs to be a priority to extend it further. I've bounced from high school job to high school job without collecting any skills that would set me apart from thousands of people fighting for the simple fry cook position at McDonald's (which they can have, they're on my ban list right now).

Unless anyone wants to hire me to clean up dog poop or take pictures I'm stuck with only knowing how to clean up dog poop and take pictures. They say now is the time to network but I don't really have one besides friends and family outside of where I live or hope to move. The last real job I had that was one step slightly above high school level I left on a not-so-good note, right before the economy "crashed".

Alas, I will still try. I'll submit resume after resume and hope someone gives me the chance to prove what I'm worth. I somehow managed to score an interview for Monday though I don't know if I should celebrate. After going through the online application the system allowed me to pick a date and time to interview. The automated system worries me and I'll feel better once I talk to a being of the human sort.

At this point, I can't wait to move so I can get out and meet people. Shake hands, show my charm, my incredible intellect, and hope for the best. What would you do in an unemployed situation in today's world?


Vern said...

What are you waiting for? Get out, shake hands, smile at strangers, help others! You will have a reason to get up in the morning, and say, this is the day your life will truly change!

Erin said...

Good luck with that interview! Get out there and charm the pants off of them! Well, maybe not literally. :)