Am I the only person that feels like I’ve been looking for a job for two years? I hope not. It’s slightly embarrassing when someone that you met last summer asks you about your prospects, and your response is a blank stare. If by prospects, you mean advice like “be sure to go to usajobs.gov and apply online” or “make a list of the top 7 companies where you would like to work and think about the connections you may have at each company,” then sure, I’ve got prospects. Do I have real leads? – kind of; do I have faith and optimism in abundance? Absolutely. Without faith, and optimism in this market – what do you have left?
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some great interviews – in person and over the phone – where I’m sure I presented myself well….so well, that the person that I interviewed with told me to stay in touch and that they would be my internal advocate. Ahh, so close, yet so far away. Every Sunday morning, I think to myself “this will be the week; the week that I get the phone call that will change the trajectory of my career”….and I will continue to keep that optimism. So, NPR, CPB, The Atlantic…if you’re reading….I know I’m a contender!
DS Download: I refuse to let this economy beat me. It may take a while, but I will beat this economy. A favorite quote from my Dad is this: Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. Stay tuned for job search updates!