Thursday, September 24, 2009

My "best" career match

I've been searching for FT work since May. No dice. But most days I dive back into it for at least a couple hours, and most of the time I can keep a fairly upbeat attitude about the whole thing.

Today I got an email from one of the job search sites I frequent. They give me "best job matches" to pursue.

Today's best job for me? Manager of Sales, for some outfit in Boulder, Colorado.

So I guess I just need to hop on that plane today, huh?

That, or breathe into a paper bag.


Anonymous said...

I worked with a guy whose sisters were both strippers. He was a network admin. He was a middle child. His older sister was trying to get out because she was aging and not making the big iPhone money she used to because of her age. He had to teach her how to be a network admin and had to be EVERY reference on her resume. He landed her a job, which was all she needed, to get started in the right direction. He hasn't faired so well with his younger sister who, at the time, didn't exactly want to leave and was getting caught up in the drugs and money.

I say, find something, anything within reason. I looked at stuff I never thought of. I wound up in a university and they are great places to work. Most have marketing departments or need admins. Pay not be great, but the benefits are well worth it. I guess my point is, don't limit yourself to one field. Your skills can work in many different disciplines.

The next place I looked for a job was by going through the newspaper and looking at the "top companies of xyz area" list. If a company is doing well, it's worth a look on their job site.

Then try to hit up friends if they know of anything.

Monster doesn't hold the market on jobs.

ALF said...

Right, like Knot said. Also, don't rule out Boulder, Colorado just because you live 2,000 miles away.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I can't help but wonder why you'd be the perfect manager of sales in Boulder but not in your own town????? I mean sales people are sales people right? What about subbing? It's really flexible so you could be off when your boys are off. Schools ALWAYS need good subs (at least around here they're in short supply) and it seems like you'd be so great at it. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I can commiserate, Christine.

I've been in the US for a year and a half now, and during that time have done one volunteer job for four months, followed by a PT job for seven months, then finally a FT position.

The job hunt is never fun, but is even worse than usual at the moment.

Don't let it get to you and try to enjoy some of the spare time - you'll be wishing you had more of it once you find FT work again!