Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Closing other blog

Please note. I have decided to close the employer posting blog, I will however keep the resume post blog.

Been a while

So, it has been a while since my last post. I have been taking some time for me, really figuring out what it is I want to do, and where I want and deserve to be in life. I have been playing with the notion of relocation, I have been considering going back to school for my MA, I have been researching all aspects of developing my own PR firm. All I know is that I have to do something for me. But, whatever it is I have to make a living at it, thus Salary Requested.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Long Week

So, it's Thursday. I have had an uninteresting week so far, sill applying, still looking for that Salary requested job, or at least a good hourly wage. Know anyone that's hiring. I have been considering pharmaceutical sales, what do you think? Perhaps I should go back to school? But I am already looking forward to paying of student loans.
Hope your week has been better.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Monday

So, It is the 2nd day of the week; the beginning of a new work week for those with the wonderful and at times awful 9-5. The weather is mild, the sun is shining; a good afternoon. I have just finished reviewing Sunday's career section of the local newspaper. I found a couple of positions to apply to, which is great.
One thing I had begun to do about a year ago, is to look at the wedding announcements and engagements. You'd be surprised to find that they often list the place of employment and job titles of the new couple. You will find sometimes that they work for pretty great companies that may not be common knowledge to you. I write down these companies and look them up for employment opportunities, some of these places do not or have not advertised for open positions. In addition, please note that there may be a good chance that the new couple will be relocating and leaving these positions, so be sure to look at the bottom of the announcement where they will be residing.
Yes, it may seem out of line for some, but I find it to be just another solution/tool for the job search.

Have a good day, and if that is no longer an option, have a good tomorrow. Smile.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

How many times in a week do you get asked, "So, what do you do?" I have resorted to answering that question with, 'I work.'
After a sudden and life altering job loss, I took a job working retail, 0-32 hours per week, I average around 10 and 15 on a good week, and that is usually with taking someone's hours because they have called in. Although, I don't particularly care for it at all, Nothing is beneath me, the bills must be paid, and I need to eat at lease one meal a day. It gets me out of the house and fills the gap in my employment while I am on the never ending job hunt. I must admit, I was lured in with the facination of ultraviolet lights, overpriced clothing (which by the way, I can't even afford), short hours, varying schedules, low pay, lack of benefits, and endless opportunities to interact with demanding, rude customers. This facination came my way when I like so many others simply, NEEDED A JOB. They said the one thing that so many other employers had not said for months- Your Hired, When can you Start.
Seriously, yesterday while waiting for the multitude of senior citizens to trickle in and take full advantage of their discount, I looked a woman in the faced and laughed (to prevent slapping her)as she told me that I was "very efficient, and good with what I do", (mind you, I was pulling plastic from clothes hanging from a wrack to be shelved), I though to myself', ' Is she for real, does she really think that this is what and all that I can do, and that that is why I am so EFFICIENT?'
Customers make these statement often, and managers say to take it with a grain of salt, but why should I, really?
I am educated, talented, skilled, and no I am not some 20 something (I'm 30) who wants everything out of life now. I am one of many stuck in various jobs merely because we have to be for the moment. I know that I am so much more than who and what I appear to be based on my current job. Sure, there are some who truly love the retail industry, and other career fields, and can stay a lifetime, and with or without advancemet. What the ...? There are some who are willing to accept there current reality. But I know that there is more for me, and if I cannot find it, I will create it.
I will no longer accept that there are no jobs out there, because I see people everyday gaining employment opportunities that they do not qualify for and with great pay based on looks and/or who they know. So, I know that there has got to be an opportunity somewhere for me, and for you as well. So, don't give up!
I see posted jobs suddenly "filled" when you call to inquire and they notice that you may not be the "of the right age, race/ethnic origin"
I have seen people get jobs in my field, PR, without the degree that I worked to recieve. This is too true and dear to me as read and hear so much about the college grad who is unemployed, and looking- WHY? We have the loan debt and can't get even a job that we don't want that pays enough to pay it of, yet alone one that we have trained for or need extra experience in.
People all to often assume that the person who does not have a well paying job, or is unemployed or whatever the situation, is not trying hard enough. True, some people are not trying, and not willing to put in the work, but many are. People assume that all you have to do is choose what you want to do and where you want to work, apply and you will get the job? I assume that evidently, these people are either plain ignorant to the economy and society standards, or that they have never been placed in that position to have to look for a job. Believe it or not, some people have never had to want for some things, and there are some who have had to want; yet, forgot what it was to have to want.

So, my question is, are you settling for what you have, or are you working in active pursuit of what you desire and aspire to be? What is your story?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

And so the Journey Continues

I have often thought of how I could make a difference in this world. Then I think? What would that difference really mean? Would I be remembered for making that difference, and should I expect to be? How would I know of the difference?
Well for one, there are many ways, I can make a difference, and this is just one of many. I have finally decided to not let the world, this society and economy become me. I must become it, by adding to it. No, I will probably not be remembered, and I don't care.I will see the difference from the corner of an eye, peeking into the realm of success and achievments of those near and far. I believe we all have something to offer. No one should go without what the need, and if we can all attain what we need, we could posible work towards having all that we desire.
I must continue t fight for who I am and all that I aspire to be sans being selfish in my paths.

Who wants to be an optimist with me?