I am still on the hunt for a job and today was no exception. I have been quite lucky these last two weeks, I have had several interviews. Yesterday I had a second interview and this prospect looks hopeful. I have been looking for a position since September 2007—I have never had such a hard time landing a job.
I have become quite proficient in filling out all of the various job banks’ questions and I have refined my resume. I have become a member to so many job banks that I have had to create a document that contains all of my usernames and passwords. There is a website called resumerabbit.com; however, it charges a little more than $50.00 to fill out all of the information and upload your resume to a large number of job banks. It’s a good idea but I’m on limited budget, so I’m just going to fill out all of them myself. Looking for a job is a full-time job, minus the pay, benefits and did I mention the pay.
I spend about eight hours a day online filling out job bank profiles, modifying my resume, cover letter—preparing them to be emailed and mailed to prospective employers. It costs me $0.79 to mail a resume packet to an employer; this is a lot of money for me because I don’t have any income. My family is great they have been very supportive, both financially and emotionally. I have a ream of rejection letters and another ream of applications.
I graduated with honors from Central New Mexico Community College with my Associates in Business Administration and a 3.94 GPA. I have student loans that are on deferment and monthly bills that I struggle to pay. I think it’s the economy…I don’t know but I thank God every day for my family and friends. I feel that something is close to happening. If everything goes well, I should have a job soon. I have met many good people, so my hopes are still high.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
~ Walter Elliott