kinda blah!

kinda blah!

i have been feeling like i’m floundering a bit lately. i’m almost to the half-way point in my unemployment and i haven’t gotten anywhere, job-wise. i’ve had 5 interviews since december, but i still haven’t gotten a job. i don’t know what’s going wrong, exactly? i mean, i try to be personable in interviews, i’m not limiting myself, location-wise. i try to ask questions, i do my research beforehand, i have a strong handshake, etc. etc.
although i rather like being unemployed, i’m in a semi-panic because of the money issue. i know when the time comes, i’ll just have to get a job at walmart or someplace, but what will that look like on my resume? how on earth do i explain that? “yeah, no one would hire me and i had to get money somewhere.” after 7 years of experience, i have walmart on my resume.
even if i get one of the graduate assistantships i applied for, i still have to find a job in december. i don’t know if it will be easier or harder to find a job with a master’s degree. it might be easier because i can apply for jobs where they want master’s degrees, but it might be harder because people might think i’m overqualified.
oh, and i have to say, i hadn’t had one interview in the 2 yrs i was NWS, and on my resume i had “pursing master’s degree”. i took that off, and i’ve had my 5 interviews in 4 months. coincidence? maybe….
i peruse the mnworks.org and careerbuilder sites every day and apply for relevant jobs, but there are so few graphics jobs opening up (even state-wide!) that i only really have to look once a week.
this is getting old.

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