Monday, December 1, 2008

Ho, ho, ho

Another month arrives, probably the favorite month of the year for a lot of people, and I'm trying all I can to look forward to it without a full-time job in hand. As I've written here before, it's difficult to relax and enjoy things when at the back of my mind is the constant dread of having to either look for work or at least do something to improve my chances of landing a job.

For example, today I started taking a week-long PowerPoint class. It's a skill that is often called upon in the business world. I also spent some time today doing a mock interview for a second interview that I hope will come for a job I recently applied for. Then after Emma went to bed about an hour ago, I'm applying for a job someone kindly forwarded to me on LinkedIn. Other than taking care of the kid, most of the day, from 8 a.m. to now, has been spent preparing for a job, interview and applying for yet another job. I realize there are plenty of seeds to be planted before I find a job, but it's getting tiresome.

And I don't want to waste time in December because I expect that within two weeks companies will basically shut down for the year as far as hiring goes. I can't imagine they get much done from the week of Christmas through the first week of the new year.


BookingAlong said...

Congrats on getting mentioned on AOl or a major website, which is how I found your site. I assume you are getting paid as a freelancer?

Good luck with your job search. Even in this economy, there ARE jobs out there, even if you have to cobble two or three part-time jobs together (benefits are another story.

I have links to articles, links from my main blog, and all of them lead to article that I've gained income from writing.

The blog is for my pleasure, ramblings and musings. So it isn't monetized.

BookingAlong said...

Oh, it was Wallet Pop where I found you - DOH! Very cool article on those hybrids and the disappearing incentives for them.