Sunday, January 18, 2009

Networking slowdown

Part of my job search is falling by the side as I try to earn more money with part-time work. I may be shooting myself in the foot with this decision, but I'm leaving the Success Team I started through CPC Job Connections, mainly because I don't have time to attend this networking team because of my part-time jobs. I won't go into the details of the work, but as you've read here before, I'm busy with many part-time jobs as a way to bring some much-needed cash into the house.
I talked about it with the team members a week ago, and it was a decision I didn't make lightly. I recently had to leave The Public Press because of these same time commitments, and I fear that any other volunteer work I do may have to cease for awhile so I can concentrate on making some money and still look for full-time work. The reality of now having such full-time work is beginning to really hit, and I need to do what I can.
I guess it's a decision all unemployed must eventually face: Start working and do the job search and other related things, such as networking and volunteering, as secondary parts of the job search.

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1 comment:

Rick Saia said...

Hi Aaron!

Been there. You just gotta do what you gotta do, and if it means bringing in some money at the expense of other things, then so be it. Thinking back to the two times I've been unemployed this decade, bringing in money was the most important. If you're committed to landing something full time, though, even a little networking can go a long way to helping you reach that goal.

Best of luck!