So, I’m in full-tilt job search mode these days, sending out resumes, scouring Indeed, and Glassdoor, CareerBuilder and Flex Jobs, taking tests on Crowd Content and a variety of freelance writing sites. I keep coming across these great companies that I’d love to work for, and their websites are crazy interactive with fun-looking young professionals totally loving their jobs. And here’s what I’ve learned:
- I want a job I love.
- I want to make a difference – in the environment, and in the lives of others.
- I want to learn more about HTML programming, Full Stack Programming, SEO, and I’d also like to become a better blogger and content writer.
- I’ve got a LOT to offer, but I’m not really sure how to put that into today’s marketplace, especially since I really want to change my direction.
- I’m definitely not the only one in my situation.
- There aren’t a lot of great opportunities out there opening the door to someone with lots of soft skills whose been in the work force for quite a while, if you know what I mean.
- I shouldn’t have to start dying my hair again, but I haven’t ruled it out. Next time, I’ll go blond!
- Government jobs still ask for graduation dates and salary history, and for some reason, they can get a way with it. What’s that all about!?
This whole process is just a teensy bit demoralizing, and I totally understand what friends and relatives of my generation have been telling me for the past few years. But there has to be a better way. The work ethic of people my age is tremendous. Granted, we sometimes have to work a bit harder than our younger counterparts, but the difference is that we are willing to do so! And we’ve gotten to the point where we no longer think we know everything, so we’re open to learning, or relearning as the case may be.
The way I see it, only a fool would overlook us (me, actually), and who wants to work for a fool anyway? Back to the job boards, still looking for that job that will pay me to travel, eat, bike, do some good, and then write blog posts about it all!