My lack of employment is well-documented on this here blog, my wedding blog, and Twitter. After briefly working for the search-engine-company-that-shall-not-be-named earlier this summer (hint, it rhymes with shmoogle), I’ve been searching for a job and coming up with nothing. I won’t lie, it sucks.
Could/should I get some kind of retail or other part-time job? Yes. And quite frankly, I’m not sure why I haven’t. I don’t have an excuse. Could/should I do more in my search for a full-time job? Again, yes. And again, I don’t have an excuse for why I’m not. Actually, I do. See Day 27 of my 30DBJ.
But things are looking up. I’ve been in contact with a recruiter/career advice professional who is going to help me with my resume, cover letter, and job search strategies. Also, I’m finally going to get some experience in the event planning industry! Two Saturdays next month I’ll be volunteering at weddings in DC with one of the top event planning companies in the area (which will remain nameless.) Even though I’m not earning a paycheck, I’m getting experience. In the event planning industry experience is EVERYTHING.
Hopefully a revamp of my resume and a bit of networking will really get the ball rolling in my quest for permanent employment. I’m ready to work. I’m ready to stop goofing around. Stay tuned!
Are you job searching? Have you gone through long bouts of unemployment? Tell me about your experience.