Overall this has not been an easy week. I had several ups and downs and two days in a row so far I ended up in tears, I snapped at family members, and remained too long in my “Eoyore” mood.
But instead of writing about all of that, I decided to write about something positive for once (I know, weird huh?).
Today, I feel like I have truly done my best (hush to the person in the back that is about to say otherwise).
I’ll say it again: I have done my best today to find a job.
Now, someone can say that unless I am applying to every job I see, even if includes licking the floor clean, it obviously isn’t enough, but today I am standing up to say otherwise.
I did do my best today. Some days I feel otherwise. But today? I do feel pretty good.
1) I looked for (and applied to) any job I was qualified for.
I am not the type to just look for jobs that would give me a high paying salary. I am looking at all possibilities. And today, I did just that. And you know what? That isn’t any different on the other days I’m looking for a job. I’m not being picky.
2) Networking, networking, networking.
I followed up on my networking people and reached out to some new people. I even followed up on an offer for job search help from someone I’m following on Twitter.
3) Placement Agencies
I also contacted the placement agency I spoke with a few weeks ago again. I resent my resume and I waiting to find out about job leads.
…..still waiting. Yup, still……..waiting. Oh, right, the blog post.
4) Reached out to talk shows.
Alright you may think I’m kidding about this one, but didn’t I say I was trying anything? I am literally trying anything. And I did just that. I submitted a video to Dr. Phil about helping me find a job. Don’t think I’m kidding about that one, either.
And if I end up on television, you guys will be the first to know.
5) Um…not sure about number five.
Okay I didn’t want to end this with a four, because no one makes a list with just four points. But aside from following through with my temptation to leave my resume in Barnes and Noble (I’m close though), and holding a sign board as I walk through the mall asking, “Are you hiring?” I am doing everything I can.
And if I can say that statement every day and mean it, than I am feeling pretty damn good about myself.