Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Job Search

Since I'm finishing up my degree, I am about to be buried in student loan payments.  I have to find a job.  Honestly, I'm looking but I have a little time so I'm not in too big of a rush.  Ideally, I'd like to find something that starts in August when the kiddos return to school.  It would be great if I could spend the summer hanging out with them and avoid having to pay daycare for a few months.

Anyways, I have been watching the classifieds in the local paper, the employment postings for the local school districts and postings on Craigslist.  I have discovered that I am grossly unqualified for many of the jobs on Craigslist.  You see, I am not a Spanish speaking cleaning lady fresh over the border from Mexico.  That disqualifies me from approximately half of the jobs.  I am also not a male stripper.  So that means I don't qualify for another quarter of the jobs listed.  The remaining quarter of the jobs just don't pay enough to meet my needs.

Searching for a job is quite an adventure.  I'm sure I will eventually find something.  Honestly, I'm not that picky.  As long as the job pays enough to cover my student loans and daycare, I'm good with it.  There are quite a few companies that give preference to military spouses, so I'm looking into those.  I'd love to find a job that actually makes use of my degree.  But I went to school for me and for the sense of accomplishment.  I also wanted to set that example for my kiddos.  So, if I end up working a job that has nothing to do with my degree, that doesn't bother me.  For now, I'm looking and kind of enjoying the adventure of it.


  1. Things are looking up in the job market, I think. Both my sisters and I have all found jobs relatively recently. Sure, I'm not full time, but it's still working! Look at local Sylvan/Huntington's if you want to teach/not be wrapped up in a lot of hours (you could also easily work a desk-type job during the day and then Sylvan/Huntington's for a few hours in the evening. Good luck!

  2. Good luck with your job search. It's good to hear you think of it as an adventure and aren't too picky. Something should come up for you soon!

  3. Job searching makes me crazy. I wish you much luck!

  4. Come back! :) I need your "random tuesday" for my bday present. Obviously.


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