Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's been 2 months.....

I have been job searching now for two months and I have not gotten any calls for an interview. I do however keep getting emails letting me know that I have not been selected for an interview or that the position was filled. Now I am starting to stress because my unemployment will basically only cover the mortgage and car payment. So now I am going to have to use my savings. I am hoping I get a job soon. I was so excited to have recently paid off my credit card, but now I am using it again to make sure I have money in the account to cover the bills. Life was not suppose to turn out like this......

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's the little things......

Well I am officially a statistic, one that I never wanted to be. Not only have I officially filed for unemployment, I no longer know what to tell people it is that I do. To me, unemployed sounds like I have become such a failure. When I take surveys, I no longer can say I am a full-time worker. It's a place I never expected to be. I went to school to support myself and it has been my main focus for the last 12 years. Without having a job, I feel like I have failed. Everyone is encouraging and telling me something better is out there and though I truly appreciate these words it doesn't make the phone ring to give me an interview.

Still looking, but no calls. Just getting the emails to let me know again, again that I wasn't even selected for an interview. I just want the chance to meet with an employer to know who I am and how I can benefit them as an employee.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Well, I have been searching for a new job for the last month. I've filled out the numerous online applications, found dream jobs, applied for several jobs I am qualified for and yet no phone calls. I have though began receiving e-mails informing me that the jobs I have been applying for have been filled. It's disheartening because I didn't get an interview. With hundreds applying for the same jobs I am, how do I get the interview? How can I stand out in this technological world?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day One

So today was work day one of my lay-off and I spent the day driving to Kansas with my friend to help her move. However, I just spent the last 30 minutes searching school district websites to find job postings and only found one. 17 districts looking at all positions I am qualified in and I only found one that I could apply for. It's discouraging but I am trying to remain positive. Tomorrow is another day, with a new job search! Hopefully more posting will be up tomorrow.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

If the fall doesn't kill you......

Well, even though it's been six months since my last post, a lot has changed. Well, one thing has changed, I am now unemployed. I got my pink slip (which sadly isn't pink) about a month ago and since yesterday was the last day of the school year, today is the first day of no job! What am I going to do is the main question I have been asking myself all day. I no longer have the security of a paycheck and health insurance. However, I can start collecting unemployment July 1st. The job search is on and the only plan I have right now besides the job search is getting my house back in order since it is in shambles due to me never being home during track season.