So yeah, unemployment is kinda tough, and it kinda sucks.
That first week I had a handful of interviews and responses, but since then it's been really sparse. I send out a dozen resumes a day and I'm not getting anything. Yesterday I had some potential photo leads, which are exciting. Of course, I still need a real, regular job to pay bills and such. Today, after a somewhat disastrous interview, I revised my resume, which I hope will at least garner a few callbacks....someday.
It's kind of ridiculous that being a teacher for five years holds absolutely no weight in the outside world. I have half a mind to leave it off my resume altogether, because maybe the hiring people think I'm still trying to be one? It's just a distraction. I don't have impressive numbers to throw around that mean anything, like increasing sales ten percent or initiating a new marketing campaign. How do I convince potential employers that I'm actually smart and I promise I can do whatever you ask? How do I convince them that I'm okay with taking a forty percent pay cut and going back to entry-level office grunt work? I'm smart, dammit--hire me! I can do great work for you! Give me a chance!
Even after sleeping for ten hours, today I am exhausted. Maybe it's because I actually exercised yesterday but drank no water? My whole mood, as you can tell, has been pretty bleak.
At least the snow was pretty. I chose to walk home instead of taking the bus, so I could walk and enjoy it. (And get a little free exercise to loosen up my sore muscles.)