Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises.
The monotony of necessary occupations is exhilarating and life-giving.
– Mahatma Gandhi
I have sent 97 applications for jobs and have heard back from 3 potential employers. I went on the interviews with high spirits and anticipation. I dressed properly. I researched the company on Google. I was ready for questions and had prepared answers. I possess the skill set needed.
I arrive on time. I walk into the interview. I review my skills with my interviewer. I answer the questions. I all cases, I was more than qualified for the position offered.
I have not gotten a job, yet.
What is wrong? 5 years away from work. But, working at home is work. I manage projects: Operation Valentine – 1200 packages to troops in Iraq; Baking philanthropy at a senior center; Book Club. I schedule and calendar events – My daughter: school, voice competition, piano lessons and competitions, golf lessons and tournaments. I assist with papers, projects, Geometry, Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, supplementary home schooling. In addition, I am a Notary and have been taking continual classes in Finance, Legal, etc. I entertain for business and family. I haven’t forgotten what I learned in Business School or Law school. But, I am not seen as qualified.
Frustrating… but the shark must keep moving.
I have just sent out 10 more applications. I remain hopeful and enthusiastic. I am putting a critical eye on myself to see what I can do to change the tide…
I have started a small business in debt mitigation and consulting. I had my first mailing of 1000 cards. I got 5 responses, about 1/2 % return. Not bad. This is considered standard for a mailing, I hear. I have 3 clients now. I hope to get more. I am providing them excellent service and I have successfully helped 1 client already. I am encouraged about the business. However, I will continue to seek work, because I need a job both to help the family and finance my start up.
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Happy job hunting.