I am so frustrated. I am a freelance journalist/blogger who makes okay money. I have no benefits. No job security. No way to climb the ladder since our company is made of only 5 employees and none of them are leaving their positions. No room in the budget for a raise, either. What's a girl to do? Let the career search begin!
I've spent the last few months of my evaluating my career. At the age of 24, I'm a go-getter. I want to work my way up in the corporate world. I want to have financial security and health insurance. I want to work at the same place for dozens of years and be able to look back on my time at that job and feel a sense of accomplishment. Is that too much to ask for? In today's world, I actually think that it may be.
I'm feeling the strain of this job search. I have applied for at least a dozen 'dream-jobs' in the past month. Jobs that I know that I would LOVE doing. Jobs that I know I would fit perfectly. It's as though those employers are looking for something different, or maybe not really looking at all.
I think it's disappointing to know that I'm being judged off of a cover letter and resume, too. I wish there was room for some personal communication and interaction. I want so badly to just walk into some of these places of employment and introduce myself in person. Make a memorable and positive impression. Has the internet ruined this? Now, I have an allowance of 400 words to type into a little scroll box on an online application. Those 400 words have to scream, beg, and prove that I am the perfect candidate.
I guess I'm looking for some tips. Suggestions? Words of advice? Has any other poor soul experienced these job-applying rituals lately? Am I the only one going through this saga today? Please wish me luck and I will promise to keep you on the up-and-up with everything! Thanks for listening to me vent. You're the greatest.