Frankly Friday: The job hunt
Friday, May 2, 2014
Frankly, it's been about six months (which I know isn't all that long...) and I'm getting desperate/discouraged. Thankfully I have my part time job at the newspaper on Saturdays and the restaurant every other day to keep us afloat plus Cam's full time job. But I'm just not content with where I'm at.
I check the newspaper classifieds daily. I check the local Facebook job board page daily. I check the Craigslist wanted section daily.
What the heck?
I feel burnt out and I've only been working on this for a couple months. I graduated in December, but didn't start really looking until after the wedding. So far I've applied for six jobs and haven't gotten so much as an interview.
Lately I've been feeling like the journalism industry isn't exactly my calling. I want to use my writing/interviewing/conveying information abilities, just in a different way. More like public relations or general communications I guess.
Something I think I'd be really good at is an administrative position. I'm so super organized and with my background in working with information and writing it succinctly, I think I'd be a great assistant or office manager or something.
Basically I have no idea where my future is going. I thought I had it all figured out and I'd be a reporter and a fixture in the newsroom for the rest of my career. I'll just have to see where God wants me to be.