Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Back in the hunt

The leaves beginning to change in the backyard

About a year ago when entering the Peace Corps was becoming a reality I made the decision to stop job hunting. At the time I had reason to believe I'd be living abroad within 6-9 months. It only seemed right and fair at that time to not seek full-time employment, knowing I'd just have to resign within a year. I chose instead to do a lot of commission-based contract work. That is a decision I haven't regretted.
Well, here we are one year later, and the PC is pushing me off (most likely) for another year. Which means I need a Plan B. Or is it a Plan E at this point? I have no idea. I am continuing to do the contract work, but it isn't really a full-time, long-term option. Neither is living on top of a mountain alone in Roanoke. I need steady income and a social life. The lack of these two things is a little too depressing. But I can and do count my blessings easily- a paid off car, a free place to live, few expenses, and options. For that I am truly grateful.
So here we are, one year later, and I'm right back where I began! I've started sending out resumes, networking, considering different options, and wondering which future will unfold. Being in job hunting mode is not easy, and I don't miss the roller coaster of emotions. But it has to be done, right?! 

1 comment:

  1. I've found if you can talk numbers (social media metrics, ROI, etc) the hiring manager is more likely to pay attention. That's the big thing right now. Add that in your verbage if you are not already.

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