You might or might not have figured it out by now, but I am currently unemployed.
I won’t go into detail about the reason for my unemployment, but I will say that it has been quite a few years since I have been in this situation.
It’s been a short time and I have had some interviews, but not a lot. The extremely scary thing about unemployment is that it is unpredictable. I could have two or three interviews in one day and then have none for the rest of the week.
My expertise is in customer service. I have addressed issues from the most mundane (status of orders, billing questions, etc) to the very difficult and detail oriented questions that require research and sometimes going to other departments. The issue is that I am not entry level, but I also know myself enough to know that I would not be a good fit for a manager position.
I want to work, I need to work. Not just for the paycheck, but for my mental and physical health. I get a physical rush when I am able to go to work and I feel like I am wanted. I have an exhausted high (if there is such a thing) when I come home from work, knowing that I have accomplished something during the day.
While I love to write, it is just something that I do on the side. I hope it may be my full time profession one day, but for now, it is a hobby.
I know there are a lot of us out there, looking for work. Employers seem to be pickier than ever. Salaries and benefits are not what they were. It’s not like it was back in the day, when someone got a job straight of out college and had it until they retired 30 or 40 years later.
I know that my next job is out there. I just don’t know when I will get it.