Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I know, I've been missing in action here. Why? Well, have you listened to the news? Millions out of work- salaries being cut 47 percent across the board-major banks failing- stocks worthless-companies folding left and right...

With news like that , who's going to hire?

To be fair, I have applied for seven jobs since I last wrote-two have been filled already.

People not job hunting give the following advice-"Take anything. You can do better later."

Yeah, right. I've heard that before. In my experience if you take a lesser job-your next employer wants to know why- then looks at you askew and says you didn't make enough or you didn't supervise enough in your last job. They tell you "I have someone else here more"Qualified" because they supervised two more people in their last job- or they made over $100,000 in their last job- meanwhile you were working at McDonald's or you settled for $30,000."

If you settle now, you settle for the next ten years-which is fine if you're twenty or even thirty- not if you're forty.

But no- I tell myself- in this economy you have to settle- you have to to get out of the house and get on with your life- So, I apply for the Specialist job instead of the Director job...and guess what? At my interview they say, "You are over qualified. You will be bored. You won't stay." They wave me on and hire the 20 year old they were looking for.

There is no "Right" answer. So, if you're wondering what I'm doing- searching the job boards- sending out resumes- the same thing I was doing this time last year- only I had higher expectations then.

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