Thursday, 11 April 2013
J = Job Hunting
I am Job Hunting at the moment and it’s not going very well. Granted, its early days and I’ve not applied for many positions but I’m still starting to get a little worried. Maybe I am just being a little impatient; it’s just that I have never been without a job since I was 15 years old, often juggling two jobs at once.
I do officially have a ‘job’, but it is in the UK and I am on a career break until July 1st. I can return to this job but it would mean leaving my husband (and cat) in California and living separately.
The company I work for in the UK actually has an office really close to where we live in Irvine (about 15 minutes) so I was hoping to arrange a transfer, but I’m finding this difficult, more difficult than I expected. I guess after working for the same company for 15 years (in various positions – Communication, Customer Service, Administration, Social Media), I expected that all the awards I have won and my loyalty would help. I’m speaking to a nice lady today about available positions so fingers crossed this will lead to something and I will have a job soon.
However if it doesn’t, I really don’t know what to do or where to start. I’ve never been unemployed and if I don’t get a job soon I will go stir crazy!! I am enjoying my lazy days at the moment, A-Z blogging, playing with the cat and lazing round the pool.... but I know this can’t go on forever and the longer I am out of work, the harder it will be to get back into the routine of going to work.
Some inspirational quotes to keep me motivated:
If you have any advice for me on job hunting, top tips, or simply any experiences you want to share, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you and welcome your comments.