Today, I pressed on with the job search. My daily scrub of Craigslist has so far proved fruitless.
I stopped to get a coffee this afternoon while I pondered today’s classifeds in the Merc and sat next to another woman who was furiously filling out job applications. As I sipped my latte (iced, natch, on a day like today), I whipped out today’s classified section and started perusing the front page… not the employment section just yet, but to see if there were any cheap file cabinets for sale (we are in dire need of one at our house).
The woman looked over at what I was doing. She was about my age, and seemed very friendly.
“May I ask what you are looking for?” She inquired.
A valid question. I told her that I was looking for office furniture, although my primary objective was to look at the job listings. This sparked a conversation about our respective fields (she is a psych grad looking to go into occupational therapy, as I talked about the tech field) and the lack of jobs in the valley.
She was applying to anywhere she could grab an application from… retail, foodservice, and more. I looked at her table, on which there were a stack of applications fro various places. I am starting to think that maybe I am being too choosy, and should be thankful that anyone is considering hiring me, even if it’s a job I wouldn’t normally consider.
I’m always frustrated by some of the ridiculous requirements that some jobs have. I know, I don’t have a degree, but my skills have been honed in the workplace, and I have learned so much more while working than I have at any school. I now feel like I am behind the times because I am not getting any training. It’s very very frustrating.
So if you’re looking someone to fill a position at your office… someone who’s a bit geeky, but a fast learner, creatively and technically inclined… or just need a helping hand here in the Silly Valley… give me a hoot.
It’s worth a shot, I guess. 😉