I hate job hunting

That’s really all I have to say today, but I am trying to be in the habit of posting to this blog on a regular basis. I’ve been looking for a new gig since April, but I’m trying to get out of my current career field as I don’t see it continuing to be viable for the 20+ working years I have until I reach full retirement age. Hindsight being 20/20 and all, I see now that I should have gotten out probably 5-10 years ago. At this point, I’m starting to feel like a pager salesman. It was a great job when I started in 1990, but in 2013, not so much.

I’m not giving up, though. I’m tired of working from home and just about everything else about the field. If I had a way to get training to expand my options without incurring a crapton of student loan debt (with no guarantee that I’d be in a position where paying off that debt would be possible), that would be ideal, but, sadly, I have to earn a living in the meantime.

Going to close this before it devolves into a total pity party. I am changing my life. As an impatient person, it’s just not changing as fast as I’d like.


About Connie Race

Living in the Pacific Northwest, emptying the nest, single, overweight, allowing myself to be naturally gray (no more dye jobs), and working on a career change. Obviously, this calls for a new blog in which I reinvent myself at 49. (Except now I'm 51, yikes)
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2 Responses to I hate job hunting

  1. Diana Philpot says:

    Connie, I recommend you check in with your local VA office. In some cases, municipalities or counties have their own Veterans Office to assist with various issues, job training and placement being just a couple. You might find there is state money available to retrain, or a great job (OK, a paying one) available that you might otherwise not have known about. Good luck to you – but you won’t need it. Being motivated and prepared for change are all the luck you need!

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