My New Job Search Goal

Today I applied to a Copy Editing job at HGTV. How did I get there?

Well I decided I might as well apply to jobs that use my English degree, since I can’t seem to learn enough about computers to build an app that will get me a job and then make my job unnecessary as it takes over the world and makes me a millionaire.

But that’s all going to change!

Oh yeah, things are changing around here left and right.

But first I’m just going to apply to jobs all the time. Not all the time, really, just four times a week. That’s my new goal. Just apply to four jobs a week. How hard can that be? Well, I’ll tell you exactly how hard that can be.

Last year I applied to twelve jobs. That’s one job every four weeks, pretty much, which is kind of the inverse of four jobs every one week.

I read a bunch of books about looking for jobs, and they say, watch out, don’t apply to a lot of jobs all at once or everyone will know that you’re desperate and also that you don’t have a clear idea of the kind of job you really want.

So I’m always thinking like that: I better not look like I don’t know what to do.

Well it’s a little late for that! I’m thirty years old; I’m doing the same job I was doing when I was 22!

So it’s a little late to try and show employers that I know what I want to do, unless I really want to be waiting tables.

You know what I really want to do? Be in control of my own time, that’s what I really want to do. I don’t want to have to ask off to go to a wedding, and I damn sure don’t want to have to ask off for Christmas.

But anyways, I’m listing this blog on my resume so I better have something nice to say about jobs.

Jobs are good! I love jobs. I am good at jobs. Give me all the jobs.

 

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