Job Search, Week 2: Unemployed and I Need a Job

Unemployed: Week 2 (I need a job)

Career services advised me to ditch the Old English Text font on my resume.

“Use your past experiences to stand out,” they said.

Oh yes, that mythical experience every employer wants you to have, but doesn’t seem to want to give out.

I wonder if “directly responsible for ultimate success or failure of entire sales department” is a stretch. If I didn’t slap the stamps on those 900 direct mail pieces, who’s to say where that company would be right now.

I still need to come up with a mission statement before I hustle to class. Is requesting a position that pays minimum wage too ambitious?

Cheerios and ramen noodles are getting old, and my phone bill is due at the end of the month.


Continue to the next post:  Unemployed: Week 3 (I really need a job)

This is the second installment in a series of posts called “Finding a Job is Tough, so Keep Your Chin Up (a memoir).” Check out the previous posts in the series:

  1. Job Search, Week 1: Unemployed but Feeling Good

About the Author: Mike McGurk is a Student Finder at ROCS and a current student at George Mason University. The worst job he ever had was a brief stint as a door-to-door salesman. He  lasted six hours.

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