Hi Internet People,
Technically I had Tuesday off, but I found myself doing a lot more than I anticipated. I got to sleep in until about 12:30, which was wonderful, then I got up and had to make myself look put together and professional. If you haven’t checked out my blog before you might not know that I’ve been considering making a change in my life. Nothing too crazy, but I’m looking to see if I can find a new path.
An area organization held a job fair and I decided to go. I edited my resume a bit and put together a business casual look to try and be impressive. My only worry was that the jobs wouldn’t really be things I could do. We have a lot of factories and hospitals in the area so a number of potential jobs are connected to manual labor or nursing. I’m not super physically active, I can lift heavy things if need be, but I don’t think I could build a tire or put a car together. I also have no nursing background. I thought about it as a kid, but decided it just wasn’t for me.
I got to the event and was a little bit worried because I wasn’t sure what was going on. I got there right at the start, which was probably a bit of a bad idea. When I worked as part of the Student Activities Office during undergrad I used to run events and normally the first half hour is a bit hectic. I stood around awkwardly for about 5 minutes until one of the event runners saw me and asked if I’d signed in. After finding the table, I was approached by a man from our local paper. He wanted to follow me around and take pictures of me interacting with the various people running booths. I agreed and wound up getting a bunch of pics taken while I was chatting to a woman from a local college. I then went to a bunch of other booths and one woman was really pleased with my resume and actually thought she might have a job for me. I’m holding out to see where that goes, it would be really great to do something besides work at the video store.
After the event I ran to library and picked up an application. I then grabbed lunch and ran errands with my mom. There was a little bit of down time at the house, but then I filled out the library application and worked on editing two resumes so that I could email someone from the job fair and then get to the library with a slightly different version before they closed at 8. I finally got back home and changed around 7:30. I work tomorrow, but oddly only for 3 hours and then I have a day off. It shouldn’t be too bad. Though I did lose a day off this week because of weird scheduling issues. I’m hoping to hear back about job things soon and I’ll have to pick up a paper to see if I actually got included.
Talk to ya tomorrow,