Once More Onto the Breach!
It’s that time, once again.
Lunch time? Tool time? Hammer Time? Peanut Butter Jelly Time?
No to all four, though they would be the bestest times ever. No friends, it’s that time again for the job hunt. I hate job searching, I really do, and it doesn’t matter if it’s online or off, I just hate it. Why? Well, other than the time consumption that it takes to rework a resume or portfolio, searching relevant (or non relevant) job opportunities, to the constant waiting and wondering if the ideal job you applied for will respond back, the whole thing is tedious.
Of course, add this to the US’ ever stagnant recession recovery and the situation seems to just grow worse. Now, the light at the end of the tunnel – yes, there is one – is that freelancing and consulting are continuing to rise because of this. As of April, freelancers and consultants make up 25% of the work force and despite what Marissa Mayer thinks, more and more people and companies are utilizing telecommuting and outsiders to supplement their already thinning work environments.
This should be good news for you and me; and it is, really! I’m just very impatient. Do you remember the days when, at the start of your school’s summer vacation, high school students could find jobs anywhere? Or if you were thinking of changing careers, the summer was the best time? It doesn’t seem like that any more, does it?
Okay, my bad; this was supposed to be a happy post and it’s not. So, never let it be said I didn’t try to lighten your Friday!
- Telephone, Teleport, Telecommute (insurancefiles.com)
- Job Hunting: The Search (joncornejo.wordpress.com)