am I curse?

Is there such a thing as being curse with bad luck with finding a job?  No matter what you do or how much you try to change your approach in finding a job, you’ll never find one nor get a job.  As my journey continues with looking for employment maybe I just one of those individual that will never find a job.  Are some people just unemployable?  Their skills, experiences, education, maybe their personality just doesn’t fit into the job labor force. Are employers being to picky with who they hire? It all about finding that employee that fit into their company 100% or at least close to it.

Maybe my resume is one of those odd looking resume employer don’t understand and get the wrong impressions.  My job have been in the educational field to the technical web savvy field with a little retail in between.  Doesn’t make a good attractive resume? Jumping around from one area to another plus have a degree in sociology doesn’t help at all.  Gives the impression I don’t know what I want to do career wise.
*my job experience on my resume. I can’t fit everything so I left the small detail like month and cities*
Pearson, Professional Scorer(this is always hard to explain)                                                                                                                                                                                         2011 – 2017
  •  Analyzed students responses if they answered prompt essay and score their response.
  • Remained neutral bias in reading student’s opinions and religious beliefs.
Northeast Independent School District, Substitute Teacher
                                                                                                                    2011 – 2015
  • Implemented teacher’s lesson plans awhile having the ability to improvise and be flexible when necessary.
  • Determined appropriate consequences for inappropriate student behavior and write a report for the teacher about class events.
  • Maintained effective classroom management strategies and applied advance teaching capabilities in all subject areas.
University of Texas at Austin, Undergraduate teacher assistant
                                                                                                                      2006 – 2008
  • Provided technical support to 30+ students learning about web applications during office hours via instant messenger or email.
  • Communicated effectively to non-technical students on debugging HTML and CSS code via instant messenger.
  • Worked with teaching faculty to aid in proctoring exams
Education
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
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Inktober 2017

Inktober came and went.  With so much on my mind, I was only able to get half way.  This year I decide to challenge myself a little bit more.  Instead of using your regular ink pen/markers, I decided to use a dip pen and the Higgin black magic ink. I also used a old sketchbook I had laying around my room.  Haven’t used it since high school and I didn’t have money to buy a sketchbook that didn’t bleed when using ink.  The paper did hold up except when there was to much ink on the nib and drip on the paper.

Drawing in ink is intimidating because you have to know what you are going to do.  Are you going to draw a straight line, a circle or maybe a curve?  If you aren’t certain you can’t afford to miss up cause can’t erase it, you can keep going or start over on another page.

Book # 10: Beartown

This is my second book that I’ve read by author Fredrik Backman, Beartown.  The other book I read was My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry.  Beartown is a small town whose community care about there passion for hockey and their junior ice hockey team.  Competing in the national semifinals  game has a lot at stake for the town and for it best player Kevin.  For Kevin this is an opportunity to leave a small town and go pro.  For the town its a chance to be recognize again as the best hockey town and to bring attention to the town.

With so much pressure on the shoulder of one player is to much to bear for a teenager. It a chain reaction that lead up to a violent act on a younger girl. An act that turns the town against the young girl and their only interest is what best for the town and hockey.

Daily Prompt: Mystery

Mystery

Mystery, living life is a mystery or maybe am the mystery living within a mystery I have yet to finger out.  I have yet to notice the clues left behind to solve these two mysteries.  Ever since I started college till now I’ve had many questions to why things have happened to me.  I don’t mean bad things, just the struggles to move through life.  What is it about me that am struggling so much?  First it was struggling to get through college, now am struggling to find a job, struggling to move on with my life.  I know life isn’t suppose to be easy, but there just something am not understanding.  Is there something I am not seeing about myself that will help me solve the mystery that will lead to living within this”mystery life”? I do know this, am no Sherlock Holmes and if I do solve this mystery, it will be on my own.

Might be another jobless year

With about two months left in 2017, it beginning to feel that my goal for finding a full-time position will come up empty, again for the 8th or 9th year.  Awhile it may not be the end of the world, am running out of options of what more I can do.  I’ve altered my resume so many time, change the format, re-worded it, deleted and added things.  Nothing I do seem to make a difference.

Even interviewing, what more do they want.  If you want to know me and the kind of person who I am, hire me. Some of these questions I just don’t know how to answer, like tell me about your self? ME!, am thinking what do you want to know. Honestly I think interviewing is not my thing no matter how much I prepare. Most of my answers will be short or I don’t have an answer.  For example when they ask you a scenarios question like, tell me a time you experience a rude customer and you handle it.  To me, I just help the customer the best I could and not them ruin my day.  Am a patient person and it take a lot to set me off.

The pass two weeks I been thinking of other jobs I could apply to, but there are some factors that might keep me from applying.  I recent thought about applying for a flight attendant, but there are no airlines that are base here where I live.  I would probably I have to move to another city and/or state and I have zero money for that.  It would be great to travel since I haven’t left the state I live in.  The other job I thought about is teaching english aboard, but then you need to be certified.  The other issues is will I make enough to pay my student loans plus the cost of living in another country.

 

Book #9: The Stars Are Fire

The Stars Are on Fire by Anita Shreve. 24 year Grace Holland a mother of 2 kids, Tom and Claire Holland and married to Gene Holland. October 1947 Maine is swept by drought and dried vegetation.  Fire break out and Grace is left home alone with her kids awhile her husband goes help battle the fire from advancing toward the town.  Alone, Grace is force to protect her children as the fire consumes the town and homes, include hers.  Retreating toward the coastal sea is Graces only option for her and her two children from not being burned to death.  After a stressful night protecting her children Grace begin to realize her life has been change forever.  With no clothes, no home, no money and a town burn down Grace is force to provide for herself and children.  She discover a new self from this natural disaster, but unaware of the biggest challenge that lies ahead.

There a little history tied to this book.  1947 is the year the state of Maine burn to the Ground.  17, 188 acres burned, more than 10,000 acres were burned in Acadia National park.

https://www.nps.gov/acad/learn/historyculture/fireof1947.htm

Book #8: Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lesson by Claire Fuller is one of those books I am going to have to re-read again.  Not that I didn’t understand just felt like I might be missing something that I didn’t get when I first read it.  Reading it was interesting.  A young women Ingrid Coleman write and leave letters to her husband about how she really felt about their marriage.  She never give the letters to her husband Gil, but leaves them into between books.  Ingrid leaves her husband and her two children Nan and Flora after writing her last letter.

Several years later, Gil now old and his two daughter grown up thinks he see his wife at a bookshop. The event at the bookshop leave Gil in bed with his two daughter watching their fragile father.  Looking after their father the history of their parents marriage resurfaces.  Nan and Flora facing their own hidden lock-up emotions  about what happened to their mother.

Great book if you are into family drama and about marriage.