Volunteering, it great that people do this to help a cause or something they have a passion for. What I don’t agree about volunteering is having to do it just to get work related experience. With that said, sometime at the end of October I decided to volunteer at the center library. I decide to volunteer, because my job hunt to find a job isn’t leading to any job offers. Why the library? Well it that was my second option and my first option was a museum. When museum received my background check the volunteer position I had discussed with the volunteer coordinator was already filled. They had another position but i wasn’t interest in. So I decide to volunteer at the library. Honestly I don’t know what I will get out of it cause getting a job there is very competitive. I convince myself, what do I have to loose except two hours of my time. So for that past month I volunteer one day out of the week for two hours at the library.
So far the duties I’v done are pulling books off the shelves that the computer system has listed missing and are going to be “retired”. These retired books are removed from the system and sent to the library store where the public may buy them for a few cents or a dollar. I think they also give them out to schools or organization in need of books, but not to sure about that. The other task I’ve done is checking each service desk has the supply they need like pens, pencil and small scrap paper.
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
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
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.
Since I finished college 9 years ago, I’ve been on the constant search for a full-time job. Looking here and there, applying for this job and that one. Within this 9 years time, I’ve only had a few job interviews. Resulting in zero job offers and the job hunt has left me exposed. Not sure what else to do since it seems most employers could see right through me. My little job experience not enough for them to consider me for any position. I get it, I lack the experience, but doesn’t mean am not motivate to get my hands dirty and learn. These behavioral interview questions only relieve my introvert personality. I accept for who I am and that is something I can’t change. I may not show my excitement for the position during an interview or have an out going personality, but it doesn’t mean that I can’t do the job require. It doesn’t mean that am anti-social, hate being around people or am not a good fit for you company. It just mean that am a calm, down to earth individual and asking me a few hard question is not enough to know who am really am.
Here we are, already September 1, 2015. It wasn’t that long ago that we had just started a New Year with new goals, things that we want to accomplish for the new year. All of a sudden we are 4 months away to ending 2015 and start a New Year. For me 2015 hasn’t gone the way I wanted it to go. I had made it my goal to find a full-time job this year, but with 8 months out of 12 already gone, haven’t had any luck. I’ve only had 1 phone call and 1 interview this year. Edited my resume and cover-letter, submitted it in for a job opening and repeat the process for the next job posting I find. To sum up what my life been like job hunting this video sum it up pretty good.