Why I’ve been MIA

I haven’t been blogging much cause my attention has been finding employment which I haven’t found nor has any employer that I’ve submitted an application is willing to hire me.  I was working with the alamo workforce in hoping I can get some job training, but after a good solid 3 months I felt they were stalling in helping me get that job training.  So I terminated the partnership.  At the moment I with a temp agency, but I think this partnership will also go south just cause I lack work experience.

I thought about volunteering somewhere and a week or two ago put in a application at one of the local museums. I don’t approve that people should have to volunteer just to get work experience. I’ve done volunteering in the past, but it never work out.  My only reason for doing it now is that I don’t know what else to do to just get a hired.  So will see what happens with volunteering.

 

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Just reflecting

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.

Cover letter challenge 2

Just a week or so ago, I wrote a post about my challenge of writing a cover.  After getting some input, I wrote another one that doesn’t talk about my little work experience that I have.  This time I tried to force more about me and my “work ethnic”.  If it was up to me, I wouldn’t be writing cover letters, but since everything is computerize these days, the actual application can check whether you upload one or not. If you didn’t, it won’t let you submit the application.  The same goes with references, on some jobs application the computer won’t let you continue and/or submit your application until you have provided references.

 I believe my unique blend of skills and experience, along with my education has prepared me to be an ideal candidate for this position.  In addition, I am confident that I will be a great asset to your team.

What make me the prefect fit for this position?  My strong work ethic that I have developed over the years, which has gotten me through college and the small work experience that I have obtain.  Being punctual is just one of my strongest work ethic, but also having a great learning agility and being able to adapt to a changing environment.  During my college year, I had to adapt quickly, not because it was college.  I was diagnose with a learning disability my sophomore year, so I had to constantly change my learning strategy for every class.

My learning agility not only help me be successful in the classroom, it help me find employment to.  I took it upon myself to learn another skill that I couldn’t acquire at school or other jobs.  Buying a book and using the internet, I learned how to code in HTML and CSS, plus learned how to use Photoshop.  This led me to finding employment at the University of Texas at Austin as a Student Technology Assistant and as an Undergraduate Assistant.