I've been up since 8am.
The sun was shining, it was boiling hot out and I walked up to the local garage to get something to eat and drink while circling jobs in the newspaper.
Turns out that while I ate my banana, drank my water and dipped some water crackers into a yummy cheese spread in the sun ... I wasn't circling many jobs. Make that about 8 jobs in 36 pages. I am looking in the city or close enough to my home to ensure that I don't waste my time on public transport, I'm looking at salary range and I am looking at my own personal experience.
So there are customer service positions, shop assistant positions and one or two coordinator positions. It is December and I can't expect the paper to be full of the right work just for me.
So I came home from sitting on the grass and applied for one or two positions, then I applied for 3 or 4 other positions and then I applied for temp work. I have over 7 years of business office administration experience.
I also marketed and publicised my shop, arranged events and have been doing all the admin and networking for my last role. I'd love to be a marketing communications coordinator, a marketing assistant, a marketing officer ... once I get my entire leg in the door, I think I have the skills for that.
Am I overqualified?
Or do I not have the right qualifications for marketing and communications positions? I think I should be looking at qualifying myself further.
I'd like to do temp work to tide me over in the meantime. And possible volunteer work. I need to fill my days. It is now 12pm and I have been home on the Internet looking for work for over 2 hours.
In the meantime and before taking the day to go for a walk, eat the rest of my crackers and read ... I have a shop assistant position to apply for.