Updated 7/11/2011 – all links have been changed to laureninspace.tumblr.com, the address I changed my Tumblr to.
“Success is when you say you’re going to do something and then do it.” Somebody once gave me this advice and I’ve lived my life by it ever since. In all the major successes in my life, I have followed this model. So when I decided to do something this November, I realized I would have to tell people about it first.
I am going to do something about my unemployment.
I’m not unemployed, per se. I’ve been working at my local gym since July. I stand at the front desk, smile at everybody, and answer the phone. However, this is not how I expected my life to turn out after obtaining my masters degree. (Interesting fact: Three other minimum wage employees at my gym also have a masters degree.) So I wouldn’t say I’m a NEET in a Welcome to the NHK sense of the word.
For the past three months, my job strategy has been to rack up experiences. I wanted to do as many unpaid jobs as possible and add the work I did to my resume and portfolio. However, these aren’t leading to jobs, just a cooler looking portfolio. Not to mention, more great stuff to blog about. But I digress.
This month, I’m going back to the old fashioned style of applying for jobs. I’m using a series of search engines to apply for a different job every day for 30 days. You can hold me accountable by checking out the Tumblr I made just for this project: NaNoJobMo. Yes, I know that title doesn’t make sense. You can read about it in my mission statement.
So check it out and get on my case if it isn’t updated. Suggest jobs if you like. And finally, otaku readers, don’t worry! Tomorrow we return to our regularly scheduled fandom and subculture oriented programming.