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    As if I Needed a Reason to Quit That Job

    I was nervous almost to the point of tears as I dialed my team lead’s number to give her my two weeks notice. I wasn’t sad or unsure- I worked from home, only had a couple friends, and kind of hated the work- but I was still scared. There was no doubt in my mind I needed to leave my job. Does the cancerous tumor need to be removed? Yes. But it was scary because of what may come next. I almost felt like staying to avoid facing the fear, and understood how less courageous people may stay for that exact reason. “I know we’re not supposed to ask, but why???”…

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    Dear Hiring Manager,

    Please find detailed my unemployment history starting on January 30, 2015 until present. While it may seem that I should be employed right now, I assure you that my time away from the desk can be lamented and accounted for. February-April I had initially expected this to be my period of applying to and interviewing for jobs. I had expected to find a position that would be the next step in my career and paying more than I previously made since I thought I was under-paid as it was. I ended up taking a job with Bankers Life and Casualty Company at the very end of March, and spending April…

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    Brianna Ain’t Got No Job!

    My mom was introducing me to someone at the fair as I approached her. The woman said “is this the one that’s a pharmacist, or?” I said, “housewife,” and extended my hand, offering nothing further than a smile. I am 26, personable, articulate, poised and jobless. It’s a travesty. I could have told the woman I’m in between jobs, but this is who I am now… I started my job search on New Year’s Day. I did not receive any calls about the applications I had submitted at the beginning of the year–19 in total– and I barely received any rejection emails. As articulate and thorough as I think I am,…