Regardless if you're looking for a job or trying to make money by branding yourself or your business, I became aware through NECESSITY that I need to spend a lot of time in social media. It's funny that I didn't need to until I lost my job and there was a NEED to PROMOTE myself in … Continue reading Too Much Time Spent for Self-Promotion
These past days, I've been busy. I haven't been keeping up with my blog because I've decided to start my own business while I wait for a "real" job to come calling. When I say "real", it just means that it's a job that pays the monthly bills. I figured that I had nothing more to … Continue reading So, what’s going on with me lately?
The first year I was out of a job, I reflected on how my life was in the past, specifically during the time when my children were very young. I was a working mother that put in more than 40 hours a week outside the home. I discovered that 1) I only cared for me and my … Continue reading To my younger self,
I read an article written by Liz Ryan about a type of discrimination that job-seekers faced after the First Great Recession (2008-2010) in the 21st century called discrimination on the basis of employment status. This was a practice of screening out qualified job applicants based on their unemployed status. I truly believe that this is yet another … Continue reading Discrimination based on Unemployment Status
This week, I had two job interviews. One was for a part-time job at a local store and the other was for a full-time career position. After leaving the group interview for the part-time position, I felt pretty good about it. I felt confident that I would get the job that I was very qualified … Continue reading The Dreaded Rejection Email
At the end of 2014, since I wasn't receiving any phone calls from recruiters, I decided to just stay home and enjoy being a home-maker/stay-at-home mom. So, since money was tight, I decided to forgo hair coloring and just go out all gray. It took a full year to grow-out the color off my hair. … Continue reading What does it take to get recognition from job recruiters? Look like a millennial.
When I was working, one of the things that I hated to do was figuring out what to wear the next day for work. It was stressful and wasteful in both money and time. So during my gap years, one of the things that I accomplished was building a Capsule Wardrobe. Simply stated, this wardrobe contain BASIC … Continue reading Simplify your wardrobe by building your own Capsule Wardrobe
In June 2014, I was laid off from a Fortune 500 IT company after 15 years of service. For the rest of the year, I had set-up my LinkedIn profile, updated my resume and subscribed to job-boards. Each time I saw positions that I was interested in, I applied online. I did this for … Continue reading Age Discrimination on GenX Job-seekers
I'm a Gen X and worked for the same company for over a decade. But when I was laid off in 2014, I felt overwhelm with the job-search. After-all, it's been so long since I had to look for another job. Before LinkedIn, I just posted my resume on job boards such as Monsters.com and CareerBuilder.com. (Actually, … Continue reading Attention to Pre-Millenials Job Seekers – What to do?
Since sometime last year, there were a lot of commotions in empowering women and girls in the news. Well, in my opinion, Talent Specialists and Recruiters are not giving women like myself a chance to go back to the work-force. After some 15+ years working for the same IT company, I was laid off in … Continue reading Empowering Women