If you read my blogs in 2017, you know that I was just ranting about how difficult it is to find a job in my 40's. I read many posts and it seems like companies do get rid of their aging employees and because they do practice ageism, it makes it very difficult for the … Continue reading What should I be in my 40’s?
It's 2018 and I'm thinking of changing the feel of this personal blog. I'm not really sure how I will present it. I was thinking of just documenting what I went through and going through in my 40's as a Gen X.
Within the past 3 years, I've done some soul searching... trying to figure out what career would make me happy. At first, I thought of doing service work that would pay well and offer flexibility. I thought of becoming a dental hygienist but reconsidered after realizing that I will not be able to provide the … Continue reading Self Assessment
I was born into Catholicism. If other Catholics knew me, they wouldn't consider me as a Catholic at all. Anyway, this is not the point of my story. This evening, I took my children to church so that they can do their Confession. They did their penance. As my kids and I were leaving the … Continue reading My Testimonial to Our Lady of Fatima
The more I talked to people, the more I become convinced that companies across the board are laying-off workers that are at least 42+ years old and replacing them with someone who are in their 20's or early 30's. They weren't being replaced because they were poor performers in their departments. I think this is the … Continue reading Beware Millennials!!!
I read a LinkedIn post by Oleg Vishnepolsky the other day called Do not hire the UNEMPLOYED if... and it inspired me to write this. No, he's not promoting what the post title says. It's actually the contrary. Oleg says that he had hired individuals that have been unemployed for a while, and they thrived in … Continue reading Why hire someone with gap years in employment?
Since I've started this blog, I've been ranting about how difficult it is to get a job interview especially for someone who hasn't worked for about 3 years. I've started looking for jobs and sending out resume in the beginning of this year. I became so desperate that in March, I've paid about $1000 to … Continue reading Status Update about my Job Search
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,