I'm kind of having a ho-hum day. I am supposed to be working on my resume, but instead I am writing on this little blog of mine and sipping a cup of day old coffee.
I hate writing resumes.
I feel like they are so impersonal, and I miss the good old face to face interviews. I don't like having to put labels on myself such as: diligent, creative, punctual, orderly. Sure, I am all of those things, but they just sound so "businessy".
The company that I am interested in writing for is looking for a freelance writer who will write ten daily deals for them each week.
I can do that.
In fact, they specifically are looking for someone who not only can write the deals, but someone who can do it with wit and a little sass.
I can really do that.
I'm just having a hard time telling them that I am the right person for the job. I sit down to write and I feel like I have the worst case of writer's block in history. Maybe it's because I'm not used to talking myself up. I like to stay humble, and resumes kind of force you to act like you are fantastic.
I think another issue I am having is the two year time gap on my resume in which I have chosen to stay at home a raise my beautiful, little nugget, instead of going back to work. This was a difficult decision to make, but at the same time I knew it was the right choice. To me, this seems noble. To corporations? I'm not so sure. I look at that gap, and instead of seeing it filled with all of the meaningful moments that I have been able to provide for my family, I see it as a big black hole.
An unexplained void in my working history.
With the economy the way that it is, I guess I just sort of feel like no one is going to hire an entry level writer who gets her kicks making people laugh and who enjoys inventing her own words. (Remember "businessy" in the first paragraph of this post?) I'm not really "seasoned" and can't figure out why I have to compare myself to a steak to get a job. Until then, I will be trying to come up with some other ways to explain what I have been up to for the past 730 days.
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