Sunday, May 15, 2011

The job market is pants...

...or so sayeth Zoe. This is why I love Brit slang. Far more descriptive, in my mind than what we have here. Of course, the Irish have my fav, all time one: gobshite. Yeah, it doesn't get better than that. It is however, a perfect description for this job market. One would think that after all this time, and all these reports that things are starting to improve, that there would be something out there that I could capitalize on. Nothing since October. It's been a dead zone here.

There is something else that popped up on the university job board this past week, and while I have about 3/4 of the qualifications for, I don't have the rest, so I'm debating as to whether or not I should apply. Even in healthcare institutions around here, the bulk of the jobs are clinical in nature, and that is not an option for me anymore.

Sigh...supposedly two million jobs have been created? I'd take about 1-2% of that for around here to at least give me a fighting chance.

4 comments:

Guyana-Gyal said...

Sigh. I know what you mean, I have family living over there. Job-hunting and getting turned down can really wear a body down...I've been there.

My former boss from the ad world used to tell clients, find a need and fill it. My mother says that what my father used to say too. That might not work everywhere, but thank goodness, it's helped me. Now I tutor English, one-on-one. It's not my ideal job but I tend to enjoy it.

Zoe said...

I hate being good, but I'll try and behave here....

Yep, still no job here, although the hunt is fairly fresh in pastures new. I think it's basically something to do with age - although you are still a spring chicken, obviously:)

Good luck with the search xx

VioletSky said...

I understand the reticence about applying for yet another slim possibility, but don't give up... you never know.
wishing you well.

Hannah said...

Arf. Job hunting. Grunt. Same here, but in a place the size of a floating pixel. And no, I'm not a gobshite, I swear! (More Brit slang for you Sir!)