What’s in a résumé?

Over the past several weeks, I have been slowly, but surely, filling out applications for future employment. To be perfectly honest, I have been put up against many obstacles in this process, such as crafting a new cover letter, finding references for the application, and answering copious questions that range from “What makes you a unique candidate for the position” to “Here are a series of numbers, what comes next in the sequence?”

Perhaps I have reached that stage in my unemployment journey where mental stability is a afterthought, but I find the toughest of any application to be a résumé. Seriously. Continue reading “What’s in a résumé?”

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The Obsessive-Compulsive Mover

Have you ever payed attention to the orchestration of a construction zone? As the summer construction season begins in Minnesota, I can’t help but see that the symphony of construction is synonymous with the vacancy of an apartment. Over the past few weeks, I have begun the process of moving – which is far more complicated than it sounds, especially if you are someone who prides themselves in being organized. Much like the build-up to the freeway being shutdown, a proper planning is key to the big move. Continue reading “The Obsessive-Compulsive Mover”

Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do

At about 3:00 PM yesterday, I said goodbye to my first real employment. I said goodbye to my classroom. I said goodbye to colleagues (who began to tear up). My closest friend at my school, who was hired at the same time I was, gave me the biggest hug and whispered into my ear “I don’t want to work here next year without you.” Honestly, that was the sweetest thing anyone has said to me and was completely needed.

 I am not sure which path to take.

Per the process of summer vacation, I am beginning to settle down and relax from what has been the busiest year of my life. Now that I don’t have to wake up at 5:00 AM every morning, I start to wonder “what’s next?” Many of the farewells I received included some form of a “you’re going to do great in whatever you do” comment, but I couldn’t help but want to shout and say “but what is that going to be?”

Continue reading “Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do”