I’ve forgotten how hard it is to look for a job. I remember chatting with my colleagues several years ago. They had updated resumes ready to go in case “something” happened. They found time to network and to keep up with the industry. Over time I stopped doing a lot of this. Now I’m kicking myself for not carving out some time to do this. Maybe I got too lazy.
But I can’t change the past so life goes on.
My sister lent me a book on resumes (she writes resumes for others as a sideline). I compared some of them to mine and was aghast at how horrible mine was. It wasn’t too long ago when I was the hiring manager reviewing resumes. I spent about 10 to 15 seconds per resume. I’m pretty sure most people spend even less time. So I’m rewriting it again. I think I’m going to have 2 basic versions. One that focuses on transferable skills as I want to keep my options open. And the other one with a focus on IT management skills.
And finally, I do get anxiety attacks – relatively mild. I just take a few deep breaths and face them head on. I started to freak out about my financial situation. Then I took a good look again at my finances and assumed what would happened in a worst case scenario, best case and most likely case. I felt better after that.
I still have a few weeks before they kick me out. I better make the most out of my remaining time.
I’m not ready for a sugar daddy… yet.