Moving Forward, or Moving On?

moveThere is so much to consider when you are struggling to find a full time job. First is: what do you really want to do? Then comes qualifications, experience, training, etc. Then, what else can you do? What are you willing to do to make not just ends meet but to thrive, even a little bit? Is what you want &/or can do available in your area? Is it time to move on? How long do you persevere when you are not getting an offer?

All of these questions pepper my thoughts on a daily basis.

Where the American system is failing is in education and re-training. With so many adults out of work, or dealing with multiple part time jobs, companies are not looking for people to “think outside of the box” as much as they used to. I’ve been told this by job help specialists. Yet, in many cases, if you don’t push the boundaries, then what options are left open?

If a field is deleting your type of job, you’ve got hundreds if not thousands (depending on the area you live) that are searching for the same job. What makes YOU stand out from all the rest?

I’ve been “one of two” or “one of the top” candidates for way too many jobs I’ve applied to. Without an actual offer of the position, that is hollow. It’s easy for people who work already to see the other side of it, the positive that you made it that far. Without that steady income and benefits: not so much.

So…what do you do?

 

Day 42 – Malchut of Yesod: Nobility in Bonding

Bonding must enhance a person’s sovereignty. It should nurture and strengthen your own dignity and the dignity of the one you bond with. Does my bonding inhibit the expression of my personality and qualities? Does it overwhelm the one I bond with?

Exercise for the day: Emphasize and highlight the strengths of the one with whom you bond.
Excerpt from The Spiritual Guide to Counting the Omer, by Simon Jacobson. ©Copyright The Meaningful Life Center, 2013. All rights reserved. www.meaningfullife.com.

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About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on May 7, 2013, in Anger, counseling, Despair, Family, Fear, Friends, Healing, Inspiration, Loneliness, Love, Mindfulness, Prayers, Spiritual, Support, Therapy, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I wish I knew the answers, I really do.

  2. Your post was the first stop on my reading tour this morning. The quote you posted is particularly relevant to me just now, for I am struggling with this today. Mine is not the same struggle, yet I struggle with the idea of moving forward, while using time wisely. Thank you for the encouragement I found here.

  3. Your post reminded me of that wise saying that goes something like ‘you dont have to see the top of the staircase to get climbing, you only have to see the next step. I guess sometimes all we can do is to keep on moving no matter how slow we seem to be going. 🙂

  4. You have all the right questions and though I’m not in the same situation, those same questions plague me as I know I would have to deal with them in a few years. I wish I had some answers, Stu, or even a magic wand. But all I have are continued prayers for you.

  5. Well, you have to keep trying, no matter what. Most of the time, I didn’t receive any answers…

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