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Job Fair

Friday, October 04, 2013

Wednesday I went to a job fair and lectureship about the Not-for-Profit sector. I wore heels that were too high and I got some pretty amazing blisters on my feet. My pants were a bit loose which was kind of exciting.

I am definitely interested in working in the Not-for-Profit sector, so some of the lectures were interesting and helpful, but Iím really specifically interested in certain types of Not-for-Profit organizations. That is, environmental sustainability, human rights, and peacekeeping/reconciliation (as well as higher education & the arts). This job fair and lectureship were very much focused on Human Services and they were mostly looking for frontline workers (which isnít a very good fit for me). I dropped off a couple of resumťs and picked up a bunch of info about the organizations.

The good news is, it reinforced some of the directions that I had been thinking I wanted to follow. The bad news is that job fairs and most aspects of the job search process make me feel social anxiety and this one didnít give me much hope that that was going to improve. It also reinforced my suspicion that most of the vacancies out there arenít in the areas Iím looking for... But itís okay. I have a few more resources now and Iíll just keep at it...

In the mean time Iím also looking forward to taking advantage of being at home to write and read a ton. Oh and exercise and build healthy habits!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FANCYSIMAGES 10/5/2013 10:25PM

    Good luck! You've got this!!!

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MISSTIA27 10/5/2013 9:25PM

    Best of luck!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/5/2013 12:21AM

    Guess what... you faced your anxiety and went to the fair to get info and talk to people. That's pretty awesome. The more you do it the easier it will get.

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/4/2013 5:06PM

    Good for you honey!
& that rocks that your pants are getting looser!
Keep up the great work:)

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SILENTRED88 10/4/2013 3:05PM

    The jobs that someone wants the most is usually the ones that are the hardest to get, but don't give up or settle for one you don't like. You will find the one you are looking for sooner or later.

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SHARONCAPPS 10/4/2013 10:19AM

  Good luck. It will happen and yes keep up with the exercise and healthy eating.

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