It has been a while since I have blogged about anything. I have to say for everyone, myself included, the last few years have been challenging.
Who would have thought there would be a global pandemic that would change everything? When the pandemic started, I stopped working at my job as a barista at Biggby Coffee. I had fun at that job. It is an easy gig. But what I really wanted to do was find something in my field of expertise.
The challenge: I live in a small town. I worked at the local radio station for 12 years as a master control operator for local and national sports and more recently as producer of several talk shows. We started podcasting our talk shows long before it became the trendy thing to do. When the station stopped doing live talk shows, I was downsized. Needless to say there isn't much in the way of producing, podcast editing or audio editing when you live in this small town.
I think this is the longest I have been out of work since actively looking for work. I am surprised that I have not found a job yet, although I have only been actively looking since August 1st.
This is the first time I have been looking for a remote position, and I feel like a fish out of water! I look on all the major job hunting websites, linkedin, indeed etc., and it's hard because I know I rock the in person interview, and when I used to send resumés out I would be able to connect with the person hiring right away or have a networking contact who could connect me. Now it feels like when I apply I am just shooting a paper airplane into the dark, hoping it lands on someones desk and gets noticed above all the other paper airplanes.
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