I go through my phases where I want something different. I usually throw it up something weird: stress from work or just that irregular time of the month. But on a whim this morning, I went back to my Indeed.com account and just browsed a couple of positions from my last saved searches. I saw two openings as a manager at two local restaurants. And on a whim, I double checked the resume I uploaded, wrote a quick little cover letter, and submitted both applications. I haven’t done that since last year when I applied as a bar manager to Smokey Bones. I of course didn’t get that. I told myself it was because I was in hourly management, not salaried. But I’ve hit the two year mark now with the hourly management and I am tired of waiting on my current company to do something so I am going to try and take action.
Not all at once of course. One or two a day will suffice. And if an opportunity opens up with my current company, of course I will take it, but in the mean time…
“The secret to change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but building on the new.” – Socrates
The elusive career hunt has been a thorn in my side since I came back from JMU in 2010. I was determined then to find a career with my English degree. I had no such luck but I found a serving job and I am still with the same company today. While I want to get promoted with the same company, I don’t want to wait around forever. I will be 28 this year and I have bills to pay and a life I want to live.
Need to change something up.