You’re fed up with your current MacJob! Who can blame you?
So you quit but have no new job lined up.
- aren’t living at home,
- your parents have no plans of providing free accomodations or supporting you financially,
- therefore, need a new job.
What do you do for work?
Let’s assume you have half-a-clue about what you want to be when you grow up. Then my first piece of advice is start looking for entry level jobs in the career field that most appeals to you. For example, if you want to be a writer look for jobs with magazines, publishers, and so on.
In any case, DO write down SOME criteria for your ‘in-between’ job. What mininum income will you need? What won’t you do? What hours would you pefer to work (number per week and time of day)?
Make a list of the skills you have that you’d a) like to use and b) can use. Look first for those jobs that tap into the like to use category of skills.
Create a list of Top Three kinds of jobs you’d really like to get. Then network with relatives and friends and colleagues and share that list with them. It’s easier for people to help you if they have specifics. So, just telling people you’re looking for work is next to useless.
Promptly send Thank You notes to people who respond with referrals.
Make a job search plan. It doesn’t have to be fancy. BUT, do have a plan…
And, act on it!
Get your butt out of bed! Get on the phone. Write e-mails. DO something. Action leads to answers.
Warning: At first you may be excited about leaving. But, that excitement can turn into depression, especially as Winter nears. Get moving before the blue meanies take resisdence.
Hell! Take a job. Any, job. You quit once. If it really sucks, you can quit again. Experiment. Try.
Oh, and get, find, or create a support group. Navigating the job search desert is easier with companions.