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July 15th, 2017 at 01:50 am

Well, I am officially unemployed. It is a good thing, strangely enough. I already have an interview set up next week and a few other leads. I don't expect to be unemployed for long.

My biggest hope is that I can FINALLY be employed in a steady income at the pay my skills deserve. I have been underpaid my whole career life due to a) not negotiating because I hate negotiations, b)being part of a family business, and c) too nice and too flexible.

So... on that note, any great advice on how to stick to my guns on salary? I have a number in my head I really, really would like to obtain. However, I am afraid that next week's interview is going to come in $15/hour lower than that, and that is too low to make it worthwhile to work and take my time away from my boys and their therapies.

Feeling good about my interview skills and my general job skills. I think I even have fall schedule figured out so that the boys' weekday care will be simplified and not too taxing. Cross fingers!

4 Responses to “Job Hunting”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Good luck!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Wish you the best. Hopefully you will find a good place that pays you what you are worth. I have worked for a family business before and I get it...sometimes bigger places with less nepotism are better.

  3. snafu Says:

    Sending positive vibes for successful job search. Hope you have information together to apply online for Unemployment Insurance Benefits. Check for details on any training programs they are funding in your area as well as Resume creation and Interview skill enhancement. Online job sites are very popular here and the research says most jobs are never advertised. They are filled by referral from existing staff or inquiries from potential candidates who express interest and knowledge about the targeted organization.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Wishing you the best of luck in your job search that you will land a position where you are remunerated at your desired pay level. PatientSaver talks a lot in her blog about not accepting lower paid permanent roles so while I can't give you a lot of advice, I'd say read over her blog for some inspiration.

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