Monday, May 23, 2011

I need a job.

I have started looking for a part-time job and so far I am discouraged. I am not sure how to fill out an application. How do I explain an 11 year gap in employment? And I sure am not going to put any of the 16 jobs I had in the 3 years I was working....it just doesn't look good. I am going to the workforce developement center tomorrow; maybe that will help.


I did get my hopes up a bit when I saw an add for a job houskeeping nude or just in underwear. I know how to clean a house, plus I can supply my own uniform! However, as I read further, I saw that they wanted a young male for the job. Sigh.
Isn't it against the law to to not hire someone because of their gender? Whatver.....

5 comments:

Sensory Overload said...

Lisa,

Your sense of humor is splendid. :)

As for explaining the "gap"; I would suggest simply stating that you've been working a job as a mother. What job is greater than that, really? I know that may not fix the anxiety associated with the knowledge you have of not working during what you call a gap, but truthfully, if someone is going to nose around in other than the basics of hiring (they cannot ask about mental health) than that is not a place for you.

So take care of you and just say what you are comfortable with sharing and go from there. I believe that the right thing comes along and you'll know it when it happens.

Good for you for being proactive in your quest....just be kind and gentle with you.

Cheers!

Angela E. Lackey said...

You are so hilarious!

Good luck on the job search. I'm sure the best job for you is just around the corner...I will be praying for you.

Angela

I Hate to Weight said...

i don't really know how to clean a house well -- so you're way ahead of me.

what kind of part-time jobs are you looking for? i think you're looking to get a CNA? are you looking for something part-timey just to bring in some $$$?

Telstaar said...

Isn't the fact that you're a mum a good reason for a gap in your employment history? You can talk about the skills it takes to organise a household to your advantage, seriously.

Goodluck!
xo

kris said...

I am also looking for a part-time job and I'm totally with you on the stress associated with wondering if I'm filling out the application correctly, etc. You have the lovely experience of being a mother to explain the eleven-year gap though -- lots and lots of people take time off from work to raise children. The advantage you have over many of the others is that you are still young and computer-literate.

Also, I totally love you humor!! :)

Best of luck on looking for and finding a job -- and don't let it get you down if it takes a while because it seems to really suck out there right now. Something will come along eventually :)