it seems I can’t explain my predicament enough to satisfy certain people.
please to refer to an earlier post*, in which I lament how I can’t just “apply for any job.” I have a specific set of skills that point me towards certain jobs, and away from others.
people who have been out of the job-hunting realm for a while don’t seem to understand this. they think “If you’re not applying for everything out there, you’re not doing it right.” but I’m here to ask — how is that “right”?
I have applied for jobs way out of my experience and knowledge base, and have yet to be contacted for an interview. why should I continue this practice? it’s like telling a lawyer to apply for a teaching job without any teaching experience AND WITHOUT THEM WANTING TO ACTUALLY BE A TEACHER. who would want to hire that person?! they’d need so much on-the-job training, it would probably hurt their bottom line. not to mention, they have 812 other applicants who DO have the experience and the want. why would they even contact the proverbial lawyer?
I can’t apply for hardcore graphic design jobs — places that need fast turnaround on their projects — when I only have better-than-basic Photoshop skills. I can’t apply for public relations jobs that ask for someone to come in from Day One with a “Rolodex of contacts” when I don’t have said Rolodex (*see: earlier post).
I just …
(I did find a cool “I-could-probably-do-this” job at DC Comics today, that I’ve applied for. so, huzzah. - ed.)