Job hunting is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Thank God I am doing it while gainfully employed. So how have I gone about doing this? Well I updated my LinkedIn page and look at the recommended jobs every day, I went to indeed.com and check the postings everyday and then I went to USA jobs posted my résumé and search it everyday. I found a job I was really interested in on USA jobs and I kid you not, it took me 4+ hours to gather all the papers they needed (military papers, questionnaires, transcripts, resume and cover letter) and to fill out all the forms, one of which I never did find. The result was that since I could not find that one form my application was not accepted. I called the HR person who was listed as the contact person but he was on vacation so I just left a message. A week later my application was updated to accepted but I haven’t heard anything yet.
To add to my job hunting efforts I went to the city and county websites and the three largest companies in the area. I have excellent job skills and I just find it incredible that I can’t find what I would consider a good job. The market is so tight that they are asking an incredible amount of qualifications. I am still applied for everything that I was interested in that I felt I could excel at once I was properly trained.
In the meantime I have also been checking houses in the area and getting my house ready to sell or rent.
So what have I done in my house? Actually, not a darn thing. Why? Well my excuse is that the offices on my job are being painted and so all the boxes are in use and since I have no boxes I have done nothing. That’s my excuse and I am sticking to it. Sad but true. I have picked up and moved many times in my life but for some reason everyone wants me to stay here even though they know my house is too small for me, and it is costing me a fortune that I will never see a return on. All they are thinking is “how are you going to do it?” I am going to find a job, stay in a hotel till my house sells then rent or buy me a new place. What’s so hard about that? I have worked on paying off all my credit and I am almost finished. I will have everything paid off by the end of this month and then I will be debt free except for this house.
Truth be told, I do have fears with this move and I have to be really careful. I don’t want to give up my cheap house and job to move to Charlotte and wind up with nothing. You know how some employers do….they have you get their mess in order and right before probation period ends they terminate you. That has never happened to me but I have heard of it happening to others lately. I can’t have that happen to me. That is why I am ever so careful about where I am applying.
I need a break from job hunting because I am at it for hours every day. To take a break I house hunt. I am thinking of renting a nice house then twist the arm of the owner to sell it to me if I really like it after a year. If I don’t like it…move at the end of the lease. I HATE moving but I know moving to a new city I have to scope things out to make sure I get what I want in the right neighborhood. What happened to me with this house will not happen again. Plus now I want to live by the mountains. I am a mountain or a seaside type of gal.
I have used trulia.com to look for houses. First I looked at some rentals.
I made the mistake of not putting in a max amount and these two houses came up that I LOVE LOVE LOVE (click the photos to see the rest of the house)
My requirements are that the house must have 3-4 bedrooms, double vanity in the master bath, prefer master suite on the ground floor, wood floors, and cherry cabinets in the kitchen. I am so tired of living in this little house.
I flipped over to the houses for sale…
I saw this house for rent a couple of weeks ago and now it is for sale. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this house!!! I spoke with the realtor, who also happens to own the house and she is not willing to rent it even for a short period. It will probably be off the market before I can buy it.
As I was writing this a friend of mine sent me another listing.
I have to hurry up and get a move on selling my house and finding a job because if not there will be nothing left. The market is going back up and now is the time to get out of Dodge!! I need to concentrate on finding a job first though.