I’ve entered a world I haven’t lived in since 1998. The world of resumes and interviews and all that other work stuff. I’ve worked outside of the house on and off in the last sixteen years, but I hadn’t recently experienced the challenge of trying to make myself look amazing on paper to any potential employer, not until January, anyway.
With starting the new church Andy and I both knew he or I or the both of us would need to find some work. Andy’s been doing some odd jobs here and there, but I decided it wouldn’t hurt to look into some part time work myself. Let me tell you, things have changed in the last 16 years. Online applications, texting regarding interviews, group interviews, email. Gone are the days of walking into an establishment, asking to see the manager, looking them in the eye with a firm handshake and telling them why you want to work for them. If you don’t look good online, you can forget the opportunity for a handshake.
I had to call my younger brother and ask him to help me dust off my old resume and make me look good. He came through for me. Two resumes, one interview, and two re-scheduled interviews later and I’m not working. But I’m back in the game.