Eish, this city of Toronto is something else, actually it is HUMBLING! Today is one of those days I found myself applying for entry level jobs and even doing the door-to-door resume drop off for the first time ever. And yes, this is why I said this city is quite the humbling spot for me.
It's been basically 9 months since I moved from Chicago and so that makes it 9 months I have spent in the unemployment market. To be honest with you, I did not see this coming at all - in my mind, with my degrees and 3 years work experience I would be good to go. Well this city surely had something else up it's sleeves. There are days I don't let it phase me though, I just relax, focus on the wedding blog and wonder what life would be like if Knotsvilla suddenly starting bringing me some correct income. But other days like today, where it is freezing outside and I am moving from building to building dropping off my resume - heck yeah, I am so phased right now!
So what inspired this door-to-door resume dropping today?
I got a call back yesterday. For the first time this new year, I decided to throw out my resume to jobs that are searching for entry level positions, though I have some years experience. In 2 days, I got a call back and I somehow booked an interview. When I had the chance to review the job description, I knew it was not something I would be interested in (direct sales)...but I decided to show up anyways - anything to get me out of the house and use as an opportunity to brush up my interview skills. So it was after the interview I decided to explore other companies in that same building and others buildings around it.
That is how I experienced my first ever door-to-door resume dropping. I'd be honest, I did not enjoy it, especially when some of them won't even accept the resume, lol!
Now as I lay in my bed after this experience, I wonder;
- Am I selling myself short by applying to entry level positions?
- Or am I being too proud by thinking I should not be applying to entry level positions?
- Is lack of faith in God the question here, where I have focused too much on stats of unemployment (everyone keeps saying Toronto is too congested so unemployment is expected) and now think I can't get a good job so I settle for less?
- Or is God trying to let me experience some humbling situations for a victorious future?
Dirais God oh!