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Job Possibility

October 13th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I've been keeping my antennae up (figurative, not literal) for job possibilities. I think the time has come. I'm not super-excited about getting back into the work force, but I'm not super-excited about the possibility, no matter how remote it seems right now, of poverty in my old age.

At this time I'm not interested in full or even half-time employment. I'm interested in working 10 or fewer hours per week at something with flexibility - ie, it can flex around my schedule. I'm less concerned about how high my pay would be, and more concerned about how energy sucking it would be. I look at this as how to start getting my foot back in the door, to have work-type references, use existing skills, etc.

A possibility arose this weekend. I don't even know how to describe this opportunity. . . it's a secretarial-type position with a local non-profit. . . I guess that's the most concise description. . . and I heard about it during a social group event I attended with Daisy. For this opportunity I whipped out one of my business cards*, handed it to the person making the announcement and told her I was interested. We'll see what happens.

*A few years ago I saw a business card for a stay-at-home mom, and I thought, I've got to get some of those! Over time I'd find myself giving out my phone number, email, etc and hunting down a scrap of paper to write the information on. A business card would make this so much easier! So I made some for myself using MS Publisher and my ink jet printer.

6 Responses to “Job Possibility”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck and great idea on the business cards...I need some of those, too!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Glad you clarified that, because someone with TV rabbit ears taped to their heads would look kind of silly. Big Grin

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    my job has promised me they will buy me business cards. I cant wait. I have never had any before. ....actually I have never needed any either though. Thats why I wont buy them for myself.

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    I was going to say that a nonprofit would probably be a great match--often they have 10-15 hours per week openings. Here in Minnesota there's a great job board at mncn.org (MN Council of Nonprofits); you might try and find a similar organization in your state.

    Oh, and I have business cards, but I've never given one out in a professional capacity. LOL.

  5. frugaltexan Says:

    Good luck! I hope this job opp turns out to be what you're wanting.

  6. Petunia Says:

    Thanks everyone! ceejay - thanks for the tip! Just took a look and it appears that everyone in my state is looking for executive directors, policy analysts, etc. I'll check back. Smile

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