I am very frustrated with my job search. I know I don't have a college education and only a little college experience, but I have a lot of professional experience and I'm very competent. Seriously, put me through a week of training and I can do almost anything office or customer service related. I've worked in a call center, I've worked at a hotel. I love conflict resolution. I love working on a computer. I even love data entry. Who the hell loves data entry?
I really need a job. My self-esteem sinks every day, no matter what I do, because of my unemployment. Why is that? Mostly because I have no friends and my life is online. I don't leave the house at all most days, and I never have the money to do the things I need to do, like buy clothes that actually fit or even buy toilet paper. I wish I qualified for a job where I could work from home, but for some reason, nobody has any faith in me. It's their loss. I guarantee I am an asset to any company that hires me.
Is it really networking? Because I have no friends, and no contacts. Ever since I moved to Washington in August of '08, I have been unemployed. I have no professional, only personal, references because almost everywhere I've worked has gone out of business (not my fault!) and everywhere else that is still in business was so long ago, they don't even remember me. I know. I've tried.
I guess I just have to keep pushing.