Here we go again. I am furiously looking for a new job.
It doesn't matter that I sometimes worked 50 hours a week, often until 10:30 at night, on the weekends and vacation days. It doesn't matter that I was doing more with less, and fighting an uphill battle where there were too many cooks in the kitchen.
What matters is that I have years of experience and will now probably face judgement because I'm not a 20-something fresh out of college or a 30-something with a few years of experience.
When I left high school, I took the traditional road to college. It's where I met my future husband. I spent a couple of years in school, we got married, and had kids. I ended up going back to school 16 years after I started, graduating cum laude after taking 57 credits in a single year (short three credits for summa cum laude the university required), all while working full-time, serving on the board of Little League and helping my husband raise our two boys.
I've polished my resume, posted it on job sites and have done due diligence by checking with recruiters I've worked with in the past, old supervisors and colleagues, and customized my resume per position. I've had many interviews in the last few weeks.
I'm not afraid of a new challenge. It seems to be the norm in my career. What I need a chance to prove myself. Should I go back into marketing? It's what I know. Would I love to write or do photography full time? That would be incredible, but without the chance, I don't see that happening. I have friends that want me to tackle marketing Isagenix and working for myself. With two kids in college, that might still be a way off, but we will see.
While I'm off of work, walls will be painted, the basement cleaned, cabinets organized, all in hopes that when I go back to work life will be back to normal.
They say things happen for a reason. While I liked people I worked with, I wasn't happy in my position. I would have liked to pull the plug myself, and unfortunately that didn't happen.
So, here's my plea. I'm looking for a position that I can truly excel at. With 20 years of marketing experience, something has to give, right? Leads are appreciated, opportunities welcome and offers blessed. You can reach me here.