It’s been quite the rollercoaster ride since my layoff on October 5th, and I wanted to take a moment to update you all on my job-hunting journey. So, between September 9th and October 26th, I went all-in, applying to a whopping 500 jobs. While it hasn’t been a walk in the park, I’ve learned a lot along the way.
Here’s the rundown of my job search stats:
I’ve received about 200 rejection letters, which stung a little, but I also managed to score 13 interviews, which gave me hope and motivation to keep pushing forward.
Amid this job-hunting madness, I decided to invest in myself by completing not one, not two, but three certifications in September. And if that doesn’t sound crazy enough, I started and finished a fourth one in October! These certifications have been a great way to polish my skills and boost my confidence. But wait, there’s more – I’ve also signed up for four professional certifications to further enhance my skill set. Stay tuned to see how I manage this juggling act!
To maintain my sanity during this challenging time,
I’ve been studying a few hours daily, diligently applying to jobs, enjoying downtime, and rewatching my favorite comfort movies, Twilight and the Harry Potter series. Sometimes, you just need a bit of magic in your life.
I’ve narrowed down my top three dream employers and have been following a carefully planned strategy during my latest career transition. I’ve also been documenting my journey, which will soon lead to creating a planner to help others navigate their career transitions effectively. Keep an eye out for that – it will be a game-changer!
But there’s more! I’ve been working on some fantastic self-care tips and can’t wait to share them.
Self-care is crucial during a job hunt, and I’m excited to offer insights and advice on how to take care of yourself during these trying times.
Staying grounded throughout this layoff has been challenging, but journaling has been my saving grace. I even picked up a shadow work journal, thanks Tik Tok lol, and it’s been a powerful tool for healing and self-discovery. Additionally, my 30-day devotional is in its final stages, and I’m eager to share it with you all. It’s packed with wisdom and insights to keep you motivated and inspired.
In the meantime, I want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement during this journey. Your positive energy keeps me going, and I can’t wait to show you everything I have in store, including the planner, self-care guide, and so much more.
Stay tuned for my next update, and let’s keep pushing forward together!