I’ve been waiting for this one because I decided that this would be the day to change my blog design (a little). You know, because the title graphic is changing.
I’ve kept the same theme because it’s no longer available so if I change it, I can’t get it back. If I ever do change that, I’ll have to be really sure about it. (I know I’ve mentioned this before.)
(title two. Totally unrelated—I love coming up with titles for my poetry and fiction. And I think I’m good at it.)
Titles have been a problem for me professionally.
I’m unemployed now, but my last three jobs didn’t have clear titles. They started out with titles, sort of, but I work too fast and too efficiently. I took on more responsibility. My title morphed into something totally made up. None of this would matter except for one thing—it is now impossible for me to find a job. What the hell do I search for? I did so many things that don’t even necessarily go together.
I reconciled payments for operations. I helped with graphics for the marketing team. I researched discrepancies for accounting. I did payroll when they needed backup (I hate doing payroll). I tested new software modifications for IT. I managed email advertising at a tech company, I created reports for advertising, accounts receivable, and any other group that needed reports (because I was good at that and word got out). Hell, I even acted as tech support when anyone who knew me had an Excel question.
And my college degree is a BA in Art.
Who the hell am I? What is my title?
This is what happens when you’ve never known what you wanted to do with your life.
And now I’ve reached a dead end.
I would take a job being his (very) personal assistant. *wink*
p.s. — At this point, I probably shouldn’t even say I’m “unemployed” since it’s been so long and I only look for jobs occasionally. I should say I’m a “stay at home mom”. I feel like people look down on that title, though. And it certainly doesn’t look good on a resumé. At least to most employers. All they see is a gap in “real work”.