A Voice of Reason: Sane Views for a Crazy World

May 10, 2007

Breaking Out the Resume

Filed under: blogging,Business,Culture,Education,Schools,Teaching — avoiceofreason @ 5:40 am

Applying for jobs just plain out stinks.

I have a good job, and I happen to like it, so you wonder why am I trying to change careers at this point in my life.  After all, I am 45, have been a teacher for about 20 years, and am in a very good school district.  Yet, I want to change fields and break into administration and possibly throw my whole life into a frenzy.

I have been on a few interviews, and felt that I nailed that part of the process, only to find out that I hadn’t.  That gets a bit frustrating, and more than a bit discouraging.  I feel like Enzo Hernandez, a lifetime .199 hitter, I can get to the plate, but haven’t hit the ball, and when I do hit it solidly, it gets grabbed.

So, I took a few weeks off from applying, and then faced myself and asked again if I wanted to go into a new field, and said yes.   Hence, I am sending out about six more resumes tomorrow.  Maybe one will hook me into a job.

Applying for jobs, just sucks.



  1. Yes, it does! I always hate updating resumes.

    I have found that when I haven’t interviewed for some time it takes a while to get back into “interview mode.”

    My wife is switching careers (teacher ==> school librarian) and just got a job she wanted. But she missed out on two others previously because teachers already at the schools got the nod. Some things you just can’t compete against.

    I doubt that references from fellow bloggers count for much, but based on your writing I think you would make a terrific administrator – well informed, doesn’t jump to conclusions, truly cares for the students, etc.

    I prayed that you would have peace during your search and that just the right job would come your way.

    Good luck!

    Comment by Neil — May 10, 2007 @ 12:39 pm | Reply

  2. Thank you Neil.
    I think also the rejection is hard. I have to remember,it’s not personal, it’s just business.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — May 11, 2007 @ 8:58 pm | Reply

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