Yesterday afternoon I received terrible news. Due to budget cuts at my job, I was laid off. I feel like the rug has been pulled out from under me. I did not see this coming at all and am fully aware of what a terrible time this is to be looking for work. Since Thursday I've sent upwards of 30 emails to various people to inquire about job leads. I hope that through my professional and personal networks I can find something quick. The prospect of going on unemployment and receiving up to $405 a week as income is frightening! I am revamping my resume and doing everything I can to find a job.
I would like to find something that will provide me the opportunity to use my various skills: policy analysis, government relations, management, and interpersonal skills. Additionally, I am hoping to find something that will give me the opportunity to grow within the office or organization. Last but not least, I am hoping to find something that does not require me to take a pay cut and possibly make more than what I currently make (take a much deserved step up) so I can do the all important things like purchase an apartment and start a family in the coming years.
What I've realized is that I have many skills that uniquely position me for many positions, I have the experience of a manager of both large and small teams and have worked for some of the most difficult constituencies. I am casting a wide net including consideration of government offices (agencies), elected officials, non-profits, public and government affairs firms, and where applicable based on my skill set, the private sector.
If you know of job opportunities out there, please let me know. If you don't send me good energy and pray that I am re-employed soon!
Love you all.