Thursday, November 3, 2011

Job Search Continues in Napa, CA

I am getting to be a fixture at Starbucks in Napa.  The folks here greet me by name when I come in to do my jobsearching by computer all day long.  It's an interesting experience, to say the least.  Over the past week I have applied to probably 75 jobs, gradually widening my net from the Napa Valley to all of California, travel agencies, Kaiser, Banner Health, and finally, I'm starting to search my old home state of Montana.

I have not enjoyed the experience of online job searching yet.  I have always been employed quite quickly in the past, and I now realize that pretty much, I have always been hired for any job I ever applied for!

So it's a new experience searching online and completing online jobs apps over and over again.  Patience is required.  It's a strange sensation to apply online and wonder if I'll ever hear...

Only just today did I feel a bit of movement.  An agency called to tell me that they thought they could place me.  I am hopeful, but nervous.  It's probably good to have a taste of what unemployed people everywhere experience, but no, I am not liking this.

The horses are safe, but stand for long hours tied on a highline in Skyline Park.  Zak has been helping a lot, and keeping watch over the herd, but yesterday I dropped him off to take part in an adventure on a boat/barge up the delta.  So now I'm alone again with my herd, and I worry about them when I'm spending long hours on the computer at my "Starbucks office".

I guess this is one of the drawbacks of my chosen lifestyle.  Even with all my years of nursing experience and currents certs and licensures, it's still a challenge to get a job in this economy.

If anyone has any advice, I am open, and ready to work ASAP.

It's all fun and games till you can't get a job...
Sailing on the San Francisco Bay