Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Resumes and Writing

I worked on my resume yesterday and handed it over to my hubby for review. He's really good at making things like that look professional. In fact, people are always sending them their resumes for a good work over. So, having him look at mine seemed like a good idea.

Until he started laughing.

Imagine my already shrinking ego sinking through the floor.

It wasn't that my resume was bad. Just woefully short. It didn't take up half a page! In my defense I've been blessed to be a stay at home mom for the last 17 years. And even though a sense of humor might be a plus when seeking a job, I don't think Domestic Goddess (followed by a long list of skills acquired over the last few years) would go over well.

Hubby's attempt at appeasing me only made things worse. His words?

"It'll be okay. It's not like you're applying for something big, just retail and you're way over qualified for that."

Not too bad, but what if I wanted to apply for a "real job"? Not that I want to mind you. I'd much rather stay at home and write all day. But can you see how complicated and ridiculous my brain can be? I got mad at him for the statement when I didn't want to work in the first place.

Heads up boys! 80% of women are like this (this is a made up statistic). We just can't help it.

On a more positive note...

Yesterday was the first day back to school for the kids. I did a 'little' cleaning and then sat down to work on Fade Into Me. This is the project I've decided to focus on over the next three weeks. It's the closest to being finished and my goal is to do just that before QueryCon starts in September.

What are your goals for the next week?

13 comments:

  1. I learned not to say things like that years ago...

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    1. Hee hee. When I didn't make dinner last night he started questioning his jokester approach to things. Good thing I get over things quickly.

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  2. You can list volunteer work and any committees you've led, those are legit. I've been working since I was 15 so I can't relate on the no experience, but I learned to get creative with resumes when I was desperate for a new job. Maybe I was too good because I found myself in job intereviews where I realized, this is NOT the right job for me.

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  3. Alex is a smart one. Best of luck with the job hunt and your latest writing project.

    David and Michael lose deal to homophobia: http://amberargyle.blogspot.com/2013/08/publisher-cancels-novel-because-author.html

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  4. Charity, I would think you have lots of skills from your years of being home and writing. Writing, editing, communicating with people from all over the world, marketing, social media.

    Well, these are all on my resume.

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    1. The trick is finding how to fit them into a local job.

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  5. Is published author on your resume? That's a skill and a major accomplishment!

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  6. Oh, I"m always jumping around on my husband for things like that. I just don't think we can control that kind of thing sometimes! Our hormones are constantly taking over! On the plus side, I'm excited you got to sit down and focus on your project!

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    1. Me too! And getting to finally focus on writing after a crazy summer has really helped my brain settle down. I'm calmer and can deal with stuff better.

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  7. I believe I will keep my mouth shut and fingers still on this subject. What I will say is it's good thing you didn't have a frying pan in your hand when he said that.

    When my hubby laughed about a character's name (Berle), it hurt. I did change it though.

    Your volunteer work should be high on that list as well. Employers love that! Especially if you were a leader or directed folks at their jobs.

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