Looking for my next dream job
In October, I surprised many of my friends by posting this message at Facebook: “Big news! I’ve resigned my teaching position. Now I’m searching for my new dream job. I wonder what it will be…?”
In the spring of 2005, I had proudly walked across the stage to receive my Master of Education. With my degree came my Special Education teacher certification. A teaching position was already lined up too, a full-time one in a small town.
Three years later, I walked down the aisle to marry my best friend, and then packed up my bags for the next adventure. From 2008-2016, I taught part-time in a variety of schools within one school district. I thought that just as my dad had made teaching a career, so would I. But the education world kept changing and slowly my passion for it died.
Now I’m rediscovering myself again. Will I find a job where I write? Work with animals? Or both? Will I find a job which relies on my communication skills? Draws on my interest in non-profits? Or both? I don’t know.
Since October, I have been working hard to network. I joined Linked-In. I’ve also created a spreadsheet of all the companies that interest me and have begun to slowly contact them.
In addition, I have been working hard to develop new skills. I’m learning new design software. I’m also trying to figure out the business side of social media.
While looking for my new job, I’ve tried to keep up with my two blogs. Three posts a week at Allison’s Book Bag seems about right. Although my articles for Lincoln Animal Ambassadors have been hit and miss, I’m now working on a series about local pet services, and am excited about my new planned content.
That’s my fall! How about yours?