isn’t that ironic…

I’ve been away for a bit doing big adult things that I didn’t think I’d ever be doing. I applied, interviewed, and landed a new job. Just like that. Which is ironic considering my last post was titled ‘someone’s supposed to hire us‘.

Yes, I will be starting a brand new job next month. I’m packing all of my things to move back in…with…my parents. BUT only for a short time, because that other big adult thing I did was contact the bank for a mortgage loan person helper guy. He told me I’m financially ready to buy a house. Which sounds ridiculous. Me. A homeowner. I haven’t even rescued my future cat yet.

But, that seems to be how things work out now. All of a sudden. One minute you’re pretending to be a college ‘senior’, the next you’re accepting a position titled Assistant Director. I have become someone. Shoot.

Adulthood smacks you right in the face. Don’t ya think?

someone’s supposed to hire us…

I’m fortunate that I landed my current job while I was in grad school so I never had to do the whole job search/resume build/hey hire me people thing. But, I’m now looking to move back to my hometown, and that means finding a new job. Those people weren’t kidding when they talked about how difficult it is out there. I’ve got six+ years of experience with two degrees, and some places won’t even consider me for a phone interview. What gives?

Ohh right, I know what gives because I’ve been on the opposite end. Sometimes these ‘postings’ are just for show because they have a person in mind but due to a technicality, must do a search. Sometimes places want to hire their own so an outsider may never even have a shot.

If that’s the case, then how are we supposed to get hired? How are we supposed to know if a job posting is ‘real’ or not? How do we even have a chance?! I’ve chalked it up to a perfect combo of luck and timing. Both things that you cannot practice or acquire. Ya just have to be the lucky one.

I found a bit of luck myself because I have a phone interview this week. I’ve never done one before so this should be interesting. I’m hoping the group doesn’t hang up as soon as they hear a small child-like voice coming from their speaker.

I swear I’m an adult!

the family example.

05.28.14

Once you’ve been out of college for a while, a few weeks in some cases, certain people may start to hound you about life. First, they’ll ask about the job. Next, it’ll be the significant other. And then before you know it, you’re expected to pop out a small child in the brand new house you bought. Realistically, the family example is just not as commonplace as it used to be. Most of us may still live at home after college. That job that everyone asks about may just be short-term. And that significant other is most likely in the same boat. A sad little vessel trying to stay above water.

What I’m finding now, via facebook obviously, is that some young adults are still trying to do those ‘big’ life things, but end up divorced or broke by the time they’ve reached the mid-end of their 20’s. Honestly, I’ve seen multiple people go from engaged to married to divorced to engaged again all while I can’t even find a guy to consider a second date with. My future cat and I will be just fine, no worries.

Maybe we gave in to family pressure. Maybe we thought starting a family right away was what we were supposed to do. Maybe we thought there were no other options. But, hey we’re millennials. We’re supposed to be entitled, jobless, and difficult… says the people who are on our case all of the time.

Float on, friends. Float on.

the work life.

05.07.14

Once you get into the swing of things around the office, you may find that there may be days of pure chaos. When you’re young and new to the workplace, you tend to get the short end of the stick. People seem to think ‘oh, let the new kid do it‘, and they know you’ll do it simply because you’re fortunate enough to even have that job. You’re eager to please with a real thirst for actual money either to pay off your student loans, or move out of your parents house…maybe even both.

With the work life, you’ll most likely be doing more for less. Apparently, that’s just the standard now for us millennials. At first, it’s all rose colored glasses, rainbows, peaches, and any other pastel colored cliche you can think of. You’ve landed the job, you’re ready to show people what you can do, the world is your oyster and not just one that you’ll eat on those fancy vacas you’re already planning. But, at some point, you’ll come down from that high, it’s inevitable really. Aggravations will happen. You’ll miss your college life. But, you’re a big kid now, and it’s time to do work.

Hey, we can’t all be young and stupid forever…or can we, Lohan?