A week ago I got laid off. This is the first time I have ever been without a job since I started working 16 years ago. It is starting to drive me crazy and I am becoming concerned because I need funds to keep rolling in. I have been applying to places like crazy, but what I’ve noticed is I submit my resume for a job and it seems to get sucked into the abyss.
Where does my resume go? Who gets it? How do I even know it was received?
What ever happened to the good ol’ fashioned get dressed up and hand deliver your resume to potential employers? What happened to the face-to-face? The personal interaction? When you would walk into a place, request an application, fill it out and nine times out of 10, be hired right on the spot. Where did that go?
It’s all done on-line.
I am not a hater on technology. I truly do embrace it. In my skill set, I use and rely on it every day. But I can’t help but wonder what would happen if I decided to go all old school and just started hitting up companies for a job by walking in, asking for the hiring manager, and handing them my resume?
Do you guys have any thoughts? What is your experience when searching for a job? Need some insight cause Momma gots to get paid.
Have a blessed day!