Kerri, with a K

trying to be me


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Ongoings and Businessy Things

Been a bit busy lately.  And I have quite a few posts that are in need of backdating, because they should have been posted long ago.  Including the Boy’s 11 month newsletter.  Especially since he’ll be 1 in less than 10 days.  Pretty amazing.  And I could go on and on about all the fantastic and amazing things he does and gush over him, but I’ll save that for his newsletters.

I’ve been busy doing quite a bit actually.  Hubs and I have been going to our local farmer’s market and trying to sell things.  What REALLY happened was that we got a lot of email addresses and phone numbers for a nice database.  So we’ll see if anything comes from that.

Also, and probably more importantly, I found myself a paid writing position.  Well, it’s a contract/freelance type gig, but it pays.  So I’m SO game.  It’s nice.  I can turn over a large number of articles in  a short period of time for any given project, and there’s very little editing that is requested of me.  It’s pretty awesome.  So awesome that I’ll be ordering business cards soon.  Yup.  I think this could take off.  And at the very least, I’ll have something to put in those fishbowls at restaurants to win a free lunch.  Optimistic, no?

So, if you are in need of a writer, check out my contact/hire me page that will be coming soon.  Because this is my blog and I’m allowed to promote myself, shamelessly or otherwise.

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On the Hunt

I’ve been officially out of work for about a month, and it’s stressful.  I’m enjoying the time at home, although the mountain of laundry still doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, no matter how much I do.  But the job search is tedious and frustrating.

I am eligible for unemployment, and I’ve been doing everything I’m required to do as far as looking for work goes just so I can receive those benefits.  I even found myself a part time job that hasn’t started yet, but allegedly will soon.

The frustration comes from interviewing and being told that I’m overqualified, or I don’t meet their exact needs, or sometimes I don’t even get an response.  No constructive criticism, no ideas on how I can make my next interview better.

Most of the jobs I’ve been applying for have been in customer service and banking.  The most frequent response I’ve gotten in reply to those interviews have been “I’m sorry, but your credit does not meet our requirements.”

::I’m sorry if I’m working to get out of debt.  I’m sorry if my not-all-that-bad credit score makes me a bad person.  It also means that apparently I am more likely to steal than say a person who has a history with stealing which therefore does not qualify me for a job.  But I digress::

So now I’m looking into administration, receptionist, and assistant work.  We’ll see how it goes.

Oh, and not to mention I’ve been looking for more freelance writing work just as a little extra income.  And that hunt has also not been so easy.  I’ll get there.  It’ll take time, but I’ll get there.