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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

It Has Begun

Job search time. Officially that is. I know, I have been looking for a few months now, but I met with Vocational Rehabilitation a few weeks ago and we met again days later to get aquainted with job placement services. I decided to go this route because, frankly, I am having virtually no luck finding anything on my own. And I could probably use the extra help landing the job.

Looking in the papers a few months ago, there were a few positions available for teaching preschool. I didnt jump on them as I was still finishing up an internship and the thought of finding a job when I have a few months to weeks finishing college, job hunts just seemed to stress me beyond what I was already stressed. At least it gave me the confidence that jobs in my field were out there.

The UM career site nor any other online career site did nothing but give me outrageous positions w a-a-ay out of my league in which I had absolutely no interest nor qualification! I quit looking there. As of yet, I do not have the desire to look for anything outside of Missoula OR Montana.

As much as I want to jump right into full-time teaching, as my love for preschoolers makes me lomg to be with them as much as I can, I have decided to do the smart thing by starting in a part-time position, maybe even as an aide, and work my way up - to see how much I can really handle at once. After all, I would hate to start full-time and realize too late that I am not physically up for the challenge.

I met three people who work with three different job agencies, each one representing the agencies they work for. All three agencies seemed good to me, however, what stood out to me were the two young women that came representing J.O.B.S., Job Opportunity Based Services. From the get-go, they seemed most enthusiastic telling me about their services and how I could benefit. They seemed to offer a lot more, even working with me every step of the way, and will stick with me until two months after being hired. She assured me that jobs were indeed out there, and that she could even find me jobs that were not even advertised anywhere as of yet.

My first official meeting with J.O.B.S. is tomorrow and I am rather excited. I will meet with them once a week untl I...uh we, find a position for me. In the meantime, I am suffering from major withdrawls for not having hung around preschoolers for almost two months.

I need my kid fix!!!



  • At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Sharla said…

    I have another friend that only has a part time job because a full time one would make her collapse :) I think it's a very good idea to ease yourself into it. Many people go from college to a full time position- and then go into shock!! Most have no idea what a full time job will take out of you.

  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger XAgirl said…

    And I dont realize it until an hour after I get home, when the adrenalin rush wears off! And it was only after three hours of working with children.


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