Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Unemployment and Doubt

I have been unemployed now for nearly 4 1/2 months, and while I have been doing a lot of interviewing of late, the length of time that I've been kept from "regular work" has raised a level of doubt in me.  Offers have been slow in coming, and for the first time ever in my life it is making me question my skill set and how my age is being perceived.  

I've been buoyed by the consulting work that I'm doing and by a couple of verbal offers that have recently been received, but overall I can't help but feel that something is just "off."

I submit that feeling this doubt is natural, given the path that I've been treading.  Likewise, I know that showing any kind of doubt to a prospective employer will kill things before they even get started.  Hence, I'm actively out there looking for personal engagements that help reinforce the positive things that I know I can offer an organization.

I'm ready to go and get on with the next chapter of my life.  I only wish others were as ready as I am.

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