As many readers of this blog know, I was laid off from my job in June of this year. When I was first laid off people were surprised at my upbeat attitude. They asked me "Aren't you worried about finding a job?" or "Don't you feel bad not working?" The truth is, I wasn't worried. And I didn't feel bad because I have been working since I was 11 years old.
I recently completed my 20th job interview since June. In this unemployment journey I have found myself doubting that I am qualified, doubting that I have what it takes to succeed and wondering if I should ponder opportunities outside the public relations industry.
Honestly, I feel like I DO have what it takes to be successful in PR, the trick is finding someone to take a chance on me. This time of unemployment has been good for me. It has made me look introspectively and ask myself some tough questions. Here are a few that run through my head on a daily basis: