Unemployment

Put off by Poshmark

If you are thinking about online selling, do not use Poshmark. Think of it as this: high school all over again where catty bitches strive for friends and popularity. In this case, it is “followers.” It is all about the number of followers.

Then buyers want something for nothing and when you give them a good deal on it, there is a 30% fee that they charge you. I made 55 cents on a shirt I paid $36 for. Then the buyer wasn’t fully satisfied.

I cannot find a job and made 55 cents. You are going to piss and moan that something isn’t to your gold standards when you are the one purchasing used clothing for $4? You probably only wanted to resell it. The buyers are not my demographic, the platform is the worst, and the people on there are really ignorant.

People lack total decency and prefer to complain rather than see good in anything. That is why I am only focusing on things that perform well for me. Poshmark and Social Media-you’re out!

Desperation is Dangerous

I am growing desperate to find a real job that I want.

I honestly do not know what more I can do.

Seriously someone out there cannot help me? I want to work in SEO and Content Strategy. Google my name. I did all of that in four months-unemployed and broke. I am self-taught. Degrees are pieces of paper that become antiquated right when they come off the printer. Things change extremely fast, and you always have to be ready to be proactive if you can.

Nervously Noticed

Today, I received my notice that I will exhaust my unemployment benefits in a month. It is more like 3 weeks. Never did I ever imagine that I would be unemployable. I wrote a book when I was off and the reports are showing that I made peanuts. I did all I could by informing the world. We will see.  

I am not worried about money yet. Fearing that I may have financial worries, I have started selling anything and everything I can. I cannot even find legitimate freelance work. I have had my bank account shut down and viruses attached to "project files". I made my rates so low on the sites that I think I was making that money in my early twenties. If I do find legitimate work, I get rejected. I am going to sell my house hopefully within 10 months. I don't know where I am going. I am going somewhere though.

I know everything will work out and I just have to keep going. I actually feel more fulfilled now. If only I could find opportunities. I know my ideal situation and will not settle for anything less.

Struggles only make you stronger. 

Good Enough For Me

My BBB article is still being read. 2,709 views from my LinkedIn alone. LinkedIn didn't hire me or even get to know me. All that matters is I set my own personal goals and shattered them.  

Some kid can have the job and think they are prestigious. I believe in the company, the leader, and all the good it does in the world. I was going after the company, not the title.  

The good news is that every rejection is not a setback. With every rejection, I rise. My career coach sent me a link for HARO. I had no idea what it was and they actually had to tell me what to do. My first day on it, a gentleman in the U.K. shared information I provided and linked my page and my words to an article he had written. 

The article was books on mental toughness. How symbolic because I am tough and this will strengthen my presence in the U.K. It is, after all, the 2nd country after the United States that reads my blog.  

A company may not believe in taking a risk on me and that is fine. I believe in myself and would like a company behind me to have a great, positive impact. Fortunately, my career coach is behind me and what I thought was a setback, was strength. She opened me to a new world of minds collaborating together. It has been a very positive experience!

If you need a career coach due to being in career transition or if you don't know "what you want to be when you grow up", I recommend getting one.  I consider myself very resourceful, but my coach has opened me up to so much more that I couldn't see on my own.