Two weeks after Taliesin was born I was laid off. It was both heartbreaking and a relief. I love working in the field of archaeology, but I was worried how I would be able to continue travelling so often with an infant at home and a working husband.
It has been seven months and I still do not have a job. I relish the time I have been able to spend with my son. It has been a gift. Unfortunately, we cannot afford for me to be a stay at home mom.
I have been applying to jobs from the day I was laid off. I have had very few responses from potential employers. Competition is fierce with so many people unemployed. I was told by one employer that they had several hundred applicants for one position. My experience is so specialized at first glance. The reality is that I had to do a variety of tasks to perform my job. I don’t think I have been successful at presenting this in my resume.
It is time to go back to the drawing board and see if I can create a resume that better reflects my experience.
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good luck on that. Our workplace just laid off about half its staff; outsourced to a foreign country. For those that are left … it means interfacing across borders, trying to meet deadlines in real-time. Not a great situation.