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I moved to Cobourg about four years ago and since then I've been
having an extremely difficult time finding employment in this area.
Before I moved here I was a secretary for about 15 years
but when I did move here I realized quickly that the majority of jobs are in
the service industry,
or there are some in factory jobs.
I've worked in four positions since I moved here. I hated
all four jobs. They were all very physically demanding and I found that
I was unable to keep up with the physical aspect of the job, but actually what I
hated the most was the customer service aspect of the fast food
industries. I had no idea that customers could be so rude
and I had a hard time keeping up with the pace there as well.
My dream job would be as a Medical Transcriptionist at the hospital.
In job searching it's important that you choose a job A.
A job A is your preferred job.
It's the one that most closely matches your skills and abilities
and if you are able to choose a job A
it enhances your ability to stay motivated in your job search.
Before I applied to the medical transcriptionist course I did phone
the hospital and speak with someone about how often they hire medical
transcriptionists. Unfortunately it is not very often that they do this hiring.
So, I don't know what it is that I'll do if I can't get a job.
But what happens if there is no job A out there
right now? This is an opportunity for you to look for job B's.
Job B's are jobs that offer you
the opportunity to develop skills and abilities that
move you closer to your job A.
Job B's also offer you amazing networking opportunities
that will align you with people who might be able to
advance your career search towards your job A.
Job B shows employment activity on your resume
and employers like to see that you have been actively employed.
It also shows perseverance and self-development
and remember - you're doing parallel job searches for job A and job B.