Editor’s Note: Athena Losier of Spring Valley is one of six bloggers working with The Journal News and LoHud.com as part of our Jobless Recovery series. The 12-part series examines the job market and the impact unemployment has had on the Lower Hudson Valley. As the region climbs out of the recession, some sectors and businesses are expected to grow. Read more at LoHud.com/joblessrecovery.
This week went by really fast! I have made progress with my job search. I recently received a call for an internship interview. It may not be a paid internship, but I will be grateful. What we fail to accept and understand is that the world does not owe us anything. We all have to put in the work and be grateful for every chance that we get! And that’s why an internship maybe my best resolution to my job issues. An internship maybe the key that can open doors.
Talk is cheap. Employers want to see a person who does the work. A resume can easily be turned into a demonstration of false bragging rights. Anyone can go online and Google resume templates. My advice is: Be you. It’s quite obvious when your being something you are not. One example is a person who says they are proficient with Macs, but has no idea on how to turn them on. Do the work. Get books from the library. Don’t cut yourself short. Learn!
I start a new semester Wednesday! I am very excited about that. I have to check the prices of my textbooks online. So I’ll be looking forward to writing to you. In case you’re wondering what websites I use to look for jobs, here are two: snagajob.com and manhattanjobs.com. You have to stay tuned for the others! Have a pleasant week!
About the writer
Athena Losier, 22, of Spring Valley, graduated with an associate’s degree from Rockland Community College in May and has been seeking full-time employment in media/communications to help cover tuition at SUNY Purchase College. She has only been able to find seasonal employment at Victoria’s Secret.