- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
So I finally got my PR papers in Feb, after a 2 year wait.
I went back to the UK to visit my family end of April beginning of May, it was a disaster.
I returned home and took a few weeks to recover from the emotional stress.
Middle to end of June I went into the local employment agency, got a case worker and Canadianised my resume.
Also did some careers testing, there was no surprise there at all, all the jobs that came back were ones that required me to go back to school. Lawyer, paralegal, police officer, etc.
I should have done Law at uni but that was my parents profession and they strongly advised against it and I felt growing up that their insane hours of work and life style was not for me. So I took politics.
Politics for undergrad and grad, and now…. what the H can I do with that?
My resume is thread bare, I got out of uni, spent a year living with my parents trying to help them only to end up in counselling because of my insane mother. Then we moved back to CA and started my Immigration process.
I did some volunteering, but not enough, and I could not work whilst this process was going on.
Now I can work. But seriously who is going to hire me?! I am completely freaking out. No work experience to speak of, I’m 27, an immigrant (which apparently is a barrier to employment), and living in a city where employers favor the sons and daughters of their friends over taking a risk on a stranger.
I am completely freaked. Im having a bad day with this, I have been applying to jobs but they are few and far between and it just scares the crap out of me.
How do people deal with the negative internal dialogue that can just creep up and bite you in the behind, when looking for work?