I am an actor. That is how I view myself, I have a high level of professional training in the field of theater, and many years of experience in both theater and film. I love it. Sadly, acting is a profession that very few people make much money doing.
So I embark on a journey, a quest if you will. To find a job that both pays the bills (I don't need a lot of money, just enough to get by) gives me the time to do theater, and makes me feel like I am doing something important.
I just applied for a job that would do just that, and I'm super qualified for the job.
I've been unemployed for about five months and I'm starting to get really disenchanted with the job market. I know I am a good employee. I am smart, well educated, and have some experience, but I'm not available 24 hours a day, I don't seem to have every single requirement that they are looking for. It is starting to seem like employers are looking for "A purple dinosaur" That perfect employee, and until they find them, no one else even gets a second look.
I want to get a job that allows me to use my skills, and makes me happy. Is that so much to ask?