Hello My Little Little Calling Birds.....................
Thank God that it's the weekend. I've been sick and exhausted lately, and I will finally be able to sleep in tomorrow.........
This morning I had to be up early for our all day annual paralegal meeting at my local organization. I am so glad I went. I've been feeling discouraged in this job market, especially since I've been on a good amount of interviews and still am waiting for that first job in my career.
But I saw the very first recruiter I met a couple of years ago when I first went back to school. That was when I had no idea what a paralegal really does and how the legal world works. She sent me on an interview a couple of days later to an IP law firm for an interview in the mail room. I was so close to getting hired, but in the end it didn't happen. Looking back, that was a blessing, the rejection motivated me to devote all my free time to my classes and volunteering, where I've met a lot of great people. Had I been hired, I would've been too busy commuting and working with less time to study, working in a mail room with people I didn't even really like.
Since then I've graduated with good grades, volunteered for a couple of places and built up my resume. She said that my resume looks great, and that I should keep doing what I am doing and keep in contact with her.
At first, even though I had a four year degree, except for a couple of nice placement agencies, I either got ignored or laughed at by other recruiters. Now I am on the same playing field as everyone else.
I know this doesn't seem like a big deal to most, but after graduating from college with my business degree I really thought that I was going to have a better job with a good salary. But that didn't happen, especially since I never even really liked what I got my degree in. It made me kinda miserable, and in interviews I just couldn't feel confident and sell myself.
It took a while, but I finally realized that if I wanted to be happy, I would need to go back to school in something I actually liked. I kind of stumbled on the profession accidentally, but I am glad I finally found what makes my mind tick. It took a while just to find out what I really like.
At the meeting today I caught up with old classmates and got to listen to the speakers. We had some excellent speakers. Basically, a refresher of my courses.
Since I got out of school this past spring, I feel like I've been forgetting concepts and it's a constant struggle just to keep my mind sharp.
So today was a nice day to catch up with my friends, get some free stuff, eat lunch and hopefully get a job.