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Part of the thing of it is... I really just want to work in a book store again. Unfortunately for me, there are only two bookstores in Bellingham. There's a Barnes & Noble. I turned in an application last week and someone told me they were hiring. But just now when I asked they said they are 'always accepting applications' but may not be actively hiring. ANNOYED. I was really hoping. The other one is a locally owned store called Village Books, which would also be cool. Their application is a bit longer, but I'm going to try & finish it tonight and drop it off tomorrow or Thursday.
I've also been looking at administrative type jobs - receptionist, office manager, that type of thing. I'm really good at it and I have great organizational skills and attention to detail. But I know that the unemployment rate in the administrative field is even higher than the general rate, and they're all probably getting a billion applications.
Second to the bookstore thing, my perfect job would be a writing or editing job I could do from home (or a coffee shop). I know these types of jobs are hard to find. I did some ghostwriting for a while, and I really loved it, but I got that job by posting on my blog and Twitter, and a friend of a friend. It's all about networking, and I don't feel like my networks are very strong right now. I guess I can put out feelers on Facebook.
I found an ad for an editing job on Craig's List, but got an email back saying there's a "test" to find 5 errors on a website. A dating website that required you to sign up first... um, no.
So, anyone got any ideas?