With the current economic climate being what it is, and the fact that many young people are now pounding the pavement looking for hard-won jobs, I thought I would offer some timely advice from my years of experience and wisdom. I am, after all, 27 years old -- which is almost 30. And 30 is basically the same as 40. So you could say I'm heading over the hill, really.
I have what -- in my opinion -- is one of the most enviable jobs. Two jobs, in fact. I am both a stay at home mom (or a SAHM if you read mommy-blogs [which I don't if I can help it]) and a writer. More specifically, a novelist. Except for when I moonlight as a blogger. And also those times I write articles. But you get what I mean.
What I'm trying to say is that you all want my job, I promise. Granted, I have yet to make any money at it, and I am almost guaranteed to only ever make a pittance if anything, but that is beside the point. So my big tip for those out looking for a job is: dress for success. I doubt anyone else has shared that pearl with you. They probably don't even really want you to find a job, but I do, so I'm going to share what I consider to be my work uniform. My day hasn't really begun until I've put on these inspirational and hard working clothes.
Momvelist Work Uniform
Firstly, I make sure my pajama pants are mostly clean. Or at least don't have any visible stains. Secondly, I wear whatever t-shirt I find that is closest to wherever I threw my pajama pants the night before. On top of that I layer some well-loved flannel or house coat. Preferably something that the thrift store wouldn't even try to sell. Then, lastly, socks. Matching not required.
I promise, if you dress like this, people will ask you to stay home to work.
On second thought the above example really only applies to the writer part. If you also want to be a stay at home mom then I suggest auditioning for the part dressed like this.
Though, to be perfectly honest, I have a pretty high success rate getting SAHM endorsements (ie, kids) dressed in the previous uniform.
Happy job hunting!