Highly Educated and Unemployed Life Journey. A blog about navigating the realities, struggles, and frustrations of life while unemployed—with a positive outlook. Opinion commentary pieces on unemployment and hiring plus informative articles & tips on life learning, career, well-being.
A Curriculum Vitae, CV, (or a resume as we know it) is a career instrument displaying your abilities, accomplishments, awards, and education. You use this instrument to introduce yourself to targeted employers. And hopefully, secure an interview.
What this document doesn’t show, however, is: failure.
You thought your degree, combined with some paid and/or non-paid experience, would assist with moving your career forward. Certainly, it wouldn’t be hard to land a job(s) and keep growing professionally, right?
But the unexpected happened:
You joined the ranks of the unemployed—for longer than you could’ve imagined. And, upon becoming long-term unemployed, you’ve realized your education and experience haven’t yet secured you a job in this market as fast as you wanted.